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Today's News

  • Mil Gracias letter

    A couple of weeks ago Saturday morning, while at our home, my mother first fell off our porch, then, after a lengthy six-hour stay at the emergency room at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, was discharged, only to return 45 minutes later to the hospital by ambulance because of an unexpected and unrelated incident to the fall which was, then, followed by a one week stay there.

  • Letter: No thanks to effluent usage

    Piping effluent water up to the city’s reservoirs — the answer to our water problems here in Las Vegas. Is this what it has come to? Are there no other solutions? We will resort to drinking our own waste! Well, Councilman Andrew Feldman and Mr. Glenn Yocum are more than welcome to partake from that glass, but as for me and mine, no thank you!

  • Letter: Redistribution efforts a success

    President Ronald Reagan, Presidents Bush and the Republican Party have done a magnificent job of redistributing the wealth. Their work is still bearing fruit.

    The poor continue to get poorer. The rich continue to get richer.

    Henry L. Lujan

    Las Vegas

     

  • Mil Gracias letter

    We at Samaritan House Inc. are proud to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of the 2010 grant award from The Catholic Foundation (Archdiocese of Santa Fe). A $5,000 award was received and will be used to assist with our Food Pantry Program.

    At the present time, we are servicing about 220 households during our monthly food distributions.

  • Mid-school LV Bowl is Oct. 21

    They meet every year, but this time the middle school football matchup between East and West is generating the type of buzz ordinarily reserved for the high school game.

    Memorial Middle School and West Las Vegas Middle School have both rolled to unblemished records, dominating opponents and fueling speculation that this year’s head-to-head meeting will be an instant classic and — ideally, as far as local fans are concerned — a glimpse of good times in the not-too-distant future for the Cardinals and Dons varsity programs.

  • Vatos take care of business

    Homecoming weekend was sweet to the Highlands rubgy club as well.

    The Vatos improved their 2010-11 season record to 5-1 with impressive 44-7 “A” side and 26-14 “B” side wins over a tough Western State College Rugby Club this past Saturday at Perkins Stadium.  

  • Mil Gracias letter

    On Labor Day weekend I attended my class reunion from Immaculate Conception High School.

    I would like to thank those few who were able to attend, for the good time, short as it was. Especial gracias for organizers Artie and Irene Geoffrion, Myles Sweeney  and Mariano Pino. Also a special friend, Leland Abreu, and my companion, Frances Lucero.

    Gracias also to your own Art Trujillo for showing me, from an album, one of my sports stories what I wrote for the school paper.

  • Meeting on wind turbines canceled

    The San Miguel County Commission was planning to discuss its proposed wind turbine ordinance Tuesday.

    But the meeting was canceled because some of the commissioners couldn’t attend.

    The  commission will now discuss the issue during its regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in its chambers in the old County Courthouse.

    Specifically, the commission had planned to address the idea of having buffer zones around the Pecos and Gallinas river valleys to keep out wind turbines and other industrial development.

  • 2 charged with taking from HELP

    Two area residents are accused of taking money from a nonprofit program and one of its clients.  

    Monica Lopez, 37, of Sapello and Antonio Padilla, 33, 711 Legion Drive, were charged this week with taking $3,000 from HELP-New Mexico, a group that helps the disadvantaged and has an office in Las Vegas.

    Lopez is a former caseworker for HELP but reportedly resigned when her supervisor started investigating the missing money. Padilla, son of County Commissioner-elect Arthur Padilla, is a lieutenant at the county’s detention center.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs DOWN for ... ONE LESS CHOICE. Travis Regensberg was planning to offer voters another choice for District 70 state representative, but because of some confusion at the secretary of state’s office, his name won’t be on the ballot.

    That’s one less candidate on the Nov. 2 ballot and, unfortunately, one less choice for voters. But on the upside, voters still have a choice, as Democratic incumbent Richard Vigil faces Republican challenger Mel Root for the state House position.