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Today's News

  • ‘Dream’ year for Daniel

    Daniel Martinez the wrestler finished his exhilarating 2010-11 season without a loss.
    Daniel Martinez the person wasn’t quite so fortunate.

    The Robertson High senior and his family lost Daniel’s grandfather, Luciano Martinez, midway through the wrestling season. The death cast a somber tone to Daniel’s quest to become only the third five-time state champion in New Mexico history.

    It also helped inspire it.

  • Driver in fatal crash released

    The Wagon Mound man convicted of killing his five passengers in a 2004 drunken driving crash was released from prison this week.

    Mario Trujillo was sentenced to 36 years in prison in 2006 after he was convicted of four counts of vehicular homicide, one count of child abuse resulting in death, one count of driving while intoxicated and other charges.

  • School Breakfast and Lunch Menu - Wagon Mound

    School Breakfast and Lunch Menu - Wagon Mound
    October 2014

    Wednesday - 1st
    B: Breakfast combos, cold cereal, grapes, fruit juice
    L: Chichen nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, bread, mixed vegetables, salad bar

  • Golden Arches makeover

    If you're prone to hankerings for Big Macs, you might want to head to your local McDonald’s and get your fix while you still can.

    Owners of the busy fast- food restaurant on Seventh Street are preparing to close the store for about four months for a rebuild project. Andres Zamora, who along with his wife, Vickie, owns the Las Vegas McDonald’s, said they hope to get the project started this month.

    Zamora said Friday that the exact date that construction will begin is still unknown.

  • A ‘heartbreaking’ plight

    Iris ver der Heijden and Shail Hehta spent part of their spring break last month in the unforgiving Sonoran Desert experiencing what Mexican residents go through as they try to cross into the U.S. for a chance at a better life.

    The two were part of a group from United World College-USA that visited the U.S.-Mexico border. Among the things they saw were migrants who had been caught and were chained and shackled.

  • Budget cuts for schools could double

    Public school officials across New Mexico were breathing a sigh of relief last month thinking they had dodged a bullet when state lawmakers opted to keep the budget cut aimed at public education to 1.5 percent.

  • Gov. pushing for teacher evaluations

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez said Friday she will push ahead with plans to develop a system for evaluating and rewarding New Mexico’s public school teachers based on student achievement and other key factors.

    The initiative, part of the Republican governor’s agenda for reforming the state’s education system, was passed overwhelmingly by the Senate during the legislative session but failed to get approval from the House.

  • Looking Back

    In 1968

    Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Official confirmation of the proposed Hanna Addition site for a 150-unit low-rental housing addition in northeast Las Vegas has come from the East Las Vegas Housing Authority. Bob Sandoval, Housing Authority chairman, said the sales contract is expected to be signed soon with Bill Hanna for 13.8 acres of land northeast of Gibson’s Discount Center east of Seventh Street.

  • Looking Ahead

    Grand opening of resource room on Friday

    El Valle Community Center in Villanueva is hosting a grand opening of the Frank V. Gallegos Sr. Resource Room from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday. More than 20 providers will be available with information about their services, and a lot of fun events are scheduled. For more information or to volunteer call 575-421-0808.

  • Weather

    Monday
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming calm. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 45.

    Wednesday