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Today's News

  • Editorial: Vote for the charter

    During this election cycle, we’re not planning to endorse any of the candidates for Las Vegas mayor and council. Throwing our viewpoint into the mix just doesn’t seem necessary this time around. As for the proposed charter, however, we’re compelled to speak up, in the interest of good government.

  • Vegas runner 9th in USA meet

    Victoria Martinez finished ninth in the preliminary heat of the women’s 800-meter run Saturday at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque.

    Martinez’s time of 2:08.8 was third best in her heat and ninth fastest overall but missed the cut of the top six, who advanced to Sunday’s final. Only 1.65 seconds separated Martinez from the sixth qualifier, Laura Januszewski (2:06.35).

  • Grandson charged in attack

    A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 83-year-old grandmother, police said Thursday.

    Ryan Garcia, 27, 1116 Columbia St., was charged with three counts of felony aggravated battery. He is accused of attacking both Margaret Garcia, his grandmother, and his uncles, Robert and Ralph Garcia.

    Las Vegas Deputy Police Chief Christian Montaño said that given that Margaret Garcia has died, the charges likely would be upgraded. That could mean that Ryan Garcia could be facing an open count of murder.

  • Student: Coach wanted secret sex

    By the account of a former Robertson High School student, ex-teacher Jay Quintana told her to keep their sexual relationship a secret, so she did.

    For years.

    The alleged victim testified in Magistrate Court on Wednesday, describing her four years of having sex with Quintana, who was her golf coach and chemistry teacher. The district fired him last year.

  • Ex-teacher's charges stand

    The former Robertson teacher accused of having sex repeatedly with a female student is headed for trial.

    At the end of a three-day preliminary hearing Thursday, a magistrate judge found enough evidence to send the case to state District Court.

    The student, now 21 and attending college, testified that Quintana told her to keep the four-year sexual relationship a secret. She alleged the two had sex in a number of places, including several rooms at the high school, her house, his house and the Pendaries golf course.

  • Highlands' hoops teams wrap year

    Mesa State’s Mike Dominguez again was a thorn in New Mexico Highlands’ collective side Saturday night, hitting 10 of 10 foul shots and scoring 26 points in the Mavericks’ 83-75 victory at Brownson Arena in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Cowboys finish the regular season 18-9 overall and 12-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. As the No. 3 seed in the RMAC West Division, they will open the RMAC Shootout postseason tournament on Tuesday at Fort Lewis in Durango, Colo.

  • Letter: Parking will be the central issue

    Highlands in at it again. Now they are building a new student union building on the corner of National and Eighth. The building will take up the entire parking lot that now has over 200 parking spaces, that are used to capacity every day. The building will add a staff of over 60 people to the area and will have a 700-seat auditorium. Where are these people going to park? Ten blocks away? Oh! The university says it is going to buy the three small properties across Eighth Street and that might give them about 30 spaces. Wow, lose 200 spaces, add 60 staff and gain 30 spaces.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... A CIVIL CAMPAIGN. This year’s municipal election campaign has been the most civil in years. No potshots. No last-minute charges. No malicious gossip. So far — and we hope it stays that way.

    The candidates for Las Vegas mayor and City Council deserve credit for keeping this election season above-board.

  • Letter: Mora County must protect its treasures

    I’ve been talking to some people who are very concerned about oil drilling in Mora County.

    I’ll say that I have to agree with one citizen who feels that drilling for oil is just a pretense for getting at our water supply. These big corporations usually print a pretty picture and promise revenues for the county.

    I urge all the citizens not to be taken in with offers of money. We call know that our water and our land are our biggest treasures, because we share the water and land as brothers.

    Let’s unite as brothers and protect our treasures.

  • Cowboy wrestlers place in regional

    What is it they say about the head that wears the crown?

    No. 1-ranked NMHU 125-pounder Seth Wright lost a 6-3 decision to No. 2 seed Arsenia Barksdale of Adams State in the championship match of Saturday’s NCAA Super Regional and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestling meet.