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Today's News

  • Fourth-ranked Lopers drop Cowboys in dual

    Facing the fourth-ranked wrestling team in the nation (NCAA Division II), the Highlands Cowboys took their lumps on Thursday evening in Kearney, Neb.

    No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney prevailed 41-9, with the Cowboys’ only wins at 197 and heavyweight. Luke McPeek pinned eighth-ranked Matt Farrell in 48 seconds, turning a reversal into a fall. Farrell led 4-1 when he took McPeek down with 2:18 left in the opening period. But McPeek reversed and got the Loper onto his back.

  • LETTERS: A comprehensive energy program

    Congress and the Administration are touting alternative energy sources to replace power production derived from foreign oil. They want to generate 10 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. energy needs from alternative sources.

    Most of the alternative energy would have to be generated from wind power systems.  If we assume 10 percent of the U.S. energy requirements consists of 100,000 megawatts, and each wind turbine produces approximately 2 to 3 megawatts, it will take about 40,000 wind turbines to produce the 100,000 megawatts.

  • No. 1 over No. 2, just barely

    A dream matchup between the top two Class 3A girls’ basketball teams lived up to its billing Wednesday night in Jacona.

    Top-ranked Pojoaque Valley (19-0, 3-0) clung to its perch in a 53-50 thriller against visiting West Las Vegas (13-6, 1-2).

    But Coach Jose Medina’s Lady Dons came closer than any team has this season to beating the Elkettes. Pojoaque had defeated every foe by 11 points or more prior to Wednesday night.

    The Elkettes are defending state champions under Lanse Carter.

  • City hires two to help with utilities

    Mayor Tony Marquez this week has appointed two people to help manager the city’s utilities department.

    This decision comes just days after he placed Utilities Director George Du Four on unpaid leave. The City Council is expected to vote next week whether to keep Du Four.

    Marquez has appointed Ken Garcia, who has 20 years in utility management, and Robert Tafoya, who has served as an engineering technical supervisor with the city before retiring after many years of service, according to a city press release.

  • Five vying for positions on East board

    Five candidates are competing for the Las Vegas City Schools board in Tuesday’s election.

    The candidates running for Position 1 are incumbent Philip Leger, Matt Martinez and Gabriel Lucero. Vying for Position 2 are incumbent Elaine Luna and Pamela Daves. Teresa Gray’s name is on the ballot for Position 2, but she said she is no longer running.

    The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on poll locations, call the county clerk’s office at 425-9331.

  • Local tour shows how to green your home

    People on the street are hurrying by, collars turned up against the chilly February wind.  But you’re basking in the sun in shorts and a tank top, the air freshened by green foliage.   How can this be?  Think greenhouse.  Think sunroom.  Think passive solar.

  • Girl called model student, citizen

    Christina Padilla is like a lot of children in Las Vegas — bright, happy and engaged. And she’s involved in plenty of activities.

    Don and Geri Padilla have two children, Aaron and Christina, and regularly encourage them in their activities, including their studies.

  • EDITORIAL: Keep process entirely open

    No company should get any special treatment when it comes to city business, especially when it involves a major housing project.

    Last week, the Las Vegas City Council’s agenda stated that the council would be asked to approve an agreement with Santa Fe-based Western Trails Inc. The proposed agreement would have meant the company would build 60 units of rental housing as part of a federal tax credit program. The units would be built on land along Mills Avenue, where the city demolished housing a couple of years ago.

  • Attorney warns mayor

    An attorney for local businessman Carlos Gallegos is warning Las Vegas Mayor Tony Marquez not to make any more “disparaging or defamatory” comments about his client.

    “Apparently your comments have been made in an effort to deflect attention from your own shortcomings during your petty political infighting with your City Council and administrators,” Albuquerque attorney Sam Bregman wrote in a letter to Marquez dated Wednesday.

  • Lopsided win for Robertson girls

    Eleven players got into the scorebook for host Robertson on Wednesday night as the Lady Cardinals coasted to a 59-20 win over Raton.

    It was the first District 2-3A victory for Robertson in three tries. Raton rremains winless in district play.

    Brooke Knezevich nearly matched the Lady Tigers’ point production by herself, tallying 17 to lead the Lady Cards.