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  • Noticias - Oct. 2, 2016

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    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 2, 2016


    10 am. to 8:30 p.m.
    The Meadow City Music Fest will take place in the Plaza Park area. The several day event started on Wednesday and lasts through Sunday. Sunday’s events include a Hermit’s Peak Hike, a Gallinas Canyon Bike Ride, the Las Vegas Arts Studio Tour, and a McAllister Lake Nature Walk. All events are free. For more information, visit www.meadowcitymusicfest.com.


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  • Let’s focus on the budget

    State lawmakers convened in Santa Fe on Friday to figure out how to deal with a massive budget shortfall that has leaders of state and local government agencies throughout the state worried.

  • Another Perspective: State money? Who needs it!

    By Bob Wessely

    The New Mexico’s Water Trust Board awarded Las Vegas a highly competitive $4 million grant/loan (90 percent grant, 10 percent loan) for Phase I of the Raw Water Conveyance System improvement project. The State Engineer approved the permit.

    These City successes would allow the City to capture some of the very low river flows, as well as the very high flows. The high flow enables capture during storm events or to mitigate flooding.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 2, 2016
  • Straight from the City: Reservoir improvements

    Slated improvements to the Bradner and Peterson reservoirs will not increase our water storage capacity, but will greatly improve our water storage capability.

    That may sound like a contradiction, but it’s really just a reflection of a dilemma inherent in capturing river water.

    The problem with large rain events and spring runoff is that the high volume of water rushing into the Gallinas carries a lot of dirt and debris with it, so much that the water is not immediately usable. So when the water flow is at its best, the water quality is at its worst.

  • Just a Thought: Be present for the life you live

    By Rick Kraft

    Are you present in the life you live? Or are you somewhere else? Are you living in the past? The future? Are you showing up for life? Life has no dress rehearsal. Life is here now and then it is gone.

    Sometimes I think we miss out on life because it moves too quick. We are chasing something we can never really catch. We let anticipation of tomorrow keep us from accomplishing what we need to today. We worry about something that may happen on the road ahead. It robs us of today.

  • Editorial Roundup - Oct. 2, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press
    The Arizona Republic on endorsing Hillary Clinton for president (Sept. 27):

    Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles.
    This year is different.
    The 2016 Republican candidate is not conservative and he is not qualified.

  • Lady Dons on rise

    Her team had just won its third consecutive match — a five-set thriller at Bernalillo’s fabled Spartan Alley — but West Las Vegas head volleyball coach Elizabeth Ulibarri wasn’t in a celebratory mood.

    “It’s a win,” she said, “but we knew we should’ve played better.”

    It’s a sign of progress not only of team development but of expectations in Lady Dons country. West’s winning streak has the team at 4-5 following an 0-3 start.

  • Cards get defensive

    Bolstering the defense with a formation change has thus far produced dividends for the Robertson boys’ soccer team.

    The Cardinals won their first two games since coach Bryan Trujillo made the switch to a 4-3-3, adding a midfielder to the mix. They locked down Pojoaque Valley 4-0 on Tuesday, then shut out Questa 6-0 on Thursday, both at RHS Field.

    The Cards (4-6-2 overall) were to visit Bernalillo on Saturday.