Today's News

  • Senior Profile: Astride healthful paths

    Doug Hughes is a medical doctor; Aileen Torres Hughes, a nurse. It sounds like the perfect combination, and perhaps it is, for singly and together, this couple has helped provide medical assistance for locals and for thousands of people in impoverished areas of the world.

    Theirs is not a hemmed-in or office occupation or preoccupation.

    The active lives of this medical couple reflect an incarnation of the term teleology — being directed toward an end or shaped by a purpose.

  • Regent says HU has too many sites

    Legislative leaders have looked at state universities’ growing number of satellite campuses as a place to wield the budget ax.

    This week, a member of the Highlands University Board of Regents agreed that there are too many, calling the situation “ridiculous.”

  • Man charged with fifth DWI offense

    The state police have made another DWI arrest on Mountain View Drive.
    Damian J. Valdez, 25, 2401 Calle Dulce, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving with a revoked license and having an open container of alcohol. It was his fifth DWI offense, police said.
    Around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 16, state police Officer Shane Todd saw the driver of a Chevrolet truck fail to make a stop at Mountain View and East drives, reports state.

  • Marr parking lot will be finished later

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has paved half of the Marr Gym parking lot at Robertson High School. It will wait to do the rest later, Superintendent Rick Romero said last week.

    He said when the district started the parking lot project, many students parked in no-parking zones. He said if the district had finished the parking lot project all at once, it would have taken another eight weeks.

    Residents didn’t want to endure the parking problems for too long, Romero said.

  • State awaits RHS girls

    Robertson is the 10th seeded team in the Class 1A-3A state girls' soccer tournament and will play at No. 7 Portales at noon Saturday. The winner advances to a quarterfinal with No. 2 Hope Christian on Nov. 4 in Rio Rancho.

    It’s an interesting matchup, given that the Lady Cardinals and Rams played twice in the regular season, with each winning once. The Rams cruised to a 3-0 shutout in the season opener back on Aug. 28 in Las Vegas. But the Lady Cardinals exacted a measure of revenge in a 3-2 victory Oct. 14 in Portales.

  • Guerin in national team tennis event

    Las Vegas’ Juliana Guerin is part of a junior tennis team competing in a national tournament this weekend in Surprise, Ariz.

    Guerin and her teammates from Albuquerque captured  a Southwest sectional title this past August in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Champions in the section will compete against other sectional victors throughout the U.S. in the tournament Oct. 29-31.

  • Woods to meet fans

    Don Woods, who was the National Football League’s Rookie of the Year in 1974, will be meeting with fans and signing autographs this weekend at the Las Vegas Wal-Mart.

    Woods will be at the store at different times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    A native of Denton, Texas, Woods played college ball as a running back for New Mexico Highlands University.

  • Niners repeat winning ways in YAFL

    For the second straight year, the Las Vegas 49ers struck gold in the city’s Young American Football League competition.

    The team, led by head coach Benny Ortiz and assistants Robert Alarcon and Benjamin Mora, compiled a 6-0 record against fellow Las Vegas YAFL teams. The Niners swept the Lions 59-9 and 26-0; the Lobo 12-0 and 33-0; and the Rangers 28-0 and 38-8.

    By virtue of their regular-season title, the team will represent the city in the state playoffs next weekend.

  • Que Pasa-Oct. 29, 2010

    • A haunted house is set for 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, and 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Highlands University’s Hewett Hall on National Avenue between 11th and 12th streets. Admission is $3. Organizers said it will be child safe and family friendly.

  • Giron best pick for sheriff

    Upon reading Mr. Rico Giron’s platform for running for San Miguel County sheriff, I felt compelled to write this letter endorsing him and also to ask San Miguel County residents to do the same.