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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 12, 2012
  • Looking over the ‘cliff’

    Now that the 2012 elections are history, President Obama and lawmakers in Washington must turn their attention back to governing.

    Looming on the immediate horizon is the Budget Control Act of 2011, AKA the “fiscal cliff” the nation faces beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Editor's Note - Voting for president in 2016

    With the 2012 presidential election still fresh in our minds, I’d like to propose to the little piece of America that reads my column a different approach for voters four years from now.

    But let me set the stage first, with a little perspective:

    We just witnessed perhaps the most misleading presidential campaigns of modern times. By one estimate, more than a million campaign ads ran on television, nearly all in nine or 10 swing states, mostly containing innuendo and half-truths to advance the candidates’ mudslinging agendas.

  • Weekend Roundup - Chavez, C de Baca race to glory

    Alonzo Chavez made Mora sports history Saturday by capturing an individual state championship in boys’ cross country.

    Chavez, who helped the Rangers take fourth place in the Class 2A team standings, has also won two state titles in track and field as a distance runner.

    The state meet for all classifications was held Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.

  • Super ‘Bowl’ - Strong finish makes difference for Cardinals in East-West game

    One of the most competitive and start-to-finish entertaining Vegas Bowls in years played out on a chilly Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    With a 42-26 victory, the Robertson Cardinals and head coach Leroy Gonzalez wrapped up a District 2-3A championship season and solidified a seeding in the upcoming state playoffs. On the other side, West Las Vegas finished a tough season on an up note with arguably its best offensive effort under first-year head coach Robert Alarcon.

  • ‘Beastie Girls’ run ends in Final Four

    ALBUQUERQUE — Robertson girls’ soccer made its deepest postseason run in program history over the weekend, falling to No. 1 Hope Christian 3-0 in the Class 1A-3A state semifinals Friday at the APS Soccer Complex.

    One of the most prolific scoring squads in the state all season, the Lady Cardinals (19-3) were denied a goal against the hometown Huskies, whose defense was key to a 19-win season.

  • City meter project funded

    The city of Las Vegas has secured about $1.1 million in financing to upgrade existing water meters so that they no longer need to be read manually.

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia notified the City Council this week that about $825,000 of that funding will be a grant while the remaining $275,000 would be in the form of a zero-percent interest loan.

    The funding comes from the New Mexico Finance Authorities Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund.

  • War Stories - Garcia saved comrades in Korea

    Roberto Garcia is a hero. Garcia, 81, joined the U.S. Army on Jan. 12, 1949, and shortly thereafter found himself risking his own life for the safety of his comrades.

    “At that time you needed a job; there was nothing else to do so you joined the service,” Garcia said.  “We were a bunch of friends. We got together that day so we decided to join the service.”

    Garcia went to basic training in Fort Ord, Calif. His unit was shipped to Japan later that year.

  • Marijuana mailed to inmate

    The Region IV Narcotics Task Force made two marijuana-related arrests recently, one a woman who allegedly mailed pot to an inmate at the county jail and the second a New Mexico Highlands University student accused of selling the drug out of his dorm room.

  • Hispanics played key role in election

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    After years of flip-flopping between parties, New Mexico voters lined up solidly for a second time behind the Democratic Party in this week’s elections, a trend one analyst attributed to the state’s already large and fast-growing Hispanic population.