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Today's News

  • Crespins’ opponents named

    “Perseverance,” the professional boxing card set for Friday, Aug. 28, at the Wilson Complex, is taking shape, and Las Vegas’ Crespin siblings now know their opponents.

    Amanda Crespin, 18, will make her professional debut against fellow 126-pounder Shannon Sangre of Los Lunas, boxing promoter Lenny Fresquez Productions announced late this past week. Sangre is also new to the pro ranks.

  • LETTEr: Mil Gracias

    We the family of Myranda Lujan would like to thank the following people who helped us with her benefit dance on July 17: All the workers at the Nite Owl, Matthew Martinez and family, Cuarenta Y Cinco, Mathew Cordova, Sena’s Music, Casa de Musica, and the Optic — for all their time and effort in making the dance a success!

    I thank the many friends and family that helped with all the fundraising that was done for and prior to the dance.

    Tina Gallegos

    Las Vegas

  • Las Vegas resident accused in stabbing

    A Las Vegas man has been charged in the stabbing of another at the hot baths at United World College, state police said.

    Louis G. Paredes, 23, 121 Independence No. 2, is facing a charge of aggravated battery.

    According to a probable cause statement, Paredes admitted to stabbing the victim, Apolinario Gonzales, 26. Paredes said he was with his friends at the baths around 5 p.m. July 31 when Gonzales said he could kill Paredes, police said.

  • LETTER: What we will lose to drilling

    The dancing creek glitters with the light/The glistening owl cries in the night/A baby coyote whimpers in fright/And then it is gone for good.

    Gone is the creek laughing with light/In its place is a poisonous blight /Gone is the owl who cries in the night/There is nothing left of her rippling flight.

    And of the coyote who whimpered in fright, there is left bleached white bones.

    Miranda Riccardi-Coon

    Golondrinas

     

  • Fair this weekend

    The San Miguel-Mora County Fair lasts through Saturday at the fairgrounds, which is a mile past Camp Luna on the west side of N.M. Highway 65 on the way to Montezuma.

    Events include everything from a water-melon-eating contest to a Kiddy Karnival.

    Today

    8:30 a.m.: Lamb show followed by goats, steers and breeding stock.

    8:30 a.m.: Indoor exhibit hall open to public and remains open until 7 p.m.

    1 p.m.: Small-animal judging, followed by showmanship.

    1 p.m.: Southwest Dairy, milking demonstration.

  • Councilman wants audit released

    City Councilman Andrew Feldman on Wednesday demanded the release of a special audit that he said had cleared him of allegations of corruption.

    In the last minutes of a four-hour City Council meeting, Feldman asked for an apology from the mayor, long after most of the audience had gone home for the evening.

    A few months ago, the city commissioned a special audit into billing adjustments in the utilities department. The mayor had sent letters to the state attorney general’s and auditor’s offices seeking investigations.

  • Man suspected of murder

    A Las Vegas man is accused of killing a woman by hitting her with a rock and then disposing of her body in a nearby ravine, state police said.

    Steve Roybal, 49, was arrested Sunday on charges of an open count of murder, tampering with evidence and resisting officers. The alleged victim is Terrie Greer.

    According to documents filed in Magistrate Court, an anonymous caller on Saturday morning told state police dispatchers that she had heard Roybal had killed Greer by hitting her on the head with a rock.

  • EDITORIAL: The faster, the better

    Local authorities seem to be taking seriously the allegations against Robertson High School teacher Jay Quintana that he sexually abused a student.

    The allegations surfaced in February after the City Schools released a notice from the victim’s parents that they may sue over the matter. The district placed Quintana on paid administrative leave.

  • FOR YOUR INFORMATION: A common-sense county

    Thank God for a County Commission with common sense. I’m referring to the San Miguel County Commission, which recently chose not to jump on a “green” bandwagon sent courtesy of the New Mexico Environment Department.

  • Residents: Officials should live here

    Several people attending a public meeting said the city should require that the city manager and city attorney live in the Las Vegas area.

    They were speaking earlier this week during the first of four public forums on a proposed city charter, which is essentially the community’s constitution. The current charter has been in existence since the two Las Vegases united four decades ago.

    The City Council formed the Charter Commission a few months ago, and the 11-member group has unveiled its draft charter to the public.