Today's News

  • RHS event in question

    Robertson High School’s administration told students that attendance at a religious ceremony was mandatory, a move that may place the school in conflict with both state and federal law.

    The ceremony, a baccalaureate, was held May 19 at Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas. The Rev. George Salazar gave the greeting, the prayer of invocation and the benediction. The Robertson High School choir and band also performed at the event.

  • Firefighters get hands-on training

    One fire chief says many firefighters aren’t all that comfortable around fire. Perhaps that changed for some last week.

    During a first-of-its-kind training exercise, firefighters inched their way toward a flame and its heat in an effort that included members of fire departments from all over the county.

    The exercise, sponsored by the San Miguel County Fire Chiefs Association, featured classroom instruction and a field exercise, which was held last week at Luna Community College.

  • Interleague games bring LVLL, La Plaza together

    Not exactly something you see every day.

    Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League are teaming up to provide interleague baseball and softball games. The first of these contests took place Tuesday night as LVLL’s Cardinals paid a visit to LPLL’s Angels in a majors baseball clash at Rodriguez Park.

    More interleague games — involving majors baseball and softball from both sides of town — will be scheduled in the coming weeks, said La Plaza official Manuel Lucero.

  • Official: Rumors hurting City Hall

    City Councilman Morris Madrid contends that rumors are hurting the morale and credibility of city government.

    During his council member’s report at last week’s meeting, Madrid said that some were alleging that he wasn’t operating in good faith because he missed two council meetings during a recent week, but he said he had problems with the notification for the meetings, suggesting that the city may have violated the state Open Meetings Act.

  • Students talk about UWC's strengths

    One student talked about how she didn’t trust anyone after growing up during a civil war. That’s when she found out about United World College.

    On Saturday, the local school held its graduation, as always celebrating it with the cultures of the participating students.

    Vietnamese student To Nhu Huynh said, “It seems like every day there is something new to explore and you are always amazed at how the people and the place changes you in incredible ways.”

  • Bad times on Bayou for Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes return home today hoping to shake off the hangover from a rough trip to New Orleans.

    The host Zephyrs won 8-2 Monday night to complete a four-game series sweep over struggling Albuquerque, which has lost five straight and six of its last seven. New Orleans (which won 2-1, 1-0, 4-2 Friday through Sunday) switched places with Albuquerque in the Pacific Coast League’s American South Division. The Zephyrs are 25-25, two and a half games behind Oklahoma; the Isotopes are 24-26.

  • Residents pay respects to war dead

    The stars and stripes encircled Veterans Memorial Park Monday as Las Vegans gathered to remember and honor soldiers, sailors and airmen past and present.

    Lt. Col. Luis Gonzales, the master of ceremonies, said military history in northern New Mexico is well known throughout the state. He noted that Las Vegas’ Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1547 is the oldest post in the state.

  • Jake Martinez pins down top wrestling honors

    Perhaps it was a fitting end to his fourth state championship run (this past February) that Jake Martinez had to compete with one bad arm — and still emerge victorious.

    That’s how the Robertson senior seemed to dominate his opposition in much of his career as a Cardinal wrestler.

    Martinez recently was honored with a trio of accolades that cement his status as one of New Mexico’s premier grapplers regardless of classification.

  • State auditor encourages young people to succeed

    New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas in his keynote address encouraged the Robertson High School class of 2008 to be brilliant.

    “I would like you to live a brilliant life — the word brilliant is often used to describe mathematicians, artists, an athlete that makes a last second shot, but I believe each one of you possesses the energy, the talent, the will, the drive and the values to lead a brilliant life,” Balderas told the class.

  • West graduates urged to pursue their education

    Most of the graduates at West Las Vegas High School’s graduation raised their hands Saturday when asked if they planned to pursue higher education.

    And that’s exactly what commencement speaker Ralph Arellanes wanted to see.

    At West’s graduation Saturday, 110 students got their diplomas, including 11 from the Family Partnership, in a packed Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.