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Today's News

  • Cardinals hold on, beat Mora

    R.J. McNellis and Justin Bustos combined to hit three last-minute free throws and McNellis blocked a shot that would have tied the game, helping Robertson cling to a 73-70 win over Mora on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The photo finish came after the visiting Rangers rallied from 19 down — they trailed 56-37 at one point — with a furious fourth quarter.

  • COLUMN: Rural vs. urban

    "Why should we give up our beautiful landscape to make California, Nevada and Utah more resourceful?”

    That was the very first question at a recent community meeting in El Pueblo about a proposed “wind farm” on a nearby mesa.  It was from 13-year-old Ramos Aragon, a Memorial Middle School student, who’s family has agricultural ties to the Valley.

    Right on, Ramos!  He zeroed in on the heart of the issue.  

  • EDITORIAL: Immediate search needed

    Once again, our city government is in turmoil. On Friday, City Manager Sharon Caballero announced her resignation.

    Undoubtedly, this is a low point for Mayor Tony Marquez, elected in March. Caballero said that while she supported the mayor’s agenda, he has been micromanaging and has had a hard time focusing. And Councilwoman Diane Moore, a Marquez ally, expressed her frustration with the mayor, echoing some of Caballero’s criticism.

  • Police: Man dies in car chase

    A man died from injuries after hitting parked cars while chasing a woman early this morning, Las Vegas police said.

    Police officers haven’t positively identified the man yet, but they believe he is in his mid-20s, said Mercy Lopez, a city spokeswoman.

    The man hit three parked cars in the 500 block of Chavez Street, and he reportedly died from injuries suffered while hitting one of the vehicles, Lopez said.

  • Tough day for Lucero, Peek in PRCA finals rodeo

    It was a difficult day Thursday at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association national finals for a couple of competitors with local ties.

    The team of JoJo LeMond and Martin Lucero slipped a bit in the team roping competition. LeMond and Lucero posted a time of 22.4 seconds, good for 14th in the round. Travis Tryan and Cory Petska won the round with a time of 3.5 seconds and picked up $16,767 each.

  • Mayor may have lost ally

    No answers. No return calls. Just silence.

    During a City Council meeting this week, Councilwoman Diane Moore said she has struggled to get in touch with Mayor Tony Marquez. With the mayor sitting next to her, she said the mayor hasn’t returned any of her calls, even a message she left with Marquez’s wife.

    “I hope to get a response back,” she said.

  • Panthers walk line to beat Ruidoso

    Tim Baca turned in an exceptional night at the free-throw line, leading the Pecos Panthers to a 57-43 win over Ruidoso in the opening round of the Sandia Prep Invitational.

    Baca went 15 for 15 from the charity stripe and scored 21 points. As a team the Panthers were 25 of 29 from the free-throw line.

    Pecos led 13-9 at the end of the first period and extended the lead to 30-14 at the half. With the Panthers drawing early fouls, head coach Clyde Sanchez turned to his bench to hold the Warriors at bay.

  • NMHU posts offseason golf rates

    The Gene Torres Golf Course at New Mexico Highlands University has announced its offseason rates.

    The rates are in effect until Feb. 28, and can be viewed on the university Web site under www.nmhu.edu/golf .

    “We will be open this winter, weather permitting, and play will be on temporary greens,” said Steve Watson, Highlands University golf pro.

    The course is also selling gift certificates for instruction and play during the holiday season.

  • Dons put freeze on Ruidoso

    It didn’t take West Las Vegas Dons long to put their letdown in the Taos Invitational behind them.

    Tuesday night, the team throttled visiting Ruidoso 77-60, staying in control on both ends of the floor and improving to 2-3 overall.

    West senior Adrian Rivera led all scorers with 29 points. He has surpassed the quarter century mark in points in four of the Dons’ five games.

  • County presents priorities

    San Miguel County’s top priority for seeking state funds is an assessment of the county’s surface and groundwater resources.

    The county presented its priorities to state legislators at a meeting this week.

    All area lawmakers were invited, and state Reps. Richard Vigil, D-Ribera, and Thomas Garcia, D-Ocaté, showed up. Sens. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, and Phil Griego, D-San Jose, didn’t; both reportedly had prior engagements.