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Today's News

  • State tourney lineups set

    Fans of local area high school basketball teams now know whom and where their favorite hoopsters will be playing in the opening round of the New Mexico state tournaments.

    Girls’ first-round games will take place Friday at the home campuses of the higher seeds. The boys will play Saturday.

    In Class 3A girls’ hoops, West Las Vegas received the No. 4 seed and will host No. 13 Hatch Valley at 7 p.m. Friday. The Lady Dons (24-4) and head coach Jose Medina are coming off a district tournament final win over host Santa Fe Indian.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... A SMOOTH ELECTION. More than 2,000 Las Vegas residents cast ballots Tuesday, electing a new mayor and two new council members, re-electing by acclamation the municipal judge and approving a new constitution for the city. Alfonso Ortiz was elected with a commanding majority over two write-in candidates; Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero won pluralities in Ward 1 and Ward 4, and a strong majority said yes to the new city charter.

  • NMHU takes aim at Shootout

    In their only previous meeting this season, Colorado Christian narrowly defeated New Mexico Highlands 65-61 on Jan. 8 in Lakewood, Colo.

    So coach Joe Harge and his Cowboys will be seeking payback Friday in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout, the league’s postseason basketball championship tournament.

    The Cowboys (19-9 overall, 12-7 RMAC) and Cougars (12-15, 9-10) tip off at 5:30 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Letter: Time for action against violence

    Las Vegans may remember when, in 2003, Mayor Henry Sanchez led a long procession (and) read a proclamation focusing on our community’s concern about the violence perpetrated against women in Las Vegas and ...

  • Residents to give time to children

    CASA volunteers help children who have no one else.

    The program’s local director, Barbara Perea Casey, said community volunteers are part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates program and are highly trained individuals who are the voice for children who are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.

  • Dresses, tuxes for students

    Leah Lucero says no teenager should miss their prom night for lack of a dress or tuxedo.

    “No one should have to sit at home on prom night, so I thought if we asked for donations of prom attire, whether it’s dresses, suits, or accessories, we could organize a prom closet. It’s also a good way to get the community involved in one of the biggest school functions of the year,” Lucero said.

    Lucero said she originally brought up the idea at Key Club, where she is  president. But members already had another project in mind.

  • Testimony: Official circulated petition

    The second in command at the Las Vegas City Schools asked her subordinates to support her husband, a former Robertson High School teacher accused of having sex repeatedly with a student, according to testimony last week.

    Some of the information about a petition circulated by Quintana came out during a preliminary hearing last week. At the hearing’s end, a magistrate judge sent the case against Quintana’s husband, Jay Quintana, to

    District Court for a trial.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The Las Vegas Branch of the American Association of University Women wishes to thank the citizens of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Women’s Club, Chapter H of the Philanthropic Educational Organization, Donnelly Library and Tome on the Range for their contributions of new and used books and other media to our annual Book Sale. Without your help and support, we would not have been so successful.

  • Ortiz is the new mayor

    San Miguel County Treasurer Alfonso Ortiz won in a landslide over two write-in opponents in the mayor’s race on Tuesday.

    He prevailed with 1,537 votes, or 70 percent. Patrick Romero got 388 votes (18 percent), while Daniel Holguin finished last with 294 votes (13 percent).

    In Ward 1, Tonita Gurule-Giron won with 257 votes, or 34 percent, beating longtime former City Councilman Macario Gonzalez, who received 219 votes, or 29 percent. Roland Medrano came in third with 209 votes, or 28 percent, and Bruce McAllister fourth with 72, or 10 percent.

  • 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.