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  • Another Perspective: Economic development

    Economic Development in our community. One has to ask, why is this important element missing in our community?

    What must we do to encourage economic development?

    I believe there’s a methodical, well-thought-out process we must develop and implement to assist our local businesses, search out new businesses to bring to our city so as to expand growth, generate new business and create new jobs and enhance our tax base.

    Creating a plan of action:

  • East, West to decide district

    It’ll be an East vs. West matchup in this weekend’s District 2-3A girls’ basketball tournament championships after West Las Vegas’ dramatic 48-46 win over Taos on Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The regular-season champ Robertson Lady Cardinals (19-6) have had the week off to wait for the survivor of the girls’ bracket. Taos, which beat Raton Monday, took the Lady Dons to the limit on Wednesday before falling.

    The girls’ district final tips off at 7 p.m. Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Bustos is Grizzlies’ all-time leader

    With the all-time career scoring record in her rear view mirror, Vera Jo Bustos can focus on the passing lane, where her Adams State Grizzlies hope to overtake a team or two in time for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout.

    Bustos, a West Las Vegas standout, broke the Grizzlies’ career scoring mark this past Saturday, tallying her 1,719th point in Adams State’s 81-52 rout of Colorado School of Mines.

  • Friday Night Frankie

    Frankie Archuleta’s long-awaited return to the boxing ring is on again — with a nationwide audience this weekend.

    Archuleta (27-7, 14 wins by knockout) is scheduled to fight Juan Carlos Bursos (25-1, 18 KOs) as part of a “Friday Night Fights” telecast set for 6 p.m. Friday on ESPN2. The card originates from the Million Dollar Elm Casino’s Osage Event Center in Tulsa, Okla.

  • La Plaza Little League meeting Saturday

    It’s almost “play ball!” time for the Meadow City’s hundreds of Little Leaguers and their fans.

    La Plaza Little League is holding an organizational meeting for coaches this weekend.

    La Plaza coaches are being asked to gather at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at West Las Vegas Middle School.

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    On the other side of town, early registration for Las Vegas Little League players in baseball, softball and tee-ball recently came to a close (Feb. 20).

  • No. 7 Buffs sweep Cowgirls

    Seventh ranked national power West Texas A&M proved too tough for New Mexico Highlands softball this past week, sweeping the Cowgirls’ home doubleheader 3-0 and 11-2 in five innings.

    The two non-conference losses drop NMHU to 3-6.

    Highlands mustered just three hits in game one — by Roxanne Avalos, Shelby Hoffman and Alysha Alvarez.

    Melissa Martinez (2-4) was tagged with the loss despite holding the Lady Buffs to three runs on four hits, striking out 10.

  • Mora County Notebook: Mora high school senior wins design contest

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  • The memories of Cherryville and Cherry Valley

    So, where is Cherryville or Cherry Valley? And, what do I remember about that community, now a long-lost ghost town? Imagine my surprise when a reader calls from Phoenix,  no less, with those very questions.

  • Bank robbery suspect from Vegas

    AP and Staff Reports

    A Las Vegas man has been charged with robbing a bank in Santa Fe, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Albuquerque.

    Eric Schlenker, 43, appeared before a federal magistrate Friday, accused of robbing a Wells Fargo branch last Saturday and fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The FBI and Santa Fe police say Schlenker’s former girlfriend helped identify him and that led to his arrest Thursday.

    Schlenker remained in federal custody pending a detention hearing Tuesday.