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Today's News

  • Niners repeat winning ways in YAFL

    For the second straight year, the Las Vegas 49ers struck gold in the city’s Young American Football League competition.


    The team, led by head coach Benny Ortiz and assistants Robert Alarcon and Benjamin Mora, compiled a 6-0 record against fellow Las Vegas YAFL teams. The Niners swept the Lions 59-9 and 26-0; the Lobo 12-0 and 33-0; and the Rangers 28-0 and 38-8.


    By virtue of their regular-season title, the team will represent the city in the state playoffs next weekend.

  • Que Pasa-Oct. 29, 2010

    TODAYHOY
    • A haunted house is set for 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, and 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Highlands University’s Hewett Hall on National Avenue between 11th and 12th streets. Admission is $3. Organizers said it will be child safe and family friendly.

  • Giron best pick for sheriff

    Upon reading Mr. Rico Giron’s platform for running for San Miguel County sheriff, I felt compelled to write this letter endorsing him and also to ask San Miguel County residents to do the same.

  • Another perspective: Local colleges work together, which helps students

    In August, while I was at Highlands University taking pictures at a town hall meeting with the New Mexico Department of Higher Education, I saw my old buddy, longtime Highlands University Recruiting Director Gil Gonzales. He stopped and asked me if I could set up a meeting with him and some of our officials here at Luna Community College about a 2 plus 2 initiative.

  • Police: Officer drove drunk

    A Mora County sheriff’s transport officer was found Monday driving drunk in an unmarked sheriff’s car on Interstate 25, state police said.
    Ramon Montoya, 28, of Sapello, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.


    His blood-alcohol level was reported at .30, more than three times the state’s presumed level of intoxication.


    Montoya, who started in July, is on unpaid leave from the Sheriff’s Department pending an internal investigation. He is an uncommissioned officer who transports inmates.

  • Mentor of the Month: Director seeks more time in classroom

    Conni Reichert, director of Allied Health Sciences at Luna Community College, has taught hundreds of students throughout her years as a nursing instructor.

    Reichert, a native of Iowa, started her career at Luna in 1999 as a part-time nursing instructor following a self-directed tour of New Mexico with her husband Steve.


    “We love this area,” Reichert said. “I wanted to teach nursing. We also found that Las Vegas had a rich post-secondary education infrastructure for our children.”

  • Medical pot user to lose rent subsidy

    Las Vegas resident Robert Jones isn’t shy about saying that he grows marijuana plants in his house. His cancer qualifies him as a legal user.
    But that apparently doesn’t matter to San Miguel County’s housing voucher program — known as Section 8.
    On Oct. 12, the program’s executive director, Gilbert Almanza, informed Jones that he would no longer be getting the Section 8 benefit, effective Nov. 30.

  • Trick or treating to be on Sunday

    The city of Las Vegas is encouraging children to trick-or-treat on Sunday after all.

    Last week, the mayor said the city would ask that kids go trick-or-treating on Saturday.

    But he said the city had a “change of heart” after protests.

    “City Hall was bombarded with calls. People said they wanted Sunday. I hadn’t heard nice comments about Saturday,” the mayor said.
    Old Town merchants are still inviting trick-or-treaters to go to their area Friday afternoon.

  • Las Vegan helps tell region’s story

    Patricia Crespin, who calls Las Vegas home, is set to appear on stage for the upcoming “Bless Me, Ultima” show.

    Crespin is part of award-winning Vortex Theatre’s performance of Rudolfo Anaya’s book- turned-into-play. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Highlands University’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • State representative faces retired educator in House race

    Retired educator Mel Root is facing state Rep. Richard Vigil, D-Ribera, in the District 70 House race.

    Vigil, a bus contractor, has represented the district since 1999 and beat the Republican Root with 70 percent of the vote two years ago.


    The heavily Democratic district covers much of San Miguel County, including most of Las Vegas, and a small portion of Torrance County.