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Today's News

  • Good week on the diamond for LV prep teams

    Defending the home turf against quality district opponents apparently was a shared priority for Las Vegas’ prep baseball and softball teams on Tuesday.

    Robertson defeated Pojoaque 8-7 in baseball and 16-6 in softball. Meanwhile, West Las Vegas knocked off Santa Fe Indian 8-1 in baseball and 9-8 in softball.

  • LV baseball district hopes dealt a blow

    Don and Cardinal hopes of earning a district baseball championship suffered a setback Monday as both local teams lost doubleheaders to fellow contenders.

    Raton swept host West Las Vegas 11-9 and 7-4; Robertson lost two at St. Michael’s 17-2 and 8-7. Both twinbills were makeup games from weather cancellations.

  • Rec center addresses suggestions

    The city’s recreation center is making progress in addressing recommendations made by a citizens advisory panel last year.

    The center’s director, Loretta Abreu Martin, who has been on the job for only a few weeks, gave the City Council an update on how the center is responding to the panel’s suggestions.

    “We have addressed every item,” she said. “I met with the task force, and they were pleased.”

  • Some question Campos’ Senate certificates

    In March, some residents got certificates of appreciation from the state Senate for their support of a recent proposed tax increase to pay for building projects at Luna Community College.

    More specifically, the certificates were signed by Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, who also happens to be the college’s president.

    Now, some are criticizing Campos for using the state Senate to help him with his full-time job at Luna.

    Campos said he uses certificates to recognize people for their “positive involvement in a myriad of worthy events.”

  • Men accused in stabbing at Luna

    Two men are accused in the stabbing of another man during a party at Camp Luna.

    Sergio Ray Valdez, 18, 1905 Montezuma, faces charges of aggravated battery, tampering with evidence and conspiracy, and Rico Luke Martinez, 19, 3303 Luna Drive, is charged with conspiracy and an unrelated count of battery.

    Around 2 a.m. March 25, a man called state police and reported that he had been stabbed at a party in the 3300 block of Luna Drive. He had stab wounds to his torso and arms and was bleeding profusely, state police said.

  • Some still push 2-lane Grand

    The city and state have already made their wishes known: They want to keep the downtown portion of Grand Avenue at four lanes.

    But the state Transportation Department still had to hold a public hearing Thursday on the alternatives for Grand as part of the environmental assessment process.

    Some residents took the opportunity to continue to push government officials to reduce Grand Avenue to two lanes from Tilden Street to University Avenue, which they said would promote economic development.

  • Six Cowgirls win events in Oklahoma City

    New Mexico Highlands athletes won six events in the 39th annual Ray Vaughn Track Classic this past Saturday in Oklahoma City on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University.

    Cowgirl standout Angella Graham again led the way, capturing first place in the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump. Nancy Anel won the steeplechase; Patricia Lewis the 400-meter hurdles; Shayla Flores the javelin; and Rashan Guillory the triple jump.

  • EDITORIAL: Our high-country lowdown on the news

    GOOD LAWMAKING. Anyone familiar with the legislative process knows that it’s much easier to kill a bill than it is to get one passed, so it should be no surprise when a session ends without much to show for itself, especially if you’re looking for progressive legislation. But the New Mexico session that ended a couple of weeks ago was exceptional in a number of ways — and with Gov. Bill Richardson’s signature, several good new laws are now on the books.

  • Man says he was attacked near his house

    A Highlands University student said he was attacked when he walked out of his house with his friends on a recent night.

    Adam Brister, 28, a full-time geology student, said they were walking to one of the friend’s car, which was parked in front of Lincoln Park, just across from Brister’s house in the 700 block of Lincoln Street. It was around 11:30 p.m. last Friday.

    Brister said there were some men at a nearby car and one of them walked over to him.

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    The 15th annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad took place on Friday, March 7, in Ilfeld Auditorium and was, as in years past, a huge success thanks to the participation of our community members, both those on stage and in the audience.