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Today's News

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs DOWN for ... STILL PENDING. Once again, a habitually divided Las Vegas City Council has rejected the Charter Commission’s recommendation to establish a runoff process for municipal elections. This time, it was a new idea — to allow the council to decide with each election whether to go with instant runoffs or a separate, second election between the top two vote-getters — that derailed the recommendation.

  • Letter: Speeding is lawbreaking

    Today and almost everyday I see lawbreakers at work. In the streets especially.

    I consider myself a law-abiding citizen with good intentions for all.

    People do not drive the speed limit posted in this town. Many people drive 10 to 25 mph above the speed limit on Grand avenue and other roads.

    If we are to have peace and less rage and road killings, we the citizens must report these law breakers.

    Get the license plate numbers and descriptions of the vehicles. Call police.

    What happened to respect? Why do they do that? Where is the love?

  • Letter: Gratitude for first responders

    The Fernandez, Quintana, Brito, Armijo and Valdez families would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all first responders and the staff of the Air Ambulance who were present the day our precious family member, Glenda Fernandez, was involved in a head-on crash in Sapello.

  • Letter: Friendly reminder from the sheriff

    Friendly reminder from the sheriff

    We would like to wish all the citizens of San Miguel County and our visitors Happy Holidays. The San Miguel Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing all laws to ensure that everyone is safe.

    We would like to remind everyone not to drive if you plan to drink alcohol. Together we can make a difference in keeping our roads safe for everyone.

    Benjie Vigil

    San Miguel County Sheriff

     

  • Letter: Paying only for what they use

    After years of paying a flat fee for 2,000 gallons of water, whether we used 2,000 gallons or not, I have decided to pay for what we use.

    I believe in conservation and efficiency. I believe that my city should encourage conservation and efficiency.

    With the $5.82 saved, Betty Quick and I will go out on the town! We will go to the Travelers Café and treat ourselves to two small coffees and two oatmeal-raisin cookies.

    Happy Holidays.   

    Bob Wallace

    Las Vegas

  • Man charged with DWI after crash

    A Chacon man who rolled over his car in Holman is accused of drunken driving, state police said.

    Edwardo Gallegos, 22, faces charges of DWI and careless driving.

    His car rolled over by the Holman school around 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6, state police said. Before officers got there, a passerby had taken Gallegos to a Mora ambulance, which took Gallegos to Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

    Gallegos had allegedly been taking prescription drugs that are illegal to consume before driving, state police said.

  • Work of Art: A regime for the New Year

    Possibly due to strict upbringing, or maybe because of a year with Sister Immer Richtig at Immaculate Conception School, I’m accustomed to saying, and, especially, hearing, “That’s wrong.”

    Teachers are discouraged from using the “w” word, lest somebody’s ego gets crushed and Mommy and Daddy need to run interference for the brutalized child.     

    Let me explain:

  • Armijo scores 21 as Cowgirls win

    Jessica Armijo scored 12 of her game-high 21 points in the second half Monday night as New Mexico Highlands tripped up visiting Oklahoma Panhandle State 67-55.

    The Cowgirls’ 5-2 start is their best in four years, according to NMHU’s sports information office. The team hosts intrastate rival Eastern New Mexico on Thursday night at the Wilson Complex, continuing a three-night homestand and  a detour from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

  • Council to vote on charter

    The Las Vegas City Council will decide today whether to send a proposed city charter to voters in March.

    The charter essentially serve as the community’s constitution.

    The major point of contention has been the proposal for instant runoffs, a system that lets voters rank candidates, resulting in a majority winner. But the council majority has pushed for separate runoff elections held after the main municipal election.

  • Editorial: Approve charter

    The Las Vegas City Council will likely consider a proposed city charter at its meeting today. Then it would go to voters in the March 2 municipal election.

    The charter serves as the city’s constitution. The existing one has been in effect since the two Las Vegases joined nearly four decades ago.

    Under the proposed charter, the city would be considered a home-rule community. That means it would have more latitude to form the city government it desires, rather than following state-imposed restrictions.