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Today's News

  • Editorial: City ignores parts of law

    Eight years ago, the Las Vegas City Council passed a water conservation ordinance. As many residents know, part of that law calls for stages of conservation as water shortages worsen.

    Now the city is looking to revise it.

    But in so doing, local officials should be realistic. If they can’t follow through on the provisions of the ordinance, then those requirements shouldn’t be included in the first place.

  • As It Is: A tempting possibility

    In light of City Hall antics, it’s sometimes tempting to curtail the powers of the mayor and City Council.

    The Charter Commission, a panel appointed by the governing body, has made no bones about drafting a new city charter that seeks to keep the council and mayor under control. The panel is working to replace the 40-year-old city charter.

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas Robertson High School FFA students who are competing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis would like to thank the Mora/San Miguel County Fair Association, and all of the many wonderful FFA supporters that attended that event and either bought raffle tickets from our students or bid on merchandise at our silent auction. As a result of your support, we were able to raise a substantial amount that will help us to travel to Indianapolis and represent Mora and San Miguel Counties, as well as Las Vegas Robertson and the State of New Mexico.

  • Woman, 89, loses home in fire

    A Las Vegas woman whose doors were open to all in need is now in need herself.

    Amalia Montaño, 89, of 1003 Commerce St., lost her home to an electrical fire early Monday. Her daughter and five of her grandchildren were living with her. All escaped injury, but they lost everything, including their home, furniture and clothing.

  • A full agenda

    Other matters that surfaced at Wednesday’s Las Vegas City Council meeting included:

    • Utilities Director Ken Garcia said that since the Stage II water restrictions were imposed Aug. 17, there has been about a 10 percent drop in demand and a slight increase in storage. He said as long as storage continues to increase, there will be no need to go the Stage III restrictions.

  • County commissioners wrestle with Tasers

    San Miguel County Sheriff Benjie Vigil told county commissioners at a meeting Tuesday that he wanted a yes or no vote immediately on standard operating procedures for using Tasers by his deputies.

    But board Chairman David Salazar said he and other board members wanted to table the issue until Vigil had a chance to present his case for Tasers “fully and completely.”

  • City passes RHS parking resolution

    The Las Vegas City Council passed a resolution Wednesday to manage parking around Robertson High School — after much discussion about a detail that had been left out of the plan.

    The resolution designates certain blocks along Fourth and Fifth streets and Friedman and Baca avenues as either residential parking only or no parking areas. Signs will be put up to specify the areas.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    thumb DOWN for ... HAVE WE LEARNED ANYTHING? On this day eight years ago, the world changed. That single day pushed this nation into a war against terrorism, and for a brief moment in time, we were united. No more — now it seems Americans are even more polarized than we were before the attacks. And that’s a crying shame.

    Still, on this day we need to remember those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and pray that their tragic passing is not in vain.

  • Letter: Help needed at Sapello school

    We wish to call your attention to a situation at Sapello School, which we feel needs urgent correction. We are members of the school’s Parent Advisory Board, and/or concerned parents and residents in the Sapello area.

  • Mustangs sweep Cowgirls

    Tuesday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener saw Western New Mexico assert its volleyball supremacy over in-state rival New Mexico Highlands.

    The Mustangs prevailed in three sets, 25-17, 25-9, 25-14, dropping the Cowgirls to  1-9 overall.

    Dominique Benton and Doreen Zamora notched four kills each apiece to lead NMHU’s attack.

    Ziona Verhulsdonk and Christine Pina led a balanced Mustang offense with seven and six kills, respectively. WNMU made few mistakes and hit a blazing .485 in the sweep.