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Today's News

  • Three West schools make standard; only one at East does

    Three schools in the West Las Vegas school district have met a nationally-imposed standard, while only one in the Las Vegas City Schools jurisdiction did.

    On the west side Rio Gallinas Charter School and Union and Valley elementary schools made the federal standard of adequate yearly progress. Rio Gallinas and Union also passed the year before.

    East’s Paul D. Henry Elementary also met the standard for the second year in a row.

  • City official criticizes Fiesta Council, calls it unprofessional

    City Councilwoman Diane Moore is calling for the city to take over Fiestas de Las Vegas, saying the group that runs the annual event is plagued with problems.

    At last week’s City Council meeting, Moore told her colleagues that she felt the current Fiesta Council had been unprofessional. She requested that the city bring Fiesta Council leaders to the next council meeting to discuss the group’s finances.

  • Runners fare well in Raton

    “North to Alaska! Go north; the rush is on.”

    — Johnny Horton

    Four Las Vegas-area runners did pretty well when they headed north to Raton recently. Three locals will take the show a bit farther north — up to the land country music legend Johnny Horton once crooned about — in the days ahead.

    Joseph Montaño, Leroy Chavez, Tony Gallegos and Howard Dunbar all competed in Raton’s recent St  Patrick’s-St. Joseph Catholic Church Fiesta run.

  • City league softball at end

    Through the beginning of the week, it was all chalk in the City of Las Vegas’ women’s softball tournament.

    Top seed AVRH Scrubs and No. 2 Night Owl-Bud Light had both won their early games to reach a semifinal showdown with one another.

    Victory Home Health opened the tourney on Aug. 18 with a 6-0 shutout of the Rowdy Rascals. The same evening, Night Owl squeaked past Bases Loaded 12-11.

    On the following night, Bases Loaded eliminated the Rascals 6-0, saddling the Rowdy ones with a fifth-place finish for the tournament.

  • Cards young but prolific on offensive end

    If they can recover from the loss of the entire starting defensive backfield, the Robertson Cardinals look to make a good run at the state boys’ soccer tournament come November.

    The Cardinals’ offense certainly looks strong. Forward Henry Robertson, the second-leading scorer in the state in 2009, is back. So is another major scoring threat, Keen Martinez.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    As a citizen of Las Vegas and a sports enthusiast, I would like to thank New Mexico Highlands University, Luna Community College, the East and West school districts, and the sponsors and the people who worked to make the 10th annual All-Star games a success.

  • Week's success credited to marketing

    This year’s Heritage Week festivities drew many more people than usual, a success attributed to an effective marketing campaign, a businesswoman told the City Council last week.

    Nancy Colalillo, owner of Tome on the Range Books, said her store was one of 20 organizations that worked to showcase the history and culture of Las Vegas during Heritage Week.

    The groups provided 35 events and activities from Aug. 7 to Aug. 15, with the Places With a Past Tour anchoring the first weekend and the People’s Faire anchoring the second.

  • Official: City hiked rates improperly

    A 2008 increase to trash rates never went before the City Council, which is a violation of a city ordinance, a top official said last week.

    During the recent debate over whether to increase garbage rates by 43 percent, Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron said a 10 percent increase in late 2008 hadn’t gone before the council. Gurule-Giron, who wasn’t on the council at the time, said residents had been overcharged since then.

  • Romero still in hospital

    City Councilman Dave Romero is still in the hospital, where he is reportedly recovering from a stroke.

    He apparently suffered the stroke two weeks ago and was sent to an Albuquerque hospital.

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz told the council last week that he had visited Romero.

    “He recognized me. He shook my hand, but he didn’t verbalize anything. I hear he’s doing better on a daily basis,” the mayor said. “I hope things go well for him.”

  • RHS girls look for big finishers

    “I think we might turn the corner this season with our ability to score,” said Robertson girls’ soccer coach Ray Parks.

    In recent campaigns, following through and finishing on scoring chances has been an Achilles’ heel for the Lady Cardinals, but Parks is optimistic that change is coming.