Today's News

  • Hedging their bets

    Let’s be clear on this: The proposed water rate increases are high because a large influx of revenue is needed. Las Vegas needs millions of additional dollars to address some pressing water system needs. If not, the “what-ifs” could determine the city’s future.

    Here are a couple of those what-ifs — worst-case scenarios that might still be preventable, if only the city had the money:

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 29, 2012
  • Work of Art - ‘Officer, it’s water, not beer’

    The commotion lasted half a Saturday morning, taking place almost directly in front of my house on Railroad Avenue, otherwise known as El Barrio.

    It was back in the ‘50s, on a summer morning when several of us spotted a shirtless neighbor, Tommy, driving while guzzling a can of Coors.

  • Cowboy harriers picked 5th

    Losing some of the All-American firepower — namely in the form of Nicaise Kazingo — from recent years translated into a slight drop in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll for New Mexico Highlands University’s men’s cross country program.

    The Cowboys were predicted to finish fifth in the 13-team men’s division, according to the poll, released Thursday, Aug. 23.

    That’s down one spot from where the Cowboys finished the 2011 season; Metro State leapfrogged Highlands for the No. 4 spot.

  • The 12th man: Preseason edition
  • RHS girls’ defense solid in opener

    In keeping with recent tradition, new Robertson girls’ soccer coach Ian Williamson used an early match with Class 5A Clovis, one of the sturdier programs in the state’s largest classification, as a barometer for the Lady Cardinals’ strength.

    “I’m not disappointed with our score,” Williamson said after the Lady Cards lost 1-0 at Clovis on Saturday afternoon.

  • Four ‘Topes all-league honorees

    Four Albuquerque baseball players — the most of any club in the league — have been selected to the All-Pacific Coast League Team for 2012.

    Ace pitcher John Ely, reliever Josh Wall and position players Jerry Sands and Tim Federowicz were named to the squad, which was announced Monday.

    PCL managers decide on the All-PCL team, along with the league’s MVP, Pitcher of the Year and Manager of the Year — awards expected later in the week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August 29, 2012

    • NMHU women vs. St. Edward’s, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Peñasco, 5 p.m., Peñasco

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Lobo Invite, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos at Lobo Invite, 5 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Socorro, 7 p.m., Socorro

  • $1.2M phone system forgotten

    The West Las Vegas School District in 2009 spent $1.2 million for a new telephone system and to have it installed, but it never received what it paid for.

    And school district officials didn’t even realize it until recently. It actually took a consultant to figure out that the system the district paid for was never installed.

  • The gift of music - New program aids East musicians

    Las Vegas City Schools has launched a program aimed at helping students experience the world of music.

    The SMILE program — which stands for student musical instrument loan exchange — was initiated this year to provide students with musical instruments to use during their school years.