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Today's News

  • LETTER: Luna neglecting accounting program

    I am writing this letter to gain the attention of the Luna Community College Board of Trustees and administration. I have made several attempts to meet with the vice president of academics and the president and have been unsuccessful in getting my calls returned or meetings set up.

  • Officials look into charging coaches

    The local district attorney is looking into whether Robertson High School’s then-football coaches should be charged for failing to report to law enforcement alleged sexual assaults during a camp last August.

    District Attorney Richard Flores will likely have to determine whether the head coach, Ray Woods, told about the alleged assaults to his superior, Athletic Director Mike Yara. And the prosecutor may then examine whether Yara rejected the idea of immediately calling law enforcement.

  • EDITORIAL: In the loop, out of the loop

    Here’s a quote from Mayor Tony Marquez: “I’m very disappointed that these two councilmen persist in negativity, division, mistrust and fear-mongering. I had hoped that they would change for the better if the people spoke. Obviously, if they choose to continue the dark past, they are free to do so, but they will have to answer to their constituents.”

    Is this about City Council members Diane Moore and Andrew Feldman, who have been harshly critical of Marquez these days?

  • LETTER: Support for two lanes on Grand

    Last week, board members of MainStreet Las Vegas took it upon themselves to canvass business owners and residents who will be directly impacted by the Grand Avenue Streetscape Project. We talked with 27 businesses and one resident; we were not able to meet with four residents and two businesses.

    We asked, Which alternative do you prefer: the four-lane alternative or the two-lane alternative?

    Of the 28 surveyed, 27 agreed that the two-lane alternative will have a beneficial impact on their businesses and provide improved safety and beautification opportunities.

  • Lady Cards leapfrog WLV in district thriller

    With a performance that revived its own ambitions, the Robertson girls’ basketball team surprised host West Las Vegas 58-53 on Thursday night in front of a rowdy crowd at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Both sides played inspired ball in a contest that was tied 13-13 after one quarter, 23-23 at halftime and 43-43 through three full quarters.

    Really, in a game as competitive as Thursday’s, the significance of every play was magnified.

  • COLUMN: Webcasting in the Legislature

    SANTA FE — A gutsy state lawmaker has forced the door open ever so slightly to audio and video transmissions from state legislative committee hearings.

    Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones, an Albuquerque Republican, went out and bought a webcam and has begun streaming video and audio from the committees on which she serves.

    The Webcasting was unauthorized so there is no telling how long it will continue but it did get some wheels turning that had been stuck in neutral for years.

  • EDITORIAL: Passing the buck can be fatal

    One thing is absolutely undeniable about the Rio Arriba Road railroad crossing just north of town: Two people have been killed trying to cross there.

    Now, some are calling for the installation of warning lights and other safety equipment at the site, rather than just signage.

    But so far, they’re not getting any response.

    To be sure, all agencies contacted agree on one thing: It’s someone else’s job to improve the crossing.

  • LETTER: Bring home our National Guard

    While campaigning for president, Barack Obama insisted he couldn’t make real change alone — he needed all of us to help him by making our wishes known. Newly introduced in the New Mexico legislature are Joint Memorials entitled “Withdraw New Mexico National Guard from Iraq” (SJM20 in the Senate and HJM18 in the House). It’s a perfect opportunity to make our wishes known to our legislators that we need our Guard to come home.

  • LETTER: Quit trying to cover up abuse

    I’m writing again because I know that domestic violence is still with us. There have been individuals that say, “She does not know what she is talking about.” After 12 years in the field and having had the best training at the Police Academy from experts, I should know that what I say is fact, based on experience and education.

  • Rivera controls lane as Dons beat Cards

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic

    While Robertson’s strength this season has usually been its defense, the Cardinals had no answer Wednesday night for Adrian Rivera.

    Rivera owned the paint at Mike Marr Gym, scoring most of his game-high 27 points by driving to the basket. The West Las Vegas senior post led the Dons to a 64-52 win in the first all-Meadow City clash of the basketball season.