Today's News

  • Close call goes to Dons

    The West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team has played a few close games this season, developing valuable experience in clutch situations.

    That education came in handy Thursday as the Dons opened the Hope Christian Invitational with a surprising Socorro team.

    The Warriors played close most of the way before West took a 59-54 verdict.

    It was 25-25 at halftime and the Dons led just 40-37 going into the fourth period.

    The game stayed tight the rest of the quarter, with one or two possessions separating the teams.

  • Local duo plays in All-American Bowl

    Two Meadow City youngsters — both members of the state champion Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 youth football team — participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowls Dec. 26-31 in New Orleans.

     C.J. Perea and Tony Rubin both played for the American team No. 8 and went 1-1 in games against the Nationals teams 7 and 9.

    Perea played receiver, catching five balls for 65 yards in the two games.

    Rubin started at left tackle, anchoring the offensive line for the team.

  • Brown back for Steelers

    By Will Graves
    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — Even as he sat in the back of a police car sprinting to the hospital to get a precise prognosis on his injured left calf while the Pittsburgh Steelers played on without him during a loss to New England three weeks ago, Antonio Brown always believed he’d be back.

    He just needed time.

    When his teammates provided it by assuring the AFC North champions of a first-round bye, Brown pushed his rehab.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 15-18

    MONDAY (Jan. 15)

    • Memorial Middle School at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, TBA, Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Mora boys (A,B) at Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Tucumcari
    • Pecos boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) at Estancia, 5 p.m., Estancia
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at Rio Rancho, 5 p.m., Rio Rancho

  • Thursday night hoops: Dons advance

    Thursday at the Hope Christian basketball tournaments in Albuquerque:
    * Bloomfield girls 62, West Las Vegas 46. Bloomfield led 15-7, 32-14 and 45-30. The Lady Dons were to play Valley in the consolation bracket on Friday. Valley lost to Los Lunas 70-34 in another first-round game.
    * West Las Vegas boys 59, Socorro 54; Dons advance to semifinals vs. Bloomfield, a 62-42 winner over Zuni, on Friday. The Dons led 40-37 going into the final frame after being tied 25-25 through one half of play.

    Also Thursday:
    * Robertson girls 65, Santa Fe Indian 41. Lady Cards led 16-11, 30-22, 52-28.

  • Man, 22, arrested for domestic violence — again

    A 22-year-old local man was arrested on New Year’s Eve for two counts of battery against a household member, third offense.

    On Dec. 31, at about 11:06 p.m., Las Vegas Police officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of South Grand Avenue to investigate a domestic violence in progress. 

    The officer observed that a male subject, identified as Kalvin Dimas, 22, was being escorted from the house in handcuffs. After entering the house, the officer made contact with a female victim, who was crying.

  • N.M. lawmakers propose pet food tax

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — Two New Mexico lawmakers are proposing a special tax on pet food to raise money for spaying and neutering, but critics are concerned the additional fee could be passed on to consumers and deter pet food companies from doing business with New Mexico.

    Democratic State Reps. Carl Trujillo and Debbie Rodella sponsored a bill that would impose an increase on commercial pet food registration fees from $2 per label to $100 per label of food each year, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

  • It's dry out there

    Firefighters quickly reached this apparent small brush fire Wednesday evening along Airport Road, near Highway 250. Not many details were available at press time.

    Due to the lack of precipitation in the Las Vegas area this winter, authorities are urging extreme caution with all cigarettes, outdoor machinery, stoves or anything which produces heat or flame.

  • Contest open to both youth and adults

    Las Vegas Optic reports
    The Catholic Daughters of Immaculate Conception Parish are helping recruit entries for the 2018 National Education Contest.

    The contest is open to Catholic and non-Catholic students in grades 4 through 12 as well as adult Catholic Daughters. The youth categories include essay, poetry, art, computer art, music and photography.

    The local deadline is Feb. 15.

    For information or contest entry forms, contact Irene, 505-425-7666; Paula at 505-429-9455 or Dorothy at 505-429-6351.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

    Saturday, Jan. 13
    Information concerning a master gardener class in Las Vegas to be presented by New Mexico State University personnel at the January meeting of Amor de la Tierra Gardening Club at 9 a.m. at the Palms Event Center. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about gardening in our challenging environment.

    Tuesday, Jan. 16