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Today's News

  • Letter: Customer aids another in crisis

    On August 14, we were serving our lunch crowd at Mary Ann’s Restaurant when one of our customers went into an epileptic seizure and fell to the floor. Michael Sedillo and his mother were having lunch when this occurred. Mr. Sedillo immediately rendured first responder aid. He kept our customer from choking or hurting himself during the seizure. Mr. Sedillo cared for our customer until the seizure had passed and he came around.

    The ambulance arrived 15 minutes after being called and examined the customer.

  • Authorities arrest marijuana grower

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force and the New Mexico National Guard Aviation Unit teamed up for marijuana eradication recently, conducting fly-over missions of San Miguel and Mora counties.

    Agents from the air located a grow site near Tecolote, a news release stated. Joe F. Griego was arrested by agents on the ground, the release said.

  • Luna charter school nixed by state

    After hearing opposition from area superintendents recently, the state Public Education Commission denied an application for the proposed Luna Charter Academy.  

    Luna was among eight proposed charter schools that did not pass muster during a meeting last week.The commission did approve seven charter schools that included four in Albuquerque and one each in Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Taos.

  • Charges dropped

    Charges have been dropped against school officials and coaches accused of not reporting a series of attacks at a football camp last year — and at least one victim’s parents, as well as the prosecutor who initially filed the charges, aren’t a bit happy about it.

  • Editorial: City ignores parts of law

    Eight years ago, the Las Vegas City Council passed a water conservation ordinance. As many residents know, part of that law calls for stages of conservation as water shortages worsen.

    Now the city is looking to revise it.

    But in so doing, local officials should be realistic. If they can’t follow through on the provisions of the ordinance, then those requirements shouldn’t be included in the first place.

  • As It Is: A tempting possibility

    In light of City Hall antics, it’s sometimes tempting to curtail the powers of the mayor and City Council.

    The Charter Commission, a panel appointed by the governing body, has made no bones about drafting a new city charter that seeks to keep the council and mayor under control. The panel is working to replace the 40-year-old city charter.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas Robertson High School FFA students who are competing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis would like to thank the Mora/San Miguel County Fair Association, and all of the many wonderful FFA supporters that attended that event and either bought raffle tickets from our students or bid on merchandise at our silent auction. As a result of your support, we were able to raise a substantial amount that will help us to travel to Indianapolis and represent Mora and San Miguel Counties, as well as Las Vegas Robertson and the State of New Mexico.

  • Woman, 89, loses home in fire

    A Las Vegas woman whose doors were open to all in need is now in need herself.

    Amalia Montaño, 89, of 1003 Commerce St., lost her home to an electrical fire early Monday. Her daughter and five of her grandchildren were living with her. All escaped injury, but they lost everything, including their home, furniture and clothing.

  • A full agenda

    Other matters that surfaced at Wednesday’s Las Vegas City Council meeting included:

    • Utilities Director Ken Garcia said that since the Stage II water restrictions were imposed Aug. 17, there has been about a 10 percent drop in demand and a slight increase in storage. He said as long as storage continues to increase, there will be no need to go the Stage III restrictions.

  • County commissioners wrestle with Tasers

    San Miguel County Sheriff Benjie Vigil told county commissioners at a meeting Tuesday that he wanted a yes or no vote immediately on standard operating procedures for using Tasers by his deputies.

    But board Chairman David Salazar said he and other board members wanted to table the issue until Vigil had a chance to present his case for Tasers “fully and completely.”