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Today's News

  • Another Perspective — Obamacare benefits many

    By Joanne Sprenger

    The newest sport in the United States today seems to be Obama bashing. Our society has been divided into haves and have-nots. The most vocal are the haves (secure jobs with paid health insurance.) When are we going to hear from the have-nots? People with no jobs, or even part-time, low-skilled jobs which carry no paid insurance are not making headlines in our newspapers or on television.

  • On to the final!

    For the first time since 2007, the Robertson football team is in the state championship game.

    The Cardinals overcame a 10-0 deficit, then held on for a 21-16 road win Saturday at Taos in the Class 3A state semifinals. They will host Silver, a 41-28 victor over Ruidoso on the other half of the bracket, this coming Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium in Las Vegas.

    Robertson’s three playoff victories have all come on the road against higher seeds, and in each case the Cardinals avenged a regular-season defeat.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 2

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) at Roy, 5:30 p.m., Roy
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Wednesday
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas Middle School hosts WLV Jamboree (includes WLVMS, MMS, others), 3 p.m., WLV

    Thursday
    Basketball

  • Hoops: West teams off to promising start

    West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball will look to pump their record up to 3-0 — all at the expense of Santa Fe teams — on Tuesday when the Lady Dons play at Santa Fe Indian School.

    The Lady Dons opened their schedule by routing Capital 75-28 this past Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The team followed that by pulling off a 51-47 overtime thriller Friday at St. Michael’s.

    Notably, all three WLV girls’ teams won at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Santa Fe, the frosh 37-30, the junior varsity 44-42.

  • Ice forces plane landing

    Several cadets and officers from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs found themselves in a bind Saturday morning.

    The nine of them were flying to Tucson when they had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas due to ice build-up on the aircraft.

    Capt. Sarah Towler and Capt. Cody Brown were able to land the aircraft, “Ice Maiden,” on the snow-covered runway right before noon on Saturday. Along with them were seven members of Rings of Blue, the Academy’s performing parachuting team.

  • Senior profile - Cristino B. and Mary Lou Griego

    To say that Cris and Mary Lou (Nelson) Griego are dedicated to A cause is an understatement. It was a cause that began their relationship 44 years ago and they, singly and as a couple, have continued to dedicate themselves to various causes ­— societal, educational and personal, as in family.

    The couple chimed in to say, “What we’ve done, we’ve done out of love. Kids have been our life, from the day we had our first to the hundreds we inherited as educators.”

  • Balderas troubled over altered audit

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State Auditor Hector Balderas is questioning why a state agency provided his office with a behavioral health audit report that was altered to remove a conclusion that auditors found no “credible allegations of fraud” in a review of case files for more than a dozen providers under investigation for potential misconduct.
    Balderas obtained a subpoena last week from a district judge in Santa Fe to try to shed more light on the revisions made by the Human Services Department.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 29, 2013

    In 1963

    Wednesday, Nov. 27 — Inasmuch as a number of patrons of Carnegie Public Library are delinquent in returning borrowed books, it has become necessary to go beyond the usual postal card and letter reminders asking that books be returned. The City attorney has been consulted to the effect that the materials are city property and City police may aid in repossessing books and periodicals long overdue. Charges may be filed in district court and fines or jail terms may be imposed.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 29, 2013

    Speaker to discuss Guantanamo tonight

    Amnesty International group 463 will host Veterans for Peace activist Elliott Adams,  at 7 p.m. Nov 29 in the lobby of the El Fidel Hotel.  He will discuss “Guantanamo;  a necessary evil or a national disgrace.” All are welcome to this free exchange of ideas on an important national issue..

  • Weather - Nov. 29, 2013

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 54. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.