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Today's News

  • Land grant prevails at federal level

    A family trying to get a portion of the Tecolote Land Grant has suffered another defeat.

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a state Supreme Court decision to dismiss the Montoya family’s lawsuit against the land grant.

    The family originally sought to reassign ownership of nearly 20,0000 acres of the Tecolote land grant, but state courts rejected that claim in 2007.

  • City ends lease after scrutiny

    The city of Las Vegas has terminated a grazing lease with a high-ranking city utilities employee after the deal came under scrutiny.

    For months, Frank Davis, who lives in the Gallinas area, has criticized the city’s agreement to lease the land to Melvin Ortega, the city’s natural gas supervisor. He questioned why a city employee got the lease, saying he and others didn’t get a fair opportunity to bid on it.  

  • Head Start may set up on east side

    West Las Vegas Head Start director Joseph Griego said he has been listening to pleas from parents on the other side of the river asking to bring classrooms closer to home.

    The East and West school districts are working to do just that, he said.

    “Each year I have to do a community and program assessment, which is a report on what our community and parents are telling us are their needs from Head Start,” Griego said.

  • Lady Cards rally to beat Lovington

    Lovington's Kenzie Black had a hot hand from three-point land Tuesday morning.

    Fortunately for Robertson fans, so did Karlee Bradley, Kim Mares and Daniella Montoya.

    Each of those RHS players hit key outside baskets to keep their team in the game early on. And late in the teams' state quarterfinal matchup, the troika of Montoya, Brooke Knezevich and Kassandra Tapia led the Lady Cards back from an eight-point deficit to a 65-55 upset of the third-seeded Lady Wildcats.

  • Portales girls eliminate Robertson

    Portales is headed to the Class 3A girls' state basketball championship game after eliminating its second opponent from Las Vegas in as many days.

    The Lady Rams got past Robertson 56-48 in a Thursday morning semifinal at The Pit in Albuquerque. They'll play the winner of a Pojoaque-St. Michael's semifinal in the championship game, set to tip off at 6 p.m. Friday.

  • Cardinals dominate Carlsbad tennis meet

    Robertson’s boys’ tennis team surprised coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi with a first-place finish this past weekend in the Cave City Invite in Carlsbad.

    The Cardinal boys swept the top three singles flights as Kevin Keiner, Placido Gomez and Emilio Gomez overcame foes David Grege from Belen, Tyler Webb of Hobbs and Kevin Lambeth of El Paso Burgess, respectively. In doubles, they went two for three; the Gomez brothers and the combo of Keiner and Amadeo Lopez beat teams from Burgess and El Paso Austin.

  • NMHU memorial run set for April 11

    It’s running season again and New Mexico Highlands University’s Exercise and Sport Sciences Club will be hosting its third annual Remembrance Run on Saturday, April 11.

    Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the first race will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be four events hosted: a Family Fun 1-Mile run/walk, 5K run, 5K walk, and half-marathon.

  • Successful ride ends for Cowboy hoops

    In his March 3 postgame interview with radio broadcaster Dale Turner, Highlands men’s basketball coach Joe Harge did his best to share the wealth. Turner had congratulated Harge on being named Coach of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West, but Harge insisted that the honor belonged not only to him but to his team, the school and indeed, the entire Las Vegas community.

    Everyone, Harge said, had helped the Cowboys achieve success this season — a 19-game improvement that set a new NCAA record.

  • Rough Riders win sixth straight, a program record

    Andrew Arellanes' double to right center in the bottom of the ninth enabled Marcos Griego to score from second base Monday, lifting Luna Community College to a walk-off 10-9 victory over Wayland Baptist's junior varsity.

    The extra-inning drama, followed by a considerably less dramatic 16-2 rout, helped Luna complete a four-game sweep of the Pioneers. Coach Peter Ortiz’s Rough Riders (15-24-1) have won six in a row, the program's longest win streak in its short history.

     

  • State basketball pairings out

     

     

     

     

    New Mexico state bsketball tournament selections and first-round matchups have been announced by the NMAA.

    The Mora Rangerettes, champs of District 4-2A in girls' basketball, will host District 3 runner-up McCurdy on Friday evening at Montoya Gym.

    Pecos' Lady Panthers, as runner-up to Mora, will travel to Penasco, the champion in District 3.