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Today's News

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... A CIVIL CAMPAIGN. This year’s municipal election campaign has been the most civil in years. No potshots. No last-minute charges. No malicious gossip. So far — and we hope it stays that way.

    The candidates for Las Vegas mayor and City Council deserve credit for keeping this election season above-board.

  • Letter: Mora County must protect its treasures

    I’ve been talking to some people who are very concerned about oil drilling in Mora County.

    I’ll say that I have to agree with one citizen who feels that drilling for oil is just a pretense for getting at our water supply. These big corporations usually print a pretty picture and promise revenues for the county.

    I urge all the citizens not to be taken in with offers of money. We call know that our water and our land are our biggest treasures, because we share the water and land as brothers.

    Let’s unite as brothers and protect our treasures.

  • Cowboy wrestlers place in regional

    What is it they say about the head that wears the crown?

    No. 1-ranked NMHU 125-pounder Seth Wright lost a 6-3 decision to No. 2 seed Arsenia Barksdale of Adams State in the championship match of Saturday’s NCAA Super Regional and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestling meet.

  • ONLINE UPDATE: Student: Coach wanted secret sex

    By the account of a former Robertson High School student, ex-teacher Jay Quintana told her to keep their sexual relationship a secret, so she did.

    For years.

    The alleged victim testified in Magistrate Court on Wednesday, describing her four years of having sex with Quintana, who was her golf coach and chemistry teacher. The district fired him last year.

  • Mora teams will host district finals

    The Mora Rangerettes trounced the Pecos Lady Panthers 89-51 this past Wednesday night on the Pecos court to win the honor of hosting the championship game of the  district tournament next week.

    Mora coach David Salcido said the Pecos victory was the best the Rangerettes had played all season.

    The Rangerettes, 18-8 overall, generated plenty of offense — 20 points by the end of the first quarter, 32 in the second period, 17 in the third quarter and 20 in the fourth.

  • ONLINE UPDATE: Ex-RHS teacher headed to trial

    The former Robertson teacher accused of having sex repeatedly with a female student is headed for trial.

    At the end of a three-day preliminary hearing Thursday, a magistrate judge found probable cause to send the case to state District Court.

    The student, now 21 and attending college, testified that Quintana told her to keep the four-year sexual relationship a secret. She alleged the two had sex in a number of places, including several rooms at the high school, her house, his house and the Pendaries golf course.

  • City, others lose state money

    Local agencies are poised to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars for various projects as the state seeks to balance its budget.

    Both houses of the state Legislature, with the support of all area lawmakers, backed a bill to take away money for projects in which legislative funding hadn’t been spent.

    The governor has yet to sign the bill.

  • Letter: Road closing part of a land grab

    Your recent article about the closing of the road in El Pueblo has misrepresented the conflict currently under way. As a property owner near Daniel Garcia, I may have a more intimate understanding than your previous sources.

  • Voters to decide on city charter

    Local politicos have differences over whether the voters should pass a proposed new city charter, which is essentially the city’s constitution.

    To be sure, the races for mayor and City Council are getting their share of attention this year. But voters’ most consequential decision in next Tuesday’s election will likely be on the proposed new city charter.

    The 35-page document would replace the one that has been in existence for four decades.

  • Price of city land in dispute

    A local businessman has agreed to pay the city $22,800 for land in the industrial park. That’s the appraised value.

    But at least one city councilman doesn’t think Ray Herrera of Ray’s Auto Sales should pay that much for the property.

    Councilman Cruz Roybal said at last week’s council meeting that he had driven by the land in the Dee Bibb Industrial Park and that Herrera would have to do much work to make the property useful.