Today's News

  • CHAMPIONS! Robertson girls’ tennis finishes year on top

    Having won state as a player a few years back, Roman Fulgenzi got to experience the championship glory from a coach’s perspective this past week.

    Robertson’s girls’ tennis team rose to the occasion in capturing the program’s second Class 1A-3A state championship, the first having come in 2011 under the direction of Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, who also helped his younger brother coach this group. In doing so, the Lady Cardinals upset No. 1 seed Bosque, which had swept Taos and Hope Christian en route to the final.

  • Quintana 4th in state golf tourney

    West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana finished fourth in the state golf tournament for Class 1A-3A girls on Tuesday after making a strong surge on the second day of the event, held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    Quintana tied for fourth with a two-day total of 160. She was in eighth place at the end of the day Monday, having shot an 82. But she came back with a round of 78 — the fourth-best overall on Tuesday — to tie Mia Salome of Socorro for fourth place in the tourney.

  • Train Robbers make return

    They’re ba-aa-ack.

    Las Vegas Train Robbers opened their second season on the road this past week with a series at Alpine, Texas. And the team plays the first of a four-night set Sunday at Roswell.

    The Robbers are one of the younger teams in the Pecos League, a semiprofessional baseball organization that includes teams in New Mexico, southern Colorado, Texas and — new in 2014 — eastern Arizona.

  • Little League - May 16

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    Friday, May 16: Orioles vs. Cardinals, 4 p.m.; Mets vs. Reds, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.
    Monday, May 19: Angels vs. Mets, 4 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 6 p.m.; Reds vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m.

    Friday, May 16: Owlz vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.
    Monday, May 19: Bats vs. Red Wings, 5:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Go Fish - May 16

    Fishing report, May 13:
    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes and worms. We had no report on perch.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 15 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using parachute adams, wooly buggers, worms and small mayfly nymphs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, spinners and black wooly buggers.

  • Youth Soccer - May 16

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend, the last of the 2013-14 season.

    Matches start at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Chile vs. USA, Field 1
    Croatia vs. Russia, Field 2
    Greece vs. Peru, Field 3
    Italy vs. Mexico, Field 4

    Matches start at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    France vs. Colombia, Field 1
    Norway vs. Switzerland, Field 2
    Portugal vs. Spain, Field 3

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 16, 2014

    • NCAA Division II South Central Regional: TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, 7 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Class 2A state tournament TBA, UNM, Albuquerque
    • Class 3A state tournament TBA, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • Class 3A-5A state championships, 8 a.m., UNM, Albuquerque

  • Tips sought on school fire

    Las Vegas Police Department Commander Ken Jenkins told a large group of parents, community members and students of the fire-damaged Rio Gallinas School campus on Socorro and Chavez Street, that he is currently pursing new leads on the alleged arson case.

    The meeting took place at the Old Town Presbyterian Mission church, adjacent to the school.

    The case stems from a fire that broke out at the local charter school late Thursday and caused the school to switch gears with several weeks of classes left.

  • Almost like winter
  • Arson defendant back in jail

    One of the men accused of trying to cover up a murder by setting an apartment on fire last year is back in jail for violating his conditions of release.

    Gary Esquibel, 31, was taken into custody and jailed on May 5. It was Esquibel’s attorney, Eugenio Mathis, who contacted authorities and notified them that Esquibel had not been home, and that his parents were worried about him.