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Today's News

  • Time to move on solar tax breaks

    As this year draws to a close, those who want to take advantage of federal and state tax credits for the installation of a solar energy system on their 2009 tax returns need to act soon.

  • As It Is: Pleading no contest

    A few weeks ago, I mentioned in this column that I had received a ticket for driving 27 mph in a 15-mph zone on National Avenue at Highlands University. And I wrote that it was true: I had been exceeding the speed limit.

    When the officer presented me with the citation, he had me sign on the spot where I would go to Municipal Court. I’m used to just admitting my guilt and choosing the option in which I pay a fine.

  • NMHU's Graham All-RMAC in track

    The Thanksgiving holiday may be over, but New Mexico Highlands University can be grateful for one more thing this season — the fact that Angella Graham is suiting up on its women’s track and field team one more season.

    Graham was named to the preseason All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team in women’s indoor track and field, the league announced this past Wednesday.

  • Outside shooting works for WLV

    Former Las Vegan Henry Gettler seemed to enjoy his return to the Meadow City over the holiday weekend, taking time to swap pleasantries with old friends.

    But Gettler’s homecoming — as head coach of the Newcomb boys’ basketball team — coincided with a tough defeat for his Skyhawks at the hands of the West Las Vegas Dons. WLV and coach Morgan Montaño debuted with a 64-39 victory Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Welcoming winter and heating with wood

    It’s winter again, cold, and there’s snow on the ground.

    But I LIKE snow on the ground. 

    Every time we get snow on the ground, it is a prime opportunity to go outside and do some basic observation.

  • Official: East is overstaffed

    The Las Vegas City Schools is significantly overstaffed, a top official says.

    Superintendent Rick Romero said staffing is directly influenced by enrollment and program changes. Looking back to 2003, the superintendent said the district has lost a little over 130 students.

  • Crespin to fight on Holly Holm card

    For the second time in five months, Las Vegas boxer Amanda Crespin will fight in one of the featured bouts on the undercard of a Holly Holm pro boxing headliner.

    Holm is scheduled to face Melissa Hernandez in “Bad Blood,” a Lenny Fresquez promotion Dec. 4 at Isleta Casino in Albuquerque.

    Crespin, a 126-pounder, will be making her second appearance as a professional, with Jessica Sanchez (1-1-1) her announced opponent.

    Tickets are available via Tickets.com and through the Isleta box office.

  • Editorial: Yep, we're still divided

    Yep. We’re still a divided community. And perhaps that’s the way we prefer it.    Recently, Las Vegas’ two school districts were criticized by the Legislative Finance Committee for spending too little of money in the classroom. On the West side in particular, the committee’s audit report pointed to numbers showing that nearly half the district’s money goes into administrative functions. Likewise, the committee found plenty to criticize on the East side about, too.

  • City, union sign off on contract

    The Las Vegas City Council last week approved an agreement with the city’s biggest union that means pay raises for members.

    City and union officials wouldn’t reveal how much more the union’s members would make, saying they would issue a joint press release.

    On Wednesday night, the council unanimously voted for the agreement  with the city’s chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

    A day earlier, a majority of the union’s membership voted for the agreement.

  • Armijo’s 29 lift Cowgirls past OPSU

    Jessica Armijo provided half of her team’s scoring offense Tuesday night, lighting up the board for 29 points and lifting New Mexico Highlands to a 58-49 win at Oklahoma Panhandle State in Goodwell, Okla.

    The Cowgirls are 2-0 as they prepare to visit University of the Southwest this Saturday in Hobbs.