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Today's News

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    HOLIDAY THANKS. We hope you didn’t forget to slow down yesterday and think about all the blessings in your life. And since today is Black Friday, when shoppers turn out in droves to spend, spend, spend, we hope our local merchants will have plenty to be thankful for, too. Bring on the holidays!

  • Dulcey Amargo: Tender mercis

    No, mercy, above, is not misspelled. Let me explain. I often “suffer” from language interference, and I love it. Having an extra language or two to rely on makes life more interesting.


    We often use the phrase, “It’s Greek to me,” but that’s not my complaint. It can be Greek, Latin or one of its kin, Spanish, French, or English. It’s all my cup of tea, to use a well-worn cliché.

  • Seniors distribute prayer shawls

    The Crochet Ole members of the Mora Senior Citizens Center  recently traveled to Vida Encantada in Las Vegas to visit the clients and staff.


    As they visited with the clients, they lovingly placed prayer shawls on their shoulders and gave them a hug and showed love and concern to the grateful folks. As they visited, they read the prayer attached to the shawls for each person.

  • Simple ways to keep healthy

    Sure enough, bring a bunch of my age group together and the talk gets around to healthcare. One of my farfetched theories is that one just feels better when one talks about it.


    Doc Gellenthien, my country doctor father, always had “the cure” for whatever came along, stashed away somewhere. Not all of these cures came out of a medicine bottle. In fact, many of them were a part of our everyday life. I assisted him a time or two when we had medical emergencies with our animals.

  • Simple ways to keep healthy

    Sure enough, bring a bunch of my age group together and the talk gets around to healthcare. One of my farfetched theories is that one just feels better when one talks about it.


    Doc Gellenthien, my country doctor father, always had “the cure” for whatever came along, stashed away somewhere. Not all of these cures came out of a medicine bottle. In fact, many of them were a part of our everyday life. I assisted him a time or two when we had medical emergencies with our animals.

  • Mentor of the Month: Following West’s music traditions

    West Las Vegas High School principal Gene Parson said three years ago, a new teacher named Jose Muñoz “came to us.”


    Parson said from the get-go, Muñoz showed a lot of maturity and a lot of drive. To go from a college graduate to a high school band director is something you don’t see often, and a reflection of his skills.”

  • Councilor needles city officials

    Some former Las Vegas mayors would envy the majority support Mayor Alfonso Ortiz gets from the City Council.


    For his administration’s initiatives, Ortiz has enjoyed the backing of council members Diane Moore and Andrew Feldman. Another council member, David Romero, has missed meetings for months as he recovers from a stroke.


    Then there’s Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron, who represents northwest Las Vegas’ Ward 1.


    She has been a thorn in the side of Ortiz, needling his administration with questions.

  • Utilities director to keep job

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia, who recently pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge, is apparently safe in his job.


    Earlier this month, Garcia, 45, entered a plea agreement in which he admitted to the fourth-degree felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


    But he wasn’t convicted. Rather, he received a conditional discharge. So if he follows the law for the next 18 months of his supervised probation, the charge will be dismissed.

  • Two arrested in gate dispute

    A dispute over a ranch gate has resulted in charges against two Mora County men.


    According to Magistrate Court documents, a man reported that he got into an altercation about whether to close the gate at the ranch.


    Roberto Campos, 62, was charged with aggravated battery, a third-degree felony, and Ernie Campos, 59, with aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony.

  • Going places

    Up to now, the longest trip Las Vegan Kianna Gallegos can recall in her 13 years has been to Albuquerque and back.


    So her recent selection to play on a U.S. team that will compete internationally in Germany in the summer of 2011 is an understandable source of excitement for the youngster.


    Gallegos, a pitcher, will play as part of America’s Team, a group of youth softball players on something of an ambassador’s mission.