Today's News

  • ‘Boom Boom’ one busy boxer this fall

    Amanda “Boom Boom” Crespin is making up for lost time —and then some.

    The Las Vegas professional boxer broke a bone in her hand in April, forcing her to take it easy for a while. But she quickly grew restless, itching to get back in the ring.

    “I told my manager, my dad (Carlos Crespin), that once I would get my cast off I planned on staying busy as much as possible. And that we have been!”

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 19, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches.

    U6: Chivas vs. Earthquakes, Fire vs. Dynamo, Crew vs. Galaxy, United vs. Sounders, all at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park; Rapids have bye week

    U8: Barcelona vs. AC Milan, Bayern vs. Real Madrid, Hot Spurs vs. Mora, Juventus vs. Manchester City, all at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park

  • Youth Football - Oct. 19, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Young American Football League games, coordinated through the Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Junior Division: Broncos vs. 49ers, 9 a.m. Saturday at Herrera Complex (WLV); Dolphins vs. Broncos, 9 a.m. Sunday at Cardinal Stadium (RHS)

    Senior Division: Cowboys vs. Rams, 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Herrera Complex (WLV); Lions vs. Cowboys, 10:15 Sunday at Cardinal Stadium (RHS)

  • Another blow for Lance Armstrong

    The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas — Already an outcast in cycling after a massive doping report, Lance Armstrong absorbed hits much closer to home Wednesday: to his wallet and his heart.
    Armstrong was dumped by Nike, Anheuser-Busch and other sponsors, and he gave up the top spot at Livestrong, his beloved cancer-fighting charity, a week after an anti-doping agency released evidence of drug use by the seven-time Tour de France winner.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 19, 2012


    • Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos


    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 10 a.m., Colorado Springs
    • Mora, Pecos, Robertson, West Las Vegas at Rio Rancho, 9 a.m., Rio Rancho

  • Mora County Notebook - Documentary highlighting fracking shown

    There were two showings of Rooted Lands last weekend in Mora, although the official premiere takes place on Saturday in Las Vegas.

    The Mora showings took place at Tapetes de Lana this past weekend.

    A large group of people attended the first showing on Saturday evening. The documentary was shown again on Sunday afternoon which was also well attended by the local citizens.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 19, 2012

    10 a.m. — Mora cross country, Rio Rancho, away
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Pecos, home, junior varsity and varsity
    2 p.m to 5 p.m. — Walk for a Cure, sponsored by Jobs for America - Career Association, Mora High School Track field. Contact Alice Martinez at 575-455-0074 or Melinda Leyba at 575-387-3169.
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangertte volleyball vs. Santa Fe Prep, away, junior varsity and varsity

  • Palabras Pintorescas - I wonder what Doc would be thinking now

    Schools are in full operation. Flu shots are now available. The itchy eyes and runny nose syndrome known as allergies is still prevalent. And, curses of curses upon us. The kids come home with the cold bug. Fortunately, I rarely get a cold. That is because I think I have met every cold virus there is so now may have somewhat of an immunity. Is this a possible plus for old age?

  • Candidates fan out after fiery debate

    By Julie Pace and Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Fresh off an intently combative debate, President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and their running mates are taking their tuned-up fight to the precious few battleground states where the election is still up for grabs with just 20 days to go.

  • City backing county tax

    Setting aside the recommendation of its attorney, the City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to throw its support behind San Miguel County’s proposed sales tax increase, which is one of the measures on the general election ballot.

    The council took the position after hearing from its own staff and from County Manager Les Montoya.