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Today's News

  • County getting ready to start transport service for veterans

    San Miguel County is getting ready to launch its service to provide veterans transportation to medical appointments in Albuquerque.

    Officials hope to start it next month.  

    Last week, the County Commission approved policies for the service, which will be provided Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    The service will be offered through the county’s DWI prevention program. That’s because the program already has drivers for its Safe Ride service, which takes people home from bars.

  • Vegas man charged in dog attack

    A Las Vegas man has been charged in connection with his dog’s attacking a 74-year-old man on the west side.

    Meanwhile, a woman reported being bitten by a dog while she was walking with her canines at Seventh and Columbia streets last week.

    In the earlier incident, Alexander Alires, 36, 505 Blanchard, faces a felony charge of having a dangerous dog and the misdemeanors of having a rabid or unvaccinated dog, a vicious animal and an animal at large. The dog was believed to be a pit-bull-mastiff mix, police said.  

  • Kicking things off

    The bad thing about having a team without a single senior is the lack of veteran leadership, experience and polish one can imagine from such a lineup.

    The good thing is that if that young group holds together, there’s great potential for seasons beyond.

    In 2008, Robertson’s boys’ soccer team found itself bereft of seniors and took some lumps as a result. This year, however, it’s looking like payoff time.

    With the exception of a couple players, everyone is back, and that has Cardinal fans excited about the prospects.

  • Police find stolen items

    Police may be on the way to solving the burglary of a store on Grand Avenue, as they found many of the stolen items in the building next door, authorities said.

    Smokey’s Discount Cigarettes, in the 900 block of Grand Avenue, reported that a break-in had occurred Sunday night. Officers later served a warrant to search a building in the 1000 block and found boxes worth of stolen cigarettes and chewing tobacco, officers said.

  • Holm to headline boxing event

    With a model’s looks and humble demeanor, Holly Holm might not look like a professional fighter.

    But the preacher’s daughter packs a punch that has taken her to the top of the boxing world. The IBA Junior Welterweight Wold Champion will perform in front of a Las Vegas audience this Friday at Wilson Complex. She will take on Terri Blair of Louisville, Ky.

    Holm was in Las Vegas last week to meet fans and give a motivational talk to students at the two school districts.

  • DAVE'S DRIVE-IN: ‘Girlfight’ packs quite a punch

    Editor’s note: In honor of this week’s “Perseverance” pro boxing show in town featuring Holly Holm and a lineup of Meadow City fighters, Dave’s Drive-In turns its focus on boxing in the movies.

    Orphaned by her mother and alternately ignored and scorned by her father, isolated and lonely in her urban jungle of a high school, young Diana Nuñez (played by Michelle Rodriguez) has few friends and fewer prospects. That is made apparent as “Girlfight,” a 2000 film written and directed by Karyn Kusama, begins.

  • Official pushes closed campus

    Residents near Robertson High School have recently complained about problems caused by students parking on streets near the school.

    Las Vegas City Schools board member Ramon “Swoops” Montaño asked the board to take a look at the possibility of a closed campus, to include sophomores and eventually juniors. RHS freshmen are already barred from leaving campus.

    West Las Vegas High School has a closed campus.

  • Officials learn of change after fact

    City Councilman Andrew Feldman had planned to water his lawn after last Wednesday’s council meeting.

    He was told he couldn’t.

    Both Feldman and Mayor Tony Marquez found out during the meeting that the city had entered Stage 2 water restrictions two days earlier, which is in response to the dropping water levels in the city’s reservoirs, which are at 72 percent of capacity.

  • TUESDAY SPORTS UPDATE

    On Tuesday afternoon, Robertson's boys' soccer team opened its schedule with a 1-0 defeat of Portales on the road. After a scoreless first half, lightning and rain delayed the proceedings. But after the lengthy break, Robertson's Brandon Maes scored in the 73rd minute off a pass from Henry Robertson.

    RHS keeper Clint Brayfield notched three saves.

  • Some against recording meetings

    The West Las Vegas school board doesn’t record its meetings, unlike most governing bodies.

    Some members like that policy; others question it.

    “I have visited other institutions where they record their public meetings, I was wondering why we don’t. We have to be accountable for everything we say at these board meetings,” said member David Romero, who asked that the school board consider the issue.

    Member Kenny Lujan said all meetings in the past used to be recorded, but he said nobody knows why the practice stopped.