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Today's News

  • Michael Gallegos gets two years

    SANTA FE -- Michael Gallegos, 18, was led out of a courtroom in handcuffs after a judge sentenced him to two years in a youth jail.

    Gallegos, the son of former Las Vegas City Councilman Michael Gallegos  Sr., was sentenced after pleading guilty in May to six charges in an August 2008 assaults case involving the sexual attacks of underclassmen team members on Robertson High School’s football team. It happened during a team camp in the Gallinas Canyon.

  • Letter: Keep HU facilities open to nonprofits

    I greatly respect Highlands University Regent Jesus Lopez, and I certainly understand his concerns about renting Highlands’ buildings to private parties. Liability and insurance costs are something that we all must consider when dealing with others inside the buildings of our businesses or organizations. And I think Mr. Lopez is right that Highlands should reconsider its policies about renting spaces to politicians and for private parties, especially those where alcohol may be consumed.  

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11-year-old boys All-Star team and parents would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for contributing to our fundraiser for our travel expenses to enable us to compete in the District 4 baseball tournament in Raton.

  • Former Lady Dons to play at LCC

    From Luna Community College and Las Vegas Optic

    Amber Lucero and Kris Padilla, who helped lead West Las Vegas’ softball team to the Class 3A state semifinals this past spring, will be staying in their hometown to play at the college level.

    Luna Community College has announced the signings of Lucero and Padilla, as well as Mora standout Devin Martinez, to the Rough Rider softball team for this coming school year.

    Padilla played catcher and Lucero pitcher for the Lady Dons under Lucas Griego. Martinez was an all-state pitcher in Class 2A for Josh Garcia.

  • Mora pitcher joins Riders

    Devin Martinez was planning on going to Luna Community College this fall anyway.

    The recent Mora High graduate and daughter of Peter and Wanda Martinez isn’t sure yet what she wants to major in, but she wants to enroll in core classes and take a step toward a career. So it has been a summer of waiting for the jump to college academics.

    Then came a phone call from her high school coach, Josh Garcia.

  • Dulcey Amargo: Resolutions in August

    Well, I figure that if the commercial market can have Christmas in July, I could follow suit with New Year’s Resolutions in August.

    It’s quite apropos, you know, as the latest monsoon weather has had me quite sequestered in my hermitage. It gave me time to think about changes I want to make in my activity or lack of it.

  • Mora 4-H shooters take aim

    The Mora Rough Riders 4-H did very well as they competed in the 2010 4-H shooting sports contest at Raton’s NRA Whittington Center.

    Mora County took first place in the Junior Light Rifle and Target Rifle. The team members are Augustine Romero, Mae Torres, Abigail Aragon and Diego Olivas.

    The Novice Rifle team took first place, and the members are Jennifer Romero, Ruben Maynes, Larisa Aragon and Roy Griego.

  • Letter: Hold politicians accountable

    Superintendents and school board members who hold our politicians responsible for massive budget cuts in education are on the right track. These so-called progressives have jumped on the “cut taxes, small government” bandwagon that for some insane reason is still fashionable across our country.

  • Adult softball

    The following are the latest scores and standings for city league softball. Playoffs are tentatively slated for next week at Rodriguez Park.

    MEN’S DIVISION

    Scores, July 19-28: Hackers 24, Dream Team 5; Tecolote 21, Blaze 13; Buzzards 11, Chuggers 10; Milkmen 23, Vagas Boyz 16; Blaze 20, Hackers 16; Chuggers 26, The Best 24; Blaze 5, Dream Team 4; Vegas Boyz 21, The Best 19; Milkmen 23, Chuggers 12

    Standings

    1. Hackers, 12-1

    2. DB’s Milkmen, 11-3

    3.Tecolote, 8-4

    4. Blaze, 8-5

  • Official says city revenue 'coming in pretty steadily'

    The city of Las Vegas is loosening its financial spigot.

    Despite a tough economy, the city was within a percentage point of its projected revenue for the last fiscal year, which ended June 30. City officials said they had prepared a conservative budget for this year to prepare for difficult times.

    But City Manager Timothy Dodge told the City Council last week that things are better than expected.

    “The general fund revenues are coming in pretty steadily,” he said.