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Today's News

  • Lady Dons sweep St. Mike’s

    One game was a white-knuckler, decided 13-12. The other was far less dramatic, a 20-2 blowout.

    West Las Vegas won both, sweeping visiting St. Michael’s in a softball doubleheader played under chilly conditions Saturday at WLV Field.

    The Lady Dons (8-5) kept pace with crosstown rival Robertson, who’d also beaten the Lady Horsemen earlier in the week. The two Vegas teams were to meet head to head for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.

  • It’s Grizzly season
  • For Tar Heels, some ugly redemption

    The Associated Press

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s OK, Carolina, you can open your eyes.

    An unwatchable game turned into a beautiful night for the Tar Heels, who turned a free-throw contest into a championship they’ve been waiting an entire year to celebrate.

    Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:40 left Monday and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga that washed away a year’s worth of heartache.

  • No. 21 Mavericks take four

    The 21st ranked Colorado Mesa baseball team sent visitor New Mexico Highlands away empty-handed after a four-game series over the weekend in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Mavericks won 6-0, 2-0, 11-10 and 8-1, dropping the Cowboys to 10-21 overall and 6-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    Joseph Cilladi smacked a three-run triple to force extra innings in Saturday’s nightcap, tying the contest 10-10 to finish a seven-run Cowboy rally.

    But the Mavs’ leadoff hitter J.J. Carr drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 5, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4:30 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., TBA

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees (season opener), 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Hope Christian (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

  • Villanueva man charged in murder

    After allegedly dumping a man’s body into the Pecos River, a Villanueva man is charged with an open count of murder.

    Richard Joseph Griego, 30, was arrested by New Mexico State Police in connection with the death of Jimmy Griego, whose relationship or other connection to the suspect was not immediately clear.

    A witness reportedly told police she saw a man throwing her cousin, identified as Jimmy Griego, off the Pecos River bridge on N.M. Highway 3 near Ribera this past Tuesday afternoon.

  • Car vs. house - LV man charged after police chase ends in crash

    A Las Vegas man is facing multiple traffic charges after allegedly crashing his car into a house on the corner of Tilden and Grand on March 26.

    Jesse Romero, 40, of the 1400 block of Eighth Street, is charged with two counts of resisting, obstructing or evading an officer, driving with a revoked license, seven counts of failure to stop, one count of failure to yield, speeding by 36 mph or greater over the limit, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, reckless driving and failure to obey a traffic control device.

  • Prevention measures - Police officers promote safety, respect

    District Attorney Richard D. Flores and the Las Vegas Police Department have collaborated in an effort to prevent crimes this summer. The district attorney’s Community Outreach Program, under the coordination of Melanie Gallegos, is focused on prevention in hopes of reducing crime in the area.

  • Lujan takes shots at AHCA

    In light of the demise of the Republican-backed American Health Care Act the previous day, last Saturday’s town hall meeting presented by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., felt more like a victory lap for Lujan and the bill’s other opponents.

  • Sexual violence targeted by forum

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will kick off a new initiative April 4 at Highlands University aimed at reducing sexual violence on campuses.

    “I am proud to announce my office’s launch of the statewide Conscious Campus initiative to address the issue of sexual violence on New Mexico college campuses,” Balderas said. “I applaud my alma mater, Highlands University, and other participating colleges in New Mexico for taking steps toward making their campuses safer.