Today's News

  • Sticker shock

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center pool area has been offline since early May, when fierce winds ripped off a portion of the roof.

    Six months later, consultants hired by the city to look at the building are estimating that it will cost about $3.3 million to repair the roof and to take care of the other deficiencies discovered in the building.

    We’ll be the first to admit that the $3.3 million figure was shockingly high, and we wonder how the city is going to come up with that funding.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 19, 2014
  • Work of Art: Assembly line works well

    “Please! Don’t recite any recipes. I beg of you.” And with that surprisingly authoritarian tone, I explained that all I had done was compliment the chef over the meal my wife and I had been invited to.

    Any comment about the food during the meal often leads to a detailed recipetation of each step, as if we were taking notes.

  • La Plaza
  • Crespin, Gallegos lose

    “The Battle at Five Points” turned out to be bad news for a pair of Meadow City fighters.

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin and Shawn “The Educator” Gallegos both went down in defeat this past Saturday night in the pro boxing card held at South Valley Sports Complex in Albuquerque.

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  • Winter 2014-15 Sports Schedule

    Monday, Nov. 17
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    Tuesday, Nov. 18
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Valley
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Memorial (sixth grade), 4 p.m., TBA
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos Quad, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

    Wednesday, Nov. 19
    • NMHU women vs. West Texas A&M, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Friday, Nov. 21

  • Rec center fixes to cost $3.3M

    Consultants hired by the city to assess the structural integrity of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center after fierce winds ripped off a portion of the roof in May have determined that it’s going to cost more then $3 million to perform necessary repairs and upgrades.

    The swimming pool area of the recreation center has been closed ever since part of the roof in that area blew off the building.

    Recreation center director Loretta Abreu Martin briefed the City Council of the findings during Wednesday’s work session.

  • Wintery weather
  • County OKs time off for school meetings

    San Miguel County commissioners voted unanimously last week to grant paid administrative leave for their employees to attend parent-teacher conferences.

    Under the administrative regulation approved by the Commission, county employees who have three or more children will be granted up to four hours of paid administrative leave during the spring semester and another four hours of paid leave during the fall semester to attend parent-teacher conferences.

  • NM Democratic chair to step down

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The chairman of New Mexico’s Democratic Party, who led the party during its recent historic loss of the New Mexico House, won’t seek a second term.

    Sam Bregman announced in a recent email that he was taking full responsibility for losses among Democrats.

    Republicans gained control of the New Mexico House for the first time in six decades and Gov. Susana Martinez was re-elected by a wide margin.