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Today's News

  • Silver Gloves in town Dec. 11-13

    Eighty to 100 young boxers from across New Mexico are expected to compete in the state Silver Gloves tournament, to be hosted Dec. 11-13 at a local gym.

    The tourney is being staged by Crespin’s Boxing Gym and sponsored by the City of Las Vegas and Crespin’s Paving with Community First Bank also listed as a contributor.

    Admission will be $12 general public, $8 students, and free to children younger than 5.

  • City to buy SUV for administration

    The city administration will get to buy a $20,000-plus sport utility vehicle to take longer trips.

    Last week, the City Council unanimously approved the purchase of a Suburban, although some questioned whether the city could get a more fuel-efficient car.

    The car seats eight people, City Manager Timothy Dodge said. He said it wouldn’t just be for him but other members of the administration.

    Dodge said he already uses his own car for traveling around town for work, but he said he and others would take the Suburban for out-of-town trips.

  • MONDAY ONLINE STORY: RHS employees on leave, 'inappropriate' activities alleged

    Two employees at Robertson High School have been placed on leave for "inappropriate" activities, the superintendent said today.

    Superintendent Rick Romero confirmed information that cheerleading coach Krystle King was placed on leave last week for allegations of "inappropriate behavior" and counselor Amadee Duran on suspicion of "inappropriate contact."

  • For Your Information: East vs. West

    When I began to research the budgets of Las Vegas City Schools and West Las Vegas Schools, I thought the financial argument for administrative consolidation was obvious.

    I expected that when people knew the combined budgets of just two offices within both districts (superintendent and business offices) totaled nearly $2.6 million in 2008, people would immediately recognize some administrative fat could be trimmed and sent to students and teachers in the classroom.

    Wrong!

  • Man convicted in girl's death

    SANTA ROSA — The family of murder suspect David Levi Chavez thought it had good news when the judge read the jury’s verdict Friday afternoon — not guilty of first-degree murder.

    They erupted in loud cheers — prematurely as it turned out.

    District Judge Abigail Aragon then announced that the jury had found Las Vegas resident Chavez, 22, guilty of second-degree murder in the 2008 death of 6-year-old Jasmine Garcia. The victim had been sleeping in a house on Las Vegas’ Union Street when she was struck by gunfire.

  • Warriors edge Cardinals in defensive clash

    The remarkable turnaround season of the Robertson football team came to a close Saturday in Socorro, with the host Warriors taking a 7-3 squeaker in the Class 3A state quarterfinals... Socorro QB Esquibel scored the afternoon's lone touchdown on a goal-line plunge with 3:22 left in the first half. Robertson's Keen Martinez nailed a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the half. That was all the scoring in a game dictated by big defensive stands, multiple fourth down conversion attempts, and a number of offensive penalties vs. RHS...

  • RHS soccer players, coaches honored

    As expected, Robertson soccer was well represented in District 1 1A-3A honors doled out this past weekend.

    RHS boys’ skipper Clarence Montoya and girls’ mentor Ray Parks earned coach-of-the-year honors after leading their squads to division titles.

  • Hometown Heroes: Lifting up spirits

    Krystle King and Tamara Naranjo are the head coaches of the 2009 varsity cheerleader squads for the East and West school districts. Both have championship rings and great histories in their own right and lead their perspective squads to do what cheerleaders have always done — lead.

    “A cheerleader means taking academics seriously, it means making sure when someone is down, you get them up. It is an honor, a responsibility and a privilege to wear that uniform,” King said.

  • 'Pokes 2-0 in Durango

    Outside shooting accuracy helped New Mexico Highlands collect its first two wins of the men’s basketball season over the weekend in Durango, Colo.

    NMHU (2-1) beat Grand Canyon 81-74 on Friday, then vanquished Calumet College 94-71 on Saturday as part of the Fort Lewis College Skyhawk Classic.

    The Cowboys host their own tourney, the NMHU Thanksgiving Classic, this weekend at the Wilson Complex.

    On Friday, Roman Andrade sizzled for 30 points, four assists and five steals to lead Highlands. Mindaugas Markevicius added 15 points and Kelvin Franklin 12.

  • Official: West 'in heck of a pickle'

    West Las Vegas school board member Caroline Lopez told her colleagues late last week that she agreed with most of the findings in a scathing state report on the district.

    The board’s regular meeting was on Thursday night, just hours after the state Legislative Finance Committee released its report on West and four other districts, including the Las Vegas City Schools.

    For five hours of the meeting, nothing was said about the state analysis. But shortly after 11 p.m., Lopez voiced her opinion on the committee’s 28-page report.