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Today's News

  • Dulcey Amargo: Follow the light

    By the time you read this, I’ll be either sleeping or sleepless in Seattle -- seriously! My daughter, Ileana, sent me a ticket for a holiday getaway.

    Nevertheless, it’s the season -- however one wants to categorize it; the time to wish you all season’s greetings --Shalom, Joyeaux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Mele Kalikimaka, oh, yeah, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc. And I do.

  • WLV third in Lujan tourney

    Overcoming an uncharacteristically sluggish start, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons cranked up the defensive heat Wednesday night in a 35-24 win over host Pojoaque Valley in the third-place game of the Ben Lujan Invitational.

    It was a significant victory for West (8-1) in that it came against a respected District 2-3A rival and defending state champion playing at home.

    From the opening tip Wednesday, defense dictated the contest. Pojoaque was a little bit stingier in controlling a 10-2 first period.

  • Las Vegas city attorney resigns

    Las Vegas’ interim city attorney, Carlos Quinones, will resign Jan. 1 after more than a year and a half with the city, officials announced this week.

    Two City Council members said Quiñones’ departure was long overdue, while other officials praised the attorney’s service.

  • Councilman's son announces run

    Las Vegas resident Mike Roybal plans to run for the City Council seat held by his father, Cruz Roybal.

    Roybal, a longtime councilman from Ward 4, won’t be running for another term, his son said.

    “We want to have the council work together. We need to go in there as professionals and do what is best for the community,” Roybal said.

  • Luna board looks at sexual harassment, personnel policies

    Luna Community College has been looking at its policies involving sexual harassment and personnel.

    The college’s staff has proposed a number of changes to existing policies, and the Board of Trustees has been reviewing them.

    Under the proposed changes, all employees would be required to report any sexual harassment they see around the workplace. In the past, the college has found that employees may have witnessed harassment but never reported it, said Lawrence Quintana, Luna’s human resources director.

  • Editorial: The meanings of Christmas

    Editor’s note: This editorial first appeared here on Christmas Day 2007.

    We don’t think a secular, general circulation newspaper is the place to advance any one religious belief. It isn’t appropriate or even right to push our faith off on good people who believe differently. And, frankly, inclusiveness is consistent with our view that there are many paths to the Truth, and our search isn’t the only way to get there.

  • Stu Clark tourney opens Monday

    The 56th annual Stu Clark Tournament begins its usual three-day run in town Monday at the Wilson Complex.

    Tickets and tourney passes are available at the door and from various local merchants.

    In the opening session (1 p.m. Monday), Stu Clark newcomer Del Norte takes on St. Pius X, and Artesia meets Portales.

    Day one’s evening session features West Las Vegas vs. Shiprock at 6 p.m., followed by Robertson vs. Bernalillo.

    Monday winners play in the evening session on Tuesday; losers go to consolation bracket play 1 p.m. that day.

  • Senior Profile: Who sets the boundaries?

    The dapper gentleman wearing a steel-gray ascot that matches his suit waits at his front door.

    I fumble with my writing tools, exit the car and cross the street. Per his cachet of impeccable elegance, he kisses my hand in true gentlemanly fashion. I feel that “I have arrived.” I had looked forward to talking with this couple — the word was out that they are the essence of the true meaning of volunteerism.

  • Amarillo a test for young Cards

    Looking to toughen his team, Robertson wrestling coach Richard Martinez added a duals tournament in Amarillo, Texas, to the schedule this year.

    Wins were difficult to come by in the event, held this past week, but count the Cardinals tougher for the experience.

  • KFUN planning development

    The owners of KFUN radio station have plans for a major development on their land.

    Last week, the City Council unanimously ap-proved zoning changes to help make Joseph and Loretta Baca’s plans a reality.

    They hope for a 50-room hotel, a restaurant, a convenience store, a visitors center and a gated community that will include single-family housing and assisted living developments.

    The Bacas have dreamed about a development for a long time on KFUN Hill. They were helped along when Joseph Baca won a $1 million Powerball ticket in 2008.