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Today's News

  • Cowgirls win CSM track meet

    And the winner is ... the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls!

    Highlands’ women surprised the field by capturing a team title in the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Extravaganza indoor track and field meet this past weekend in Golden, Colo.

    The Cowgirls outscored Adams State 108-105 to mark the first time in the program’s history that the team finished in front of the Grizzlies — a perennial national power — in a track competition.

  • Editorial: A better runoff

    Surely every local voter knows that, here in Las Vegas, a candidate doesn’t need a majority to win an election. All that’s needed is more votes than any other candidate running for the same position. Consequently, majority rule doesn’t apply to our mayoral and council races — and much if not most of the time, the winner doesn’t get a majority.

  • NMHU wrestlers shut out in Nevada

    Like many a gambler in Sin City has learned (or not) over the years, betting against a stacked house rarely yields big dividends. The New Mexico Highlands wrestling team found that out in the weekend’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, a tournament loaded with many of the nation’s premier collegiate talent.

    Highlands managed no team points in the 42-team tournament over the weekend at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev.

  • Alamo, Pion projects to be suspended

    The projects to improve Alamo and Piñon streets will be suspended for the winter later this month.

    To finish the projects, the city needs to have at least two days of weather of 60 degrees or warmer, said Carlos Ortiz, the city’s public works director. That’s not likely to happen until March or April, he said.

    So the contractor for those projects will get a few final things done and then stop around Dec. 19, Ortiz said. The Alamo project is nearly finished, he said.

  • Cards 3rd in Taos

    Clutch free-throw shooting helped Robertson’s boys’ basketball team secure a third-place finish in this past weekend’s Taos Tiger Invitational.

    The Cardinals held off tournament host Taos 69-63 in the “bronze medal game.”

    The Tigers had trimmed Robertson’s lead to 65-63 with 10 seconds to go before RHS as a team made four of five free throws in the closing seconds.

  • Chainsaw taken from fire truck

    A chainsaw valued at $1,200 was stolen from a Gallinas Volunteer Fire Department truck between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in front of K-Bobs restaurant on Seventh Street, an official said.

    Fire Lt. Lorenzo Montoya said the crew had been battling a fire near La Morada, which had started on Thanksgiving Day and had returned from putting out hot spots to eat dinner. He said the Fire Department will not press charges if the chainsaw is returned. He asks that anyone with information about this theft call 425-6171.

    Montoya said the La Morada fire was successfully contained.

  • Letter: CROP Walk another success

    I am delighted to report to you that CROP Hunger Walk Las Vegas raised $9812.85 this year and we had 150 walkers.  This means that our two local hunger relief agencies — The Samaritan House and the Las Vegas Community Soup Kitchen — will each receive $1226.60 (one half of the 25 percent returned to Las Vegas for hunger relief efforts here).

  • Snowstorm hits Las Vegas

    More than six inches of snow fell on Las Vegas Monday night, and fierce winds reduced visibility and caused drifting Tuesday.

    Both local school districts closed for the day on Tuesday and are on two-hour delay today.

    The County Commission held its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, with Alta Vista Regional Hospital's administrator taking questions from the panel on why the hospital hasn't started negotiating with its union.

  • Rio duals prove tough

    Rio Rancho High’s Great Southwest Duals lived up to its growing reputation as one of the stoutest early-season events of the New Mexico high school wrestling season on Saturday.

    Robertson, a defending state champ in Class 1A-3A, won two of its seven duals amid a long day of mat action.

    “There were a lot of good teams, all of them tough,” said RHS coach Richard Martinez.

  • ONLINE UPDATE: Schools to have two-hour delay Wednesday

    Both the East and West school districts will be starting two hours late Wednesday as a result of Tuesday's snowstorm.

    West Las Vegas Superintendent Jim Abreu confirmed the delayed opening, saying the two districts like to work together in making such decisions.

    Schools were closed Tuesday because of the storm.

    The West Las Vegas board met Tuesday night, but it limited its meeting agenda to just one item. All the other issues will be addressed at a special meeting next week.