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Today's News

  • Editorial: West's good idea

    When Saturday detention is discussed, the movie, “Breakfast Club,” comes to mind. The characters in that movie got into some mischief when the teacher left, but they found they had much in common, even though they hailed from different cliques at the school.

    We hope that teachers will have more control at the planned Saturday school at West Las Vegas Middle School. The school board recently approved this idea; we credit West for moving forward with this.

  • Letter: Why not Medicare for everyone?

    My experience of Medicare corresponds to that of Glenn Yocum (Sept. 11 letter) and Jim Peters (Sept. 21 letter). Medicare is a government-run health care insurance program that works well for a substantial portion of the population. Why not extend it to everyone? That is the intention of Congressman John Conyers’ bill (HR 676), which is supported by Congressman Ben Ray Luján, for which we are grateful.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Cards, Dons both victorious

    Fortune smiled down on the Meadow City’s high school football teams over the weekend. The college team, meanwhile, is still waiting for a break.

    Robertson sophomore fullback blasted his way across the goal line for a go-ahead touchdown with just 35 seconds remaining in regulation on Friday night, giving the Cardinals a come-from-behind win at Ruidoso.

    In a game that saw both defenses yield but ultimately hold scoring to a minimum, the host Warriors took a 7-0 advantage at halftime.

    Ruidoso led much of the game and held a 7-6 edge late in the fourth quarter.

  • West makes position clear

    The state had already rejected Luna Community College’s idea for a charter school.

    But the West Las Vegas school board enacted a resolution against the school anyway.

    The resolution puts the district on record as opposing any attempt by Luna to resurrect the idea of the Luna Charter Academy.

    The resolution states, “It is not in the district’s best interest to authorize the development of the Luna Community College Charter School, especially due to the possibility of its negatively impacting the district enrollment and funding.”

  • Torres takes women's golf tourney

    Dodie Torres wrapped up a strong September with a victory in the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association mini-tournament Sept. 30 in town.

    Torres also had the most birdies among the association players in September, reported Judy Long.  

    The honor for fewest putts in September play went to Merlyn Gonzales, and Marie Montoya won the non-golfers prize at the association’s monthly luncheon, also held Sept. 30.  Long described it as “a windy but fun day.”

  • Man accused of breaking into Dick's

    City police officers often respond to false alarms, but nothing was false about an alarm at Dick’s Liquors last week.

    Police responded to a burglar alarm around 4 a.m. last Tuesday at the restaurant and bar. One officer went to the front and one to the back.

    The one in back found an open door on the bottom floor, and he saw a man running away from him, Police Chief Gary Gold said.

    The officer, Lt. Juan Montaño, chased after the man on foot a block or two. The man jumped a fence, but Montaño captured him, Gold said.

  • Editorial: Don't tear down school

    About this issue, we don’t want to mince any words: Sierra Vista Elementary School should not be demolished. That would be a waste of taxpayer dollars.

  • Vatos fall to stout Texas-El Paso side

    In their 24-7 loss to a good Division 2 El Paso-UTEP Rugby Club (3-0) last Saturday in Perkins Stadium, the Division 3 NMHU Vatos (1-3) were again shown the level of rugby that they will need to be competitive at the national level next spring.

    The Vatos won the second half and missed numerous scoring options through poor decisions and inexperience, said adviser Dick Greene.

    Sophomore captain Estavan “Guapo” Martinez from Mora was “Man of the Match.”

  • Letter:: Mil Gracias

    The Cleveland Millfest this past Labor Day weekend was highly successful and possibly the best attended ever. We would like to thank the many people in the community who helped make this possible, including the Mora County Sheriff’s department, the participants, and not least, the folks who sponsored this event.

  • Jose Campos seeks high office

    Jose Campos is one of several Democratic candidates for New Mexico’s lieutenant governor, but he is the only one from outside the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas.

    Campos is the mayor of Santa Rosa and a state representative, and he has been visiting Las Vegas frequently to gather local support for his campaign.