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Today's News

  • Simple ways to keep healthy

    Sure enough, bring a bunch of my age group together and the talk gets around to healthcare. One of my farfetched theories is that one just feels better when one talks about it.


    Doc Gellenthien, my country doctor father, always had “the cure” for whatever came along, stashed away somewhere. Not all of these cures came out of a medicine bottle. In fact, many of them were a part of our everyday life. I assisted him a time or two when we had medical emergencies with our animals.

  • Mentor of the Month: Following West’s music traditions

    West Las Vegas High School principal Gene Parson said three years ago, a new teacher named Jose Muñoz “came to us.”


    Parson said from the get-go, Muñoz showed a lot of maturity and a lot of drive. To go from a college graduate to a high school band director is something you don’t see often, and a reflection of his skills.”

  • Councilor needles city officials

    Some former Las Vegas mayors would envy the majority support Mayor Alfonso Ortiz gets from the City Council.


    For his administration’s initiatives, Ortiz has enjoyed the backing of council members Diane Moore and Andrew Feldman. Another council member, David Romero, has missed meetings for months as he recovers from a stroke.


    Then there’s Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron, who represents northwest Las Vegas’ Ward 1.


    She has been a thorn in the side of Ortiz, needling his administration with questions.

  • Utilities director to keep job

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia, who recently pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge, is apparently safe in his job.


    Earlier this month, Garcia, 45, entered a plea agreement in which he admitted to the fourth-degree felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


    But he wasn’t convicted. Rather, he received a conditional discharge. So if he follows the law for the next 18 months of his supervised probation, the charge will be dismissed.

  • Two arrested in gate dispute

    A dispute over a ranch gate has resulted in charges against two Mora County men.


    According to Magistrate Court documents, a man reported that he got into an altercation about whether to close the gate at the ranch.


    Roberto Campos, 62, was charged with aggravated battery, a third-degree felony, and Ernie Campos, 59, with aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony.

  • Going places

    Up to now, the longest trip Las Vegan Kianna Gallegos can recall in her 13 years has been to Albuquerque and back.


    So her recent selection to play on a U.S. team that will compete internationally in Germany in the summer of 2011 is an understandable source of excitement for the youngster.


    Gallegos, a pitcher, will play as part of America’s Team, a group of youth softball players on something of an ambassador’s mission.

  • Wrestling legend Gable to speak

    Because of NCAA rules in existence at the time, Dan Gable was not allowed to wrestle for Iowa State his freshman year.


    Gable didn’t do too badly for himself once he got a chance to wear a Cyclones singlet for real. He won 181 of 182 collegiate matches, dropping only the last one.


    Then he went on to international competition and a lengthy and wildly successful run as a coach.

  • Commentary: New Luna coach has high expectations

    A great sports legend once told me that athletics can be the best equalizer. Everybody has the same goal — that is to hold the blue trophy at the end of the season.


    Entering our sixth season in baseball, our Rough Riders are infants in America’s Game. But don’t talk limitations or excuses to the 2010-11 Luna Community squad. They are encouraged that this could be the year that the team finally reaches one of the most difficult goals for a young program—a winning record.

  • I didn’t say ‘junk’

    By Art Trujillo

    Did John Pistole have the timing down just right? As head of the Transportation Security Administration, he waited . . . and waited for the start of the busiest travel time of the year to surprise air travelers with three options: submit to a full-body screening, agree to an “enhanced” body pat-down or stay home.

  • Plenty for thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. It’s centered on a great American pastime — eating — and one of the better virtues of the human spirit — being appreciative for the blessings bestowed upon us. It also consists of long family weekends together, shopping, ball games, and kicking back with family and friends. All in all, this is a holiday that can be as hassle-free, or hassle-filled, as we choose to make it.


    And here, we choose to make it the moment in which it was intended, but offering up a few expressions of thanks: