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Today's News

  • A salute

    Newly named in honor of the late local sportscaster, the Bernie Allingham Pressbox was formally introduced to the public during Robertson’s homecoming ceremonies this past Friday at Cardinal Stadium. Las Vegas City Schools board members recognized the Allingham family, including Bernie’s widow, Helen; his children and grandchildren. Bernie Allingham worked for more than 30 years as a play-by-play sports announcer at Las Vegas’ KFUN-KLVF, broadcasting hundreds of football and basketball games involving local teams.

  • It's a person's purrogative

    Readers of this column may recall treatises on single words and short phrases. Over the years, I’ve tackled individual words like “so” and its myriad meanings; “myriad,” “like,” “ya know” and “sorry.” More recently, there was a bilingual plunge into the words “tú” and “usted.”

  • HU focuses on suicide prevention

    During a ceremony last week at Highlands University’s Central Park to commemorate Suicide Prevention Day, President Jim Fries told the crowd it is critical that people be sensitive to the potential for suicide — particularly among younger people.

    “It’s tragic. The most important thing any of us have is life itself,” Fries said. “It’s too doggone short the way it is.”

    Fries said we all encounter problems, challenges and difficulties with relationships, in our personal lives and in the workplace.

  • Hutchinson races to first in Taos

    Kaitlyn Hutchinson is used to being near the front of the pack.

    On Saturday, she found herself all by her lonesome.

    The Robertson senior finished in a time of 21 minutes, 32 seconds, to win the girls’ varsity race of the Taos Invitational cross country meet held at Kit Carson Park and Taos Pueblo.

    Hutchinson outkicked her closest competitor, Española’s Gabrielle Fresquez, by 26 seconds at the finish line.

  • Turnout strong for recycling

    More than 50 people packed into a classroom on the Highlands University Campus to talk about bringing a viable and vibrant recycling program to Las Vegas and surrounding communities.

    The Las Vegas Recycling Taskforce and the New Mexico Recycling Coalition gave a presentation on “Hub and Spoke” recycling as a model to create regional recycling processing centers with larger communities, such as Las Vegas. The Meadow City would serve as a hub for smaller communities, or spokes, to take their recyclables to.

  • Cut from the top

    We’re not infatuated with tax increases, but we feel compelled to consider the future based on today’s realities. And one of the realities the next governor will face is a serious shortage of money.

    There are a lot of reasons to be concerned about this — especially in a city like Las Vegas where state-supported jobs are prevalent — not the least of which is school funding. A little sidestep last summer illustrates the looming severity of the situation.

  • Educational materials given away

    Educators, parents and children worked on Monday and Tuesday to distribute hundreds of boxes of new math, science and literacy materials to nonprofits, educators, homeschoolers and afterschool programs — as part of a collaboration between the Literacy Council and United World College USA.

  • Four more charged with drunken driving

    There's one thing that Jeffrey W. Senseman, Blue Freedom, Barry Gray and Alfredo Waldo have in common. All have been charged locally with driving under the influence.

    All four were charged by New Mexico State Police officers. Three of the four were jailed at the San Miguel County Detention Center immediately following their arrest.

    Senseman, 48, of 6311 County Road 102, Guffey, Colo., is facing a DUI charge — his third offense — and driving with an open container. Both charges were listed as misdemeanor offenses.

  • Calendar

    TODAY HOY

    • Hub and Spoke recycling meeting, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 14, Student Senate Chambers, on the second floor of the Student Services Center at New Mexico Highlands University, 903 Baca Ave.

    TUESDAY MARTES

    • The Fiesta Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s conference room.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • RHS: Homecoming beatdown

    Starters on the Robertson football team got to celebrate the school’s 2010 homecoming a little early on Friday night.

    Their work in the first quarter of the team’s game with Española Valley resulted in a 35-0 cushion and earned them a quick exit.

    A group consisting mainly of reserves added another touchdown to the total before the Sundevils broke their drought and made it a 42-6 halftime spread that would end up as the final score as well.