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Today's News

  • Above and Beyond: Student rep plans to go into Marines

    Westly Cole was sworn in Tuesday as the student representative on the Las Vegas City Schools board for the 2010-11 school year.
    Cole became a Las Vegas resident during his second semester as an eighth-grader at Memorial Middle School. He said since then, he considers himself a friend to all groups and cliques.


    Cole’s voice can be heard every morning via the Robertson High School intercom system, a job he has held for the past three years. He is also a reporter for the school newspaper.

  • Cowgirls 5th in Central

    Winners of three straight and five of the last six matches, the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls are rated fifth in the latest NCAA Division II Central women’s soccer rankings.


    The Cowgirls are 9-4-2 overall and 7-2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as they prepare to host a three-match homestand to close the regular season. First up, they host Mesa State at 3 p.m. Friday.

    Then they play Fort Lewis at 1 p.m. Sunday before taking on Colorado State-Pueblo next Friday the 29th, all at Perkins Stadium.

  • Finally: NMHU XC Jam is back

    Ending a six-year hiatus, the New Mexico Highlands University XC Jam will return to the Gene Torres Golf Course at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday.

    The home cross country race had been suspended when the NMHU golf course began undergoing renovations several years ago.

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  • Putting Bond D to good use

    In addition to electing our next governor and other officials on Nov. 2, you will have the opportunity to vote on passage of various constitutional amendments and general obligation (GO) bonds that will have an important impact on our state as well.  


    If approved, Education Bond D will provide $155 million for capital improvements of higher education facilities across the state, including $12.1 million for New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College.  A list of all the projects may be found at www.educationinnewmexico.com.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Even the rich and famous can be human

    We’ve all met and known people we will never forget in our lives. And sometimes the people we met when just children stick with us in ways almost unprogrammable, as the psychologist would say.

    I have painted a word picture of Dr. Tice recently (the bedbug column), and he really made a dent in my life. This also goes for sweet brother Bill. Dr. Tice was a noted Chicago physician who published “Tice’s Practice of Medicine,” and he worked with my grandfather on medical research in the 1930s.

  • Mora County Notebook: Head Start trains parents

    The Head Start in Holman held its second annual training for parents on Oct. 12.


    The agency is working to empower the parents with knowledge to better care for their children. The program gives the parents knowledge and tools to care for their sick children at home when possible. They provided the parents with a book “What to Do When Your Child is Sick” by Gloria Mayer and Ann Kuklierus.

  • Housing project upsets some

    The renovation of public housing in north Las Vegas is upsetting some neighbors, who fear that their property values may drop as a result.
    Last week, a number of residents spoke about their concerns to the City Council, which acts as the housing board.
    The renovation project is at Legion Drive and Cholla Street, east of Seventh Street.
    “We were told the houses would be sold to people. We don’t want our appraisal prices going down. We have put a lot of work into our houses,” Yucca Street resident Tina Vigil said.

  • Small firm takes nursing home’s reins

    Harvey Pelovsky got some good news in his first days as a new co-owner of Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation.

    He said the state Health Department showed up to do an inspection for a week and found no serious deficiencies, just a few minor issues. He said that it was the first time in his three decades in the nursing home business that he has heard inspectors compliment staff the way they did.

  • Temporary replacement suggested

    Ward 4 City Councilman David Romero continues to improve after a stroke he suffered in August, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said last week.

    At last week’s City Council meeting, Councilman Andrew Feldman suggested that the council find a temporary replacement while Romero is recovering.

    But Ortiz and City Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron said the city charter wouldn’t allow for a temporary appointment to a council seat.
    Gurule-Giron said the council should demonstrate compassion toward Romero.