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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cowboys to open camp

    After a promising spring ball and a productive offseason of recruiting, hopes a re high this fall for the New Mexico Highlands University football program.

    Year Two of the Chad Roanhaus era officially begins Saturday as Highlands players open camp with practices on campus.

  • 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.

  • Sapello golfer Quintana 6th in event

    Joedy Quintana of Sapello finished 15 strokes out of first place and wound up sixth in the recent Sun Country PGA girls’ 12-and-under golf championship.

    The event, part of the Sun Country’s Junior Tour Championship, took place July 28-29 at the University of New Mexico’s north course in Albuquerque.

    Quintana opened the tournament with a 45 on the nine-hole junior course, following that by shooting a 47 on day two. Her two-day total of 92 was 20 strokes over par.

  • Letter: Follow the rules already in place

    I am extremely interested in the issue of drilling for oil and gas now before us in Mora County.

    This, truly, is the time for our Mora County commissioners and the planning and zoning officials to stand behind the excellent Development Guidance System and Comprehensive Land Use Guidelines. These documents are well articulated and should remain in their original design.