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Today's News

  • Letter: Thanks to FFA, a great program

    On behalf of the Atencio and Augie Fudala families, we would like to say thank you so much to those of you who voted for our barn in the Campbell’s Soup and FFA barn renovation project. We are both humbled and grateful for your participation, and thanks to all the votes we received, our barn in Bark River, Mich., was one of five winning barns of a national contest that will be getting a facelift sometime in June.

  • Blood test reveals suspect, police say

    A Villanueva man denied stealing an ATM machine, but a DNA test indicated otherwise, state police said.

    Richard Joseph Griego, 23, was arrested last week on charges of burglary, larceny and criminal damage.

    In early October, the owner of the Pecos River Campground in the Valley told state police that an ATM machine with several thousands of dollars worth of cash was taken, according to Magistrate Court documents.

    Soon after, the machine was found under a bridge at Coruco. Blood was found on the railing just above the machine and the ATM itself.

  • Mora native a Hall of Famer

    With much of his family in attendance, Matt Martinez, a native of Mora, was inducted into the Northern Rio Grande Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 16.

    It was a Mora night as Pojoaque’s interim superintendent Ruben Cordova of Ojo Feliz was present, and Manuel Romero — another graduate of Mora High — led his Peñasco Panthers to the championship at this year’s NRG Tournament.

    Martinez graduated from Mora High School in 1976 and played basketball for coaches Arthur Romero and Douglas Velarde.

  • Mixed results at the Joe

    Daniel Martinez came away with a runner-up finish in the toughest high school wrestling tournament in New Mexico. Meanwhile, his Robertson teammate Estevan Vigil took a fourth-place medal, highlighting the Las Vegas contingent’s mat work at the Joe Vivian Invitational this past weekend at Albuquerque’s Cibola High.

    Powered by three first-place finishes, Rio Rancho was supreme among the three dozen teams in the field. Volcano Vista won four individual titles and was second. Moriarty, Cibola and La Cueva rounded out the top five.

  • NMHU's James kicks to 400 win

    Highlands’ Fiona James outkicked everyone else to win the women’s 400-meter dash at the University of New Mexico’s spring Lobo Opener this past Saturday in Albuquerque.

    And UNM frosh Marin Schweigert, who won state titles in the event for Robertson, claimed the top prize in the high jump.

    James’ time of 59.7 seconds was the only one under a minute in the event, which included runners from Division I UNM and New Mexico State, as well as NMHU’s Courtney Lewis (sixth, 1:03.97) and Sessyon Crawford (eighth, 1:09.02).

  • Editorial: Corporation outfoxed

    It’s clear the corporation that runs Alta Vista Regional Hospital has an extensive anti-union playbook. It seems to have an answer for handling just about every union tactic.

    But they never figured on the San Miguel County Commission getting in the way.

    For years, San Miguel County — and other counties as well — routinely approve monthly payments for indigent services to hospitals. That money is to help hospitals pay for health care for those too poor to pay.

  • Two write-in hopefuls in mayoral race

    Two residents have filed as write-in candidates for mayor in the March 2 municipal election.

    Pat-rick Romero and Daniel Holguin Sr. will face mayoral candidate Alfonso Ortiz.

    Or-tiz’s name will be the only one on the ballot. Voters will have to write in the names of Romero or Holguin, and poll workers won’t be able to assist voters with the write-in candidates’ names.

  • Member of Little Rock Nine talks about experiences

    Minnijean Brown-Trickey says despite what many people say, she wasn’t courageous in walking past angry mobs to attend Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957.

    She just wanted to go to school.

    Brown-Trickey spoke to several hundred people at United World College on Sunday night, talking about her experiences as one of the Little Rock Nine, the black students who desegregated the Arkansas school under the protection of federal troops.

  • State report gets mixed reaction

    One West Las Vegas board member believes a critical state report on the district will help make the schools better. Another thought that the report was unjust at times.

    Several board members also expressed concern that the draft report was leaked early.

    Staffers from the Legislative Finance Committee, the agency that drafted the report, attended West’s board meeting last week.

    Board member Kenny Lujan said he welcomed the findings, which contained recommendations that he said would improve the district. 

  • Work of Art: Mortified at Mortimer Hall?

    As huge scoops of rock, mortar, wood and glass were loaded into waiting dump trucks yesterday, I waved goodbye.

    It’s gone. Mortimer Hall, my home away from home for about 25 years — its parts being hauled off to a landfill somewhere — has been razed, with surprising speed, to make room for the new student center.