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Today's News

  • Pecos slips past Mora in girls' district finale

    Friday night Mora hosted the girls district basketball tournament in the Mora High School gym. This was the scene of an exciting game but after hard playing Mora Rangerettes lost to the Pecos Lady Panthers with the ending score being a close 50-47 in favor of Pecos.

     At the end of the first quarter they were tied 8-8. Mora fell behind in the second quarter with Pecos edging the Rangerettes 19-15.

    Mora rallied in the third quarter with 15 points to Pecos’ seven.

  • Letter: Now isn’t the time for Pecos bond

      ... The Pecos School District illegally used Pecos students to handout the bond pamphlets at the homecoming game. Using students to campaign for political purposes is against the law.  The Pecos School District just recently built two new administrative buildings that cost close to $1 million; however, the monies used to build these administrative offices could have been re-appropriated to accommodate the students’ needs.  The Pecos School District is trying to pass a bond for $5.1 million.

  • State tournaments open this weekend

    West Las Vegas senior Linda Esquibel learned this week she’s the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the New Mexico Activities Association.

    Now she’s hoping the scholarship is a good omen for herself and her fellow Lady Dons, who open the Class 3A girls’ state tournament at home 7 p.m. Friday against Hatch Valley.

    West (24-4), coached by Jose Medina and his staff, is the No. 4 seed in the tournament; Hatch the No. 13 seed. This is the teams’ first meeting this season.

  • Mayor averts controversy

    Mayor Tony Marquez, who has had a penchant for controversy in his two years at the helm, averted one in his final days.

    Marquez, who didn’t run for re-election, had scheduled a City Council meeting for this evening, a day after the municipal election.

    But he decided Tuesday not to hold it after all.

    That was after two council members had said they wouldn’t attend, contending it should be left to the new governing body. Another member said he would have gone in protest.

  • Editorial: An unusual negotiation

    Imagine the following scenario: Bob has a for-sale sign on his Ford pickup truck. A stranger is looking it over, seemingly interested.

    “What will you pay for my truck?” Bob asks the man.

    “I’ll give you $3,000,” the stranger responds.

    “No, that’s too much. I’ll sell it to you for $2,000,”the seller says.

    Say what?

  • Mora runner signs with HU

    “Hard work usually yields positive results,” wrote Mora High School cross country standout Henrique Chavez in the scholarship essay he recently authored.

    Chavez’s own diligence has helped land him a scholarship on the New Mexico Highlands University men’s cross country team. The Mora senior recently signed his letter of intent to attend — and run for — NMHU.

  • Bustos, Grizz bumped from tourney

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — Despite playing without their top scorer for much of the game in junior Rachel Espinoza, the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves continued their fine RMAC Shootout play as they held the Adams State College women’s basketball team to a 28.1 percent shooting effort in the first half en route to a 70-61 win in the quarterfinal round Tuesday night at Plachy Hall.

  • Rangers reign in district, await Rehoboth

    The Mora Rangers will be hosting the Rehoboth Christian Lynx at 5 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the state tournament.

    The Rangers earned the right by defeating the visiting Pecos Panthers in the District 4-2A championship game on Saturday evening. It’s the first time since the 2006 season that Mora has hosted.

    “The Rangers are rolling,” said Coach Hank Laumbach. “It’s not how we started; it’s how we finish that matters. The season is done for some teams that beat us early on.”

  • District clears Robertson counselor

    Robertson High School counselor Amadee Duran, who was placed on leave last November for alleged “inappropriate” activities, is now back on the job.

    Duran, who returned Monday, has been cleared by an internal investigation conducted by the Las Vegas City Schools district. She was placed on leave after allegations of “inappropriate contact” surfaced.

  • State police arrest repeat DWI offenders

    The state police arrested three Las Vegans in recent days on DWI charges -- all of whom have been charged with the offense several times before.

    Leonard R. Montoya, 43, 1003 Tilden St., was charged with his seventh DWI offense on Sunday.

    A state police officer noticed that Montoya was weaving between lanes in his pickup truck on Mountain View Drive, according to a criminal complaint. After the officer pulled over Montoya, the driver admitted that he had come from Legers bar, which was near where he was stopped. His arrest occurred shortly after closing time.