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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 4-H rodeo Saturday, Sunday in town

    The San Miguel County 4-H organization and rodeo council, under the coordination of the County Extension Office, invites the public to the fourth annual sanctioned 4-H rodeos on Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Fe Trails Event Center (Zamora Arena).

    Four-H members from across the state will compete in two rodeos for points toward all-around  and reserve awards and total weekend saddles.  Many local 4-Hers will be competing and are sitting well in standings after rodeos held in other counties.

  • EDITORIAL: Another matter entirely

    In another matter pending before the district, we don’t think high school teacher and coach Jay Quintana should be allowed back into the classroom — not as long as there are legal questions pending about his behavior with students. So far, no criminal charges have been filed against Quintana, but an outstanding tort claim alleges that he had sex, repeatedly and over several years, with a student.

    As long as such a serious issue remains unresolved, parents would be understandably outraged if he were allowed back into the classroom with their children.

  • Summer program concludes

    The 21st Century Summer Program has ended with a flourish of fun, games and a picnic for the 180 kids who participated in the month-long, activities packed program.

    “The kids had a blast, today was the last day of our summer program, and this was a way to end it with a lot of fun,” assistant coordinator Theresa Chavez said.

    Program Director Michell Aragon she wanted to treat the children to a nice time on the final day.

  • Teenager shot in drug dispute

    He returned his purchase for a refund, and was shot for doing so, city police said.

    According to an affidavit for warrant filed monday, the events unfolded as follows:

    Aaron Benavidez, 19, told police Sunday from his hospital bed that the situation began when he purchased $140 worth of prescription drugs at 2034 East Drive in Las Vegas from a youth. Benavidez said he left, but later returned to get his money back because the drugs were the wrong kind.

  • COLUMN: That reminds me ...

    During the Punic Wars, my high school girlfriend and I went steady by telephone. A house full of teenagers placed demands on our phone, so my slot had to be early in the evening, lest I interfere with my three sisters’ more important calls.

    One time, after having been on the line for an ungodly amount of time — six minutes — I mentioned something in Mad Magazine.