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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 30, 2013

    Plein Air Paint Out
     Las Vegas Plein Air Paint Out will be Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sun, Oct. 6. Opening night, artist registration, slide show and lecture with NMHU Assistant Professor of Art, Ester O’Fearghail at El Zocalo Artist Coop. from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Cost is $25 per participant and $10 for students, but no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Duffy at 426-6688 or Amber at ambmaclean@mac.com.
     

  • Weather - Sept. 30, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind around 10 mph. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 47. West wind around 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a nigh near 79. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tuesday night clear with a low around 47.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 76. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 47.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:55 a.m. to 6:46 p.m.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 30, 2013
  • Showing Mercy - An important milestone

    There has been so much debate over gay marriage,  with many bringing up the Bible and other religious beliefs against it. For the record, I am a Christian, and I am in support of same-sex marriage.

    It is simple: Our country was built on the foundation of freedom. Brave men and women have fought and died to preserve our right to freedom, and many of them were gays and lesbians.

  • Invest in children

    A three-day series in last week’s Albuquerque Journal highlighted the growing sentiment that states need to invest in early childhood programs and even prenatal care in order to gain ground in student achievement.

    It’s an important topic and one we should all pay attention to, given that New Mexico has long struggled with getting students to succeed in the classroom. Indeed, the 2013 National Kids Count Data Book ranks New Mexico last in overall child well being.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 30, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • “5 for 5” Frida Kahlo/Dia de Los Muertos ATC Swap, all ATC’s must be mailed to Bambi Doe Blake byTuesday, Oct. 1 so they can be swapped and mailed for “El Dia De Los Muertos,” on Saturday, Nov. 2. For more information, email Blake at doee@desertgate.com.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Weekend Roundup - Lucero lights up the Jaguars

    Homecoming 2013 proved to be soothing for the Robertson football program.

    Following back-to-back losses to Class 2A and 3A state champions, the Cardinals reversed course with a 47-8 blowout of Capital on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Itching to get back on the field after being required to sit out the St. Mike’s game, Dominic Lucero delivered his most explosive effort yet.

  • Running with heart

    It has been a trying month for Leandro Garduño and the rest of his family.

    But Saturday was all right — a ray of sunshine amid the clouds.

    Garduño, a standout cross country runner at Memorial Middle School, lost his stepfather Felipe a couple of weeks ago to an extended battle with cancer.

    It was devastating news for him and sister Esperanza, a varsity runner at West Las Vegas. Esperanza didn’t compete in the Belen meet with her teammates so she could be with her family.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 30, 2013

    Monday
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLVMS

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Clovis, 3 p.m., Clovis
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Santa Rosa, 6 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos (A,B) at McCurdy, 5 p.m., Española

    Wednesday
    Cross country

  • State investigation launched

    A spokesperson for the state Public Education Department has confirmed that an ethics investigation into the Mora School District is under way.

    In August, former Mora school district employee Roger Gonzales notified the school board publicly of potential violations of state statues. He then hand-delivered a letter outlining the alleged violations to the state education department. The investigation appears to stem from the allegations contained in Gonzales’ letter.