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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Resident honored for cleanup at Union

    On a recent weekend, Rick Roybal organized a cleanup of Union Street Elementary School. More than 50 people showed up.

    Roybal and others wanted to wipe down the school from floor to ceiling to prevent the flu from spreading.

    At last week’s City Council meeting, Mayor Tony Marquez honored Roybal for his work.

    Roybal said the effort was successful and that volunteers got the work done in two hours. He said Albuquerque’s KRQE television station covered the event.

  • RHS assistant coach charged

    A Robertson High School assistant football coach accused of getting into a confrontation at McDonald’s has been charged with disorderly conduct.

    He was relieved of his duties Monday, officials said.

    The coach, Phillip Conway-Trujillo, 29, allegedly got into a fight with West Las Vegas football players in the men’s restroom around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 30. The coach was reportedly intoxicated, Police Chief Gary Gold said.

    Another man, Anthony Pacheco, 21, was also charged.

  • RHS, Mora spikers eye state tourney

    For all but four area programs, the fall sports season has come to a close.

    For Robertson’s football and volleyball teams, the Mora volleyball team and one New Mexico Highlands cross country runner, potential glory still awaits.

    Raynee Gerhart’s Lady Cardinals and Leslie Vigil’s Rangerettes begin their state volleyball tournament quests on Thursday in Rio Rancho.

  • Editorial: The lion's fate

    We’re glad to see MainStreet Las Vegas taking a proactive approach to a longtime New Town statue, the lion fountain at Grand and Lincoln Avenues. The fountain itself has long been out of order, and now the statue is deteriorating. Unless something is done, Las Vegas will lose yet another piece of its history.

    The lion fountain was built in the late 1890s as an alternative watering hole to the infamous saloons that filled New Town during those Wild West days. Preserving it is a matter of civic pride.

  • City police want to speak with victims

    The Las Vegas Police Department is asking that alleged victims of former Robertson High School teacher and coach Jay Quintana come forward.

    Quintana is accused of 14 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and a count of criminal sexual contact of a minor.

    He was arrested last week.

    Alleged victims are asked to call police detective Roy Pacheco at 425-7504.

  • DOT looks into workers' prank

    The state Department of Transportation is investigating a workers’ prank that involved a small explosion, an official said this week.

    Paul Gray, the DOT’s local district engineer, said a couple of employees mixed toilet cleaner with aluminum in a plastic bottle at the Rowe maintenance building.

    One employee has reportedly suffered a ringing in his ears since then, so the department has sent that employee to a specialist, Gray said.

    “We haven’t received the physician’s statement yet,” he said.

  • Letter: The veteran, the father, the hero

    Recently my father asked me to help compose a letter to the Veterans Administration. He said that the VA did not have any record of him being in Japan when he was wounded in Korea. I asked him if he had any letters or orders and he presented me with his discharge and, to my surprise, three letters recommended him for the Purple Hearts. As I read through the letters I was amazed that he had been wounded three times in one month. I researched more and found the name of the ship that transported him to Japan and the hospital he was in.

  • Cowgirls upset Division I NAU

    Things are looking up for the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team, which is coming off a major preseason upset of NCAA Division I Northern Arizona.

    The Cowgirls surprised the Lumberjills with a 66-62 victory on Friday, Nov. 6, in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Sheena Cole, new to the lineup, led the Cowgirls with 17 points and four rebounds. Robertson High alumnus Jessica Armijo scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and snagged four rebounds and two steals. And Briana Gholston chipped in 9 points, nine boards and six steals.