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Today's News

  • Man gets his 10th DWI, police say

    A Las Vegas man has been arrested for his 10th DWI offense, state police said.


    John Coca, 48, 2223 New Mexico Ave., was charged with aggravated DWI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, speeding and not driving within a single lane.

  • Cats over Cards

    How big can one play be?


    In Saturday’s Class 3A football semifinal between host Lovington and Robertson, the play in question was Wildcat quarterback Jacob Jameson’s 82-yard touchdown scamper late in the first quarter.
    The run and the extra point that followed gave Lovington a 21-0 cushion on the way to an eventual 42-20 final score.
    How big was that play?

  • Late surge lifts Zias

    A second-half shooting slump cost the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls on Saturday in a 73-62 defeat at intrastate rival Eastern New Mexico.


    The teams will have a quick rematch tipping off at 5 p.m. Monday at Highlands’ Wilson Complex.


    The Cowgirls (2-3) shot 40 percent in the first half Saturday and enjoyed a 30-26 halftime lead against the Zias (1-2).

  • Lady Dons beat CHS

    Miranda Martinez led all scorers with 24 points and Vanessa Lucero recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead West Las Vegas over Class 4A Capital 57-46 in a girls’ basketball season opener on Nov. 23 in Santa Fe.

  • Wingate sharpshooter helps spoil Dons debut

    Saturday night was supposed to be all about the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team and its season opener at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    But Lambert Michalski turned the night into his own personal highlight reel.


    Michalski scored 19 points in the first half and finished with 25 total to lead the visiting Wingate Bears to a 71-57 victory.


    Michalski opened the evening’s scoring by nailing a three-point basket and he accounted for the Bears’ first seven points, as well as 11 of their 17 in the first quarter.

  • A continuing distraction

    Mora County Sheriff Roy Cordova has a month left of his term in his post. We sure wish he would step down now.


    We protested loudly when he took another job in September as a deputy sheriff in Valencia County while still collecting his paycheck of more than $40,000 a year as Mora County sheriff. With the other job, Cordova only worked about half of his 40-hour shift as sheriff.

  • Candidates should consider...

    Last week, potential school board members got some tips on what it’s like to serve on a board of education. The training was offered by a relatively new local group, the Community Committee for Better Schools.


    This group deserves credit for taking positive action to make sure we get good folks on our school boards. The elections are in February.
    Some people run because they’re hoping to take someone else off a board. That’s not a good reason for serving the community. One should have a genuine desire to improve our schools.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 29, 2010

    WEDNESDAYMIERCOLES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the U.S. Forest Service office, 1926 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-9088.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES

  • Mind over matters

    It’s not far-fetched to say that Robert “Bob” Johnston exhibits characteristics that fly in the face of some widely held generalizations about cognitive styles.


    By profession, he’s a retired petroleum engineer — the “technical/scientific” type. By avocation and personal vocation, he’s a poet, the “creative” type.

     

  • Pot user keeps his subsidy

    By David Giuliani
    Las Vegas resident Robert Jones will keep his housing subsidy after all.


    On Wednesday, the San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously to rescind an administrator’s previous decision to end the subsidy for Jones, a licensed medical marijuana user.


    Last month, Gilbert Almanza, the then-director of the county housing authority, sent Jones, 70, a letter informing him that he would lose his subsidy Nov. 30 because of his marijuana use.