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Today's News

  • Dulcey Amargo: Resolutions in August

    Well, I figure that if the commercial market can have Christmas in July, I could follow suit with New Year’s Resolutions in August.

    It’s quite apropos, you know, as the latest monsoon weather has had me quite sequestered in my hermitage. It gave me time to think about changes I want to make in my activity or lack of it.

  • Mora 4-H shooters take aim

    The Mora Rough Riders 4-H did very well as they competed in the 2010 4-H shooting sports contest at Raton’s NRA Whittington Center.

    Mora County took first place in the Junior Light Rifle and Target Rifle. The team members are Augustine Romero, Mae Torres, Abigail Aragon and Diego Olivas.

    The Novice Rifle team took first place, and the members are Jennifer Romero, Ruben Maynes, Larisa Aragon and Roy Griego.

  • Letter: Hold politicians accountable

    Superintendents and school board members who hold our politicians responsible for massive budget cuts in education are on the right track. These so-called progressives have jumped on the “cut taxes, small government” bandwagon that for some insane reason is still fashionable across our country.

  • Adult softball

    The following are the latest scores and standings for city league softball. Playoffs are tentatively slated for next week at Rodriguez Park.

    MEN’S DIVISION

    Scores, July 19-28: Hackers 24, Dream Team 5; Tecolote 21, Blaze 13; Buzzards 11, Chuggers 10; Milkmen 23, Vagas Boyz 16; Blaze 20, Hackers 16; Chuggers 26, The Best 24; Blaze 5, Dream Team 4; Vegas Boyz 21, The Best 19; Milkmen 23, Chuggers 12

    Standings

    1. Hackers, 12-1

    2. DB’s Milkmen, 11-3

    3.Tecolote, 8-4

    4. Blaze, 8-5

  • Official says city revenue 'coming in pretty steadily'

    The city of Las Vegas is loosening its financial spigot.

    Despite a tough economy, the city was within a percentage point of its projected revenue for the last fiscal year, which ended June 30. City officials said they had prepared a conservative budget for this year to prepare for difficult times.

    But City Manager Timothy Dodge told the City Council last week that things are better than expected.

    “The general fund revenues are coming in pretty steadily,” he said.

  • Work of Art: Currency and language

    PORTO, Portugal -- Why can’t all countries agree on their currency? Why must travelers take along an MBA or at least a banking expert any time they wish to go beyond San Miguel County, or in our case, the U.S?

    We’re preparing for a boat tour of Portugal, the last leg of a trip to Copenhagen where we will visit our son Stan’s family. The tour is a round trip, from Porto, in northern Portugal, back to Porto. It was my friend Pedro Carrico who encouraged me to travel to his homeland.

  • Short-staffed village hall closes for day

    Wagon Mound’s village hall was closed Monday because the only remaining office employee called in sick.

    The only employee is an office aide. The former clerk-treasurer, who runs the village’s day-to-day operations, left last Friday after only a few weeks on the job.

    The utilities clerk’s position has been vacant since the village terminated Gloria Mejillas a few months ago.

    Meanwhile, Mayor Art Arguello has placed the utilities superintendent on unpaid administrative leave. Arguello didn’t reveal the reasons in an interview.

  • Valley's Gurule track All-American

    Little did Nicholas Gurule know that when he launched the javelin on July 29, the object would slice out a piece of history.

    Gurule, who competes as part of the Valley Track Club in nearby Villanueva, placed seventh in the turbo javelin throw, clearing a distance of 129 feet, 9 inches (39.56 meters) in the United States Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

    As one of the top eight throws among 11- and 12-year-old boys in the event, Gurule’s performance earned the area native a USATF All-American honor.

  • Editorial: Takeover, no; changes, yes

    With the recent meltdown of the Fiesta Council, it’s clear that changes are needed. At a recent Las Vegas City Council meeting, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz suggested the possibility of the city taking over Fiestas de Las Vegas, held annually around the Fourth of July.

  • National Ave. may go one-way

    Las Vegas' traffic patterns could be changed dramatically if Highlands University makes National Avenue into a one-way street.

    The Highlands Board of Regents last week approved a master plan that includes that change to National. It was part of a plan designed by Denver-based architectural firm StudioINSITE.