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Today's News

  • Cardinals, Dons sweep foes

    Robertson remained unbeaten in the 2015 baseball season, sweeping Capital on Tuesday at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field.

    The Cardinals won 5-1 in game one after getting off to a 3-0 head start in the first inning.

    Eleazar Allen, who started at pitcher, helped himself by hitting a two-run double in that opening frame, scoring Colin Pedro and Nate Archuleta.

    Pedro finished 2 for 4. Keanu Baca went 2 for 3. Archuleta was 1 for 1 with a walk and a hit by pitch.

  • Air Force bounces Lobos

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.  — Zach Kocur scored 20 points with four 3-pointers and No. 9 seed Air Force beat eighth-seeded New Mexico 68-61 in opening game of the Mountain West tournament on Wednesday.

    New Mexico allowed the Falcons (14-16) to wind down the shot clock with a five-point lead in the final minute and Trevor Lyons’ 18-foot jumper with 38 seconds left gave Air Force a 66-59 lead. The Academy held on from there to advance to a quarterfinals matchup with top-seeded Boise State on Thursday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March 13, 2015

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Regis, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA, Bayard
    •West Las Vegas at Socorro (DH), 11 a.m., Socorro
    Basketball
    • State tournaments, TBA
    Softball
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Cavern Classic, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II indoor nationals, TBA, Birmingham, Ala.
    Wrestling

  • City launches new brand to boost tourism in Las Vegas

    Sorry, Teddy. Vegas isn’t Roosevelt Country, after all.

    More than a year after the city of Las Vegas hired an out-of-state firm to help it come up with a brand to draw tourists here, the task has been completed. And it doesn’t bear a Rough Rider theme, as some had anticipated.

    The city’s new brand tagline: New Adventures Down Old Trails.

  • Nat Gold Players take top honors

    Las Vegas Optic

    Kayt Peck has many stories to tell. One of them in play form caught the attention of adjudicators in the New Mexico AACTFest conference held recently in Artesia.

    Peck’s original one-act play “Sheltered Women,” a Nat Gold Players performance was chosen as one of the two best plays from theaters across New Mexico. “The Pillowman” performed by Los Alamos Little Theatre was the second play selected.

  • Ruling: All must report child abuse

    By Vik Jolly
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Monday that all residents are required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

    The ruling reverses a 2013 decision by the state Court of Appeals that limited who was required to report such allegations. That previous ruling prompted a proposal being considered by state lawmakers requiring all persons to report suspected abuse and neglect.

  • Legal challenge could halt PARCC testing in NM

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    A legal challenge by a Washington-based testing company may halt a controversial assessment exam in New Mexico and could tangle up other states using the same test.

    A Santa Fe judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in an appeal by the American Institutes for Research who wants to limit a potentially multi-year contract given to Pearson for Common Core testing.

  • In Brief - News - March 11, 2015

    The Associated Press

    State has $4.5B of unspent funds

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s state auditor says there’s $4.5 billion sitting unspent in numerous funds throughout state government.
    Auditor Tim Keller reported on the money, saying it’s important for state officials know where all the dollars are at a time when the state is facing a budget crunch.
    The $4.5 billion is about equal to two-thirds of the proposed next state budget.

  • Looking Back - March 11, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, March 9 — A $200,000 grant from hotel magnate Conrad Hilton will result in a new school and convent at Las Vegas. The Hilton Our Lady of Sorrows School will be built soon by the Sisters of Loretto Order and will accommodate 300 students. The convent will house 11 sisters. Hilton, who served in the New Mexico Legislature, several years ago, donated funds for a school at Socorro, near San Antonio. The Las Vegas school is to be located on New Mexico Avenue.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 11, 2015

    Vegas Business Community Day is Thursday
    Las Vegas Business Community Day; a collaboration between the City and the Las Vegas San Miguel Economic Development Corp. will run from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the City Council Chambers. This will be an Open House for the community to meet City Community Development Department staff and Las Vegas San Miguel EDC staff. There will be a number of presentations, a business registration table (4 to 5 p.m.) and refreshments.