Today's News

  • FYI - Dec. 23, 2013

    Candidate packets for the March 4th Municipal Election are available in the City Clerk’s Office.  Anyone interested in filing can pick up a packet containing all information to assist them in filing for candidacy.

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  • NMHU students win top awards for robotic research

    Submitted to the Optic
    Two New Mexico Highlands University computer science students received top awards from the Santa Fe Institute for their cutting-edge three-dimensional robotic vision system research.

    Graduate student Miguel Maestas won first place for graduate research and senior Jared Leyba won first place for undergraduate research at the Santa Fe Institute’s Student Computational Thinking Symposium Dec. 7.

  • Noticias - Dec. 23, 2013

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    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 23, 2013

    • Our Lady of Sorrows Posadas, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 in Upper Rociada, and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Our Lady of Sorrows Religious Education Center.

    • Annual Christmas Caroling Sing-along, 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church. Carolers will be accompanied by a small orchestra quartet. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.

  • An important ruling

    The state Supreme Court made history Thursday with its ruling that same-sex couples have a right to enter into civil marriages.

    With the issuance of that opinion, New Mexico became the 17th state in the nation to allow gay marriage.

    We applaud the justices for seeing through the razor-thin arguments proffered by opponents of same-sex unions, mainly that allowing them would somehow weaken the institution of marriage and that they shouldn’t be allowed because such unions can’t produce children.

  • Dulcey Amargo - Hitting the jackpot — not!

    I’d just made my way to the cashier at a local establishment, whipped out my debit card, and handed it to the young lady taking my payment. She rang up my bill, and suddenly, with her eyes bigger than teacups, she blurted out, What? ... I just had to see what had shocked her so violently, so I  looked at what the cash register told her to do. She was to give me change amounting to over $43,000!

  • Montoya triumphs in Greeley

    His decision to go conservative cost Rico Montoya a point but it ultimately helped him secure victory in the third period of Saturday’s 126-pound championship match at the Old Chicago Open in Greeley, Colo.

    The Robertson junior and three-time state champion had built a two-point lead against Mitch Finesilver of Denver’s Cherry Creek High going into that final period.

    “He was real tall and lanky, and I didn’t want (to make a mistake), so I got defensive,” Montoya explained.

  • Weekend Roundup - Young Cardinals see upset bid slip away

    Giving the home fans more than a glimpse of their collective potential, the Robertson Cardinals led a strong Española Valley club by as much as 14 points Friday night in their home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    But the savvier Sundevils didn’t get rattled, ending the first half on a 17-6 run and then taking control after intermission en route to a 76-66 victory.

    Richard Martinez’s Sundevils improved to 7-1 while Manuel Romero’s young Cardinals slid to 1-6 with the 60th annual Stu Clark Tournament on tap later this week.

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