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Today's News

  • LETTER: Student did really well in competition

    The family and friends of Chantelle Lucero would like to send her congratulations.  Chantelle traveled with West Las Vegas Middle School to Dallas Texas in June 2009 to compete in the Business Professionals of America as the only high school student representing West Las Vegas High.

    We are very proud of our middle school for taking first in the completion. Chantelle placed within the top 10 in Dallas and later on found out she ranked fifth overall.

    We would also like to thank Chantelle’s sponsor, Laurie Sandoval, for all her time, support and leadership.

  • Another charged in crime

    Authorities are charging a man who allegedly knew that a woman had been murdered but waited more than a day to tell the police.

    A magistrate judge has signed off on a warrant for Bob Martinez of Las Vegas. Martinez faces charges of tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence.

    On Sunday, state police arrested Natividad “Steve” Roybal on charges of an open count of murder, tampering with evidence and resisting officers. The alleged victim was Terrie Greer.

  • Residents complain about police

    About 50 people came together Sunday to discuss the issue of alleged police misconduct in Las Vegas and to organize a citizens committee to deal with the issue.

    Former interim Police Chief William Cruz and San Miguel County Treasurer Alfonso Ortiz were among those present.

    Pat Leahan, Lorenzo Flores and Steve Flores, the organizers of the event, spoke briefly of the need for an independent citizens committee. The city is also considering a police oversight commission to handle complaints against officers.

  • WORK OF ART: Menudo? No thanks

    Every fourth week we used to go through Expulsion Saturday. It was the time when at Mom’s insistence and our extremely willing compliance she’d usher Dad and all us kids out of the house to fend for ourselves.

    We had the whole day free. My siblings Bingy, Severino and I generally spent that day at the Serf Theater, where the films were continuous, and by the time we left there, we had all the lines and songs memorized.

    Let me explain:

  • Taos DA to get adults’ cases

    The cases involving the adults in the Robertson High School football assaults case will be transferred to the Taos district attorney’s office, an official announced Tuesday.

    District Attorney Richard Flores said he had spoken with the Taos district attorney’s office and it had agreed to take the cases. It is expected that the Taos DA’s office will transfer the cases to its branch office in Raton, to be handled by prosecutor Leslie Fernandez, Flores said.

  • Vegas man charged with burglary

    A Las Vegas man is accused of breaking into a truck at a local motel last week.

    Vicente Cervantes, 45, 409 Peggy Lee Lane, was charged with auto burglary and larceny.

    According to Magistrate Court documents, Sgt. Martin Salazar went to Super 8 Motel last Wednesday in response to reported auto burglaries. He reviewed a surveillance video and identified two women pictured.

    He spoke to some unidentified people who described the car the two women left in, police said.

  • Las Vegas police aim for full staffing

    The Las Vegas Police Department is on track to becoming fully staffed, the chief says.

    Last week, Mayor Tony Marquez swore in four new officers to the department — Martin Sandoval, Timothy Leyva, Michael Hurtado and Samuel Hanna.

    They are expected to go to the state’s law enforcement academy in the fall.

    Later this month, Chief Gary Gold plans to put forward four more names to the City Council for approval as officers. He said he has five “solid” applicants, so it’ll be tough deciding which one to reject.

  • Women’s golf group, then and now

    The Las Vegas Ladies Golf Association will celebrate the opening of the redesigned Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course with the return of their annual golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

    Lady golfers from all over the state are invited to play in the Golf Fiesta de Las Vegas.  

    With play resuming at the golf course, longtime members remembered the beginnings of golf in Las Vegas.

  • DA excuses himself from adults' cases

    District Attorney Richard Flores has excused himself from prosecuting the adults who he alleges failed to promptly notify authorities about attacks during a Robertson High School football camp last year.

    His decision was in response to arguments by defense attorneys that he appeared to have conflicts of interest.

    Superintendent Richard Romero, Athletic Director Mike Yara, former football coach Ray Woods and two former assistant coaches, Adam Alvarez and Ikaika Neizman, each face a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse or neglect.

  • Man accused of molestation

    A 45-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged with sexual crimes against a small girl.

    A child told authorities that the man started molesting her when she was 8, according to a city police report.

    The man faces two counts of criminal sexual penetration. He was charged last Monday.