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Today's News

  • Letter: Mil Gracias

    The Mora Council of the Knights of Columbus, Council 9889, would like to thank the following businesses for their contributions; they made our yearly celebration a success.

    The luncheon was held on Dec. 20 at the St. Gertrude Parish Hall in Mora. The whole community was invited to join us. Our council served 250-plus meals.

    Contributors were The Bank of Las Vegas, Community First Bank, Salman Ranch, Robert Serna, Ralph Anderson, Nelson Funeral Home, and Russell’s Super Market.

    Thank you all for your generosity.

    Joseph F. Pacheco

    Mora County

  • Letter: Turbines not best alternative

    A landowner in El Valle, who stands to profit from the Invenergy Industrial facility on the mesa next to Starvation Peak, has approached the board of directors of West Las Vegas High School to gain support for the project. As you probably know from previous opinions on the subject, most people in our neighborhood reject the location for the wind turbines. More than 300 petition (signatures) have been gathered against it.  

  • RMAC baseball: Cowboys picked 2nd

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Mesa State College baseball team is picked to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular season championship for the sixth year in a row, according to the RMAC’s eight head baseball coaches. The Mavericks are also expected to win the Mountain Division.

    New Mexico Highlands is expected to finish second. The Cowboys have RMAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year Drew Vassil and five total players on the league’s preseason team.

  • Council debates Dodge contract

    Members of the Las Vegas City Council said Wednesday that they like the performance of City Manager Timothy Dodge, but they disagreed over the process of giving him a contract.

    And Dodge himself said the former city attorney, Carlos Quiñones, failed to draft a contract for him, despite the governing body’s direction to do so. Quiñones’ last day was Dec. 31.

  • Cowboys slam WSC

    Roman Andrade wasted no time Saturday night in erasing the memory of the previous night’s heartbreaking loss to Mesa State.

    Andrade, New Mexico Highlands’ leading scorer, burned the Western State Mountaineers for 25 points in the opening half alone and finished with 35 as the Cowboys won 100-72.

  • Letter: 'Old time politics' still alive and well

    In Mayor Tony Marquez’s recent  press release announcing that he would not run for re-election, he took credit for “liberating” our city government from “old time politics and the patron system.” Mayor Marquez also stated that he chose to “side with the people.” What “people” was Mayor Marquez referring to? I was not one of them.

  • Vegas man arrested on drug charges

    Authorities arrested a local man Thursday after they found drug-distribution equipment at his Highlands University residence, officials said.

    Agents from the Region IV Narcotics Task Force, which consisted of officers from the campus and city police and the Sheriff’s Department, executed a narcotics search warrant on Michael A. Strand Sr., 51.

  • Cowgirls earn split, RMAC win No. 2

    Whitney Polosky tallied 20 points and Amanda Beauchamp had 18 on Saturday evening, leading New Mexico Highlands to a 78-72 win over league opponent Western State (Colo.).

    That outcome gave Highlands a split of a weekend Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference homestand. Mesa State had won 65-62 on Friday.

    NMHU converted on 21 of 24 free throws Saturday and while the Cowgirls hit 43 percent from the floor for the game, they were a healthy 48 percent in the second half.

    NMHU improved to 7-8 overall and 2-6 in the RMAC; WSC is 6-10, 4-4.

  • No. 1 WLV downs SFIS

    Wednesday night, Jose Medina guarded his West Las Vegas team’s timeouts like they were precious jewels.

    Instead of using them every time Santa Fe Indian made a run and threatened to take over the game, Medina simply watched and waited, barking out instructions from the WLV sideline.

    It worked out fine. With few pauses in the action, the Lady Dons adjusted, never quite allowing the visiting Lady Braves to wrest control away in a 51-40 win at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Lady Dons keep top spot

    West still is best.

    The West Las Vegas Lady Dons remain the No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A girls’ basketball, according to the latest New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll released Wednesday.

    The team received all first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and held sole possession of the top spot for the second consecutive week.

    The schedule gets tougher with the onset of the District 2-3A slate this week; WLV topped third-ranked Santa Fe Indian on Wednesday night and has a trip to Raton this weekend.