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Today's News

  • Five vying to become manager

    The city is looking at five candidates for city manager, a position the mayor is hoping to fill quickly.

    Las Vegas resident Barbara Perea Casey, a former superintendent of West Las Vegas schools, had been on the list but she withdrew.  There are no local residents among the finalists.

    The Mercer Group Inc., a nationwide recruiting firm, presented the names of the finalists to Mayor Tony Marquez over the weekend. The mayor has said he wants a candidate with municipal government experience, which the five remaining finalists have.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Cowboys rise in RMAC West

    The Highlands Cowboys overthrew the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division leaders and then punctuated the weekend with another victory against a divisional rival.

    On Friday night, NMHU (13-5, 8-3 RMAC) dominated visiting Fort Lewis by a 93-80 count.

  • LETTER: Letter from Pecos requires response

    Response to Friday’s letter to Eddie Roy Duran of Pecos: The Pecos Independent School District bond election on ... in help our district do necessary repairs, remodels, and purchase equipment as allowed by state law. This important bond will help our bonding capacity when we ask for state monies. Passing the bond will answer legislative questions regarding “How is your community supporting the schools?”

  • Program sends actors to check liquor store compliance

    A local program has sent actors to liquor stores to determine whether the retailers are following state law.  

    The Responsible Retailing Forum Prevention Program has been in effect for a few months in Las Vegas.

    This project is not connected to law enforcement and is not meant to entrap establishments or staff — rather results are to be used as educational feedback for participating establishments, according to a press release.  

  • LETTER: Solar, wind provide LV with opportunity

    Solar, wind provide LV with opportunity

    My brother recently submitted a letter to your paper lamenting the decline of civility and pride in Las Vegas. Anyone who lived there during the ‘40s and ‘50s and sees it now would be hard put to dispute his observations.

  • EDITORIAL: Your vote matters

    On Tuesday, voters in San Miguel and Mora counties will go to the polls to elect school board members. We urge people to do their duty.

    In recent years, school boards in New Mexico have lost some of their powers. They don’t have hiring authority other than picking a superintendent. That’s a good thing; we don’t want elected bodies getting into the day-to-day process of hiring new employees.

    At the same time, boards still have much authority over the purse strings. And this is a vitally important responsibility.

  • LETTER: Pecos shouldn’t pass bond issue

    To the Pecos community:

    As most of you may be aware, the Pecos Independent School District is having a bond election Feb. 3, which, if passed, will increase our property taxes. I would like to stress my opinions why we, as a community, cannot support this bond.

  • Mora project delayed again, has been subject of disputes

    The project to build a multi-purpose field at Mora High School has been delayed once again.

    The Mora school board has terminated the contract with Bosque Farms-based Lone Mountain Contracting Inc. out of frustration over the lack of progress and quality and the inability to agree on what should happen next, said Dora Romero, the district’s superintendent.

    This is the second time the project has experienced a major delay.

  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs

    UP thumb ... GOOD TURNOUTS. More than 100 people turned out for this week’s school board election forums, sponsored by the Committee for the People and this newspaper. All candidates attended (except one, who has all but bowed out) and all but two of the city’s school board members turned out as well (only Ralph Garcia from West, who isn’t seeking re-election, and Ramon “Swoops” Montaño from East, who is not up for election, were no-shows).

  • Voters to decide on bond issues

    During Tuesday’s school board elections, voters will also decide on four-year general obligation bonds for infrastructure improvements.

    If approved, there would be no tax increases. However, if the bond issues fail, taxes will go down.

    The West Las Vegas School district is asking voters to approve a $5 million bond that would be in effect for four years, while at Las Vegas City Schools, the aggregate principal amount would not exceed $8 million.