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Today's News

  • Local veteran leaders talk energy and security in Las Vegas

    Veterans say oil dependence funds terror, climate change destabilizes nations

     

    Veterans urge elected officials to tackle deadly consequences of climate change through emission regulations

     

    This Tuesday, top retired military leaders and local veterans will hold a roundtable discussion with New Mexico citizens highlighting the connection between climate change, oil dependence, and national security.

     

  • Letter: Needing help with procedure

    I need help from the community. For the last 10 years, I have been dealing with several health issues. In 1998, I was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease. By August 2001, I was on dialysis. That same year, I enrolled at Highlands University to obtain my bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing. In those years while working on my degree, I was faced with several hospitalization and medical procedures that involved, at times, a week or more in the hospital. In May 2003, I graduated with my bachelor’s and started working on my master’s degree.

  • Letter: Tired of negative campaigning

    Is it just me?

    I am so tired of these political ads on TV.  The candidates should be informing us of their good points, not their opponent's bad points.

     They also should know. Every time you throw a little dirt, you lose a little ground!

    Ronni Roberts

    Las Vegas

  • Work of Art: It's me? Or It's I?

    Remember a few weeks ago when some of us spotted an unusual expression in Parade Magazine? The cover story, about a female football coach identified the woman as “one of the only” such coaches. The issue was whether “one of” can ever be an “only.”

  • PNM to talk about proposed rate hike

    PNM plans to talk about its proposed rate increase with local customers.

    The discussion will take place 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Sala de Madrid Room, 801 University Ave., on the Highlands University campus.

    “Nobody likes a rate increase, and we hate asking for one. It is important for our customers to understand what is at stake for them,” said Ron Darnell, PNM vice president of regulatory affairs.

    A PNM presentation will cover what the rate increase pays for, why the company is asking for an increase now and how an increase could affect customer bills.

  • Sartans air it out, quiet Cards

    St. Pius X senior Ian Maloney gained more than 200 receiving yards and caught three touchdown passes as the Sartans blasted visiting Robertson 33-6 Saturday at Albuquerque’s Milne Stadium.

    Billed as a clash between two probable state playoff teams in Class 4A (10th-ranked Pius) and 3A (fourth-rated RHS), the game mainly revealed the Sartans’ offensive balance.

  • Editorial: A new approach

    The city’s code enforcement division is seeing new energy these days. And that’s good for our community.

    A few months ago, the division moved from the Community Development Department to the Police Department. The new code officers are Rodney Perea and Jacob Herron; another officer is set to join the team.

  • Cowgirls, Lopers battle to deadlock

    One hundred and ten minutes of soccer wasn’t enough to determine a victor as New Mexico Highlands (6-4-2, 4-2-2) and Nebraska-Kearney battled to a 1-1 stalemate Sunday afternoon in Kearney.

    The host Lopers (6-5-1, 4-2-1) drew first blood on Sara Downey’s rebound shot off the left post 40:06 in.

    The Cowgirls quickly replied; Ashley Kramer assisted Julissa Rodriguez 10 yards away from the net merely 41 seconds later. That was Rodriguez’s fourth goal of the season and her first in several matches after a hot start.

  • Chamber spends more with KFUN

    The local chamber of commerce is spending less of its city funds with its leader’s radio stations than with his local rival.

    Matt Martinez, the president of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, is also the manager of KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL.

    In recent months, City Councilman Andrew Feldman has questioned whether the chamber should be investing any city money into advertising with Martinez’s stations as long as Martinez stays as president. Feldman has called such an arrangement a conflict of interest.

  • As It Is: Good news in West Las Vegas

    Taxpayers in the Las Vegas City Schools district are in for a 30 percent property tax increase when the county treasurer sends out the bills next month.

    But on the west side of the river, residents are actually seeing a big cut. Last year, the property tax bill for my New Mexico Avenue house came in at $784. This year, $686 — a 14 percent drop.

    Hallelujah!

    That’s all thanks to the bond schedule in the West Las Vegas district. Whatever the case, I can’t stop humming the Dons’ fight song.