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Today's News

  • Mil Gracias letters

    Parent Night or Open House was held on Monday, Oct. 19, at West Las Vegas High School. Parents were invited to meet and speak with their children’s teachers regarding grades, attendance, or any other matter in regard to their child’s education. Sign-in sheets in the front lobby indicated that 302 parents attended the event.

  • Cowboy slugger Carr honored

    New Mexico Highlands University baseball standout Jason Carr has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association 2010 NCAA Division II Preseason All-America second team.

    Carr, a 6-5, 225-pound senior from Puyallup, Wash., was a menace in the batter’s box the entire 2009 season for the Cowboys.

    He was tied for second in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with 15 home runs. Carr was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All Central Region team in the 2009 season. Carr was also All-RMAC first team in the 2009 season.

  • Let the Gallinas be the Gallinas

    I have walked the path on the Gallinas River from Bridge street to Independence street many times. It is a place which could be the better in some respects if we did less with it, or more to the point, less TO it.

  • City, county differ on ETZ

    A quarter century ago, the city of Las Vegas and San Miguel County signed an agreement for the regulation of areas just outside city limits.

    But it’s never been followed to the letter.

    Last month, Alex Aragon, the chairman of the city Planning and Zoning Commission, sent a letter to the city inquiring about the city and county’s roles in regulating the extra-territorial zone, an irregular buffer zone around the city.

  • Chamber under scrutiny

    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce has come under increasing criticism over the last couple of weeks.

    This is in the wake of the controversial firing of Vince Howell as the marketing coordinator in November.

    At last week’s City Council meeting, Councilman Andrew Feldman suggested the city conduct a performance and fiscal audit of the chamber because the city gives money to the group. He said the chamber was suffering from “serious problems,” although he didn’t say what they were.

  • Lobo baseball camp coming to LV

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico will soon enter its final round of winter baseball camps before the start of the 2010 season, and the Meadow City is scheduled to be one of the camp sites.

    Players age 7-13 are advised to hurry to secure their spot in the final two camps, to be held on Jan. 17 in Las Vegas, N.M., and on Jan. 30 in Albuquerque at the West Mesa Little League Park. Cost is $100 per camper.

  • Letter: Enlightened irresponsibility

    As one of the uneducated, unenlightened elite, who for some reason does not know with absolute certainty when human life begins, I was surprised to learn that I was one of those anti-abortion people who are therefore “anti-women, anti-child, and pro-patriarchy.” Gosh, I always thought when a human fetus was allowed to come to term a human being was born, not Flipper or Rin-Tin-Tin. But what do I know, I’m only playing with half a deck according to Ms. Joan Krohn, because I oppose abortion.

  • Dunn's return shot in arm for HU

    As the leading rebounder and one of the leading scorers of last season’s record turnaround team, New Mexico Highlands post Chris Dunn made a major impact on the Cowboys’ fortunes in 2008-09.

    On Saturday, Dunn picked up where he left off. The athletic, rambunctious forward tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Cowboys to a 76-60 win over Carroll College, an NAIA school from Montana, on a neutral court in Denver.

  • Making a splash

    Miranda Martinez and Vanessa Lucero led an effective outside-inside punch, scoring 17 points apiece Monday afternoon in a 69-51 win over Grants in the first round of the Ben Lujan Invitational on the campus of Pojoaque High School.

    West (7-0) was to play Española (8-2) in one of two semifinals Tuesday night. The Lady Sundevils bullied Class 2A Peñasco 48-36 on Monday. In the other semifinal, host Pojoaque, a 32-28 winner over Cimarron, was to match up with Socorro, a 67-44 victor over Taos.

  • Dons 2-0 at home after rocking Ruidoso

    West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team has yet to win a game away from home this season. But the Dons have yet to lose in front of the home crowd at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    WLV (2-5) held off a late surge by Ruidoso on Monday to prevail 63-58 on its home floor.

    Ryan Aragon scored seven of his 14 points in the opening quarter as the Dons took a 15-7 advantage. Aragon slashed to the hoop, drew a foul and completed a three-point play to make it 5-2. He then scored on a fast break, and took a pass from Anthony Madrid for another score the next time down.