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Today's News

  • Number of business licenses about same

    The national recession doesn’t appear to be affecting the number of businesses in Las Vegas.

    According to the city, 1,077 business licenses were issued this year, five more than last year.

    “We average over 1,000 licenses each year. That’s been pretty constant for years,”  said Elmer Martinez, the city’s community development director.

    This year, 937 businesses renewed their licenses and 140 businesses applied for new licenses, the city reported. The previous year, 945 renewed and 127 new licenses were issued.

  • Luna offers acting classes

    “Every man and woman is star,”—Aleister Crowley

     

    An intense eight week acting course is being offered this fall, from Oct. 13 through Dec. 4. The course will provide basic training in the skills necessary to act in theatre and in film. The course will be performance based and will include training in voice, movement, characterization, and script analysis.

  • Cousins charged in holdups

    Two cousins were arrested Wednesday morning after two Allsup’s stores on Grand Avenue were held up.

    Richard Griego, 23, of Ribera and Jimmy Griego, 29, of Villanueva were charged with two counts each of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and tampering with evidence.

    Police said they robbed the Allsup’s at Grand Avenue and Alamo Street at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the Allsup’s at Grand and University Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

  • EDITORIAL: Fairness lacking

    When it comes to fairness and consistency, the city missed the mark in its recent handling of how to allocate lodgers tax proceeds.

    In July, the council approved a request to give $15,000 to Albuquerque company Fresquez Productions to promote a boxing fight featuring Holly Holm in Las Vegas. The firm’s owner, Lenny Fresquez, didn’t have to show up to answer any questions.

  • Possible drilling enrages some

    The Santa Fe Opera is revisiting its decision to lease nearly 27,000 acres of shared mineral rights to drill for oil and gas in the Las Vegas Basin.

    The move comes after an outcry by environmentalists, activists and others in the area.

    Charles MacKay, director of the Santa Fe Opera, said he had signed the lease without first examining all of the implications.

  • City attorney gets some backing

    An effort to push out the city’s interim attorney, Carlos Quiñones, likely wouldn’t get the backing of City Councilman Morris Madrid.

    “I didn’t vote for him (Quiñones) as attorney, and I don’t always agree with him. But I think he’s competent,” Madrid said this week.

  • Highlands runner takes OSU race

    Nicaise Kazingo showed his racing ability Saturday in Stillwater, Okla., taking top honors at the Oklahoma State Cross Country Jamboree.

    Running in the college division against nearly 240 runners, the New Mexico Highlands sophomore covered the 8-kilomer course in 25:00 to win by nearly 20 seconds.

  • The Gorras Blancas ride at Gallinas

    It was on the second night when they came. Three riders, with white sacks over their heads to protect their identity, rode down the steep trail from the high country. The meeting was secret and held in the mountains adjacent to the village of Gallinas at the base of the ridges along the Rio Gallinas.

    It was 1890 and Las Gorras Blancas, the White Caps, were there to convince others of the need to resist the break up of the Commons, land that had been guaranteed under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago in 1848. Membership in the highly secretive movement grew to 1,500.

  • St. Mike's handles Lady Cardinals

    Perennial state contender St. Michael’s ended the Robertson Lady Cardinals’ winning streak at two matches Tuesday, controlling the field in a 4-0 shutout.

    The Lady Cardinals (3-10) play at Santa Fe Prep on Saturday and close with a string of district games. Going into Tuesday, the team had won two straight shutouts — a 10-0 romp over Española and Saturday’s district-opening 5-0 victory over Moreno Valley.

    St. Mike’s improved to 10-6 overall.

  • Students can register on Internet

    Registering for classes at Luna Community College has become easier, and online classes aren’t what they used to be either, officials say.

    Students will now be able to register for classes at the college using the Internet now that Luna has begun its online registration.

    A student answering a survey wrote, “I really like the new updated registration process, it’s self explanatory.” Another said, “It’s better than having to come to campus.”