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  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 6, 2012

    City residents who want to vote in the March 6 municipal election must be registered to vote with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. 

  • Weather - Feb. 6, 2012

    Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind around 5 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 20.


  • Rate hike divides council hopefuls

    There’s little disagreement among City Council candidates that the city’s water system is in need of major upgrades and that city staff should do everything possible to tap into federal and state funding to pay for as much of it as possible.
    But they were split when asked at a forum Thursday night whether they would be willing to raise water rates significantly in order to pay for balancing the water utility budget and to pay for recommended improvements to the water system.

  • Feds announce $40M for forest restoration

    By Jeff Barnard
    AP Environmental Writer

  • Striking a balance

    When it comes to filming in Las Vegas, there are a couple of interests to consider. One is what the movie-makers bring to town when they decide to shoot “on location” here. The crews can be enormous, and when they decide to stay here — eating at local establishments and sleeping in local accommodations — the monetary benefit for Las Vegas is significant.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 6, 2012
  • Editor's Note: The water board forums

    The Las Vegas Community Water Board held two candidate forums last week to exclusively address — you guessed it — water issues.

    They did so for good reason. The city’s water system has long been a No. 1 concern because of what could happen and what’s already happening.

    What could happen is a wildfire, an earthquake or a prolonged drought. Since 90 percent of our water system comes out of the Gallinas River, ash from a major fire in the canyon could make it too polluted to use.

  • Never a dull moment in rivalry

    After their sons got involved in a physical skirmish on the court Saturday night, Robertson head coach David Bustos and his West Las Vegas counterpart Ernie Rodriguez exchanged words and had to be separated, highlighting the first East-West boys’ basketball clash of the year.

    Robertson, which got 17 points apiece from Antonio Arguello, Justin Bustos and Ryan Tafoya, ended up grabbing an 80-60 victory before a near-capacity crowd at Gillie Lopez Gym. The Cardinals, currently ranked fifth in Class 3A, moved to 2-0 in District 2-3A while the Dons fell to 0-2.

  • Four Lady Cards score in doubles

    Jamie Allen scored 18 points to lead four Lady Cardinals in double figures as Robertson ran away with a 78-45 victory over crosstown rival West Las Vegas Friday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    As would be the case in the East-West boys’ game the following evening across the Gallinas River, Friday’s game was tough and physical and loaded with effort from both sides. Allen notably labored for every inside basket, her path to the hoop encumbered with Lady Don defenders.

  • Road losses drop Cowboys to seventh

    A sluggish start to Saturday night’s game for New Mexico Highlands, coupled with dual 19-point efforts from Fort Lewis’ Matt Billups and Matt Morris, spelled doom for the Cowboys in Durango, Colo.

    Fort Lewis won 87-70 in a game that pushed the host Skyhawks ahead of Highlands in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings with four weeks remaining in the regular season. Fort Lewis is 11-9 overall and 9-7 in the RMAC, while NMHU is 10-11 and 8-9 — part of a three-way tie for seventh place in the 14-team league.