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Today's News

  • Resident fighting charge

    For more than a year, Las Vegas resident Lalo Sanchez has been fighting a charge of resisting and obstructing a police officer.

    He was found guilty in Municipal Court, but he appealed the matter to state District Court.

    Sanchez maintains that when police entered his property, he asked what they were doing. He said one of the officers “got nasty” with him, so he asked if the officer had a warrant.

    Sanchez said the officer replied by saying that he was under arrest for resisting and obstructing an officer.

  • LETTER:Thanks to Moore for her stands

    To councilor Diane Moore: Thank you for looking out for the interests of Las Vegas’ taxpayers.

    We are too easy. Taxpayers get hit by federal, state, county, city, etc., for the little money available in Las Vegas and its surroundings, and no one seems to care.

    I was glad to see you stand up for the taxpayer in denying yet another big hire. Perhaps the customer service manager hire can be rescinded, also. As you are aware, I argue that our elected council persons are our customer service manager, that is the reason they are elected.

  • Residents take sides on consolidation

    Former teacher Victor Cordova questioned why anyone would want to fix the two local school districts.

    “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” Cordova asked.

    “It is broken,” resident Olivia Lovato said.

    Those were two of the views at Tuesday’s forum on whether to consolidate the two school districts. More than 150 residents packed Kennedy Hall to talk about a topic that has often been considered politically toxic.

  • THUMBS: Our high country lowdown on the news

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    OPEN DISCUSSION. We’ve called it “the ‘c’ word” in the past because of the overall reluctance people have with discussing it, but now “consolidation” appears to be out of the bag. Some 150 Las Vegas and area citizens came out Tuesday night to openly talk about the pros and cons to unification of the school districts. The result was an agreement that a fact-finding committee should be formed to explore the issue more deeply.

  • Superintendents talk on subject of uniting districts

    When asked for their thoughts about consolidation of the two local school districts during a public forum Tuesday, Superintendents Jim Abreu and Rick Romero didn’t mince words.

    “I want to go on the record as saying I’m not for consolidation,” said Abreu, who leads West Las Vegas. “We have two fine school districts in this town, and there are some distinct reasons for that.”

    Abreu said the recent survey on consolidation conducted by a Highlands University class had some of its facts wrong.

  • LETTER: An accepting hometown

    I have always been proud of my hometown. When I read that a recent parade included a float that supported the gay community it confirmed what I already knew, that Las Vegas was a small town with a genuine warm friendly feeling that was accepting of all good people.  

  • EDITORIAL: Mayor is hurting self

    If Mayor Tony Marquez kept his promise on open government, he would make his life a lot easier. And he’d do the public a big favor.

    Here we go again: The mayor gets in his bunker, broods in secret and comes up with schemes to get back at his perceived enemies. Then he ends up embarrassing his administration. And then when the bad news gets out, he lashes out yet again. And around and around we go.

  • WORK OF ART: Words lose their meaning

    Words are meaningless. Well, some words. Let me explain: There actually were good old days when a handshake sealed a deal, when people who promised to pay actually came through, when people didn’t need to get into the “did not/did too” entanglement.

    Nowadays, too many words tend to be laden with sarcasm. The last time you heard someone say, “excuuuze me,” “sorrry” or “You’re so-oo much help” you probably weren’t seduced by notions of sincerity.

  • NM Sports Authority to visit Luna

    The New Mexico Sports Authority committee will be meeting at noon on Thursday, Aug. 27, at Luna Community College.

    “According to officials, it is the first time the prestigious committee meets at the college,” said Jesse Gallegos, a spokesman for Luna, in a news release.

    The New Mexico Sports Authority is an entity designed to recruit and retain all forms of professional and amateur sporting events to New Mexico.

  • County getting ready to start transport service for veterans

    San Miguel County is getting ready to launch its service to provide veterans transportation to medical appointments in Albuquerque.

    Officials hope to start it next month.  

    Last week, the County Commission approved policies for the service, which will be provided Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    The service will be offered through the county’s DWI prevention program. That’s because the program already has drivers for its Safe Ride service, which takes people home from bars.