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Today's News

  • Residents focus on the sky

    More than 100 people gathered over the weekend at King Stadium to wait for darkness and witness the wonders of the night sky.

    Many telescopes were present at the Saturday event, as were representatives from organizations including Casa de Cultura, New Mexico State Parks and the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance. Several were lecturing school-age children about basic astronomy and the science behind telescopes.

  • 2007-08, the year in Las Vegas sports

    Robertson earned another state title in wrestling, the city’s prep track and field athletes took home several individual championships, and everyone else — or so it seemed — got close to the winner’s circle.

    A season-by-season review of 2007-08, the year in Las Vegas sports:

    SUMMER: The Meadow City hosted most of the district Little League tournaments. Las Vegas Little League’s 9-10 softball team went on to capture a state title, a first for the city. A couple other teams earned district banners.

  • GO FISH: Fishing report, week of May 25

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, compiled by the New Mexico Department of game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Free fishing day

    June 7 is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico. On this special day, anglers don't need a license, stamp or validation to fish in public waters statewide. All other fishing rules apply.

    Fishing report, May 27

  • Seventh big for Isotopes

    A pair of two-run doubles by Robert Andino and John Gall gave the Albuquerque Isotopes a four-run seventh inning Monday night, as the ‘Topes rallied for a 6-4 win over Memphis (29-30).

    Albuquerque improved to 28-29 — second in its division — and can win the four-game series with a successful outing in today’s matinee finale.

    The Isotopes trailed 3-1 midway through the seventh.

  • City officials requesting to attend Washington conference

    It’s been more than a couple of years since the City Council has been asked to approve out-of-state travel for any of its members.

    This Wednesday, the council is expected to vote on whether to send three city officials — Mayor Tony Marquez, Councilman Andrew Feldman and Interim City Manager Jeff Condrey — to attend the June conference of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials in Washington.

  • Kryptos tie Reds, fall to Rockhounds

    as Vegas’ Kryptonite battled to a 7-7 tie with the Espaola Reds and lost 13-6 to a Santa Fe Rockhounds squad loaded with St. Michael’s players over the weekend at Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Park.

    The Kryptonite is an AABC traveling team in the 14-and-younger division. The Reds and Rockhounds include 15- and 16-year-olds, noted coach Shannon Aragon.

    Results from a game against the Reds’ 14-and-younger team were not available as of press time.

  • IN THE ROUGH: Year-end awards time

    Okay, admit it. You’ve missed “In The Rough” and the tremendously thought-provoking insights herein.

    No? Oh. Anyway, I’m like the kid who rarely goes to class and then shows up for the field trips and the field days and talent shows and yearbook signing at the end of the year. Free pizza, after all.

    That’s what these year-in-review specials remind me of. It’s a blast looking back at everything, reliving all the fun without actually having to sit through the work again.

  • Official: Event optional

    The top administrator of the East school district says Robertson High School’s baccalaureate shouldn’t be mandatory. The same goes for all other senior week activities, he said.

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Pete Campos made the statements in a memo to his successor, Richard Romero, who will take office in July.

  • Franken selected to build dorms

    Highlands University has selected a contractor to build a new dorm complex.

    A local company, Franken Construction, submitted the low bid and was awarded the contract, officials said. The Board of Regents voted for the selection.

    President Jim Fries said the university sought bids for construction of the 276-bed residence hall and received three bids.

    “Franken Construction was the low bidder. We reviewed and affirmed that their bid met all of the bid specifications and the board has approved awarding them the contract,” Fries said.

  • Voters head to polls Tuesday

    Voters will head to the polls for the Democratic and Republican primaries from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    As usual, the Democratic side is attracting the most attention in northern New Mexico. Perhaps the highest-profile race is for the 3rd Congressional race, with six candidates in competition. Ben Ray Lujn and Don Wiviott are the front runners, with Harry Montoya, Benny Shendo, Rudy Martin and Jon Adams following.