Today's News

  • Years of rodeo clown have been good

    By Vince Kong
    Albuquerque Journal

    ALBUQUERQUE — Duane Stephens moves well for a 76-year-old — he moves even better considering he spent nearly 20 of those years running for his life.

    Stephens, you see, was a professional clown. But not just any clown. The Texas native was once a rodeo bull fighter, who happened to dress like a clown.

    The difference?

  • No fireworks. Period.

    Here’s the reality: Municipalities are limited by law in what they can do to stop fireworks from being sold or used within their city limits. State law inhibits municipalities’  abilities to impose all-out bans on their sale or use.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 29, 2011
  • Work of Art: Let’s all give 110 percent

    They came to play. Well, what else would they have come for, to show off their needlepoint collection? To exchange recipes?

    My addiction to professional sports is limited to watching the Boston Celtics in basketball, the Oakland Raiders in football and whoever is playing in the world series.
    During the time I’ve fed this addiction, I’ve acquired quite an arsenal of sports clichés, metaphors that describe things that are not. But first, a mini-English lesson:

  • Little League all-stars named

    Both of the Meadow City’s Little League organizations have announced lineups of all-star teams representing several age groups.

    All-star district tournaments begin Friday, July 8, in Taos, which takes over hosting duties from Raton. Tournaments will run for a week, with winners advancing to state.
    Locally, most Little League regular seasons have concluded, with the exception of Las Vegas Little League’s Minors Division. That division’s tournament was to crown a champion by Wednesday.

    The all-star lineups are as follows.

  • WLV JV wins in NMHU camp

    West Las Vegas’ junior varsity and Hobbs’ varsity won their respective brackets over the weekend in the inaugural Tiffany Darling High School Basketball Team Camp hosted by the New Mexico Highlands University women’s hoops program.

  • RHS, MMS volleyball meeting set for players

    Girls interested in playing volleyball for Robertson High School or Memorial Middle School this coming fall are being asked to attend a mandatory team meeting and practice on Tuesday, July 5, at RHS.

    The middle school meeting for seventh and eighth graders will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; high schoolers meet from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Robertson head volleyball coach Mary Bustos said the summer program for teams will begin that date and run Monday through Thursday, at times to be announced, until July 28.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 29, 2011

    • Las Vegas Little League Minors tournament: semifinals, 5:30 and 7:15 p.m.; Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games, Good Doodz vs. Blaze, 6:30 p.m., Hackers vs. Vegas Boys, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Little League Minors tournament final, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park

  • FYI - Sports

    The 2011 Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, including all ages, will take place Sunday, July 3. A 5-kilometer walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on Hot Springs Boulevard west of Las Vegas and a 10K run will start at 7 a.m. at the United World College. Adult entry fee is $30 through race day.

    A 1-mile children’s run will start at 8:15 a.m. behind the Plaza Hotel. The entry fee for children is $10 through race day.

  • City water situation ‘dire’

    One councilman is saying it’s time for the city to implement more drastic water conservation measures, and he’s urging the city to come up with a plan for what to do if the Gallinas River, which provides 90 percent of our drinking water, goes dry.

    “I’m sort of pulling the alarm here,” Councilman Andrew Feldman said. “But in this situation, plan for the worst, hope for the best.”