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Today's News

  • Editorial: Legitimate concerns

    Matt Martinez, president of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, is plenty mad at City Councilman Andrew Feldman.

    A month ago, the councilor raised some legitimate questions and criticism when city staffers requested the council approve the chamber’s annual contract.

    Martinez wasn’t there to answer them, but he directed his fire at Feldman at last week’s council meeting. When he referred to Feldman, City Attorney Dave Romero stopped him, saying he didn’t want Martinez to mention specific names of personnel, including Feldman.

  • Work of Art: Take two iambs, then call me

    What’s happening to our language? English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into South-East Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria. In human time, it hasn’t been around that long,  but yet ... but yet ...

    Let me explain:

  • City eyes privatizing trash service

    For the first time in recent memory, the Las Vegas City Council heard a pitch for privatizing its solid waste service.

    The privatization idea has long been a political hot potato, even though the city has hired a private ambulance service for years.

    Last week, representatives of Houston-based Waste Management Inc. touted the efficiencies of a large national corporation.

  • Highlands women's soccer growing

    Growth has been the operative word in describing the recent path of New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer program.

    Growth in fan interest? Uh huh. Crowds have been increasingly robust at Perkins Stadium in support of the Cowgirls, particularly in comparison with the friends-and-family-only turnout of the program’s early years.

    Growth in a chronological sense? It’s been a decade and a half since Highlands added the sport, making Cowgirl soccer a teenager.

  • Senior Profile: Treasures in our midst

    Beatrice Maestas-Sandoval and George Ulibarri are master artists in their own right — judging from the array of artifacts tastefully arranged in George’s home and from the works in progress in the adjacent workshop area the two share.

    Beatrice remarks that some of her work is on display at her brother Jose Maestas’ business on Sixth Street.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    On behalf of our bowling team “The Silver Bullets,” we would like to gratitude and appreciation to Community First Bank and the Bank of Las Vegas, and especially Greg Levenson, BLV president, for supporting and sponsoring our team (in 2010 tournament play).

    There are no words which can express the gratitude and appreciation we feel for helping our team make these events possible. From the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you!

    Martha J. Lopez, Lorraine Archibeque, Lillian Trujillo and Theresa Roybal

    Las Vegas

  • Mil Gracias letter

    I wish to thank the following people for helping me host a pre-registration reception for the 1960 graduates of Las Vegas Robertson High School reunion and in memory of our friend Theresa Garcia, a Immaculate Conception School cheerleader who passed away on August 13, 2004.

  • Three West schools make standard; only one at East does

    Three schools in the West Las Vegas school district have met a nationally-imposed standard, while only one in the Las Vegas City Schools jurisdiction did.

    On the west side Rio Gallinas Charter School and Union and Valley elementary schools made the federal standard of adequate yearly progress. Rio Gallinas and Union also passed the year before.

    East’s Paul D. Henry Elementary also met the standard for the second year in a row.

  • City official criticizes Fiesta Council, calls it unprofessional

    City Councilwoman Diane Moore is calling for the city to take over Fiestas de Las Vegas, saying the group that runs the annual event is plagued with problems.

    At last week’s City Council meeting, Moore told her colleagues that she felt the current Fiesta Council had been unprofessional. She requested that the city bring Fiesta Council leaders to the next council meeting to discuss the group’s finances.

  • Runners fare well in Raton

    “North to Alaska! Go north; the rush is on.”

    — Johnny Horton

    Four Las Vegas-area runners did pretty well when they headed north to Raton recently. Three locals will take the show a bit farther north — up to the land country music legend Johnny Horton once crooned about — in the days ahead.

    Joseph Montaño, Leroy Chavez, Tony Gallegos and Howard Dunbar all competed in Raton’s recent St  Patrick’s-St. Joseph Catholic Church Fiesta run.