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Today's News

  • ONLINE STORY: Delay in Gallegos sentencing

    SANTA FE — Final resolution in the Michael Gallegos case will have to wait a while longer.

    Gallegos, 19, had been scheduled for sentencing Friday morning in a Santa Fe district courtroom for his role in the August 2008 Robertson football hazing scandal. But a reported bout with kidney stones prevented Gallegos’ lead attorney, Billy Blackburn, from attending the hearing, and a postponement was ordered by Judge Mark Macaron.

    Both sides acknowledged that the delay was necessary, albeit an inconvenience to participants.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP to ... A SMOOTH WEEKEND FOR ROUGH RIDERS. Aside from the rain, last weekend’s motorcycle rally went very smoothly, from its staffing to the schedule of events posted on the Internet. In fact, it was so smooth it begs the question — why couldn’t the fiestas have run that well?

  • Letter: Unneeded, unfair use of tax dollars

    Hey, is it just me, or do you see our hard-earned tax dollars being wasted? First, we choke Mother Earth with street pavement. Then, we build speed bumps (“speed humps” in Old Town). Why don’t we just leave dirt roads and streets? Dirt roads work very well in the country in slowing down drivers.

    Think of all the taxpayers’ money we’d save. Mother Earth wouldn’t have as many freak storms and hurricanes, etc., just to breath.

  • East warns more cuts on way

    Las Vegas City Schools officials say more state budget cuts will mean they’ll have to further trim local spending.

    Among the possibilities for reductions are closing a school and cutting travel for athletics, they said.

    Some officials also said they wished local state legislators would have attended a school board meeting this week about the budget cuts. They said they invited the lawmakers.

  • To the Point: Highlands is cheap but not inexpensive

    Highlands University has a reputation as a school that doesn’t cost much: The tuition is the lowest of any state university.  Coupled with the low tuition is a high proportion of students who receive significant financial aid. For many, the tuition is irrelevant. They’re not paying it anyway.

  • Youth soccer sign-up under way

    Young soccer players in the Meadow City area are being encouraged to sign up for the coming season of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Through Monday, the fee for each player is $40, but after that deadline, the cost rises to $60. (Families with multiple players entered receive a $5 discount for each additional player.)

    The league is open to anyone between 4 and 19 years old as of July 31.

    There are multiple ways to register:

    • Log on to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org;

  • LV 11-12 sluggers bedevil Espanola

    Team Vegas overcame multiple forms of adversity this week to advance in the state Little League tournament for 11-12 baseball.

    The short story: Las Vegas Little League’s 11-12 All-Stars defeated Española 5-4.

    The longer version:

    • LVLL barely fielded enough players to make a minimum team, with two having left to join the Las Vegas Avalanche 14-and-under squad in the Triple Crown World Series.

  • Letter: Giuliani's opinions aren't truth-based

    Calling opinion the truth does not make it so! In David Giuliani’s July 5 column, he opined that racial profiling will follow from the Arizona immigration law, in direct violation of that same law. Are some law enforcement officials criminals? Obviously some may be — it has been known to happen here in New Mexico, too. However, I believe that the vast majority of Arizona officers are honorable. (And my naturalized daughter’s rights are riding upon this; she was born in Paraguay.)

  • Colfax fair hosts volleyball

    Neighbors to the north, the Colfax County Fair organizers are inviting participation in its first sand volleyball tournament.

    The tournament will carry a three-on-three co-ed format, with a maximum of four players per team, and it will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Springer’s POW Park. Team captains are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m.

    Entry fee is $60 a team, and deadline for entry is 8 a.m. the day of the event. To register, or more more information, contact Miguel Vasquez at 429-9962.

  • Work of Art: Where's the beef? Not in tacos

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Anyone who’s been around long enough for a green-and-red chile (notice the word ends in an “e,” not an “i”) inauguration knows the beneficial effects of eating it. It can cure gout, asthma, the common cold, rheumatism, depression, indigestion and a bad attitude.