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Today's News

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  • Putting Bond D to good use

    In addition to electing our next governor and other officials on Nov. 2, you will have the opportunity to vote on passage of various constitutional amendments and general obligation (GO) bonds that will have an important impact on our state as well.  


    If approved, Education Bond D will provide $155 million for capital improvements of higher education facilities across the state, including $12.1 million for New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College.  A list of all the projects may be found at www.educationinnewmexico.com.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Even the rich and famous can be human

    We’ve all met and known people we will never forget in our lives. And sometimes the people we met when just children stick with us in ways almost unprogrammable, as the psychologist would say.

    I have painted a word picture of Dr. Tice recently (the bedbug column), and he really made a dent in my life. This also goes for sweet brother Bill. Dr. Tice was a noted Chicago physician who published “Tice’s Practice of Medicine,” and he worked with my grandfather on medical research in the 1930s.

  • Mora County Notebook: Head Start trains parents

    The Head Start in Holman held its second annual training for parents on Oct. 12.


    The agency is working to empower the parents with knowledge to better care for their children. The program gives the parents knowledge and tools to care for their sick children at home when possible. They provided the parents with a book “What to Do When Your Child is Sick” by Gloria Mayer and Ann Kuklierus.

  • Housing project upsets some

    The renovation of public housing in north Las Vegas is upsetting some neighbors, who fear that their property values may drop as a result.
    Last week, a number of residents spoke about their concerns to the City Council, which acts as the housing board.
    The renovation project is at Legion Drive and Cholla Street, east of Seventh Street.
    “We were told the houses would be sold to people. We don’t want our appraisal prices going down. We have put a lot of work into our houses,” Yucca Street resident Tina Vigil said.

  • Small firm takes nursing home’s reins

    Harvey Pelovsky got some good news in his first days as a new co-owner of Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation.

    He said the state Health Department showed up to do an inspection for a week and found no serious deficiencies, just a few minor issues. He said that it was the first time in his three decades in the nursing home business that he has heard inspectors compliment staff the way they did.

  • Temporary replacement suggested

    Ward 4 City Councilman David Romero continues to improve after a stroke he suffered in August, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said last week.

    At last week’s City Council meeting, Councilman Andrew Feldman suggested that the council find a temporary replacement while Romero is recovering.

    But Ortiz and City Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron said the city charter wouldn’t allow for a temporary appointment to a council seat.
    Gurule-Giron said the council should demonstrate compassion toward Romero.

  • Mayor wants to move up trick-or-treating

    Because Halloween is falling on a Sunday this year, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz is encouraging a different schedule for trick-or-treating.


    On the request of Old Town merchants, the mayor is declaring Friday afternoon for trick-or-treating along Bridge Street and around Plaza Park.


    And to prevent trick- or-treating on Sunday night, he is urging parents to take their ghosts and goblins for trick-or-treat on Saturday evening instead.

  • Cops may live in public housing

    The city’s housing authority is looking to have police officers live in public housing.


    The officers would get reduced rent in exchange for living there, a program that the federal government allows, officials said.


    Robert Pacheco, the housing authority’s director, said he will present a plan for approval to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department.

  • Durango site for RMAC tourney

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., will host the 2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Championships Nov. 5-7, the league announced this  week.

    Fort Lewis’ Skyhawks lead the RMAC with a 9-1-1 conference record, followed by Regis (9-2) and New Mexico Highlands (7-2-2).

    The RMAC is in the second year of a pilot program in which the host of the conference championship in women’s soccer is named two to three weeks in advance.