Local News

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 22, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Texarkana Gazette on the business of education (Nov. 17):

    No doubt you’ve seen the ads on TV or in print.

    Smiling students, professional instructors, promises of better jobs, better earnings, better lives.
    For-profit colleges. Education as a business.

    Maybe you’ve even taken the bait and enrolled. Perhaps you’ve taken out a loan or used government grants or military education benefits.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu Nov. 22. 2015

    Senior Lunch Menu

    The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Center provides coffee and milk daily.

    Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced cucumbers, wheat roll with margarine, peaches and strawberries with topping

    Hamburger Stroganoff, egg noodles, broccoli, carrot raisin salad, and a banana

    Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, bread with margarine, and applesauce


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  • Photo exhibit tells stories of life as a Navajo

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the photography exhibition “Crossing Between Worlds: Life, Land, and the Culture of Canyon de Chelly.”

    The exhibition of Charles Winters’ photographs continues through Dec. 11 in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave., with an artist and curator reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday.

  • West board: No raise for Parson

    A recent West Las Vegas board vote may be an indication of a rocky relationship between Superintendent Gene Parson and the board.

    During a meeting late last week, the board split on giving Parson a 1 percent raise for this school year, with board Chairman David Romero breaking the tie by voting against the raise. Board members Patrick Marquez and Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez opposed the raise while board secretary Christine Ludi and vice-chair Marvin Martinez were both in favor of the raise.

  • Jail Log Nov. 20, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 9 and Nov. 17:
     Norman DeHerrera, 52, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    David Garcia-Jaehnke, 19, probation violation: positive UA (meth)
    Nakia Crespin, 28, shoplifting. burglary of a motor vehicle, bench warrant, LV Municipal/SM Magistrate
    Richard Martinez, 46, false imprisonment, assault, disorderly conduct
    Louis Reed, 52, failure to appear, bench warrant, Sandoval County

  • Science Day
  • Council OK's annexation of 479 acres

    The city of Las Vegas is about to get a little bigger.

    The City Council voted last week to annex 479.8 acres north of the city limits. The area that is about to be incorporated into city boundaries is contiguous to the city between Airport Road and Interstate 25.

    The area includes the Cunico property and the Zamora Arena.

  • Counties to seek more jail funding

    San Miguel County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to adopt a resolution supporting the state Association of Counties legislative priorities, which include an increase in the state funding jails receive for housing inmates.

    The legislative session kicks off in January. It will be a 30 day session, which means that lawmakers will focus primarily on budget items in addition to any special issues Gov. Susana Martinez wants to be addressed.