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Today's News

  • Winning the battle - RHS wrestling great wants to help others through health care career

    Daniel Martinez says that when it’s all said and done, he wants to be remembered as a good guy and a good nurse. He is on his way to being both.

    Martinez, 22, a nursing student at Luna Community College, has accomplished quite a bit at his young age, but none bigger than overcoming testicular cancer.

    Perhaps one of the most decorated athletes in Robertson High history with 12 state championships combined in wrestling and track, Martinez was shocked to learn that he had testicular cancer. At the time he was wrestling for Doug Moses and Highlands University.

  • Four from LV on North team

    Four Meadow City football players have been honored with selection to the 2015 North All-Star team.

    Robertson’s Nathan Archuleta, Dominic Lucero and Kenneth Yara and West Las Vegas’ Jose Juan Montaño were among the Class 3A-4A North honorees announced this week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, the entity that oversees the North-South games each year.

  • NM Bowl helps kick off bowl season

    Staff and wire reports

    Led by its fourth quarterback of the season, Utah State will go for its third consecutive bowl victory Saturday in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

    Freshman Kent Myers, whose turn at QB was hastened by injuries to the three above him on the depth chart, led the Aggies to four wins in five games to close the schedule.

    On the other sideline, Texas-El Paso will bring an effective running game (2,552 yards this fall, including 1,233 yards and 11 touchdowns by sophomore Aaron Jones) that ranks 35th in the nation.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 19, 2014

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Portales, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Wagon Mound, 7 p.m., Valley Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (B) vs. Roy, 5:30 p.m., Valley Gym

  • BREAKING - Abeyta, Martinez, Lovato Pacheco facing opposition

    On Tuesday several candidates filed for upcoming seats on the Las Vegas City School board and West Las Vegas School Board.

    Las Vegas City Schools incumbent Gloria Lovato Pacheco will face off against Leonard Padilla while incumbent board member Luis Ortiz will try to keep his seat against the competition of Robert Duran III. Board member Leroy Lujan is running unopposed. Dennis Romero and Paul Griego are vying for Felix Alderete's seat.

  • West questions expenditures

    Several members of the West Las Vegas School board are unhappy over the way Rio Gallinas School is being operated, and they made their concerns known publicly.

    In a board meeting late last week, board members asked that the local charter school under the school scrutiny become more open with the district and keep them abreast of their actions.

    “We were more surprised with some things that are taking place at the charter school,” board member Marvin Martinez said.

  • Clowning Around - Building faith through laughter

    Normally you see clowns under the big top of a circus or at a parade, but for roughly 30 people this past Sunday, mass was about laughter, religion and lessons.

  • Business owner warns of scam

    Las Vegas Optic

    When she received the call over the weekend, Roberta Romero knew that something wasn’t right.

    The caller pretended to be a PNM technician and told Romero, of Romero’s Automotive, that she would need to provide a bank account or debit card number in order to avoid having her electrical service disconnected.

    She was asked to call a 1-800 number, and when she did, the voice on the other end said she had reached PNM and asked her to hold.

  • What plunging oil prices mean for you

    By Jonathan Fahey
    AP Energy Writer

    NEW YORK — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is a good or bad thing.

    The price of a barrel of oil is just under $56, down from a summer high of $107, and lower than at any time since the U.S. was still in recession in the spring of 2009.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press