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Today's News

  • Letter: Mora County needs change

    This is a response to (the letter which ran April 2 titled “Don’t gamble with our future”): In 2009, I began attending Mora County Commission meetings in hopes of learning more and being able to dialog with the commissioners on issues going on in the county. I publicly offered to assist with grant writing as a volunteer.

    What I got was a stop watch that was monitored more carefully than the words I spoke.

  • Letter: Judicial race critical to DWI

    Bill Norton’s letter about drunken drivers and apathy (Optic; April 12), reminds us how critical it is to have a strong judicial system. A magistrate judge election will be held on June 1, and voters will be asked to select one of the two candidates. Magistrate judges are the men and women who are on the front lines with DWI cases. We voters need to know the position each candidate takes on DWI.

    We ask that both candidates write a position statement about DWI in their courts and publish it in the paper.

  • Letter: Protections go with 'green'

    In newspapers all over the country and the world, we read about people who welcomed industrial wind turbines in their neighborhoods to find out when they came on line that it was impossible to live near them.

  • Mayor to deal with billing dispute

    The Las Vegas City Council has appointed Mayor Alfonso Ortiz to negotiate with Luna Community College in a dispute over years-old natural gas bills.

    The city admits that it incorrectly billed the college for gas consumption from January 2001 to September 2006 because of an incorrect meter register number that was entered when the gas meter was installed.

  • Top Luna official leaves in a hurry

    A top official at Luna Community College has left her post, giving her letter of resignation about a week before her departure.

    Mary Medina, vice president of students services and planning and the school’s athletic director, submitted her letter of resignation April 16, according to a statement from Jesse Gallegos, the school’s spokesman.

    Gallegos said Medina’s letter stated that her last day of employment would be April 30. But she left her job late last week and is not expected back.

  • Letter: Cooperation, not exploitation

    I appreciated your viewpoint expressed in “Balancing the Needs.” (April 19 editorial)

  • Cowgirls, Wolves go halfers

    The Cowgirls split a four-game series this past weekend at Colorado State University-Pueblo, the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II’s Central Region and the top squad in the RMAC West.

    NMHU won the first two games 8-7 and 4-0, then lost 8-0 and 7-4.

    Under head coach Shellie Broyles, the Cowgirls are 15-27 overall and 10-21 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. In 2009, Broyles’ first season, the team was 8-47 and 3-35, respectively.

  • Keeping It Simple: Online ... What?

    On Line What? This is the response one may get from someone who does not use a computer for any type of transaction.

    The marvels of modern day communication gives us the opportunity to bank online, which includes paying bills, receiving direct deposits, automatic payment withdrawals etc. In addition we can purchase online, make travel arrangements, research anything and everything, plus read our newspaper and contact just about anyone.

  • Letter: Governor needs to take a stand

    An open letter to Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico:

    I was personally devastated to read a three-inch news article where your position in regard to the Arizona governor and the possibility that she would sign racist legislation affecting those of us brown-skinned Mexicans and the net result of which would affect all of us. Your efforts are what is called “atole con el dedo,” “spoon feeding us with porridge” believing that it should satisfy us.

  • Letter: Wind turbines sorely misplaced

    Regarding (the April 19 editorial) “Balancing the needs,” I write to those who made comments on the Internet saying a 47-wind turbine facility on Bernal Mesa is the way for the county to get rich. Imagine putting those 47 turbines on the Las Vegas ridge where all the schools’ “letters’ are. If it were impacting all of Las Vegas and it would never be a quiet, sleepy village, let’s see how long you stay in town.