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Today's News

  • Work of Art: Yes, there’s also a Virginia

    When was the last time someone from another state failed to realize that we New Mexicans also live in a state? No doubt at least once you’ve been asked what the rate of exchange is for pesos and real dollars, or whether one needs a passport to enter the borders of this untamed land.

  • Four from RHS 1st team all-state

    On the heels of a senior campaign in which she led the state in scoring and captained her team to the state semifinals, Robertson’s Caitlin Diefendorf achieved all-state recognition in girls’ soccer.

    It was the third consecutive season Diefendorf has been named to the first-team all-state squad as recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She was an honorable mention as a freshman and has been a first-teamer the past three years.

  • Stu Clark tourney tips off Friday

    Las Vegas’ annual holiday hoops showcase tips off at 1 o’clock on Friday, bringing a three-day weekend of boys’ basketball to New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.

    Tournament passes for each daily session are available for $12 each.

  • Playoff picture gets clearer

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    With five of the six playoff slots in both conferences decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule’s final week has been removed.

    Think again.

    Nine of the 10 teams already qualified for the Super Bowl chase have something to play for on Sunday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 24, 2014

    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Stu Clark Tournament (includes Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), 1 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) at Española tournament, TBA, Española
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 1 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling

  • DWI driver may get prison

    The teen who pleaded guilty in September to three felonies stemming from the April 6, 2013, crash that claimed the lives of two young girls and left several others injured faces up to nine years in prison after a judge ruled Friday that he will be sentenced as an adult.

  • An early Christmas gift - Bank donates $10K to band

    Christmas came early for the Robertson Red Wave Marching Band. On Thursday afternoon, Southwest Capital Bank hosted a large community gathering and the band’s winter concert where the bank announced their donation of $10,000 to the group.

    The money, along with $10,000 raised by the band’s booster club and $10,000 match from the Las Vegas City School board, will be used to purchase new uniforms for the award-winning band.

  • Four vying to be city police chief

    With Chief Christian Montaño’s impending departure from the city, a group of Las Vegas police officers is throwing its support behind Commander Juan Montaño for the police department’s top position.

    Commander Montaño is one of four people being considered by Mayor Alfonso Ortiz for the post. The other candidates are Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia and Commanders Kenneth Jenkins and Adrian Crespin.

    Commander Robert Gutierrez did not apply for the position.

  • Luna election set for March 3

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College will hold a board of trustees election on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Three of the seven district board seats are up for election. The three districts are Districts 2, 4 and 6.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 22, 2014

    The Associated Press

    PILT funds approved
    New Mexico counties will be getting more federal dollars next year as compensation for the non-taxable lands within their borders.
    President Barack Obama signed legislation this week that included the funding. It’s part of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Program.
    New Mexico counties rely on the payments to provide services, including improvements to schools, roads and public safety. Last year, all but one of the state’s 33 counties shared a total of $37 million.