.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • West asked to give city water rights for free

    The city wants the West Las Vegas school district to turn over its water rights to the city.


    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz made the plea to the West school board last week.


    “We’re in dire need of water, and the school district has four acre feet of water that has been approved by the state engineer’s office. On the other hand, the state says you are not entitled to another 38 acre feet you thought you had,” Ortiz said.

  • County officials back medical pot

    A majority of the County Commission supports the use of marijuana for medical purposes.


    Commissioners David Salazar, Nicolas Leger and June Garcia all agreed on the issue. Their colleagues, Albert Padilla and Marcellino Ortiz, couldn’t be reached for comment.


    The commission plans to hold a special hearing on the subject Nov. 24.


    The issue is particularly relevant with the commission because of the county housing authority’s recent decision to stop giving a federal subsidy to a resident who uses medical marijuana.

  • County seeks money for EMS

    San Miguel County officials say they’re going to have to find ways to fully fund ambulance services, particularly in Pecos.


    In the Nov. 2 election, 60 percent of voters rejected a proposed quarter-cent sales tax that would have helped pay for ambulance services and the launch of a central dispatch service.


    The tax would have amounted to 25 cents for $100 in purchases.

  • Soccer coach allegedly got into scuffle at party

    Robertson High School’s girls soccer coach got involved in a fight during a party over the summer, according to testimony last week.


    Ray Parks, 43, has been charged with a petty misdemeanor count of battery. After a preliminary hearing Wednesday, a magistrate judge reduced a felony aggravated battery charge against Parks’ wife, Brenda Parks, to a misdemeanor.


    The alleged victim was a 17-year-old girl, who was at a Fourth of July party in the Sapello area, where the couple was.

  • Cowboys let one slip away

    A trying season for New Mexico Highlands football came to an end Saturday afternoon, with host Fort Lewis pulling away in the second half for a 36-13 win.


    Highlands led briefly in this, the season finale for both teams. Mychal Leupepe’s 6-yard touchdown run with 10:11 left in the third quarter, coupled with Ernesto Guerra’s extra point, gave the Cowboys a 13-9 edge.

  • Cowgirl rally not enough in D2 regional

    The 2010 season came to a close for the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team as the Regis Rangers outscored them 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday in Minnesota.


    The Rangers built a 3-0 cushion going into the half and the Cowgirls were only able to answer back with two goals after intermission. The late surge in the cold and wet conditions wasn’t enough for the Cowgirls to get the win.

  • Area spikers make runs at state

    So much for pre-tournament seeding.


    Saddled with the 12 seed on Selection Saturday Nov. 6, West Las Vegas reached the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament over the weekend. West led a solid contingent of local area schools — WLV, Robertson, Mora, Pecos — in the big event.

  • 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.