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Today's News

  • LV teams top 3 in Meadow City Invite

    Gusty conditions and cool temperatures made exemplary performances problematic, but a few athletes — including Robertson’s girls’ mile relay team — managed to qualify for state at Friday evening’s Meadow City Invitational.

    “It was a pretty good meet for us,” said Robertson girls’ coach Mike Maldonado. “This is a good group. They work hard.”

    So do the volunteers who helped stage the meet, a smooth-running affair that began at 3 p.m. and wrapped by 8 at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Weekend Roundup: Lady Cards 6-0 in district

    “We woke the monster,” Pojoaque softball coach (and Mora native) Ricky DeHerrera Jr. remarked to a reporter after his Elkettes spotted host Robertson a 5-0 first inning lead Saturday in the second of two games.

    Indeed.

    The Lady Cardinals yielded one run to the visitors but produced 10 more to put an early end to game two of a doubleheader sweep that left RHS unbeaten in District 2-4A with a 6-0 record.

    Robertson won game one 8-6, weathering a fourth-inning rally with a defense that bent but didn’t break.

  • Little League - April 20

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Little League. All games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.

    APRIL 20-24

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday: Mets vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: Orioles vs. Mets, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday: Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday: Red Wings vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 20, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas, 3 p.m., TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    Golf
    • West Las Vegas at Taos
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Portales (DH), 3 p.m., Portales

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS field
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

  • BREAKING: Highlands announces finalists

    Two current Highlands University employees — one a high level administrator and the other a faculty member — are among six finalists vying to be the school’s next president.

    The names of the six finalists selected by the university’s Presidential Search Committee were released publicly on Thursday afternoon.

  • $562K in city debt forgiven

    Christmas has come early for the city of Las Vegas, which has had $562,849 in debt forgiven by the state Water Trust Board.

    The City Council made the debt reduction official on Wednesday night, voting unanimously to adopt two ordinances that reflect the new terms of the grant-loan agreements.

    “Thank you for the good news,” Mayor Alfonso Ortiz told the utilities department staff member who presented the two ordinances to the Council.

  • Creating artists - Studio offers training to novices

    Melody Perez is on a mission to share her love of art with others and to inspire others to pick up a paint brush.

    Perez, owner of Running Horses Studio, has opened up her studio located on the Plaza for art classes. This Friday starting at 6:30 p.m. Perez will offer a “Paint Out” class featuring a field of poppies.

    Perez said she believes everyone has a creative side to them and by attending a “Paint Out” class it will allow people to step away from the realities of the world while exploring their creative side.

  • Gov talks drought with water officials

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Without sustainable sources of clean drinking water, New Mexico won’t be able to attract companies or capitalize on economic development opportunities, Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday.

  • Salazar honored for homeless-issue work

    A statewide organization that works to end homelessness  honored state Rep. Tomás Salazar with its Elected Official of the Year Award last week.

    The Coalition to End Homelessness presented the award to Salazar at its annual conference in Albuquerque on April 9.

  • Jail Log - April 17, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between April 6 and April 10:
    Michael Moree, 55, two-day commitment
    Christopher Martinez, 24, probation violation: new charges
    Joshua Lucero, 24, aggravated DWI, driving on suspended revoked license, probation violation: new charges
    Jeroldine Montaño, 36, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM District
    Brian Jernifan, 34, possession of controlled substance (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, open container, probation violation: new charges.