Today's News

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League.

    La Plaza games take place at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street; Las Vegas games at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent scores:

    MONday, June 14

    La Plaza majors (tournament): A’s 8, Cubs 4

    La Plaza minors (tournament): Angels 10, Giants 0

    Las Vegas softball: Lady Devils 13, Pink Sox 3

    TUESday, June 15

    La Plaza majors (tournament): Dodgers 11, Rockies 5

  • LV wrestlers excel in AAU tourney

    Not content with a T-shirt, a postcard or a keychain, Rico Montoya had a different souvenir in mind from his summer trip to Montana.

    So Montoya picked up a couple of national championship medals and one runner-up prize to hang on his wall.

    Montoya was one of four Las Vegas wrestlers who competed in the AAU Grand Nationals for Greco-Roman, freestyle, and folkstyle wrestling June 11-12 in Butte, Mont.

    The foursome was part of a 15-wrestler contingent from New Mexico, said Marcos Martinez, one of the group’s coaches and an accomplished grappler himself.

  • Student center work to start soon

    Construction of Highlands University’s student center will start late this month or early next, officials say.

    Re-cently, the Highlands University Board of Regents awarded a contract for construction of the new student center to Makwa Construction of Albuquerque. The firm submitted the low bid of $16 million.

    President Jim Fries said Makwa was clearly the low bidder.

    “There was a great deal of interest in this project. In fact, we received 10 bids from major general contractors,” Fries said.

  • Q&A: LCC baseball's Antonio Siqueiros

    The following is an interview with Luna Community College baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros.

    How is the recruiting going so far this summer?

  • West leader gets new job

    West Las Vegas Superintendent Jim Abreu, whose contract expires at the end of the month, has found a new job.

    Abreu will become the new executive director of the Northeast Regional Education Cooperative, which is made up of the East, West, Mora, Wagon Mound, Pecos and Santa Rosa school districts.

    He will be taking the place of Lorenzo Marquez, who is retiring.

    The cooperative is based out of the education building at Highlands University, with a staff of nine full-time employees, plus a dozen contract consultants.

  • FFA teacher dies in crash

    Gary Leger, the national award-winning FFA teacher at Robertson High School, died in a car accident Wednesday evening,

    His brother, James Leger, said Thursday that the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. in Oklahoma and that his brother was airlifted to Amarillo. He died shortly after.

    James Leger said his brother apparently pulled away from a stop sign but didn’t see an oncoming car, which was the same color as the surroundings. The other car struck the driver’s side.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs DOWN for ... RIGHTLY SUSPICIOUS. Is it too much to ask that our politicians be straight with us? San Miguel County Commissioner-elect Arthur Padilla is the latest politician struggling with the question about where he lives. He swore in a required affidavit that he lives at 711 Legion Drive. That’s where he’s registered to vote. But his son, who lives at that house, says his dad lives in Rociada. Padilla himself contends he lives at both places.

  • Another Perspective: Traffic citations matter

    Las Vegas, we have a problem. No one wants to talk about this huge white elephant in the room but everyone knows the problem.

    The problem is the blatant violation of traffic laws throughout town. We have speeding, illegal cell phone use, running stop signs and the list continues. Traffic laws are in place for public safety reasons and when we have a minority that ignores traffic laws it jeopardizes everyone’s safety.

  • Locals deliver in North victory

    As far as Dean Gallegos is concerned, one of the defining moments of the North-South baseball weekend came away from the field.

    One of the invitees to compete in the just-for-fun skills challenge on the eve of the series, West Las Vegas’ Michael Armijo volunteered to give that spot up in order to focus on the actual series.

  • City police not using Tasers