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Today's News

  • Friends host annual meeting

    The third annual raffle drawing for the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum took place on Feb. 24 at the Museum. The drawing was held in conjunction with the Friends’ public Annual Meeting.  

    Margaret Vazquez-Geffroy and Patrick Alarid, were re-elected to the Friends Board and the past year’s Friends and Museum activities were reported.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 21, 2011
  • Process to a decision

    Last week, after about two years of haggling over the issue, the San Miguel County Commission voted to approve a wind energy ordinance that includes the highly controversial decision to establish a half-mile setback for wind turbines. That means that these massive turbines can be constructed within a half mile, but no closer, to residential and other properties.

  • Publisher's Note: Why the population drop?

    We’re in God’s country. Beautiful land, good people, rich in culture and diversity, with a live-and-let-live approach to getting along.

    So why are more people leaving than coming in?

    Recently released U.S. Census data show that Las Vegas and San Miguel County had a net loss of people last decade. The city lost 812 and the county 733. Las Vegas lost 5.6 percent of its population while San Miguel County took a 2.5 percent hit.

  • Hoops all-star teams named

    As expected, given the successes of the past season, the Meadow City dominated All-District 2-3A basketball honors for 2010-11.

    All-district lineups were announced late last week and include 13 local hoopsters — six boys and seven girls.

  • Looking ahead

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española, 4 p.m., Española

    Golf
    • Robertson hosts RHS Invite, 10 a..m., Gene Torres Golf Course

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park

    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), 1 p.m., Cowgirl Field
    • Robertson at Española, 3 p.m., Española

  • FYI

    In conjunction with Gary Shaw and Mirabal Boxing,Crespin’s Boxing Promotions and Santa Ana Star Casino are holding a professional boxing event on Saturday, April 2, at the Santa Ana Star Casino. Eight fights, featuring Archie Ray Marquez, Arturo Crespin and Amanda Crespin, as well as Michael Coca Gallegos and others, are scheduled. Doors open at 6 p.m.; first bell is at 7. Tickets are $12.50, $22.50, $32.50, $42.50 and $52.50 and available from Carlos Crespin, 429-4068, and via the casino box office and Web site.

  • Weekend Roundup

    Justin Kaid’s two-run double in the top of the 10th inning  lifted NMHU baseball to victory in an 18-17 thriller against Colorado Christian Saturday in Lakewood, Colo.

    With an 11-2 win Friday and a 6-5 nod in Saturday’s game one, the Cowboys took a 3-0 series lead and improved to 11-8 overall and 6-5 in league.

    In Friday’s game one, Trent Evins (2-3) held the Cougars to two runs on four hits with five strikeouts in eight innings. A.J. Alexander hit 3 of 5, scored thrice and had two RBI.

  • Four accused Quintana in ‘06

    Years before Robertson High School officials were put on notice that Jay Quintana allegedly had a long-term sexual relationship with one of his students, they received complaints from three other female students that he had touched them inappropriately and a complaint from another that he had made a sexually suggestive remark to her in class.

  • Spring Fever