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Today's News

  • State hopes project done by year’s end

    Officials hope to get the Grand Avenue project completed by the end of the year.

    The state Transportation Department had planned to finish the work by October, but the utilities portion of the project has taken longer than expected, said David Trujillo, the state Department of Transportation’s local assistant district engineer.

    Heavy rains in August also delayed the work, he said.

    “We’ve been lucky with some good weather. Hopefully, it’ll hold,” Trujillo said. “Utilities have been what has been killing us on our schedule.”

  • Victory is hers

    Kaitlyn Hutchinson breezed to a District 2-3A girls’ cross country title and led the Robertson girls to a team championship on Saturday morning in Taos.

    Now, RHS coach Fabian Trujillo is eyeing what he hopes will be a top-three finish at the state meet Saturday in Rio Rancho.
    “We’ve got a good chance of placing in the top three,” Trujillo said. “Times alone, we should be top three.”

    The Lady Cardinals placed five in the top eight to capture the girls’ team title, beating runner-up West Las Vegas and host Taos. In the boys’ race, Taos won, followed by WLV and RHS.

  • Feds: County program troubled

    The federal government placed San Miguel County’s housing program in troubled status earlier this month.


    Such a sanction means the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development may transfer the county’s Section 8 housing voucher program to another agency.


    The program provides vouchers to help low-income people get housing.

  • Senior Profile: Astride healthful paths

    Doug Hughes is a medical doctor; Aileen Torres Hughes, a nurse. It sounds like the perfect combination, and perhaps it is, for singly and together, this couple has helped provide medical assistance for locals and for thousands of people in impoverished areas of the world.


    Theirs is not a hemmed-in or office occupation or preoccupation.


    The active lives of this medical couple reflect an incarnation of the term teleology — being directed toward an end or shaped by a purpose.

  • Regent says HU has too many sites

    Legislative leaders have looked at state universities’ growing number of satellite campuses as a place to wield the budget ax.


    This week, a member of the Highlands University Board of Regents agreed that there are too many, calling the situation “ridiculous.”

  • Man charged with fifth DWI offense

    The state police have made another DWI arrest on Mountain View Drive.
    Damian J. Valdez, 25, 2401 Calle Dulce, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving with a revoked license and having an open container of alcohol. It was his fifth DWI offense, police said.
    Around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 16, state police Officer Shane Todd saw the driver of a Chevrolet truck fail to make a stop at Mountain View and East drives, reports state.

  • Marr parking lot will be finished later

    The Las Vegas City Schools district has paved half of the Marr Gym parking lot at Robertson High School. It will wait to do the rest later, Superintendent Rick Romero said last week.

    He said when the district started the parking lot project, many students parked in no-parking zones. He said if the district had finished the parking lot project all at once, it would have taken another eight weeks.


    Residents didn’t want to endure the parking problems for too long, Romero said.

  • State awaits RHS girls

    Robertson is the 10th seeded team in the Class 1A-3A state girls' soccer tournament and will play at No. 7 Portales at noon Saturday. The winner advances to a quarterfinal with No. 2 Hope Christian on Nov. 4 in Rio Rancho.


    It’s an interesting matchup, given that the Lady Cardinals and Rams played twice in the regular season, with each winning once. The Rams cruised to a 3-0 shutout in the season opener back on Aug. 28 in Las Vegas. But the Lady Cardinals exacted a measure of revenge in a 3-2 victory Oct. 14 in Portales.

  • Guerin in national team tennis event

    Las Vegas’ Juliana Guerin is part of a junior tennis team competing in a national tournament this weekend in Surprise, Ariz.


    Guerin and her teammates from Albuquerque captured  a Southwest sectional title this past August in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Champions in the section will compete against other sectional victors throughout the U.S. in the tournament Oct. 29-31.

  • Woods to meet fans

    Don Woods, who was the National Football League’s Rookie of the Year in 1974, will be meeting with fans and signing autographs this weekend at the Las Vegas Wal-Mart.


    Woods will be at the store at different times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


    A native of Denton, Texas, Woods played college ball as a running back for New Mexico Highlands University.