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Today's News

  • Two women reported hurt in crash

    Two women were injured in a car accident Thursday morning, city police said.

    According to police, 63-year-old Lillian Sanchez was headed north on Grand Avenue when she attempted to turn left onto New Mexico Avenue. She struck a car driven by Sara Dean, 29, who was headed south on Grand, police said. The collision caused Dean’s car to swerve to the right, hitting a car driven by Sarah L. Moore, 59, who was waiting at the stop sign on New Mexico.

  • As It Is: Selective outrage

    Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has a heck of a dilemma: The Democrat wants to distance herself from Gov. Bill Richardson, but she doesn’t want to offend the big cheese and his allies.

    So, to this day,  Denish has yet to condemn the pay-to-play atmosphere in the state’s capital under Richardson. And that’s hurting her.

    Some diehard Democrats in Las Vegas are even questioning whether they should support her in the November election. They’re contemplating voting for the Republican, Susana Martinez, the Las Cruces district attorney.

  • Editorial: Volunteers come first

    For a small town, Las Vegas has an especially large and energetic arts community. By their very nature, artists are an independent-minded lot. And that’s a good thing. After all, mindless conformity has no real place in artistic expression.

    But we hate to see division within the ranks of local artists and craftspeople in promoting their valuable industry. Yet that’s what has happened in recent weeks.

  • Chamber chief criticizes official

    The head of the Chamber of Commerce took aim at a city councilman last week, even hinting that the official was guilty of a procurement violation.

    Matt Martinez, president of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, spoke during the public input portion of the council’s meeting, saying he wanted to respond to Councilman Andrew Feldman’s criticism of the group, which aims to help the local business community.

  • Hackermania runs wild!

    Boasting a lineup that many a college or semipro coach would envy, the Benavidez Construction Hackers men’s softball team on Tuesday completed a nearly perfect season with a Las Vegas city league championship.

    But DB’s Milkmen, the league runner-up, ensured the finish wouldn’t be a simple coronation ceremony.

    Riding an inspired postseason surge, the Milkmen handed the Hackers only their second loss of the season — and first in the double-elimination tournament — in Tuesday’s first title game, an 18-15 thriller.

  • Inquiry may target housing agency

    The Las Vegas housing authority may become the target of both criminal and civil investigations, the city attorney said Wednesday.

    After a 45-minute closed meeting, attorney Dave Romero reported that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was concerned about previous activity in the local housing authority as well as others around the state.

  • Letter: Artist comes up against roadblocks

    I was a 13 year old, running through the cornfields on an isolated ranch in northeastern New Mexico when I began studying oil painting. In this unlikely setting, I began to be the artist that I am today.  I’m referring to commitment, study, belief, production, teaching, promotion and even having to write a letter such as this. On three different occasions this summer I attempted to participate in our community as an artist and encountered serious inadequacies.

  • Ex-undersheriff found guilty

    A jury in Magistrate Court has found former Undersheriff Joe Robert Urban guilty of drunken driving.

    It also found him guilty of negligent use of a deadly weapon and not staying in his lane of traffic.

    Urban, 64, was arrested in February on Mountain View Drive after he allegedly crossed the double yellow lines. State police said Urban had a loaded .22-caliber Magnum handgun, which drew the negligent-use charge.

    He had retired just months before his arrest.

  • Letter: One-way plan would be a waste

    Changing National Avenue to a one-way street going west from Eighth to 12th streets would be a waste of time, money and a public safety concern.

    Increasing traffic to the side streets will most certainly affect students and residents in the area. This change would confuse visitors to our city also.

    The beauty of the university buildings on National Avenue, are meant to be admired and seen from both directions.

  • Pendaries Pro-Am golf Aug. 30

    For the sixth year, the Pendaries Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be raising more than divots on the scenic Rociada course.

    The Pro-Am, which begins 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, will also be raising money for area charities, primarily the Ilfeld Foundation and its effort to help pay health care costs for those who cannot afford them.