Today's News

  • Cowgirls square up

    Climbing out from an 8-4 hole is easy when the bats are swinging the way the Cowgirls’ were on Sunday afternoon.

    New Mexico Highlands’ softball team rallied to win 15-9 over Fort Lewis and wound up with a four-game series split over the weekend at Cowgirl Field.

    Shellie Broyles’ Cowgirls are 24-26 overall and 16-20 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. They close the regular season at Adams State this weekend in Alamosa.

  • Isotopes, Omaha split

    Albuquerque (4-8) gave away another lead in the late innings Monday, falling 12-10 to Omaha in the matinee finale of a four-game set, the first at Isotopes Park this spring.

    The Isotopes took charge with four runs apiece in the third and fourth, going up 8-7. But the Storm Chasers burned the ‘Topes with five runs in the eighth — including Max Ramirez’s three-run bomb — and held their hosts to just two scores after that.

  • Disc golf showcase on tap

    One of the fastest growing sensations in the sports world is coming to the Las Vegas area this weekend.

    Rociada will be host to the Pendaries Spring Classic, a disc golf tournament featuring some of the sport’s elite performers, Friday through Sunday.

    Following a doubles tourney on Friday, the Classic begins in earnest at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Pendaries Golf Course.

    Among those entered in the tourney are Nathan Doss and Valerie Jenkins, ranked No. 1 in men’s and women’s professional disc golf.

  • Riders draw closer to .500 mark

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College baseball team is close to accomplishing what many thought was unthinkable a month ago — finish the season with a .500 record and make the playoffs.

    The Rough Riders overwhelmed Lubbock Christian junior varsity over the weekend 13-3, 10-0, 31-11 and 13-0 to bring their record to 19-23 on the year. They now have won seven straight and are seeking to sweep El Paso Community College this Friday and Saturday on the road.

  • ‘Pokes finish sweep

    Chris Prokupek scattered four hits and two walks over six strong innings Sunday, leading the Highlands Cowboys to a 6-3 win over Colorado School of Mines in the finale of their four-game Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball series.

    Prokupek carried a shutout into the seventh inning but the Orediggers managed to load the bases with the help of a walk, an error and a hit batter.

    Reliever Oscar Almeida, who’d go on to collect his 10th save, got the next two outs to rescue the ‘Pokes, who led 2-0 at that point.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 18, 2012

    Track and field
    • Robertson hosts Meadow City Invitational (includes RHS, WLV, others), 3 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Regis, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • District 2-3A pre-district tournament, TBA

  • East board in contract talks with interim

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez can now breathe a sigh of relief as the school board voted unanimously to enter contract negotiations during a work session meeting on Thursday evening.

    “I’m honored by the vote of confidence and excited for the upcoming year,” McNellis-Martinez said.

  • Mayor refusing to sign fracking law

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz has drawn a line in the sand, refusing to sign the controversial community rights ordinance approved two weeks ago by the City Council.

    The ordinance, which seeks to elevate the civil rights of the community and of its natural resources while limiting the rights currently enjoyed by corporations, was approved by a 3-1 vote. It was approved despite a warning from City Attorney Dave Romero that the ordinance is unconstitutional and that it violates the city charter.

  • Candidate’s role in zoning case questioned

    A former Planning & Zoning commissioner and his daughter who illegally parked a manufactured home were granted a temporary restraining order last week barring the city from holding a scheduled hearing on the matter.

    The restraining order was granted by District Judge Abigail Aragon on Wednesday after Marvin Salazar, the former commissioner, and Ashley Salazar, who owns the property, complained that their due process rights were being violated.

  • City hoping to market local events

    Two months after the city of Las Vegas announced that it was taking over the marketing function from the Chamber of Commerce, it is putting out a call for events the community wants promoted.

    “If you have a summer or early fall event that promotes Las Vegas tourism, please upload your information on the City Event Calendar located at www.lasvegasnewmexico.com,” the city states in a news release. The city is hoping to generate a comprehensive list of events to include in upcoming ads.