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  • Looking Back Jan. 20, 2016

    Thursday, Jan. 20, 1966 — The advisory board for St. Anthony’s Hospital is an indispensable part of the hospital, according to Sister Ann Raymond, hospital administrator. The board members are Mrs. E.J. Groth, Henry Blattman, Milton Taichert, Jose E. Armijo, Sister Ann Raymond, R.H. Stephens, James E. Connor, M.O. Henriquez, Phillip Guerin, Carlos Gilbert, Art Ortiz, Mrs. Carlos Gilbert, William Thill, Eloy Martinez, Richard Pritzlaff and Mrs. Oliver Slade.
     

  • European prints focus of Ray Drew exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents an art exhibit, Modern European Prints, in the Ray Drew Gallery through Feb. 13.

    Robert Bell, a Santa Fe art collector, patron, author and publisher, will give a gallery talk about the exhibit at 4 p.m. on Jan. 26.

  • Weather Jan. 20, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 50° / LOW 22°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Wednesday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:08 a.m. to 5:16 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • Que Pasa Jan. 20, 2016

    1.20.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    1.24.2016
    SUNDAY

    5 to 7 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Jewish Community Inc. will host a Tu B’Shavat potluck seder and silent auction at Temple Montefiore (Newman Chapel) located on Eighth St. and Columbia. All are welcome. For more information, contact Diana Presser at dianaepresser@gmail.com or 425-9576.

    1.26.2016

  • Inside-outside game lifts Cowboys

    It was “Pick Your Poison Night” Saturday at the Wilson Complex.

    When Regis didn’t challenge Highlands closely enough along the perimeter, Kendrick Nichols and Jonathon Mines knocked down 3-point baskets.

    When the Rangers defense moved outward, Marlon Johnson, Kaylen Shane and Ron Lawton exploited the opportunity to deliver some thundering dunks.

    By the end of the evening, the host Cowboys had an 89-78 victory and sole possession of first place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Griego third in ‘the Joe’

    Defending state champion Joseph Paul Griego led the charge for Robertson in this past weekend’s massive Joe Vivian Classic, known as the biggest and best regular-season wrestling tournament in New Mexico.

    Griego, who competes in the 145-pound weight class, captured third place by pinning Jeremy Winter of La Cueva at the 2:25 mark. The RHS junior went 6-1 over the two-day, 32-team tourney held at Albuquerque High School.

  • Contender status

    With convincing weekend performances on the hardwood in out-of-town tournaments, West Las Vegas and Robertson boys’ basketball teams have bolstered their resumés as state title contenders in Class 4A.

    Playing on the Huskies’ home floor, West earned a rematch of last March’s state championship and mounted a serious challenge at No. 1 and defending champ Hope Christian. Meanwhile, Robertson swept three strong foes, including host St. Michael’s, in the St. Mike’s Shootout.

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  • Looking Ahead-Sports Jan. 20, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    •Pecos boys (A,B) at Dulce, 5 p.m., Dulce
    •Memorial Middle School boys vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    Wrestling
    •Pecos hosts Pecos Duals (includes Pecos, West Las Vegas, others), 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym

  • Why I want to be mayor

    During the next six weeks, candidates running for mayor will be busy making their case for why they should be Las Vegas’ next leader.

    The race has drawn six candidates: current city councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and Joseph Joey Herrera; former city councilor Macario Gonzales; former executive director of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce and the Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation Lavinia Flores Fenzi; retired businessman Bruce McAllister; and blogger and self-professed businessman Chris Lopez. Two council seats are also up for grabs.

  • A recipe for success

    By Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    MORA — The interior of the Joseph Montoya gymnasium at Mora High School is filled with athletic banners celebrating state championships and other athletic achievements. On Thursday afternoon, another banner was unveiled in front of hundreds of students at the “Home of the Champions.”

    This time, however, the banner celebrates the school’s academic success.