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Today's News

  • Man walks in front of car, is killed

    Seth Grant, a patient from a boarding home on N.M. Highway 518 near Storrie Lake, was hit and killed by an oncoming car near Storrie lake Thursday morning, state police said.

    State police Lt. Craig Martin said an eyewitness to the collision saw Grant walk out in front of the car and the case is being treated as a suicide based on the witness' account.

    The vehicle that struck Grant was a Ford Mustang going south at near the speed limit. The vehicle sustained minor damage; the driver was emotionally distraught, Martin said.

  • Ex-players heading to trial

    SANTA FE — Five former Robertson High football players will stand trial on charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and conspiracy for their roles in alleged attacks during a preseason camp.

    The five young men, who were juniors at RHS before getting booted from school because of the camp scandal, are accused of holding several underclassmen against their will and sodomizing them with a broomstick. The alleged attacks took place Aug. 12 and 13 during a preseason “team-building” event at Western Life Camp in the Gallinas Canyon.

  • City delays decision on housing project

    A company apparently wanted a quick decision from the City Council to allow it to build affordable housing on city land.

    But city officials didn’t want to rush the process.

    The city based its decision largely on advice from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides much of the funding for the local housing authority.

    City officials had only a few days to look at a proposal from Santa Fe-based Western Trails Inc., whose managing partner is Frank Coppler.

  • LETTER: Thoughts about Montoya’s help

    Regarding your thumbs up last week: I agree — Less [sic] Montoya should be a great help.

    Perhaps, now we can find the money missing from the city’s safes. An outside source usually works better, as Les owes no allegiance to anyone at the city.

    I look forward to Les’ investigation into restoring citizens’ monies back into city coffers.

    Everyone in town should support Les’ efforts to find the culprits who took our hard-earned city revenues, and probably used those revenues for their own business interests.

    Emilio Aragon

  • LETTER: Let this be the last train wreck victim

    Regarding the Jan. 15 report, another killed by train, how long will it take until some authority gets [guts] to take the initiative, no matter what department is responsible, to eliminate this tragedy from ever occurring again? Step up to the plate.    

    There is no more time to waste trying to identify funding. Make it happen now.

    We buried another victim this week — let this be the last.

    Many friends and family members will be in immediate ability to help those authorities with any help and support they need, just call.

  • LETTER: Reyes' not along in rights violations

    In response to the Dec. 24 editorial column “Christmas In Jail” and in regard to the procedural pariah of “speedy trail,” I am appalled at the amazement.

  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs

    UP thumb ... PRESIDENT OBAMA. Not since Franklin Roosevelt replaced Herbert Hoover has this nation seen such a dramatic change in presidential leadership. The differences between George W. Bush and Barack Obama are tremendous — and the change comes not a moment too soon.

    From his executive order to close Guantanamo Bay to his economic stimulus package, Obama is an immediate breathe of fresh air. The nation is in for a tough year, and we’re glad he’s at the helm.

  • Maldonado era over at WLV

    Two and out.

    Mike Maldonado is out after two years as head coach of football and one of boys’ track and field at West Las Vegas High School.

    WLVS Superintendent Jim Abreu said he informed Maldonado on Wednesday of his decision “to go in a different direction” with both athletic programs. The football decision had been reached within the past several days, but this week the school district also opted to relieve Maldonado of the track responsibilities as well.

  • Program spreads anti-drinking message

    Residents and police officers are getting out the message about the laws against underage drinking.

    Last weekend, they placed stickers on multi-packs of alcoholic beverages as part of the MADD Sticker Shock event. The San Miguel County DWI program participated in the effort.

    The “Paul Storm” youth team also volunteered, including Edward Estrada, Elaine Estrada, Dyonne Estrada, Letticia Gutierrez, and Alexis DeVries.

    Law enforcement officers were also present, consisting of state police Officer Frank Chavez and sheriff’s Deputy William Cruz.

  • LETTER: Going in circles to fix wrong things

    I have read an editorial and another individual discuss problems with changes to Grand Avenue, Seventh Street traffic control, New Mexico Street traffic and the Interstate 25 corridor comments. I thought I was one of the few that have noticed what exists along I-25. If I was a tourist and traveling along that corridor, I may not have any interest in stopping in Las Vegas unless I needed gas. The Chamber of Commerce and the City Council should be shown a video of what you see on both sides of I-25 and that should be incorporated into a comprehensive plan about traffic control and tourism.