Today's News

  • Shorthanded Lady Cards can’t stop Portales frontcourt

    When you’re trying to match the muscle and physicality of a team like Portales’ Lady Rams, you need all hands on deck if possible.

    That wasn’t the case Friday night for Robertson, which lost its home opener 45-36 while missing the services of three key players, all sidelined by injuries.

    Portales improved to 7-2 while Robertson slipped to 4-2.

    Both squads entered the weekend ranked in the middle of the Class 3A Top 10 — RHS at No. 5, Portales No. 6.

  • Lady Dons take down Bernalillo

    A string of 20 uninterrupted points changed the game Thursday night as host West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball team routed Bernalillo 62-36 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Beginning with a hoop by Lady Don guard Louanna Valencia with a couple of minutes left in the first quarter, West embarked on a run resulting in a 24-5 advantage by the 5:55 mark of the second period, when Michelle Tapia knocked down the second of two free throws.

  • Clippers on record run

    The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — After the Los Angeles Clippers set a record for the longest winning streak in franchise history, Chris Paul was thinking about Ron Harper, Corey Maggette and other former players who endured all that losing.
    Paul had 24 points and 13 assists to help the Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, break a 38-year-old club mark with their 12th consecutive victory Friday night, 97-85 over the Sacramento Kings.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 24, 2012

    No local sporting events scheduled

    No local sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell
    • Tri-Cities Boys’ Basketball Tournament: Santa Rosa vs. McCurdy, 1 p.m., Pecos vs. Escalante, 3 p.m., Wagon Mound vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Mora vs. Peñasco, 7:30 p.m., Montoya Gym, Mora

    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell

  • Mora teams sweep Springer

    With Chantel Rivera leading the way by tallying a game-high 24 points, the Mora girls’ basketball team stayed undefeated Thursday, rolling past Springer 55-39.

    The Rangerettes (5-0) got 10 points from Destiny Pacheco.

    Meanwhile, the Mora boys’ squad (5-2) romped past Springer 79-41 on Thursday.

    Lorenzo Chavez (22 points), Cody Najar (19), Jeremiah Olivas (10), Curtis Vasquez and Amrick Velasquez (10) led the Rangers.  

  • City switching gears on dam

    It had been selected as the city’s top water priority.

    For $20 million, the city had planned to raise the capacity of Peterson Dam by 1,200 acre feet, putting an end to the leaks that have plagued the structure for years and eliminating the potential that the dam could fail during a major storm event.

    But the raising of Peterson Dam is now off the table after the engineering firm conducting a geotechnical investigation of the project discovered that the geology of the area would likely increase the cost of the project by millions.

  • Remembering the Victims
  • Luna not seeking re-election

    A longtime member of Las Vegas City School board has decided not to seek another term,  while no incumbents are seeking re-election in Mora.

    Tuesday was filing day across the state for those wanting to run for school board. Election day is Feb. 5.

    East board member Elaine Luna did not file for re-election. Luna has served on the board since 2003 when she was appointed to fill the vacant seat of former board member Jody Stege.

  • House speaker Lujan dead at 77

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — House Speaker Ben Lujan, one of the most powerful and longest serving state legislators in New Mexico history and the father of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, died late Tuesday at age 77 after a long battle with lung cancer, a spokesman for his son said.
    He died at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday after a brief stay at Christus St. Vincent’s hospital in Santa Fe, Andrew Stoddard, a spokesman for Congressman Lujan, said early Wednesday.

  • In Brief - Local News - Dec. 21, 2012

    Police union, city reach deal

    The City Council and the Las Vegas Police Officers Association have signed off on a new contract.
    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the contract calls for all police officers to receive their annual step increase in accordance with their current pay plan. Also, all but five officers will receive a 25 cent per hour raise.