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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Timely tips from 1917 Christmas magazine

    I was all set to write a column about our areas “Rails and Trails events” around here (mostly in Las Vegas in the 1980s and ‘90s). That will be postponed because I just discovered a 1917 American Cookery magazine, the December issue and there are some nifty hints and ideas published so long ago.

  • Finally, college football has final four

    The Associated Press

    GRAPEVINE, Texas — The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

    Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer’s No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl.

    Marcus Mariota, this season’s Heisman Trophy front-runner, and second-seeded Oregon vs. Jameis Winston, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, and defending national champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl.

  • West teams win on road

    West Las Vegas’ basketball teams earned a couple of quality road wins Tuesday night, bolstering their positions in the statewide polls.

    The Dons overcame an early deficit with a strong second half and defeated Santa Fe Prep 66-58.

    Coach David Bustos’ squad is rated No. 2 in Class 4A boys’ hoops, trailing only defending state champion Hope Christian, according to the latest NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll.

    Santa Fe Prep led 16-14 after the first eight minutes of play, and after a close first half enjoyed a 30-29 advantage.

  • Bowl game schedule 2014-15

    The Associated Press

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    New Orleans Bowl
    Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPN)

    New Mexico Bowl
    At Albuquerque
    UTEP (7-5) vs. Utah State (9-4), 12:20 p.m. (ESPN)

    Las Vegas Bowl
    Colorado State (10-2) vs. Utah (8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ABC)

    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    At Boise
    Western Michigan (8-4) vs. Air Force (9-3), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN)

    Camelia Bowl
    At Montgomery, Ala.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 12, 2014

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Western State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas girls at Capital City tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys (B) at Bernalillo tournament, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Pecos, 3 p.m., Pecos

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • DWI drivers targeted

    Eulalio Bustamante remained locked up in the San Miguel County Detention Center Monday, nearly a week after being arrested on a drunken-driving charge.

    And authorities say it wasn’t his first or even his second, third or fourth DWI charge. It was the fifth time he has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to documents filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court last week.

    Las Vegas police say he shouldn’t have even been driving in the first place because his license to drive is suspended or revoked.

  • Sci-fi extravaganza - One-act plays hitting the stage

    Two  young and rising local student playwrights will have their one-act plays on stage. Brandi Aragon’s “Invisible Woman,” and Eric Martin’s “The Disks of China,” will be performed as part of a Clearly Confused Production at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus as part of a science-fiction double feature. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments available.

  • Report: Harsh CIA tactics didn’t work

    By Bradley Klapper and Ken Dilanian
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Senate investigators delivered a damning indictment of CIA practices Tuesday, accusing the spy agency of inflicting pain and suffering on prisoners beyond legal limits and deceiving the nation with stories of life-saving interrogations unsubstantiated by its own records.

  • School board workshop offered

    On Tuesday, anyone interested in seeking a position on either the Las Vegas City Schools board and the West Las Vegas School board should file their intent to run at the county clerk’s office. But there is more to just being a name on a board, and both local boards want to ensure all candidates are aware of the responsibilities of a board member.

    On Thursday, Joe Guillen, executive director of the New Mexico School Board Association, will offer a free training for anyone interested in seeking a school board seat.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 10, 2014

    The Associated Press
    State eyes merit pay for teachers
    New Mexico’s Public Education Department is expected to announce plans on merit-pay pilot programs at selected schools districts and charter schools.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the $7 million initiative will allow nine school districts and 12 charters to submit their own plans for merit-pay programs.