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Today's News

  • District gets books year later

    With the school year about half over, the Las Vegas City Schools has finally received teacher workbooks the district ordered more than a year ago.


    School districts generally order textbooks in the spring for the upcoming school year.


    During a recent meeting of the school board, teachers’ representatives were complaining that teachers were having to share books because the district received only a partial shipment of language arts workbooks for kindergarten through eighth grade. Board member Patrick Romero wanted to know why.

  • Lt. Gov.: Cut unnecessary rules

    One audience member walked out of Lt. Gov.-elect John Sanchez’s town hall meeting Monday because she said she thought it was about supporting small businesses.

  • Official seeks less distance for turbines

    A county task force has proposed a three-mile required distance between homes and wind farms.


    But County Commissioner Nicolas Leger said Monday that is too far. He said he would push for a shorter distance but that he hadn’t determined what it would be.


    It was the first indication among the county commissioners about shortening the proposed setback. They have been mum on the issue during public hearings as residents have debated the distance.

  • 2 hurt in DWI crash, police say

    Two people were found hurt after a suspected DWI crash in Mora County near Rociada.


    According to court records, a state police officer showed up to the site of a crash around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26 on N.M. Highway 105. A white Chrysler was found on its roof.


    State police reported that an 11-year-old boy was on the ground near the car and was in serve pain, complaining that his legs were hurting. The driver, Ramon Martinez, 18, of Rociada was on the ground near the driver’s side door, police said. He said his back was hurting.

  • Fire destroys restaurant in Mora

    Mora residents woke up Sunday morning with a cloud of smoke over them as Hatcha’s Restaurant burned. The eatery was destroyed.


    A passerby noticed smoke coming from the back of the restaurant as he drove by and stopped at the Allsup’s convenience store to report it.


    Mora Fire Chief Dennis Romero said he got the call about the fire shortly before 5 a.m. He said his department was there within 15 minutes.  

  • Rodriguez makes all-region soccer team

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer season ended nearly a month ago, but the honors keep rolling in for Cowgirl standout Julissa Rodriguez.


    Rodriguez, a junior forward from Washington state, was named to the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America-Performance Subaru Women’s NCAA Division II All-Central Region First Team. This is the first time a Cowgirl has earned the honor, which was announced late last week.

  • Manzano takes RMAC honor

    In his short time on the New Mexico Highlands University campus, Thomas Manzano has made his presence known.
    After the first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games of his career Manzano has been named the RMAC-Baden Player of the Week. Manzano earned the honor after his high-scoring play and tenacious defense over the Cowboys’ RMAC-opening weekend in Las Vegas.

  • Silver gloves
  • Sick of bad behavior

    What we’re about to write may rub some people the wrong way. They may say we’re being judgmental. But we believe it’s time someone said it.


    As the Las Vegas City Schools board grapples with the question of whom to hire as its next district superintendent, now that Richard Romero has stepped aside amid cloudy conditions, we hope morality will be considered. Yes, morality.

  • How did we survive childhood?

    By Art Trujillo

    Martha Johnsen’s morning program on local radio often has quite interesting topics. One morning she discussed childhood games of the past. She invited KFUN listeners to phone in to provide input on what used to occupy them in their youth.


    Johnsen re-called that girls used to play jacks, boys marbles. People called in with accounts of having played Red Rover, Tag, Hide-and-Seek, Hopscotch (without Scotch), and Jump Rope.