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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 13, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Upcoming legislative session promises to be lively

    Lock up your cash, bar the doors and hide the booze: The legislature is about to come to order.

    The New Mexico Legislature convenes next week, and it promises to be a feisty one. The 60-day session begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and will run through March 18.

  • Battle of 518

    The first time he tried to dunk the basketball Wednesday night, Kasean Pryor ran out of runway.

    The second time, Dante Jenkins’ lead pass gave him more than enough room. The Robertson sophomore, eyeing the rim the whole way, wound up for takeoff, extended his arm and slammed the ball home.

    Pryor’s dunk put an exclamation point on an 83-68 win over visiting Mora before a full house at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Girls’ hoops sign-up ongoing through Jan. 20

    Girls’ basketball players in grades three through seven are invited to sign up for city league now through Jan. 20.

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department announces registration ($40 per child) for the upcoming girls’ season in two divisions — third and fourth grades and fifth through seventh grades.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 13, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Valley boys at Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Wrestling
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, 11 a.m., Volcano Vista, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Metro State, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Wingate, 1 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • Arrest made in shooting

    A Cimarron man has been arrested in connection with a December shooting in Ribera.

    Benito L. Chavez Jr., 42, was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center last Wednesday. He has been charged with aggravated battery — use of a deadly weapon, or, in the alternative, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, both third-degree felonies.

  • Makerspace studio planned - Founder wants to make science fun

    While pursuing his master’s degree at Highlands University, Mariano Ulibarri developed a program to help young people by teaching them about technology while making it fun and exciting.

    He opened up his Parachute Factory organization and its Makerspace area in February 2013. Ulibarri held many events and camps at his previous location on Bridge Street. But due to costs, he put the factory on hold for a short while and accepted a job with his alma mater in October.

  • Highlands selects new provost

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University

    Roxanne Gonzales knows firsthand how education can change a community.

    “My father grew up in the South Valley in Albuquerque and was the first in his neighborhood to graduate from college,” Gonzales said. “His legacy fueled in me a dedication to serving individuals who have a desire to gain an education.”

  • Alta Vista halts surgeries temporarily

    A coil in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s heating and cooling unit broke over the weekend,  forcing the hospital to close down its surgical suite temporarily.

    The problem has resulted in the hospital’s postponing all planned elective surgeries for now, and anyone in need of emergency surgery who shows up at Alta Vista will be transferred to another facility until the surgical unit is reopened, the hospital announced in a news release Tuesday.

  • Lawmakers to mull death penalty again

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    Republican-backed efforts to reinstate the death penalty in New Mexico are being rekindled after a debate last year that roiled the Legislature and echoed through November elections.

    Rep. Monica Youngblood of Albuquerque has pre-filed a bill that would bring back lethal injection as a punishment option for convicted killers of police, children and corrections officers, with the Legislature set to convene next week.