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Today's News

  • County handles road dispute

    The County Commission this week agreed to abandon a mile of road in the Ribera area — a move that angered nearby residents who contended they needed it for access.

    After an hour of discussion, the commission voted to vacate one mile of the more than four-mile-long County Road B-41-E, which is in the area of the Corruco Bridge.

  • Luna official alleged to have hit teen

    Luna Community College Trustee Ambrose Castellano is under investigation for allegedly throwing a punch at a teenager during last week’s West Las Vegas football game.

    According to a Las Vegas police report, witnesses told officers that Castellano, 37, yelled at the 17-year-old victim and then punched him in the face. The incident allegedly took place near the concession stand.

    The alleged victim told officers that Castellano asked him if he had been “messing” with Castellano’s teen son. Both teens reportedly had had an ongoing feud for years.

  • Mora official braces for angry people

    Mora County Assessor Angela Romero is expecting to see a lot of angry people in her office next month.

    On Nov. 1, the assessor’s office will be sending out annual property tax bills, and many will be seeing big increases.

    Others, however, will enjoy significant drops in their bills.

    Since 2008, the office has changed the designation for many properties that had been classified for grazing, which were eligible for significantly lower tax rates.

  • Letter: Big prize, good pizza

    It was after 8 p.m. on Sept. 16 when my wife Anita Vigil received a phone call from a male who identified himself as Mr. Garcia, the owner of Pizza Pro. Anita was told her name had been drawn as the winner of the $1,000 prize. Being aware of the present day scams I questioned her on its validity. She assured me it was factual, that in fact she has signed up for the drawing, since it is her favorite pizza and a place we frequent.

  • Letter: 'Interim' attorney doesn't make sense

    I am having a heck of a time understanding the term “interim.” A dictionary I used said it was “a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift.”

    If this definition is correct, then why would the Great City of Las Vegas, New Mexico, want to use a stopgap or makeshift attorney?

    It would appear to me with elections last March, that there was plenty of time to find a fella that wanted to do a fine job for us and become a permanent part of our city family.

  • Senior Profile: Always a 'fringe guy'

    Whether he’s walking down the street or sitting at his favorite eatery, Arthur LaCombe Vargas might not strike one as the typical lawyer. Depending on our own experiences with legal situations, each of us probably has a preferred generalization.

  • Letter: Could it happen here?

    Perhaps you read about the 6-year-old Cub Scout Zachary Christie being suspended for 45 days from his Delaware school. It seems that, without asking his parents, he brought his camping eating utensils to school (seemingly with which to attack the cafeteria mystery meat). A teacher saw it and, as required, reported it. The school district ruled that this otherwise exemplary student, in fact, brought a knife to school. So under the district’s strict no-tolerance policy, Zachary was required to be suspended for 45 days.

  • RHS, WLV take on Top Five foes

    It’s a significant weekend ahead for local football teams, as Robertson and West Las Vegas hit the road to play a couple of the premier teams in Class 3A, while New Mexico Highlands is at home looking to break its drought.

    RHS (3-3) visits Socorro (4-2), the No. 5 team in the state according to the Oct. 14 poll of the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The Cardinals are ranked ninth in the same poll.

  • Grizzlies rumble over NMHU

    Host Adams State College jumped out to a 2-0 lead and held on for a 3-0 women’s soccer win over New Mexico Highlands University on Wednesday in Alamosa, Colo.

    For the Grizzlies it was their second win in three games. NMHU fell to 2-13 overall and 2-9 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play after being held scoreless a sixth consecutive match.

    ASC sophomore Jessica Hellweg and junior Ashley Grover got Adams State a two-goal lead by intermission.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    thumbs UP ... PUBLIC INFORMED. A little communication can go a long way — a truism that applies to movie projects in Las Vegas. “Due Date” starts filming Saturday in Las Vegas, and the producers have already put out public announcements about their schedule.

    This is thanks to new city requirements that notice be given to residents about filming. To their credit, officials appear to be following through on the rules drafted in the spring.