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Today's News

  • Snowstorm hits Las Vegas

    More than six inches of snow fell on Las Vegas Monday night, and fierce winds reduced visibility and caused drifting Tuesday.

    Both local school districts closed for the day on Tuesday and are on two-hour delay today.

    The County Commission held its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, with Alta Vista Regional Hospital's administrator taking questions from the panel on why the hospital hasn't started negotiating with its union.

  • Rio duals prove tough

    Rio Rancho High’s Great Southwest Duals lived up to its growing reputation as one of the stoutest early-season events of the New Mexico high school wrestling season on Saturday.

    Robertson, a defending state champ in Class 1A-3A, won two of its seven duals amid a long day of mat action.

    “There were a lot of good teams, all of them tough,” said RHS coach Richard Martinez.

  • ONLINE UPDATE: Schools to have two-hour delay Wednesday

    Both the East and West school districts will be starting two hours late Wednesday as a result of Tuesday's snowstorm.

    West Las Vegas Superintendent Jim Abreu confirmed the delayed opening, saying the two districts like to work together in making such decisions.

    Schools were closed Tuesday because of the storm.

    The West Las Vegas board met Tuesday night, but it limited its meeting agenda to just one item. All the other issues will be addressed at a special meeting next week.

     

     

  • City to give money for shelter

    The local group providing shelter for the homeless will get some help from the city.

    Last week, the City Council voted unanimously to give $10,000 to Samaritan House while officials work with the group on a long-term solution.

    Earlier in the year, Mayor Tony Marquez had appointed council members Andrew Feldman and Morris Madrid to a homelessness task force. Madrid noted that he hadn’t done a “lick of work” on the task force and asked that Feldman, who has been involved in the process, to make the motion for the funding. Feldman did just that.

  • Woman has baby on Interstate 25

    Las Vegan Patrick Gallegos was speeding 95 mph on the highway early Saturday morning. And a state police officer was chasing him.

    But he said he had a good reason for going so fast: His wife, Candelaria, was having a baby.

    The two of them had gone to Albuquerque on Friday to shop for Christmas presents. “My wife was walking around a lot that day,” he said.

    They returned to Las Vegas around 11 p.m. and three hours later, Candelaria started having contractions.

  • Panel OKs 46-lot plan

    A city panel has given its preliminary approval of a housing development just north of Las Vegas, one that would exclude mobile homes and regulate architectural styles.

    Now the proposal will go to the City Council.

    This week, the city Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a 46-lot subdivision with lots ranging from three-fourths of an acre to 10 acres.

    The commission discussed the proposal during two meetings over the last couple of months.

  • As It Is: A double standard

    In 2008, we reported that Pete Campos entered a five-year contract with the Luna Community College Board of Trustees. But we never actually saw the document.

    In November, I issued a public records request for the four-page contract. I received it last week. And I got a bit of a workout in the process.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs DOWN to ... POOR COMMUNICATION. The manner in which the East and West school districts announced Thursday’s school cancelations because of the snow was pathetic. At first, the announcement on the radio was that the schools were on a two-hour delay; then word that the entire school day was canceled got out about two hours later — even though it was clear around sunrise that a full snowday would need to be taken.

  • Brian Gallegos tourney under way

    The labor of love that is the annual Brian Gallegos Memorial Tournament is taking center stage at Mike Marr Gymnasium this weekend.

  • Crespin, Sanchez battle to a draw

    In one of the evening’s most competitive bouts, Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin fought to a four-round draw with Jessica Sanchez on Friday night at Isleta Casino and Resort.

    Three judges scored the fight an identical 38-38. That moved Crespin’s pro record to 0-1-1; she made her debut in August before a hometown crowd. Sanchez, a boxer from Albuquerque, is 1-1-2.