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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Romero should remain on the job

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Rick Romero faces a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse or neglect to law enforcement authorities, as do Athletic Director Mike Yara, former football coach Ray Woods and two former assistant coaches.

    The district attorney’s office alleges that these men failed to notify authorities about allegations that football players sodomized their teammates with broomsticks during a football camp last year.

  • WLV's Armijo wrestles for Team New Mexico

    John Armijo started his summer in Orlando, but he wasn’t there to check out Disney World.

    Armijo, who graduated from West Las Vegas in May, was the lone representative of Class 3A on an all-New Mexico wrestling team that competed in the Amateur Athletic Union Scholastic Nationals, a duals tournament hosted by Disney’s Wide World of Sports facility.

  • Several vie to lead Robertson

    The Las Vegas City Schools district will be interviewing candidates for Robertson High School principal today, and the superintendent may make a selection as early as Monday.

    Meanwhile, the district has scaled back its planned shuffling of principals for next school year.

  • Mora County gets views on drilling

    MORA — Ojo Feliz resident Emilio Valdez acknowledged during a public hearing that he leased his land’s mineral rights to oil and gas companies. He said Mora County needs economic development.

    “There are people who are opposed to any industry. They look at the negative side of things,” he said, adding that he wanted to make sure future generations of his family had a source of income.

    And he said if others had land to lease to energy firms, they would do so as well.

    Not so, others said.

  • A Fiestas fixture

    This year’s theme for the Las Vegas Fiestas is Nuestras Tradiciones, Nuestros Tesoros — Our Traditions, Our Treasures. Many Las Vegans consider Cipriano Aguilar one of the Meadow City’s great treasures.

    For the last 47 years, this mild-mannered educator and longtime radio personality has acted as the Fiestas master of ceremonies and historian.

    Aguilar began his master of ceremonies duties after Jesus Lopez Sr. turned the microphone over to him in 1962.

  • North-South festivities begin Monday in town

    Many of the top prep athletes from the Class of 2009 will converge on the Meadow City beginning Monday for the annual North-South games in football and boys’ and girls’ basketball.

    Las Vegas and NMHU have hosted the Class 3A event for several years, earning high marks from many participating coaches and athletes.

  • SPRING 2009 SPORTS SCHEDULE

     

     

     

    Feb. 15: NMHU Vatos rugby vs. Clovis/ENMU, TBA Perkins Stadium

    Feb. 20: LCC baseball at Lubbock Christian JV (DH), noon, Lubbock, Texas; NMHU baseball at University of the Southwest, 1 p.m., Hobbs

  • Fiesta run a family tradition for some

    When he’s running, 8-year-old Damian Browne likes to imagine he’s flying a rocket, zooming toward the finish line.

    That sci-fi approach must work.

    Browne braved his first 5-kilometer race Friday morning in the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, running among mostly adult company. He finished in a respectable 37:09, good for first in his age division and 116th overall.

  • Little League tourneys to begin Saturday

    Boasting a robust schedule with an estimated five dozen games in a week, the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments for baseball and softball get under way on Saturday morning at Rodriguez Park.

    La Plaza Little League is this year’s district host for the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age groups in both sports.

  • Murder suspect was informant

    The Police Department has used informants who have records of violence, one of whom is now suspected of murder.

    Two residents who are threatening lawsuits against the city of Las Vegas are alleging misconduct by the city police involving the issue of police informants.

    In the last few weeks, they have filed tort claim notices, which inform the city of possible litigation.