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Today's News

  • Cowgirls’ upset bid falls short

    It wasn’t a repeat of the last meeting, but it wasn’t the signature upset they were hoping for, either.


    New Mexico Highlands kept things close in a 2-0 loss Sunday to Fort Lewis College, which came into Perkins Stadium as the No. 5 ranked women’s soccer team in NCAA Division II.


    The Skyhawks (15-1-1) had vanquished NMHU 6-0 back on Oct. 1 in Durango, Colo. At that time, they were the 11th rated team in the nation.

  • Support the bond issues

    As in many elections years, voters next week will be asked to approve the issuance of bonds to pay for capital improvements across the state.


    The four bond issues before the electorate are senior center improvements and acquisitions, library acquisitions, public school capital improvements, and capital improvements and acquisitions for institutions of higher education.

  • Accept the contract

    The city of Las Vegas should be commended for its proposed contract with the Fiesta Council, which organizes the annual Fiestas de Las Vegas.


    The agreement would only last through July 15, a couple of weeks after the 2011 Fiestas. The city would provide the council with enhanced oversight because of the group’s many problems recently. Hopefully, it’s only a temporary arrangement.

  • Work of Art: Let’s go sling some mud

    Last week I wrote a column about my perception that children with greater financial means appeared to receive more leeway in elementary school. As a student of a private, Catholic school, Immaculate Conception, in Las Vegas, I generally felt treated well and respected.

  • City may put grips on Fiestas

    The city of Las Vegas is proposing greater controls over the Fiesta Council, a group mired in controversy over the last few months.


    Last week, city officials presented a proposed contract between the city and the council that would require the group to provide a 2010 financial report and have the mayor appoint a third of the council’s membership.

  • Trail for bikes, walkers planned

    Ray Finck is a big fan of San Miguel County’s plan to build a pedestrian and bike path along Cinder Road.

    “This will help me immensely,” he said. “I try to use my bicycle anytime I can. I ride my bicycle because it makes me feel better.”

    Finck’s bike was placed in front of a row of shovels stuck in a pile of dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the path on Friday.

  • Bond would mean $12M for county

    Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Education Bond D is on the statewide ballot Nov. 2, giving New Mexico voters an opportunity to support infrastructure improvements at public colleges and universities throughout the state.


    Statewide, Bond D would fund $155.2 million in higher education improvements. In San Miguel County, funding would total $12.1 million, with $7.1 million allocated for Highlands University and $5 million allocated for Luna Community College. More details are online at www.educationinnewmexico.com.

  • Local case drew national attention

    Las Vegas has its divisions, but it generally enjoys “relative harmony,” a local historian said at a banquet Friday.


    But from time to time, things come to a head, Las Vegas attorney Jesus Lopez said at the annual banquet of the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation.


    Lopez, who has a local history program on KFUN every Monday, was the banquet’s keynote speaker. The committee honored property owners who have improved their historic buildings in recent times.

  • Dons triumph on final play

    Martin Blea’s prayer of a pass to Jared Morales with no time left in regulation gave West Las Vegas a dramatic 29-23 victory over Taos on Friday night at Perkins Stadium.


    The increasingly resilient Dons (2-6 overall, 1-0 District 2-3A) came back after trailing three times in the game.


    “We’re moving in the right direction,” WLV coach Mike Ulibarri told KNMX’s Richard Tripp in the postgame radio show. The Dons are tied with Robertson for first place in 2-3A; games at Raton and vs. Robertson remain.

  • Cardinals handle No. 6 Raton

    Robertson’s defense all but handcuffed the highly touted arm of Raton quarterback Dustin Walton in a 32-13 bodyslam Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.


    On Senior Night for the Cardinals, upperclassman quarterback and linebacker Daniel Martinez stole the show from Walton, who has agreed to attend and play for the University of New Mexico Lobos next fall. Martinez intercepted two passes from his Raton counterpart and overcame his own shaky start on offense.