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Today's News

  • Lady Dons hope for high seed

    West Las Vegas got one step closer to its dream of postseason glory in girls’ basketball with a come-from-behind 50-43 win over St. Michael’s on Wednesday in the District 2-3A tournament.

    The Lady Dons were to play regular-season runner-up Pojoaque Valley on Thursday night at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona; Thursday’s victor plays at regular-season champ Santa Fe Indian School on Saturday afternoon.

  • Letter: Politicians out to save their jobs

    Is it me? Or can it be that alcohol, and all its outlets, were not even considered in the quest to increase tax revenues to offset the shortcomings in the state budget? Instead, our august group of lawmakers have pushed the envelope to where they will tax us all with yet another “special” session. Our trek to maintain professional politicians continues. City, county and state pols have learned from our federal politicians that their job is the only one worth saving.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    New Mexico Highlands University and the Ilfeld Auditorium would like to express our tremendous gratitude to all of the local businesses around the wonderful city of Las Vegas who purchased ads in the Blue Oyster Cult concert program for Winterfest 2010. We would like to thank the City of Las Vegas Lodgers Tax Board for their support of the concert and their contribution. A special thanks to “Ravenous,” who rocked the house opening for the legendary Blue Oyster Cult!

  • Letter: White Peak land swap is a scam

    I have been keeping up with the news of the proposed land swap New Mexico Land Commissioner Pat Lyons is trying to complete. What a disgrace. Shame on this man. The sooner he completes his term in office the better!

  • Editorial: Vote for the charter

    During this election cycle, we’re not planning to endorse any of the candidates for Las Vegas mayor and council. Throwing our viewpoint into the mix just doesn’t seem necessary this time around. As for the proposed charter, however, we’re compelled to speak up, in the interest of good government.

  • Vegas runner 9th in USA meet

    Victoria Martinez finished ninth in the preliminary heat of the women’s 800-meter run Saturday at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque.

    Martinez’s time of 2:08.8 was third best in her heat and ninth fastest overall but missed the cut of the top six, who advanced to Sunday’s final. Only 1.65 seconds separated Martinez from the sixth qualifier, Laura Januszewski (2:06.35).

  • Grandson charged in attack

    A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his 83-year-old grandmother, police said Thursday.

    Ryan Garcia, 27, 1116 Columbia St., was charged with three counts of felony aggravated battery. He is accused of attacking both Margaret Garcia, his grandmother, and his uncles, Robert and Ralph Garcia.

    Las Vegas Deputy Police Chief Christian Montaño said that given that Margaret Garcia has died, the charges likely would be upgraded. That could mean that Ryan Garcia could be facing an open count of murder.

  • Student: Coach wanted secret sex

    By the account of a former Robertson High School student, ex-teacher Jay Quintana told her to keep their sexual relationship a secret, so she did.

    For years.

    The alleged victim testified in Magistrate Court on Wednesday, describing her four years of having sex with Quintana, who was her golf coach and chemistry teacher. The district fired him last year.

  • Ex-teacher's charges stand

    The former Robertson teacher accused of having sex repeatedly with a female student is headed for trial.

    At the end of a three-day preliminary hearing Thursday, a magistrate judge found enough evidence to send the case to state District Court.

    The student, now 21 and attending college, testified that Quintana told her to keep the four-year sexual relationship a secret. She alleged the two had sex in a number of places, including several rooms at the high school, her house, his house and the Pendaries golf course.

  • Highlands' hoops teams wrap year

    Mesa State’s Mike Dominguez again was a thorn in New Mexico Highlands’ collective side Saturday night, hitting 10 of 10 foul shots and scoring 26 points in the Mavericks’ 83-75 victory at Brownson Arena in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Cowboys finish the regular season 18-9 overall and 12-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. As the No. 3 seed in the RMAC West Division, they will open the RMAC Shootout postseason tournament on Tuesday at Fort Lewis in Durango, Colo.