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Today's News

  • Stu Clark scheduled Dec. 28-30

    The Stu Clark Tournament still has plenty of love for the Duke City.

    Counting Bernalillo, half of the field of teams in this year’s version of the annual holiday boys’ basketball shindig are from the Albuquerque area.

    The three-day tournament — one of the biggest annual fixtures on the Meadow City calendar in terms of sports or special events in general — is set for Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 28-30, at the Wilson Complex.

  • NMHU's Erskine: One to watch

    New Mexico Highlands University senior Osheen Erskine has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Athlete of the Year in a vote of conference coaches released last week.

  • Mixed results in hoops tourneys

    Outgunning Capital’s Lady Jaguars in every period, the Robertson girls’ basketball team rolled to a 73-38 win to open play in the Capital City Invite on Thursday in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-0) led 37-16 at the half. They were to play Portales in the semifinals Friday afternoon. The Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Invite was to run through Saturday at Toby Roybal Gymnasium on the Santa Fe High campus.

  • Girls' YABL coming up

    Now it’s the girls’ turn.

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is inviting local girls in grades three through seven to participate in the Young American Basketball League.

    The season will run from January through March, with each team scheduled to play 10 games. There will be two divisions — one for third and fourth grades, one for fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Teams of up to 10 players will be formed for each division.

    The registration fee is $40 per player and includes team jersey.

  • Elks Hoop Shoot contest Sunday

    Sunday is the day for area youngsters to test their free-throw shooting ability for a chance to compete at regional and national levels.

    The Elks National Hoop Shoot, a free-throw shooting contest, will take place at noon Sunday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration starts at 11 a.m.

    The contest is open to children who will be age 8 to 13 (as of April 1, 2008).

    For more information, those interested may call event director Robert Duran, 505-718-9087.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 10-16

    SUNDAY (Dec. 10)
    Basketball
    • Elks Hoop Shoot (ages 8-13), 11 a.m., Rec Center

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Valencia, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales

  • Not a bird — not a plane ...

    To some, the definition of a drone is “something you receive for Christmas — and crash by New Year’s Day.”

    And to people serious about that expensive piece of equipment, a drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle whose capabilities grow each day. One serious drone owner is Mykle Williams, who explained myriad uses for the high-in-the-sky objects.

  • Chopper helps with winter need

    Wednesday’s frigid temperatures didn’t deter news professionals from appearing at West Las Vegas High School to present coats to school kids.

    Nor did the Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary students allow chilly breezes to dampen their enthusiasm. They got to touch, peer inside, and step on the step rail of the Sky 7 News helicopter parked on the Herrera complex football field.  

  • Fire out in minutes

    Jason W. Brooks/Optic photo

    Las Vegas Fire Department firefighters quickly responded Wednesday morning to a call about a fire at Bienvenidos, a boarding home located near the 1100 block of Tecolote Street.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Medicaid payments sought

    SANTA FE — Low-income Medicaid patients in New Mexico may soon have to pay more for certain brand-name drugs or if they visit the emergency room to receive routine medical care, under a reform plan submitted Wednesday to federal regulators.