Today's News

  • Mora sluggers looking tough

    With just a couple weeks left in the regular season, the Mora Rangers baseball team is locked in a dogfight for supremacy in District 4-2A.

    It’s not a bad place to be for the Rangers, who have made a gradual climb in the ranks under head coach Manuel Benavidez.

    Mora lost a tough one to the combined Cimarron-Maxwell squad, a district opponent, by a 13-2 tally on Tuesday.

  • Quintana, Barela post qualifying scores

    She’s already qualified for state in May, but West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana continues to post strong scores on the golf course.

    Quintana shot a 75 Tuesday at New Mexico Military Institute and an 83 Monday at Spring Rivers in Roswell. She made putts for birdies on three consecutive holes (4, 5 and 6) Tuesday.

    The two-day tournament was hosted by Goddard with 77 girls — many from Class 5A schools — participating.   

  • Coca to HU
  • LV native in Boston Marathon

    When George Chavez was a freshman at Robertson High School back in the 1960s, the Boston Marathon caught his eye.

    “I remember watching it,” he recalled. “I told myself I would do it when I was 60.”

    It’s a promise he kept when he traversed the 26-mile course on Monday at the age of 61.

  • Luna sluggers going deep

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders kept their postseason hopes alive by taking three of four games from Frank Phillips College at home this past weekend. Frank Phillips is a college from Borger, Texas.

    The Lady Rough Riders won the first three games 19-9, 13-8, 17-10. They lost the fourth game in the series 13-12.

    “We hit the ball really well,” said Luna Community College head coach Nathan Trujillo. “We hit 15 home runs in four games.”

  • Youth Soccer - April 24

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    APRIL 23-26

    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Greece vs. Peru, Field 1; Mexico vs. Croatia, Field 2; USA vs. Chile, Field 3; Russia vs. Italy, Field 4

    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

  • Go Fish - April 24

    Fishing report, April 21

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 15cfs near Cimarron. Trout fishing in the lower canyon below Clear Creek was fair for anglers using copper John Barrs, bead head hare’s ears, San Juan worms, prince nymphs and Panther Martins. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 24, 2015

    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Snyder, Texas
    • Robertson vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m., RHS

    • Pre-district tourney, TBA
    Track and field

  • Dubious award for Mora

    Mora County was looking for national attention when it adopted its community rights ordinance two years ago, and it certainly got it. But this may not be the type of attention the county had in mind.

    A Charlottesville, Va., organization that strives to draw national attention to egregious attacks on the First Amendment by handing out anti-censorship awards every year has selected Mora County as one of this year’s recipients for the dubious honor.

  • It’s Bear Season