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Today's News

  • Police burglary task force formed

    The Las Vegas Police Department has created a burglary task force in light of a string of burglaries in eastside neighborhoods.

    “We’re working aggressively to protect citizens and their property,” Deputy Police Chief Christian Montaño told the City Council last week.

    He said the department is using undercover tactics to try to solve the burglaries, but he said he didn’t want to release the details for fear of compromising investigations.

  • Dons stumble at Cobre

    West Las Vegas football saw its winning streak come to a quick end Friday night as Cobre dealt the Dons (1-4) a 45-6 defeat in Bayard.

    The host Indians were especially tough on defense. WLV, attempting to ride the momentum of its homecoming win over Crownpoint, tried in vain to run the ball with last week’s stars such as Jared Gallegos. But the Indians consistently got good defensive penetration and often reached the backfield to make tackles for loss or no gain.

    By halftime, the score was 33-0.

  • As It Is: Setbacks for Campos

    Luna Community College President Pete Campos has been dealt two major defeats as Luna Community College’s president since he took the helm last summer.

    And both have been in the realm of politics — which is considered his area of expertise.

    In March, a whopping 83 percent of voters rejected Campos’ bid to increase their property taxes to pay for improvements at Luna’s facilities throughout northeastern New Mexico.

  • Defense comes up big in Card win

    Good defense was a pretty good offense for the Robertson Cardinals on Friday night.

    The Redbirds delighted a robust homecoming crowd with a 44-0 victory over outmatched Taos to improve to 2-2 overall.

    Robertson’s defense accounted for two touchdowns and a safety in the blowout win over a future District 2-3A opponent.

  • Union backs state proposal

    The head of a local union representing state employees is happy with Gov. Bill Richardson’s plan to deal with a more than $400 million budget deficit.

    The governor is proposing 3 percent across-the-board cuts, excluding schools.

    Patrick Gutierrez, president of Local 1380 of the American Federal of State, Municipal and County Employees, said his union appreciates that Richardson isn’t calling for layoffs or furloughs.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    On Aug. 15, Mora had its first car show and hot-rod run.

  • Editorial: Boards change for the better

    In recent times, West and East school board meetings have become much more lively. Undoubtedly, that makes for more interesting news stories.

    More important, the more engaged discussions reflect democracy in action. And this is the way it ought to be.

    We don’t want debates to get personal, and for the most part, they haven’t. But to make better decisions, it’s important to figure out all the pros and cons beforehand.

  • Editorial: Control the dogs

    Deborah Barrera says she was attacked by a Seventh Street resident’s dog while walking her own dogs a few weeks ago. The city, however, is suggesting that her own dog bit her in the incident.

    Regardless of which side of this controversy you believe, one thing’s for sure — loose dogs are commonplace in Las Vegas. Sometimes it’s only an annoyance, with dogs doing their business in someone else’s yard, but there are other times in which it’s an actual threat to safety.

  • Tigers, Eagles win XC Jam

    Los Lunas’ girls and Belen’s boys dominated the field in Saturday morning’s Meadow City Cross Country Jam held at a sun-splashed Rodriguez Park.

    For local schools Robertson and West Las Vegas, the meet was seen as more of a chance to get younger runners some experience — and at least in the WLV girls’ case — allowing some depth to shine through.

    Pecos, a regular in the Las Vegas meet, had a good day, placing third in the boys’ varsity race behind Belen and Peñasco.

  • Leader: Most want easing of dress code

    If you like a good argument, all you have to do is get in the middle of a discussion about dress codes that are in place at area schools.

    After Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Rick Romero said at a earlier meeting that he opposed dress codes, he promised school board members that he would survey middle school parents on the issue.

    Romero went through the unscientific survey where respondents were pretty much split on whether a dress code is necessary or if they thought the code prevents problems.