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Today's News

  • Vatos reach national sevens rugby final

    In one of the prouder moments in the 22-year history of the club, New Mexico HIghlands University’s Vatos finished as national runner-up over the weekend at the National Small College Rugby Sevens Championship held in Philadelphia.

    The Vatos won their first four matches of the tournament to earn a spot in the championship, falling 22-14 to New England College, the second-ranked team in the nation. Just a couple of possessions separated the relative newcomer to the national sevens scene from the program’s first national title.

  • North-South weekend ahead

    Some of the premier Las Vegas-area athletes from the Class of 2014 will be representing their schools in the new-look North-South All-Star Games this coming weekend.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 4, 2014

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, city complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball

  • Little Caesars eyeing Vegas

    One of the nation’s largest pizza chains, Little Caesars, wants to set up shop in Las Vegas, and the City Council voted last week to eliminate one of the zoning hurdles it had been facing.

    Little Caesars wants to open a store at the northeast corner of Seventh Street and Airway Road, in the vacant lot  between Shoes ‘N Boots and Walgreens. When the property, which is owned by Carlos Lopez, was rezoned in 2007, the city imposed the condition that a 2 foot wall be built along the southerly property line to eliminate any traffic on Airway.

  • Crossing the finish line
  • Dems avoid infighting in gov’s race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — With Election Day drawing near, the five Democrats running for governor need more voters like Cynthia Feiden-Warsh and Amy Lafferty of Santa Fe, who ducked into the county courthouse during a lunch hour to cast their early ballots.

  • Lottery will cover average tuition costs

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — There’s enough money in New Mexico’s lottery-financed scholarship program to cover average tuition costs in the fall semester for eligible college students, the state Higher Education Department announced Thursday.

    In a letter to universities and colleges, the department outlined what’s happening to scholarships based on changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year to shore up the popular assistance program’s finances.

  • Looking Back - June 2, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, June 1 — The keys to a new building, the Mora Valley Medical Unit, were handed over by Steve Franken, a Las Vegas contractor, to Robert Barrie of New York, of the Board of National Mission of the United Presbyterian Church. Dedication ceremonies for the recently completed $120,000 addition were held at the Mora Valley Medical Unit. Also attending the ceremony were the Rev. Robert G. Plagge of Las Vegas, the Rev. Epifanio Romero of Chimayo; and the Rev. Robert Boshen of Santa Fe.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 2, 2014

    Prairie walk and Interpretive talk
    This event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, on Highway 281, east of Las Vegas. Those interested are asked to meet at the Gallinas Trail Parking Lot. A talk on “Drought and Ecology of Southwestern Shortgrass Prairies, by Mollie Walton, will follow.

  • Weather - June 2, 2014

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 87. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 57. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 54.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 87. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 51.

    Thursday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:46 a.m. to 8:12 p.m.