Today's News

  • Looking Back - Oct. 19, 2016

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1966 —     Merchants on the southside, 700-block of Douglas Avenue are authorized today to narrow the sidewalk, by action of the city council. Merchants on the south side of the block, Public Service Company, Dick’s Liquor Store, Serf Theater, the Spic and Span, Western Drugs and Wacker’s requested narrowing the sidewalk to accommodate diagonal parking. The city approved the request with a stipulation that the merchants cover the expenses. The city’s only expense would be in relocating two light poles on the block.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 19, 2016

    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.

  • Donation to veterans
  • Protect kids from guns

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Port Huron (Michigan) Times Herald and was originally published on Oct. 14.

    According to research by the USA Today Network and The Associated Press in a series of stories published recently, close to 200 children nationwide were killed in accidental shootings in the first six months of 2016.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 19, 2016
  • Work of Art: No, I won’t chip in

    No, I won’t chip in. In our household, we’re comfortable and expect to have a bit of spare change left over when Bonnie and I pass on. But for now, we won’t chip in.

  • Top-ranked Redbirds, No. 5 Dons roll on

    For Jeremiah Gouin’s return to Cardinal Stadium on Friday night, the former Robertson and West Las Vegas athlete enjoyed arguably the best seat in the house.

    He led the Cardinals onto the field, riding the wheelchair he’s employed while rehabbing from the spinal cord injury he sustained in a rodeo accident this past May.

    Gouin’s dramatic entrance helped inspire a lopsided Cardinal victory on homecoming night. The Redbirds (7-0) blew out Santa Fe Indian 55-0, the game stopped with 5:59 left in the third quarter.

  • Round 1 goes to Lady Cardinals

    Brandelyn Fulgenzi and Alianza Darley connected on 11 kills apiece to lead Robertson to a three-game sweep of crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym.

    Game scores were 25-20, 25-23, 25-10.

    West led early in game one and also started the third set with a lead, but ultimately couldn’t hold off a relentless charge from the Lady Cardinals’ potent front line.

    Jaci Fulgenzi’s defense (team-high 31 digs) was especially sharp and got the Lady Cards rolling on multiple occasions.

  • Hole-in-one nets area man $10K

    The decision to participate in a benefit golf tournament for Las Vegas City Schools’ athletic department proved especially profitable for one area man.

    Burt Bazan cashed in by sinking a hole-in-one on Hole No. 9 at the Gene Torres Golf Course during Saturday’s tournament.

    The ace brought a prize of $10,000 as advertised.

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi said the prize was made possible by an insurance policy for such contests.

  • Tough weekend for Highlands

    The road proved no kinder to New Mexico Highlands’ hard-luck football team, which lost 73-0 at Chadron State this past Saturday.

    NMHU struggled to contain the Eagles’ ground game (441 net yards), as Stevann Brown, Kevin Coy Derek Jackson and Cody Paul ran for two touchdowns apiece. Paul added a 70-yard punt return score for the final points with 2:22 left.

    The Cowboys (0-7) were held to one third-down conversion in 17 attempts.

    Three of Highlands’ remaining four games are at Perkins Stadium.