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Today's News

  • RHS school locked down

    Robertson High School was on lockdown for 15 minutes before the end of the school day.

    It was the first lockdown at Robertson in at least two years, officials said.

    Police said they received a report that two people were in a scuffle at a Robertson High School parking lot and that one broke the other's window.

    Someone heard that noise and thought it was a gunshot, so that person called the school. Principal Eddie King then ordered all students into the building and put the campus on lockdown.

  • College late in seeking money

    Luna Community College missed out on the chance of getting a more than $100,000 grant because it was late in asking for the money.

    By 35 minutes.

    For the last year, the college has handled a $110,000 grant for a program seeking to curb alcohol and tobacco use.

    Recently, the college created a thick packet seeking the same amount of funds for the next year.

    But Elaine Luna, Luna’s interim development director, didn’t turn in the grant until 5:35 p.m. March 22 in Santa Fe. The deadline was 5 p.m. that day.

  • Turner excels in elite meet

    Pecos’ Yeshemabet Turner added to her long list of athletic accolades on Monday, cracking the top three in the elite Marilyn Sepulveda Classic.

    The meet is an annual, invitation-only affair reserved for the top high school track and field competitors across the state, regardless of school size. Much like the Joe Vivian Classic in wrestling, it combines many of the state’s top athletes for a “best of the best” competition. Great Friends of UNM Track — also site of the state finals — hosts the meet.

  • Senior Profile: Ex-governor embodies 'Arms, Man'

    The title above is no accidental allusion to Vergil’s “Aeneid,” often billed as history’s greatest Latin epic. The poet, who lived from 70 to 19 BC, says, in the original Latin, “Arma virumque cano,” or “I sing of arms and the man.”

    So what does this have to do with former New Mexico Gov. David Francis Cargo?  Perhaps if Vergil were writing today, the hero would be named David Cargo, or “Lonesome Dave.”

  • Vatos' home finale Saturday

    Fans will be treated to a full afternoon of rugby Saturday as the NMHU Vatos (6-4) conclude their home schedule at Perkins Stadium.

    The rugby begins at 2:30 with three youth games with six teams from Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Española. Beginning at 4:30 the Vatos play round robin games with Clovis/Cannon AFB and national finalist Albuquerque. A social dinner will conclude the activities. Everyone is invited.

  • Letter: Grateful for a city like Las Vegas

    My mother is Pat Harris and was talking to you about writing a letter thanking your city. She was thanking your city for the safe return of her grandson Nicholas Gage Kolb which is my son. (The letter ran May 22, 2009.)

    He made a stupid decision and ran away from home. We live in Louisiana. I am currently having the typical teenage problems out of him and I decided to put the article in his baby book for if he ever grows up he can have. I just found the article dated May 2009. This is the first time I had seen it. I just wanted to thank you again.

  • Cowboys riding high in region

    For the first time, New Mexico Highlands University’s baseball team is No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Central Region.

    The NCAA’s assistant coordinator for championships, Kerstin Hunter, made it official Wednesday with the release of the rankings.

    Highlands is 29-6 overall, with a 26-6 record within the Central Region. The Cowboys also are 19-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and play at league opponent Colorado Christian this Friday and Saturday in Lakewood, Colo.

  • Police say man shot alleged sex offender

    A man is accused of shooting another man who is charged with raping a girl, state police said.

    Both men live in Gonzales Ranch, which is west of Villanueva.

    Around 8 p.m. April 3, state police responded to a shooting in Gonzales Ranch, in which the victim, a 21-year-old man, was taken to Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    The alleged shooter, an 18-year-old man, apparently shot the 21-year-old man, his brother, in retaliation for the 21-year-old’s allegedly raping a girl.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs DOWN to ... STILL NO REASON GIVEN. An agenda item to reconsider the termination of Jim Abreu’s contract as superintendent of the West Las Vegas School District was defeated this week before it even came up. Board member David Romero moved for its removal from the agenda and, just like last month’s action to dismiss him, no real reasons were given.

    Still, the public is left in the dark.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    I would like to thank my children and grandchildren for the wonderful surprise retirement party given on March 20. I would also like to thank all who attended, family, friends and co-workers, for making it so memorable. I would like to thank Florian Castillo and his band for the great music.

    Thanks to my children: Kathy, Valorie, Toni, Juan and Raelene and to my grandchildren, Aaron, Daniel, Angelica, Jordan, Antonio and in loving memory of Chantal Angela Maestas.

    Priscilla Larson

    Las Vegas