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Today's News

  • Saturday night’s alright for fighting

    Meadow City fighters fared well in front of an estimated 800 hometown fans Saturday night in “Boxeo en Las Vegas II,” Crespin’s Promotions’ second professional boxing card at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Arturo Crespin (6-1) fought off a game Charles Alderete — a late substitution — for a six-round unanimous decision in the main event.


    Sister Amanda Crespin (4-2-1) unleashed the evening’s most explosive flurry of punches en route to a three-round technical knockout of D.J. Morrison.

  • County must reverse ruling

    President Obama made it clear in his 2008 campaign: He didn’t want to pursue those using marijuana for medical purposes where it’s legal. And after he took office, the Justice Department announced a policy reflecting the president’s position.

  • As It Is: Pitfalls of social networking

    I belong to Facebook, as do many others in Las Vegas. Social networking has transformed how we relate to one another.
    But sometimes sites such as Facebook and MySpace can get us in trouble. That became apparent for a young woman who testified in Magistrate Court last week.


    The case involved Brenda Parks, 41, who was accused of attacking a 17-year-old at a party. Parks’ husband, Ray Parks, 43, Robertson High School’s girls soccer coach, also allegedly took part in the dust-up.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 15, 2010

    TUESDAYMARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the U.S. Forest Service, 1926 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-9088.
    • The Mora school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the board room at the administration building.

    WEDNESDAYMIERCOLES

  • Vegas Bowl 2010 imagery
  • Vegas official pleads guilty

    A top city official has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge in connection with attacking a man at a local bar.


    Ken Garcia, 45, the city’s utilities director, admitted to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree felony.


    Garcia will be on supervised probation for 18 months. He must write a letter of apology to the victim and pay the victim’s costs associated with the attack.

  • County fires housing director

    San Miguel County has fired its housing director, Gilbert Almanza, just weeks after an unfavorable audit.


    Almanza’s last day as director is today.


    County Manager Les Montoya confirmed the county terminated Almanza from the position. But he said the county’s finance department was hiring Almanza as an information technology employee to help install a new computer system.

  • Official wasn’t told about letter

    By David Giuliani
    Las Vegas Optic
    In October, San Miguel County’s housing authority informed Las Vegas resident Robert Jones, 70, that he was losing his federal housing subsidy because of his use of medical marijuana.


    But the county’s top official didn’t know about that decision beforehand.


    The case has attracted national attention.

  • Radio event helps mentoring program

    There was a lot of excitement and good-natured cajoling going on over the KFUN-KLVF radio airwaves as friends and neighbors challenged each other to donate just a little more money during the Big Brothers Big Sisters Radiothon on Saturday.


    Radio station owners Joseph and Loretta Baca opened their doors to Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers for a two-hour show aimed at raising money to keep the program up and running.


    Community coordinator Maggie Romigh said more than $3,000 was raised in two hours.

  • Officials back low-fly proposal

    Four of the five San Miguel County commissioners say they support Cannon Air Force Base’s plan to fly planes low over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.


    Cannon, which is near Clovis, wants to fly its aircraft as low as 200 feet. It promises to avoid towns and to conduct most missions at night.


    In September, the Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously for a resolution to oppose the training flights.