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Today's News

  • Board addresses appeal process

    The Las Vegas City Schools board met for an emergency meeting Friday to take action on the form of review for appeals from students placed on long-term suspensions for allegedly taking part in violent hazing at a Robertson High School football camp.

    Superintendent Rick Romero told the board that three of the four students were appealing their suspensions. The students are suspected of sodomizing other players with broomsticks.

    Two other suspects still have time to appeal.

  • UNM law students seek applicants

    The University of New Mexico School of Law’s Mexican-American Law Student Association is looking to increase applicants from Highlands University.

    Julia Mares, wife of former Las Vegas Police Chief Albert Mares, is a second-year law student and former Highlands student.

    “Highlands has so many bright and talented individuals, and I think the UNM School of Law needs to tap into that,” Mares said.

  • Ex-officials may sue city

    Four former city of Las Vegas officials have put the city on notice that they may sue over their ousters in June.

    The ex-officials — Housing Director Chris Barela, Finance Director Ann Marie Gallegos, Recreation Director Mark Loera and City Clerk CherylAnn Yara — filed their notice with the city Sept. 10.

    They were among six officials dismissed in late June. The action happened in the first months of Tony Marquez’s reign as mayor.

  • The Concert of the Birds

    The Concert of the Birds is an annual musical festival that benefits The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge. The Concert of the Birds has been going on for four years and is hosted by The Friends of the Las Vegas National Wild Life Refuge. Janice Arrott is the organizer.

    “We try and have local Northern New Mexico musicians.” Arrott said. For the past four years there have been a variety of musicians. This year, Los Tropicales is playing.

  • Seeking past scholars

    The Viles Scholarship Foundation Inc., who awards scholarships to graduating seniors from Las Vegas Robertson, West Las Vegas, Wagon Mound, Pecos and Mora High Schools, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary (1958-2008) on Oct. 24, during New Mexico Highlands University’s Homecoming.

  • Lawyer: Mora has say-so over drilling

    Mora County has the say-so over oil and gas drilling on the thousands of acres of state trust lands within its boundaries, an environmental attorney says.

    In a recent letter, Bruce Frederick, an attorney with the Santa Fe-based New Mexico Environmental Law Center, contends that the county’s development guidance system can be used to regulate energy development. He sent his opinion to Drilling Mora County, which is fighting proposed oil and gas drilling.

  • Life in the Tecolote Pueblo, AD 1200

    The National Park Service and Fort Union National Monument announces its’ monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation. The program will be held at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas, Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

  • 102-year-old keeps track of events

    Most people couldn’t keep up with Rosita Gallegos, a woman who is always on the go.

    When she’s not spending time with her family, she is busy with all kinds of activities, including her favorite pastime, which is reading.

    “I love to read and pray. I’m busy, busy, busy,” Gallegos said.

    And indeed she is. The 102-year-old keeps her mind sharp and remembers everything, including the names of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  • The Cabeza de Vaca Gallery

    It was the early 13th century, in the Sierra Morena mountains north of Seville. The Spanish were rebelling against centuries-old occupation by the Moors.

    The Spanish soldiers were at a standstill, the Moors controlling all the passes leading to their stronghold, but a shepherd named Martin Alhaja turned the tide — he told the Spanish soldiers of a secret passage, and marked the entrance with the skull of a cow.

  • Our problems are our solutions

    One of the truisms of permaculture is that problems can be solutions. We tend to view problems in a vacuum, but this is often the result of a limited perspective, and of our failure to ask big enough questions. It is a good discipline, in gardening and in all endeavors, to look at what we believe is a problem, and ask ourselves whether there is some other problem to which the problem before us is a solution.