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Today's News

  • East superintendent suspended

    The Las Vegas City Schools board has placed Superintendent Rick Romero on leave for seven days because of a violation of the district’s computer-use policy, the school board chairman said this week.


    Chairman Ramon “Swoops” Montaño said the board decided on that discipline after a closed session Tuesday night. He said the complaint about the violation came from a school employee, who reported it about two weeks ago.


    Associate Superintendent LeeEtte Quintina will be in charge of the district in Romero’s absence.

  • Above and Beyond: Navajo queen always smiling

    Miss Ramah Navajo Queen Vanessa Frank has reached out to youth, helped elders and ridden in many parades representing her Native American community of Pine Hill, N.M.


    “My platform was to reach out and tell kids that education is the key to life. There’s no such thing as can’t — everything is possible if you’re determined to do it, and you don’t give up,” Frank said. 

         
    Frank said she loves her grandfather Albert Joe Frank, a medicine man at Pine Hill Reservation.

  • Councilors oust Fiesta organizers

    The city of Las Vegas plans to take over Fiestas de Las Vegas.
    On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to set up a city committee to run the annual July 4 weekend event.


    An independent group, the Fiesta Council, has been organizing the festivities for a number of years. But in recent months, the group has been embroiled in controversies over finances and a public battle with the former Fiesta queen, among other issues.

  • Board leader to leave soon

    Las Vegas City Schools board President Ramon “Swoops” Montaño dropped a bombshell at Tuesday’s board meeting, telling fellow members he would be leaving his post before the February election.


    “I will step down from my position on the board of education in December. Being away from my four kids, who live in Rio Rancho, has become too much of a burden,” Montaño said.

  • Does Las Vegas have a new constitution? Officials won’t say

    Fifty-six percent of Las Vegas voters approved a new city charter in March, but that doesn’t mean the city is ready to accept it.


    The charter, which acts as a constitution for the city, would give mayors four-year terms, instead of two, and set up runoff elections to ensure that mayoral and City Council winners get at least 50 percent of the vote.


    It would also limit mayors’ and council members’ pay to $10,000 a year.

  • Highlands runners take on regionals

    Coming off a respectable fifth-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship meet, the Cowboys are looking for an even better performance at the NCAA Central Region meet this Saturday in Wayne, Neb.


    The Cowboy harriers upset the then 18th nationally ranked Nebraska-Kearney squad and came close to topping Metro State, a squad ranked as high as No. 14 this season, at the RMAC meet.
    NMHU head coach Bob DeVries says it will take an even better race at the regional meet to qualify for nationals.

  • Cards going Bear hunting

    Thus far, the Class 3A state football playoffs have been devoid of upsets.


    Hatch Valley is looking to change that trend Saturday afternoon when the Bears visit Cardinal Stadium.


    Fourth-seeded Robertson (8-2) hosts fifth-seeded Hatch (6-4) in what figures to be one of the better quarterfinals.


    The Bears rumbled past 12th seed Shiprock 48-6 this past Saturday in Hatch.


    As one of the top four seeds, RHS had the weekend off.

  • Cowgirl junior is regional player of year

    After leading the region with 39 offensive points, New Mexico Highlands University’s Julissa Rodriguez has been named the Daktronics Women’s Soccer NCAA Division II Central Region Player of the Year.


    Rodriguez led the 26 overall selections to the all-region team, divided amongst 13 player first and second teams.

  • Cowgirl hoopsters win Alaska opener

    The Cowgirls must think Alaska is pretty cool so far.
    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball team started the 2010-11 season on an up note, beating the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 55-50.


    This marks the second season in a row under head coach Tiffany Darling that the Cowgirls start off the season 1-0.


    The Cowgirls are playing four games in the land of snow and ice. Late Wednesday, they were to take on the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for the second time in as many nights.

  • Williams, Gonzales honored

    Two New Mexico Highlands football players have been named to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams.


    Cowboy wide receiver  and return man Kevon Williams was named to the All-RMAC First Team as a returner and to the All-RMAC Second Team as a receiver. Vicente Gonzales nabbed his second All-RMAC honor with a third-team selection as a punter.