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Today's News

  • Letter: Better health care, but at a high price

    At the recent Health Summit held by President Obama at the Blair House, two Republican senators stated that we have the best health care in the world. One of them further told of two Canadians who came to the U.S. for that best health care, one for cancer and the other with heart disease.

  • Editorial: Special treatment

    Recently, former San Miguel County Undersheriff Joe Robert Urban was arrested on a charge of drunken driving. The gun-carrying Urban was stopped by state police on Mountain View Drive, officials said.

    While most offenders go to jail after being arrested on suspicion of DWI, Urban, who retired just a few months ago, got to go home. He was released to his former longtime co-worker, Sheriff Benjie Vigil.

  • Cowboys reach RMAC semis

    New Mexico Highlands cleared the first hurdle in its quest for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship on Tuesday night, topping host Fort Lewis 90-80.

    The RMAC Shootout quarterfinal victory propels NMHU into Friday’s semifinals — vs. Colorado Christian at 5:30 p.m. — as the tournament shifts to the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colo. Colorado State-Pueblo will play Metro State in the other semifinal. The title game will take place 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • State tourney lineups set

    Fans of local area high school basketball teams now know whom and where their favorite hoopsters will be playing in the opening round of the New Mexico state tournaments.

    Girls’ first-round games will take place Friday at the home campuses of the higher seeds. The boys will play Saturday.

    In Class 3A girls’ hoops, West Las Vegas received the No. 4 seed and will host No. 13 Hatch Valley at 7 p.m. Friday. The Lady Dons (24-4) and head coach Jose Medina are coming off a district tournament final win over host Santa Fe Indian.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... A SMOOTH ELECTION. More than 2,000 Las Vegas residents cast ballots Tuesday, electing a new mayor and two new council members, re-electing by acclamation the municipal judge and approving a new constitution for the city. Alfonso Ortiz was elected with a commanding majority over two write-in candidates; Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero won pluralities in Ward 1 and Ward 4, and a strong majority said yes to the new city charter.

  • NMHU takes aim at Shootout

    In their only previous meeting this season, Colorado Christian narrowly defeated New Mexico Highlands 65-61 on Jan. 8 in Lakewood, Colo.

    So coach Joe Harge and his Cowboys will be seeking payback Friday in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout, the league’s postseason basketball championship tournament.

    The Cowboys (19-9 overall, 12-7 RMAC) and Cougars (12-15, 9-10) tip off at 5:30 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Letter: Time for action against violence

    Las Vegans may remember when, in 2003, Mayor Henry Sanchez led a long procession (and) read a proclamation focusing on our community’s concern about the violence perpetrated against women in Las Vegas and ...

  • Residents to give time to children

    CASA volunteers help children who have no one else.

    The program’s local director, Barbara Perea Casey, said community volunteers are part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates program and are highly trained individuals who are the voice for children who are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.

  • Dresses, tuxes for students

    Leah Lucero says no teenager should miss their prom night for lack of a dress or tuxedo.

    “No one should have to sit at home on prom night, so I thought if we asked for donations of prom attire, whether it’s dresses, suits, or accessories, we could organize a prom closet. It’s also a good way to get the community involved in one of the biggest school functions of the year,” Lucero said.

    Lucero said she originally brought up the idea at Key Club, where she is  president. But members already had another project in mind.

  • Testimony: Official circulated petition

    The second in command at the Las Vegas City Schools asked her subordinates to support her husband, a former Robertson High School teacher accused of having sex repeatedly with a student, according to testimony last week.

    Some of the information about a petition circulated by Quintana came out during a preliminary hearing last week. At the hearing’s end, a magistrate judge sent the case against Quintana’s husband, Jay Quintana, to

    District Court for a trial.