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Today's News

  • Work of Art: Let's go buy some land mines

    All right, Tom Mullins, which version of your loose-lips-sink-ships inanity would you like for the public to bruit around?

    Republican Tom Mullins, who will face U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in the November general election, was on local radio station KNMX in May. Although he made the following quoted remarks about a month ago, before winning the recent primaries, the full impact of the statements appeared in the press only last week.

  • Adult softball

    The following are recent scores and upcoming games from the City of Las Vegas adult softball league.

    Games take place at the city’s Rodriguez Softball Complex.

    Men’s division

    Scores:

    WEDNESday, June 16

    Dream Team 17, The Best 10; Hackers 30, Buzzards 2; DB’s Milkmen 16, Blaze 1

    Upcoming games:

    WEDNESday, June 23

    Tecolote vs. Blaze, 6:15 p.m.; DB’s Milkmen vs. Hackers, 7:30 p.m.; Louisville Chuggers vs. Dream Team, 8:45 p.m.

    Standings:

  • Mil Gracias letter

    The members of the Robertson High School Close Up @ WDC Club, along with their advisor, wish to thank the following businesses for their donations to their raffle:

  • Mora gets more certified deputies

    The Mora County Sheriff’s Department has two new certified officers in its ranks.

    Americk Padilla and Amos Espinoza graduated from a law enforcement academy in Farmington last week. That brings the total number of certified officers to four, including Sheriff Roy Cordova and Sgt. Michael Benjamin.

    Another deputy is expected to graduate from an academy in late August.

    The department is also planning to hire another deputy.

    Benjamin said Monday that having five certified deputies is likely the most the department has had at one time.

  • Mentor of the Month: 'He made us his life'

    For many years, both Gary Leger and his FFA students have been recognized locally, statewide and nationally for their achievements.

    But the real testament to his teaching skills came from the students themselves. He just called them “his kids.”

    Leger died in a car accident Wednesday night in Oklahoma; he had been attending an agricultural teachers conference.

  • Commentary; 'No, I want to hug you'

    Last Thursday morning, I received a call from a friend and associate, “Lupita, are you sitting down?”

    “What’s the matter? Tell me.”

    “Well, I don’t know how to say this, but ....”.

    I learned that a dear friend and former colleague at Robertson High School, Gary Leger, had been in an auto accident near Oklahoma. He was airlifted to the nearest hospital, in Amarillo, but died a bit later.

  • Editorial: Taser ban is smart

    We’re glad Las Vegas Police Chief Gary Gold has decided not to use the electroshock weapon known as Tasers in his department. He said the history of lawsuits and the number of reported injuries that stem from their use led him to conclude that they are just too risky. We think he’s doing the right thing by banning their use.

  • Blaze 70 percent contained

    The fire near Gallinas Canyon is more than 70 percent contained, officials said Monday.

    The blaze, which started last Friday night, has burned 777 acres. No evacuations have been ordered.

    The first is about 2.5 miles south of Gallinas Canyon, northwest of Las Vegas.

    Officials said that for a time, it was the nation’s top priority forest fire because of its nearness to the Gallinas watershed, which supplies 90 percent of Las Vegas’ water.  

  • Q&A: LCC softball's Meredith Gilpin

    The following in an interview with Luna Community College softball coach Meredith Gilpin.

    How is  recruiting going so far this summer?

  • County prepares for Kilmer

    San Miguel County officials aren’t taking any chances during actor Val Kilmer’s appearance before the County Commission today.

    They are arranging for city and state police, sheriff’s deputies and jailers to be on hand to provide security. The meeting is at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the old county courthouse.

    The “Batman” actor has requested the commission approve a lodging business at his Rowe ranch.