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Today's News

  • Las Vegas YAFL teams at state this weekend

    At least in Las Vegas Young American Football League, the 49ers and Raiders are championship-caliber teams.

    The Niners — 6-0 and champs of the city’s junior division — and the Raiders, who won the senior division title by going 4-2, will play in the state YAFL tourney on Saturday and Sunday at Bullhead Park in Albuquerque.

  • County explains purchase of truck

    A top San Miguel County official says he understands why some people are wondering about the county’s new semi-truck, which has an extended sleeper cab.

    After all, trucks with such cabs are usually much more expensive.

    But in this case, County Manager Les Montoya said, the county went out to bid for a used truck and went with the lowest bidder, who just so happened to be selling a truck with a sleeper.

    The price tag was $49,846.

    “We don’t need a sleeper, but it was on the truck,” Montoya said.

  • Official says commitments should be honored

    A U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter swept through the blue skies above a crowd of Las Vegans during Veterans Day services.

    David Salazar, a veteran and County Commission chairman, reminded the audience of sacrifices made by veterans.

    “I have had the opportunity to speak to a variety of audiences, but I have never spoken to an audience that represents those people who have given up more and done more for our country than American veterans. We all know or have heard of the men and women who went off to fight and never returned.”

  • To The Point: Somebody doing it right

    Highlands professor David Olivas, a retired Los Alamos engineer, has undertaken an heroic project to drag, pull, push, or otherwise cajole the math department he now chairs into the 20th Century (no typo here: 20th is correct).

  • Cards, Indians meet

    Robertson football coach Richard Martinez says he’s encouraged by what he’s seeing from his team at this point in the season but still wants it to improve week by week.

    The Cardinals open the Class 3A state playoffs as the No. 6 seed, hosting 11th seeded Cobre on Saturday; kickoff is 1:30 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Elkettes stop Lady Cards; Jal tops Mora

    The postseason is over for Robertson and Mora volleyball teams, who lost Friday in the state volleyball tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • City fears losing money

    The city may be in jeopardy of losing more than $1 million for proposed local projects as part of statewide budget cuts, officials say.

    The city has listed three projects that may face the wrath of  budget cutters — $1.3 million for the Gallinas River dam, $130,000 for the municipal courthouse and $140,000 for the veterans homeless shelter.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    thumb UP for ... NOW THAT’S REAL SCHOOL SPIRIT! Members of the student councils at Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School gathered on the field just before kickoff of Saturday’s Vegas Bowl for the traditional exchange of keys.

    The purpose of the exchange is to symbolize unity as a community rather than a rivalry between school districts. Cody Romero of RHS and Krystle Montaño of West are the leaders of the respective student councils.

  • Local grapplers compete in trials

    Bring on the world.

    That’s essentially what Las Vegans Marcos Martinez and Jesse Valdez said in their first real foray into higher level martial arts competition. Each of the two went 2-2 in the recent World Team Trials for Grappling in Phoenix.

    Martinez and Valdez have been training in jiu jitsu, adding to their growing martial arts repertoire based on years of collegiate wrestling.

  • Letter: 'Closed community' breaks heart

    I fell in love with Las Vegas the minute I laid eyes on it 15 years ago. I loved the people, the architecture, the trees, the sky, the homes, the sun, rain, wind and the snow. I loved it all. I loved it so much that I talked about it wherever I went.

    My job required me to travel all over Central and Northern New Mexico and you know how it is when you’re in love. You can’t stop talking about the object of your affection, and mine was Las Vegas!