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Today's News

  • N.M. sheriffs questioning panel's powers

    San Miguel County Sheriff Benjie Vigil has fellow sheriffs in his corner in the effort to convince the County Commission to approve the sheriff’s use of Tasers.

    Vigil told county commissioners during a public forum on the electroshock weapon that he was down to four deputies plus himself. He said Tasers would be a good tool to help his understaffed department.  

    Commission Chairman David Salazar said a decision on the use of Tasers by the Sheriff’s Department may be made at Wednesday’s commission meeting.

  • Top-rated Tigers stingy vs. Cards

    Ranked atop the Class 3A football polls much of this season, the Raton Tigers are getting used to being front-runners.

    They still had a bit of trouble from visiting Robertson on Friday night, as the Cardinals stayed within striking range until late in the game. A late touchdown for Raton made the final margin 26-8.

    Raton QB Dustin Walton was a force all game, and his 3-yard TD pass with 7:47 left in the second quarter put an end to a long scoring drought by both sides.

  • Elks look legit, top Dons

    So is that Pojoaque football team legit?

    After Friday, the West Las Vegas Dons might be inclined to say yes.

    The Elks ran their record to 6-1 with a 28-18 decision against the Dons at Perkins Stadium in the District 2-3A opener for both schools.

    It continues a brilliant start for Pojoaque, which had been an also-ran in the district’s football race for years.

    But it was a closer game than the final score indicated, and with 10 minutes left, the Dons trailed by a mere three points.

  • Unmasked

    Handmade masks by Paul D. Henry Elementary students hang on the walls outside Patricia Mendoza’s classroom after being displayed at the New Mexico State Fair. Ribbons from contest sponsor KRQE television station are alongside each mask.

    “Last year, my third-graders prepared papier-mache masks as part of a special project. They worked with local artist Faith Gelvin on the history of masks in world cultures, as part of their bilingual education and social studies lessons,” Mendoza said.

  • LETTER: Looking for other West '81 graduates

    I am a West Las Vegas High School graduate class of ‘81. I currently find myself serving my 27th year in the U.S. Navy in Kuwait. I am asking for your help in contacting my classmates for our upcoming class reunion in 2011. We are trying to get everyone on Facebook so that we can get the ball rolling. I live in Denver, Colo., but won’t be back until May 2010. If plans don’t change. My e-mail is cleofas1893-@hotmail.com.

    Thank you for your help.

     Larry C. Herrera

    (aka Pacheco)

    Tecolote

  • Number of business licenses about same

    The national recession doesn’t appear to be affecting the number of businesses in Las Vegas.

    According to the city, 1,077 business licenses were issued this year, five more than last year.

    “We average over 1,000 licenses each year. That’s been pretty constant for years,”  said Elmer Martinez, the city’s community development director.

    This year, 937 businesses renewed their licenses and 140 businesses applied for new licenses, the city reported. The previous year, 945 renewed and 127 new licenses were issued.

  • Luna offers acting classes

    “Every man and woman is star,”—Aleister Crowley

     

    An intense eight week acting course is being offered this fall, from Oct. 13 through Dec. 4. The course will provide basic training in the skills necessary to act in theatre and in film. The course will be performance based and will include training in voice, movement, characterization, and script analysis.

  • Cousins charged in holdups

    Two cousins were arrested Wednesday morning after two Allsup’s stores on Grand Avenue were held up.

    Richard Griego, 23, of Ribera and Jimmy Griego, 29, of Villanueva were charged with two counts each of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and tampering with evidence.

    Police said they robbed the Allsup’s at Grand Avenue and Alamo Street at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the Allsup’s at Grand and University Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

  • EDITORIAL: Fairness lacking

    When it comes to fairness and consistency, the city missed the mark in its recent handling of how to allocate lodgers tax proceeds.

    In July, the council approved a request to give $15,000 to Albuquerque company Fresquez Productions to promote a boxing fight featuring Holly Holm in Las Vegas. The firm’s owner, Lenny Fresquez, didn’t have to show up to answer any questions.

  • Possible drilling enrages some

    The Santa Fe Opera is revisiting its decision to lease nearly 27,000 acres of shared mineral rights to drill for oil and gas in the Las Vegas Basin.

    The move comes after an outcry by environmentalists, activists and others in the area.

    Charles MacKay, director of the Santa Fe Opera, said he had signed the lease without first examining all of the implications.