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Today's News

  • Dons’ rally falls short at Pojoaque

    West Las Vegas chopped Pojoaque’s 20-point lead down to a few possessions’ difference Monday night, but the rally came too late and the host Elks won 57-45 at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    The meeting of former district enemies pumped Pojoaque’s record to 9-6 while dropping West to 4-9.

    “Too many empty possessions and turnovers,” said WLV coach Morgan Montaño. “We played a hard fourth (quarter), but they held the ball and we couldn’t finish.”

  • New HU coach takes to the air

    Promising changes and progress, newly hired New Mexico Highlands football coach Eric Young introduced himself to the community Monday evening via KMDZ radio’s weekly sports talk show.

    “Turning around a team in a year is not that big a deal to me,” said Young, who said the seven years he spent in the junior college ranks has helped him become accustomed to relatively rapid building projects. “What’s more exciting to me is being able to build over three or four years.”

  • Caring for the animals

    Paul McCartney reportedly said, “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” If that’s the case, we as a community have plenty of room for improvement. It’s not uncommon to see stray dogs and cats wandering our streets, often abandoned or dumped by their owners, or seeing dogs living their lives bound to a chain while their owners ignore all but their most basic needs of food and water.

    But, overall, we are a compassionate community, and we know we can do better than that.

  • Work of Art: Sweatin’ to the newbies

    By Art Trujillo

    It’s around this time of the year when people’s visits to doctors increase. And doctors often say such an increase is expected around the holidays. We overeat.

    ‘Twas the season to gormandize on turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, yams and the full spectrum of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s edibles.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 12, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. This week’s theme is Toy Story’s Woody with a craft stick door hanger as this week’s project. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • New chief named at Highlands

    A former head of the Las Vegas Police Department has been named chief of Highlands University’s police and security department.
     

    Donato Sena, 61, brings 40 years of law enforcement experience to his new position.
     

    Sena, a Las Vegas native, started his career with Las Vegas as a
    patrol officer in 1971, rising through the ranks to commander of
    criminal investigations before being appointed police chief in 1983.

    He served as chief until his retirement from the PD in 1991.
     

  • City’s museum sports rich, varied history

    Las Vegas has lost some of its historic landmarks — the Duncan Opera House, Springer Hall, Castle Junior High and others — but the story of the original Las Vegas is intact in all its glory in photographs and artifacts at the Rough Rider Museum.  

    Those who want to see who passed through town in 1857, get to know a cowboy ghost, find out the real story behind Storrie lake, or learn what happened when the railroad arrived, have a remarkable museum staff available to assist visitors and researchers in accessing resource materials.

  • Proposal could cut employees’ take-home pay

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Educators and state workers would see a drop in take-home pay next year under a budget-balancing proposal by a legislative committee that would require public employees to contribute more to their pensions while the state cuts its share by $50 million.

  • Police seek to understand gunman’s motivation

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remained heavily sedated and in critical condition Sunday as investigators sought to understand what motivated a gunman to carry out an assassination attempt on the Democratic lawmaker in a rampage that killed six people.

    University Medical Center spokeswoman Darci Slaten told The Associated Press that Giffords underwent a two-hour surgery Saturday and has not been conscious since the shooting. She said more information will be released at a news conference in which one of the doctors who operated on Giffords plans to speak.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 10, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES