Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - June 15, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Judge: Cops used excessive force
    ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge is maintaining his ruling that Albuquerque police used excessive force in the 2009 arrest of a drunken man who was subdued using stun guns, bean bag rounds and a police dog.

    The Albuquerque Journal reported that U.S. District Court Chief Judge Bruce D. Black has rejected the city's argument to alter his judgment against four police officers.

    Black overturned a jury's verdict in favor of the city in April.

  • Eighth Annual LCC Car Show Saturday

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College will be having its Eighth Annual Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the college.

    A $20 entry fee is required per vehicle. Entries will be received until the day of the event. The first 100 paid entries will receive a commemorative t-shirt and all entries will qualify for door prize drawings. Entries will be received until the day of the event.

  • Que Pasa - June 15, 2012

    • Fiera Cultura de Musica show, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Part 1 on Friday, June 15 and Part 2 on Saturday, June 16, the events are fundraisers for the Lorenzo Miguel Scholarship. Tickets: General admission: $5. Advance tickets for all events, 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.
    • A memorial celebration for Tibor K. Remenyik will be held from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. this Friday, June 15 at Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Eighth Street and National Ave. A reception will follow with directions given at that time.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - June 15, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! BACKED INTO A CORNER? At first, the four-day-per-week proposal at Las Vegas City Schools had nothing to do with saving money;  we were told the budget would be prepared with no significant savings anticipated by the move. But now that the district is facing a $1.2 million shortfall in next year’s budget, we’re told a four-day schedule is the best way to save money.

  • Editorial Cartoons - June 15, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here’

    On June 11, 1923, Judge David J. Leahy issued an arrest warrant for Carl Magee, ordering Sheriff Lorenzo Delgado to “take the body of Carl C. Magee and keep him safely so that you have his body forthwith before the District Court within and for San Miguel County.”

    Secundino Romero had set in motion the wheels of San Miguel County justice — his justice. Carl Magee’s Albuquerque newspaper would be silenced, and Magee himself punished. The stage was set in a town controlled by a family whose very name meant Las Vegas and San Miguel County.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - June 15, 2012

    The Holland (Mich.) Sentinel on the presidential campaign (June 10) — Americans won’t vote for president for almost five months, but we already seem to be in the thick of the presidential campaign. Attack ads denigrating Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are rolling out on television and the Web, fueled by hundreds of millions of dollars in “super PAC” money unleashed by the 2010 Citizens United decision. ...

  • A real lifesaver - Jazmine Harge— sports standout at RHS, NMHU — rescues youngster

    Analee Garcia will celebrate her second birthday Aug. 22, thanks to a New Mexico Highlands University student athlete who used CPR to save the baby’s life.

    Jazmine Harge, a 20-year-old volleyball middle hitter, was on lifeguard duty at the Las Vegas Abe Montoya Recreation Center on March 13 when the urgent summons came that someone in the pool’s viewing room needed CPR.

  • Durant: Killing ‘em softly

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Basketball Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Not many know much about the guy who dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals other than he’s pretty good.

    Kevin Durant is a mystery even to some of the players trying to beat him.

    “It’s one of those things where I respect his game, but I don’t know him, either. I know probably just as much as you guys know,” Miami’s Dwyane Wade said Wednesday, a day before the Heat were to try to crack the code in Game 2.

  • For Fabian - Saturday event memorializes coach

    Teaching was his vocation.

    Basketball was his love.

    Distance running was his passion.

    Fabian Trujillo made a career of coaching both hoops and cross country in addition to his day job as a classroom teacher, and in each of the three venues, he delighted in making an impact on young lives.

    On Saturday, he’ll have another chance to continue that work.