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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 21, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    FRIDAY
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Quadrangular, noon, Gillie Lopez Gym

    SATURDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    SUNDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    MONDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

  • A divisive chamber

    The Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce has become a divisive organization. And since its name, the Chamber of Commerce, is widely recognized as a contact point for people who live elsewhere but seek to do business in Las Vegas, we fear more harm than good comes from its standing in the community.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 21, 2011
  • Work of Art: Overwhelmed by ‘stuff’

    Like many people, we Trujillos have problems with “stuff.” Problems not as in “We can’t get enough stuff,” but as in, “We have simply too much stuff.”
    Let me explain:

    A trip to Samaritan House or Salvation Army is supposed to put our household on a diet: The intention is to take clean, usable stuff to either repository in order to 1) help someone else out, 2) help keep a few people employed and 2) help clear out our own place.

  • Mora official suspended

    The Mora Independent School District business manager accused of mishandling school funding has reached a settlement with the state Public Education Department that allows her to keep her administrative license.

    Under the settlement agreement, Agnes Padilla received a two-month suspension, though she actually only had to serve one full week of that suspension. Padilla is also being required to attend eight additional hours of training on school finance at her own expense.

  • Nice, not naughty
  • Highlands broke federal law

    New Mexico Highlands University failed to keep a crime log for about a year, a violation of federal law that could open the school up to a fine of up to $27,500.

    All colleges and universities that take part in the federal student aid program are subject to the law. The Clery Act, signed into law in 1990, is aimed at ensuring that students and others on campus have timely access to information that could impact their safety.

  • Storms help loosen drought’s grip

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Mother Nature has dumped more than two feet of snow in two weeks at some of New Mexico’s ski resorts. Schoolchildren have rejoiced at news of cancelled classes, and highway workers have had to pull a couple of all-nighters to keep the state’s major roads clear of snow and ice.

    And forecasters say there’s more winter moisture on the way.

    So what happened to that pesky drought that had New Mexico firmly in its grasp for the past year?

  • Supreme Court rules against governor

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Legislation aimed at shoring up New Mexico’s unemployment compensation fund was reinstated this Wednesday when the state Supreme Court invalidated a partial veto by Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The court said that the governor’s veto was unconstitutional because it removed one of the variables needed to calculate employer contributions beginning in January 2012. The result was “an unworkable piece of legislation,” the court said.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 19, 2011

    In 1911