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Today's News

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas City Museum’s Holiday Open was a success. About 40 attendees enjoyed the debut of “Jazzology,” a new singing group, holiday songs played by Ann Mishler, and tours of the collections. Donations for a number of raffle tickets were received by the Friends of the Museum, and money will go to the endowment fund.

  • COLUMN: Nice guy or mean guy?

    “Are you the nice guy or the mean guy?” What? I hadn’t been asked that question in years. Hearing it, I harked w-a-y back, to 1966, when I still lived at my birthplace, at 906 Railroad, in a barrio we called “Tuff Street.”

    Every house got a little tuffer, and I lived in the last house. The person who inquired about my naughty- and nice-ness used to live in the second-to-the-last house.

  • LETTER: Four-lane option better for all

    In response to the column on the  options for Grand Street Improvements, we would like to offer the following comments. Our firm has had no involvement in this project except as residents and business owner in the area.

  • School's trophy cases damaged

    At least three youths vandalized the Robertson High School gym early Tuesday morning, police said.

    Robertson staff discovered the three around 5:30 a.m. and immediately called police, officials said. The  youths caused about $15,000 in damage, which included the school’s trophy cases, police said.

    Officers were able to apprehend one of the three, a 16-year-old Robertson student, Police Chief Gary Gold said. The other two were believed to be a Robertson student and a dropout from West Las Vegas High School, he said. 

  • Madrid: City may lose money

    City Councilman Morris Madrid expressed doubt this week that the city would be able to meet a deadline to get more than $1 million from the state government.

    “We may have to wave goodbye to that money,” he said.

    Other city officials, meanwhile, are holding out hope that the city will get the $1.2 million from the state Water Trust Board, which is part of the New Mexico Finance Authority.

    The controversy over the money has been a big subject at City Council meetings over the last month.

  • Man struck while riding his bicycle

    An 18-year-old man was hurt last week after he was hit while riding his bicycle on Seventh Street.

    Anthony Michael Romero Jr., 2219 New Mexico Ave., was sent to University of New Mexico hospital late Friday night after a car struck him while he was crossing the northbound lanes on Seventh. He was trying to get to the Allsups convenience store.

    Police Chief Gary Gold said that officers determined that Romero hadn’t yielded to oncoming traffic.

  • Man accused of another rampage

    Marvin M. Martinez was arrested after a yet another alleged violent and destructive neighborhood rampage recently.

    It was his third such incident in as many years.

    On Dec. 12, Las Vegas police were dispatched to 704 Taos St. in Las Vegas after receiving a report of property damage. The report quotes Martinez’ s mother as saying that Martinez “had been drinking whiskey and that he was angry.” 

  • EDITORIAL: Happy Hanukkah

    Last night at sundown, Hanukkah began. And while it may not be the dominant December holiday in New Mexico, it is still celebrated by many — and it serves to remind us that Jews have been an important part of who we are as New Mexicans.

  • COLUMN: Governor Denish

    SANTA FE — What kind of governor will Diane Denish be? There are some signs that our current lieutenant governor may do us a rather good job.

    Barring confirmation difficulties, it appears Gov. Bill Richardson will be leaving us sometime around the end of January to become the next secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department.

    There shouldn’t be many surprises for Denish. She has interned as lieutenant governor for six years. During the first four years, she and Richardson were close and she was involved in much of what he did.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Lady Dons make Ben Lujan final

    In a battle of unbeatens, Saturday night’s main event saw defending state champion Pojoaque Valley (10-0) assert its dominance over West Las Vegas (7-1).

    The 63-35 romp by the Elkettes came in the final of their own Ben Lujan Invitational, an early showdown between district rivals.

    For a while, it appeared the upstart Lady Dons had a great shot at the upset. The game was knotted up at 17 and even after a Pojoaque run late in the second quarter, the margin was a manageable 27-21.