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Today's News

  • Education funding bill hopes dim

    By Robert Nott, The Santa Fe New Mexican
    SANTA FE — Early childhood education proponents are proclaiming a big win now that the House of Representatives has approved a measure to pull more funds from the state’s $17.5 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for prekindergarten programs.

    But House Joint Resolution 1, as the measure is known, will soon have to navigate its way through the choppy waters of the Senate Finance Committee before it goes to the full Senate for debate and a vote.

  • Could N.M. become two-plate state?

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — What do you have on the front of your car?

    New Mexico is one of 19 states that does not require a front license plate, leaving room for plenty of custom plates bearing the names of automotive dealers, the brands of car makers, the logos of sports teams and of universities and all manner of slogans.

    Plenty of New Mexicans do not have anything at all affixed to their front bumper.

  • Lottery reform tabled

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — The state lottery’s luck may have run out at the Legislature.
    A House committee on Wednesday tabled a bill that would end a requirement that the New Mexico Lottery turn over 30 percent of the gross revenue of ticket sales for the state’s college scholarship program.

  • Museum supporters to host Valentine’s dance Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection, in partnership with the Las Vegas City Museum, are hosting their seventh annual Sweetheart Dance and meeting at the historic Plaza Hotel Ballroom on Saturday.

  • Habitat heroes

    Gwen Albers/Optic photo

    Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas and the United World College-USA in Montezuma recently recognized Sonya and Adam Berg of Rociada for their longtime volunteer efforts.

    The Bergs, who have been “Get-Away” parents at UWC for 15 years, also have volunteered for other organizations, including the Gallinas Watershed Council and Friend of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge.
     

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Feb. 9, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: FEWER STATEMENTS, MORE ANSWERS
    While we applaud the two recent town hall meetings where Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron and a number of city department heads discussed projects and challenges, the format for the Jan. 30 meeting may have been a wee-bit too speaker-heavy, as several heads of departments detailed nearly every aspect of their work.

  • Thoughts about those who shape our lives

    When you’ve lived a full life, you think back on those who helped shape you into who you are. Parents and spouses immediately come to mind for most folks, but people you meet along the way also make their mark on you.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

  • Civil war draws even: Cards upset Dons, shake up standings

    For seven minutes and 25 seconds — almost long enough to play Guns n’ Roses’ “Civil War” in its entirety — the West Las Vegas Dons went cold in the Meadow City’s own civil war on Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Whether it was knocking the ball off someone’s leg out of bounds or shooting it only to have the rim deflect the ball away or — most commonly — having a Robertson Cardinal disrupt or intercept, the Dons couldn’t get a point in that span.

  • Lady Cards handle West, stay unbeaten in district

    Robertson’s girls did not trail, going wire to wire in a 69-30 win at West Las Vegas on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The win kept the Lady Cardinals undefeated in District 2-4A with just two games left in the regular season. Coach Leroy Barela has his team 21-3 overall and 6-0 in district.

    West Las Vegas (15-8 overall, 2-3 district) can still catch Pojoaque Valley for the runner-up spot but will have to win its three remaining games to do so. On paper, the toughest of those games is a Feb. 14 date at Pojoaque (18-3, 4-1).