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Today's News

  • HU music prof. to be featured in concert

    New Mexico Highlands University music professor and tenor vocalist Andre García-Nuthmann will be a featured soloist in the “Zarzuela at the Plaza Ballroom” concert Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

    The Highlands department of music and the New Mexico Performing Arts Society (NMPAS) are co-sponsoring the Zarzuela concert. Franz Vote, artistic director for the NMPAS, is also the artistic director and pianist for the Zarzuela concert.

  • Hernandez honored as distinguished Highlands University alumnus

    Hector Hernández’ distinguished career with the United States Secret Service has spanned 28 years, including protecting three U.S. presidents and serving now as the special agent in charge of the protective detail for Vice President Mike Pence. 

    Hernández is the first Hispanic to hold this top position. In May 2019, he received the Aguila Award from the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association.

  • Middle School Football: Dons defeat Cards, 26–16

    The West Las Vegas Dons defeated the Robertson Cardinals 26–16 in the final few minutes of the game on Wednesday at Cardinal Stadium.

    With 51.4 seconds left to play and the Dons up by four, West’s CJ Perea ran the ball in from the Robertson 3-yard line to secure their win. The pass for the 2-point conversion was incomplete. 

  • Prep Boys Soccer: Cardinals crush Elks, 7–2

    On Tuesday, the Robertson Cardinals (4–2) defeated the Pojoaque Valley Elks (2–4) 7–2 at home. 

    “It was a pretty good win today,” Robertson coach Bryan Trujillo said. “We possessed the ball a lot. A lot of the boys shared the ball — we had four different scorers today so that makes a big difference. It takes a lot of pressure off when everybody is working together so it was a great win.”

  • Prep Girls Soccer: Lady Cards beat Elkettes on mercy rule

    In shut-out fashion, the Robertson Lady Cardinals (5–2–1) swept the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes (0–6) 10–0 at home on Tuesday.

    This was their second mercy rule of the season and fifth shutout game. 

  • Work of Art: I miss those spelling bees

    It may be heresy but I think those national spelling bees, some of which are even televised, serve little purpose.

    Why do I call them heretical? Well, mainly because I’ve frequently been a judge for some of the contents, and sometimes I was the one who pronounced the word for the youngsters to wrestle with.

  • Editorial: Film industry has positive impact in San Miguel County

    We can all agree that Las Vegas and San Miguel County have been fortunate to be chosen as a featured film location in many different movies and TV shows, several becoming wildly popular in the United States and throughout the world. To name a few, some of those successful productions have been “Red Dawn,” “Easy Rider,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Longmire” and currently filming in our area, “Roswell.”

  • Noticias 9/11/2019

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    A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

     

  • Que Pasa 9/11/2019

    Wednesday, Sept. 11

    Las Vegas Theology on Tap will be held at the Plaza Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the presentation at 7 p.m. The topic will be “A romp through the New Testament with Pete. New Testament supporting the Catholic ideas around Papal Authority.” The presenter will be Dr. Don Malin, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Alamosa, Colo. Everyone is welcome.

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 11

  • Looking Ahead: Sports Sept. 11–13

     WEDNESDAY

    Football

    Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas Middle School, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    Soccer

    West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian School, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Volleyball