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Today's News

  • Work of Art: An 88-year-old’s recollections

    By Art Trujillo

    In past columns I’ve devoted much lineage to the way things used to be, to my childhood and the dogged determination of hundreds of boys who worked six days a week to earn a few bucks selling Optics.

  • District hoops tourneys this week

    The Mora Rangers have played themselves into a week off from basketball.

    Riding the 8-0 unbeaten streak in the District 2-2A schedule, second-year head coach Hank Laumbach and company coasted to a No. 1 seed in this week’s district tournament. The Rangers (24-2 and ranked third in the state), who got 30 points from Tim Romero and 17 from Tyler Martinez in the regular-season finale vs. Peñasco, will host the final on Saturday night at Montoya Gym.

    Meanwhile, Robertson boys and girls also await whoever emerges from the fray this week.

  • Strong start
  • Commentary: Bobby the Bullet a back for the ages

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    Bobby Santiago, known as “The Bullet” during his glorious football career, must be regarded as one of the best running backs the state of New Mexico has ever produced.

  • Transfer rule changes March 1

    The days of a Dons athlete suddenly becoming a Cardinal or vice versa are about to become a thing of the past.

    Thanks to a new New Mexico Activities Association rule, student-athletes who transfer from one school district to another will now have to sit out 180 school days before participating in varsity athletic programs at the new school.

    The rule change goes into effect Tuesday, March 1.

  • Allsup’s planning 5th store

    Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc. got the preliminary approval it sought Thursday to proceed with plans to build a fifth convenience store in Las Vegas.

    If all goes as planned, the store will replace the now-boarded-up Chevron station at Seventh Street and Grand Avenue — but it will also take out the old Voda building to the north.

    Allsup’s will use most of that triangular block between Grand, Seventh and Lincoln Avenue to construct what Allsup’s calls one of its modern designs.

  • Health-care club

    Of course, nobody wants a health-care professional who is going to faint at the sight of blood, especially if it’s your blood. TBut it’s not likely, because a fainter isn’t likely to make it through the medical training.

    Robertson High School’s Dream Makers health career club is one of those programs that introduce kids to the medical profession — so they can find out early on if the medical profession is for them.    

  • St. Vincent’s hit hard by LV jury

    From AP and Staff Reports

    A Las Vegas jury found that Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe failed to adequately treat a former Raton resident during his 2006 stay at the hospital, and awarded his estate more than $10.3 million in damages.

    Alfred Gonzales had suffered bedsores after hip surgery because of improper treatment. He later died of unrelated causes at age 57.

    The jury awarded $595,000 for compensatory damages and $9.75 million for punitive damages.

  • After 2 years, woman cleared of battery, child abuse charges

    A Las Vegas woman accused of hitting a child two years ago in a fight with the girl’s mother was found not guilty by a jury last month.

    Renee Maestas, 36, was acquitted of two counts of battery and one count of child abuse on Jan. 25. The charges stemmed from a 2009 fight at the Dollar General store, in which Maestas and the 9-year-old girl’s mother exchanged blows.

    David Silva, attorney for Maestas, said the acquittal effectively ends a two-year “house arrest” for Maestas.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 21. 2011

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES