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  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RHS grads

    Michael Abeyta

    Alyssa Abreu

    Ashly Aragon

    Christine Aragon

    Jared Aragon

    Kimberly Aragon

    Marcos Aragon

    James Archuleta

    Amber Armijo

    Bryce Baca

    Crystal Baca

    Larissa Baca

    Gregory Baker

    Leigh Barrera

    Eric Benavidez

    Heather Billie

    Savannah Borquez

    Bjorn Boydston

    Latishia Cano

    Kim Carrillo

    Dominick Chavez

    Garrett Chavez

    Sabastian Clayton

    Cheryl Conway

    Angelica Cordova

    Jose Crespin

    La Rae Crespin

    Darrel Cruz

    Alicia DeHerrera

  • WLVHS grads

    Lee Allingham

    Renee Alvino

    Estelle Arellanes

    Ramona Arellanes

    Ethan Arguello

    Marquita Arguello

    Justin Armijo

    Estellina Avila

    Michael Baca

    Nicholas Baca

    Briana Brito

    Wayne Campbell

    Angelo Carrillo

    Emily Casillas

    Ryan Chavarria

    Christopher Chavez

    Jennifer Chavez

    Jeffrey Clark

    Cassandra Coca

    Amber Cordova

    Arturo "Tudy" Crespin

    Jay Crespin

    Jessica Crespin

    Ruben Dimas

    Brandon Encinias

    Estevan Flores

    Raul Flores-Ramirez

  • Residents want compressed natural gas station back

    The city’s compressed natural gas station broke down a couple of weeks ago, and now residents are requesting the city find a way to get it back up and running.

    Residents say it’s important to have the station that provides a relatively cheap fuel, especially as gas prices are rising toward $4 a gallon. They also argued that it’s a much cleaner energy.