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Today's News

  • Elkettes stop Lady Cards; Jal tops Mora

    The postseason is over for Robertson and Mora volleyball teams, who lost Friday in the state volleyball tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • City fears losing money

    The city may be in jeopardy of losing more than $1 million for proposed local projects as part of statewide budget cuts, officials say.

    The city has listed three projects that may face the wrath of  budget cutters — $1.3 million for the Gallinas River dam, $130,000 for the municipal courthouse and $140,000 for the veterans homeless shelter.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    thumb UP for ... NOW THAT’S REAL SCHOOL SPIRIT! Members of the student councils at Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School gathered on the field just before kickoff of Saturday’s Vegas Bowl for the traditional exchange of keys.

    The purpose of the exchange is to symbolize unity as a community rather than a rivalry between school districts. Cody Romero of RHS and Krystle Montaño of West are the leaders of the respective student councils.

  • Local grapplers compete in trials

    Bring on the world.

    That’s essentially what Las Vegans Marcos Martinez and Jesse Valdez said in their first real foray into higher level martial arts competition. Each of the two went 2-2 in the recent World Team Trials for Grappling in Phoenix.

    Martinez and Valdez have been training in jiu jitsu, adding to their growing martial arts repertoire based on years of collegiate wrestling.

  • Letter: 'Closed community' breaks heart

    I fell in love with Las Vegas the minute I laid eyes on it 15 years ago. I loved the people, the architecture, the trees, the sky, the homes, the sun, rain, wind and the snow. I loved it all. I loved it so much that I talked about it wherever I went.

    My job required me to travel all over Central and Northern New Mexico and you know how it is when you’re in love. You can’t stop talking about the object of your affection, and mine was Las Vegas!

  • Mil Gracias letter

    On behalf of the board and the children of La Plaza Little League, we would like to thank the following sponsors. Without their support, the District 4 Tournament held at La Plaza would not have been a success.

  • Hospital payment delayed

    County officials want answers from Alta Vista Regional Hospital about why it’s not talking with its employees’ union.

    This week, the County Commission unanimously voted to delay paying the hospital $45,000 in health care for the poor. At the same time, the commission agreed to pay Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe for similar services.

  • Youth accused of riding onto West field

    Runners and walkers are welcome to use the track at West Las Vegas High School.

    Just don’t take your cars in.

    Early on a recent morning, a youth drove his car onto the football field and did some doughnuts, causing nearly $2,000 in damage, officials said.

    School employees discovered the damage when they arrived that morning. Security cameras captured the whole incident.  

    Based on a tip, officers went to the home of the suspect and could see remains from the field on his car, Police Chief Gary Gold said.

  • Editorial: Good television

    Television is a two-edged sword. It has been both a contributor to and a detractor of the quality of life in America. On the one hand, television made us more closely connected as a nation and to our world, but on the other, it has also pulled us inside, so that our sense of community is more distant. We don’t know our neighbors as we used to, we don’t just sit and around and talk like before, because of the neverending temptation to withdraw into the world of television.

  • Free lunch offered for vets at local Elks Lodge

    A 10-foot banner pinned to the wall of the Elks Lodge 408 welcomed veterans to a mid-day lunch on Sunday in appreciation for the sacrifices they have made for their country. The meal included spaghetti, garlic bread and all the fixings.

    Elks leader Angela Sanchez said this is the third year her organization has been honoring veterans with a free lunch. She said through the year, Elks members sponsor many events to help veterans and their families.