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Today's News

  • Joining the independents

    John Graham reports from Lovington, but he does a lot more than that.

    When something's happening in his hometown, Graham often goes out and covers it for his paper, the Lovington Leader. Then he goes back to his desk (in his publisher's office, because he also owns the paper) to write the story, process a photo or two and get it all placed on a page.

  • Darley, Barela help tame Lions

    Alianza Darley and No. 1-ranked Robertson played Lion tamer Tuesday night, routing Santa Rosa, 76-34.

    It was the third straight road win for the Lady Cardinals, who got 26 points from Darley and a double-double (12 points, 11 assists) from Maria Barela.

    Tessa Ortiz and Jazmyne Jenkins added 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Angelica Montoya blocked eight shots.

    The Lady Cards led 18-7 after eight minutes and 41-16 at the half after breaking the game open with 23 points in the second quarter. It was 56-24 going into the fourth period.

  • Pecos thunders past Mora

    Former longtime district archrivals Pecos and Mora have engaged in many close battles on the basketball hardwood over the years.

    Wednesday night’s game was not one of those.

    Four Panthers scored in double figures and dealt the young Rangers an 89-49 defeat at Sanchez Gymnasium in Pecos.

    It was the first loss for Mora (2-1) under first-year head coach Carlos Arellano; the Rangers had won against Cuba and Tierra Encantada in this past weekend’s Brian Gallegos Memorial Shootout at West Las Vegas.

  • Outlaws sending five to All-American bowl

    Five members of the Las Vegas Outlaws traveling youth football team have been selected Youth All-Americans by the Offense-Defense Sports organization.

    The youngsters  — C.J. Perea, Tony Rubin, Ethan Tafoya, Patrick Rodriguez Jr. and David Olivarez — are slated to participate in the Offense-Defense Bowl week Dec. 26-31 at Victory Field and Joe W. Brown Memorial Stadium in New Orleans.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 8-11

    FRIDAY (Dec. 8)
    Basketball
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas boys at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Capital City tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV boys at Bernalillo tourney, TBA, Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas freshman girls host WLV Shootout, TBA
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Edgewood, 4 p.m., Edgewood

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • Reward offered in search for missing man

    Family and friends and law enforcement are still hoping a lifelong resident in the area turns up safe. Johnny Garcia, 42, was last seen on or about Friday, Oct. 6, along NM 518 in the Sapello area.

    He was dropped off by a friend, but has not been spotted anywhere, and police, family and friends don’t have many clues about his disappearance.

  • Tuesday night hoops: Lady Cards coast to third straight road romp

    Alianza Darley and No. 1 ranked Robertson played Lion tamer Tuesday night, routing Santa Rosa 76-34.

    It was the third straight road win for the Lady Cardinals, who got 26 points from Darley and a double-double (12 points, 11 assists) from Maria Barela.

    Tessa Ortiz and Jazmyne Jenkins added 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Angelica Montoya blocked eight shots.

    The Lady Cards led 18-7 after eight minutes and 41-16 at the half after breaking the game open with 23 points in the second quarter. It was 56-24 going into the fourth period.

  • Holiday fun

    Theresa Wesner photos

    Holiday magic was found in Las Vegas over the weekend. Not only did a Special Olympics group and the Robertson High School marching band light up Bridge Street and other thoroughfares during the Electric Light Parade, but Santa also made an appearance, as young Chase Coca discovered.

  • Relocated shelter helps protect many from cold

    Imagine freezing cold numbing your face, your ears, and fingers. This week, that’s probably easy to visualize.

    If the wind churns up in the frosty morning air, you sense you need more cover than the clothes you’re clutching against your body. If you’re living on the streets, or in your vehicle, the cold is more than a topic of conversation.

  • The Nation In Brief, Dec. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Tribes oppose Trump monument reductions