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Today's News

  • Letter: Beware of the scammers

    On Monday morning, April 12, I received a phone call from a (woman) who garbled the name of the “delivery service” she claimed to be with. She informed me that she had a package for me inside of which was a check for $2.45 million which I had “won,” and that she would like to have the package brought “right over to you.” Smelling a scam, I hung up immediately.

  • Boxing is back Saturday

    Shawn Gallegos, Arturo Crespin, Amanda Crespin and Michael Coca Gallegos have been de facto ambassadors of the Meadow City in the world of professional prizefighting.

    Now they’re coming home to ply their trade.

  • Where does county official live?

    June Garcia is running for re-election to the San Miguel County Commission. But some wonder if she, in fact, lives in this county.

    Documents from the Sandoval County’s assessor’s office show that Garcia’s husband and predecessor, LeRoy Garcia, got a head-of-household exemption for their Rio Rancho home late last month. Such a designation would mean that the Rio Rancho home is their primary residence.

  • Sobriety checkpoint planned

    State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Saturday evening in the Pecos area of San Miguel County.

     

    Sobriety Checkpoints are one of the most powerful weapons in the battle to reduce drunken driving.  The checkpoints not only help to get drunks off the road but are an important educational tool, these are living breathing bill boards that will take you to jail so you can contemplate the poor choice to drink and drive.

  • Garcia, Graham pace Cowgirl tracksters

    Led by strong individual performances from distance runner Carolina Garcia and All-American Angella Graham, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team  came away with a third-place finish in the Colorado State-Pueblo Invitational April 15-17 in Pueblo.

    NMHU joined 20 teams from throughout the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains for the meet. Teams from as far north as the Dakotas as well as Wyoming and Nebraska attended the chilly 42-degree meet at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl Stadium and Throws complex.

  • Letter: A defining time for the area

    What happened to the “balance” in the San Miguel County Oil and Gas Task Force?

  • Noted teacher leaving West

    West Las Vegas music director Arnell David Arellanes was recently among a group of 15 teachers nationwide who were recognized at the national level in their respective fields.

    Now he’s leaving the school district.

    With a steady stream of recognition at the local, state and national levels, Arellanes has become a well-known and sought-after music director, He has announced that he has signed a contract with the private school, Sandia Prep, in Albuquerque.

  • Rugby lights up the Perk

    The Vatos’ home finale of the spring season was long on action if short on victories for the home side, entertaining spectators at Perkins Stadium this past Saturday.

    “We had a good weekend of rugby,” said Vatos adviser Dick Greene, noting the full afternoon of activity. In addition to Vatos matchups with Clovis and the always-tough Albuquerque Aardvarks, those teams played each other, and there were a couple of high school contests as well.

    Game 1:

  • NMHU gets 4th RMAC sweep

    The New Mexico Highlands Cowboys completed their fourth series sweep of the season against a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent over the weekend, beating Colorado Christian 5-4 and 13-2 on Sunday in Lakewood, Colo.

    Highlands (32-6 overall, 22-3 RMAC) had beaten the Cougars 22-3 in Friday’s series opener. CCU fell to 12-31, 9-17.

  • Official back at work

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia, who is facing a felony charge in connection with a bar fight last week, is back on the job.

    Garcia, 44, was placed on paid administrative leave last week after city police responded to a fight at Legers bar late the night of April 13.

    According to police, witnesses reported that Garcia struck another bar patron with a beer bottle, and the two men fell into a booth while Garcia continued to hit the other man.