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Today's News

  • City wants cut of county tax hike

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas City Manager Timothy Dodge says that if San Miguel County wants the city’s support for the one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax it will likely ask voters to approve in November, the county will probably have to agree to use part of the money generated to offset dispatch and ambulance service costs inside the city limits as well as in the county.

  • Ranch owner seeks to ‘rejuvenate’ river

    By Phaedra Haywood
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — Contrary to rumors, the man who purchased the Rowe area ranch formerly owned by Val Kilmer is not damming the Pecos River. But the Texas oil and gas executive does have big plans for the property, and they include making “enhancements” to the river that runs through his land.

  • Vegas has new childcare center

    Parents and guardians now have another option for childcare in Las Vegas.

    Last month, Alizza “Ali” Gonzalez opened up a new facility that isn’t your typical childcare center.

  • Que Pasa - July 18, 2012

    TODAY - HOY
    • Municipal Court will be closed all day from Wednesday, July 18 to Friday, July 20 so court staff may attend a Judicial Conference. For questions, call municipal court at 425-9403.
    • Summer Fest 4 Christ featuring “The Thirsting” — A Catholic Christian Center concert featuring a four-piece Catholic alternative rock band from Vancouver, Wash. Sponsored by the NMHU Newman Center, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 at Ilfeld. Admission: $5. Advance tickets, call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station studio.

  • College Graduate
  • Viewpoints
  • Necessary increases

    Anyone who has been keeping up with Las Vegas city politics knew a proposal to increase water rates was coming. It has been widely discussed since last year, when a preliminary engineering report recommended spending $120 million over the next 40 years on the city’s water system.

  • A genius like Norman Einstein

    Remember a few years back that a pair of human spell-checkers made the news for traipsing around the country making corrections to signs they believed contained errors? For their efforts, the language-fixers, Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson, got banned from certain national parks.

    I wrote about this team who would arm themselves with Sharpies, erasers, adhesive tape and righteous indignation. They’ve faded from the news, but if they wanted an assistant, I’d try to join them.

  • Club qualifies 2 for nationals

    Nicholas Gurule won a regional championship in the javelin, and Sal Lopez placed top three in both javelin and discus at the recent Junior Olympic regional meet in El Paso.

    Both are now headed to nationals this coming week in Baltimore.

    It’s an early milestone for the Meadow City Track Club, rejuvenated this year under coach Morgan Montaño.

    “These kids who’ve started it up have definitely put in the time and effort,” Montaño said.

  • Memorial run an all-ages event

    Barely old enough to walk on his own, 1-year-old Quentin Martinez was one of the youngest competitors in this past Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    Participating in the annual event is one thing young Quentin has in common with 87-year-old Bill Oshima, who took on the 5-kilometer walk stretching from the San Miguel County Fairgrounds down to the Old Town Plaza, finishing in 57:40.