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Today's News

  • Passive solar on the cheap

    Say solar energy and people immediately think about high tech solar panels and sophisticated electronics. While that’s one way to capture solar energy, price puts it out of the hands of many. There’s one form of solar, though, that is within the grasp of of most of us, and that is passive solar heating.

    In its simplest form, passive solar heating means  setting up your home and land to make maximum use of the sun’s heat.

  • Immunization is a necessity

    Immunization

    is a necessity

    In August, my youngest child Jackson, who had just turned two, became very sick, with Pertussis or “whooping cough.” I had chosen to wait to immunize my children for personal reasons. While holding my small and frail son in the emergency room hospital bed as he gasped for air and struggled to breathe, I realized I may have seriously endangered his life in not having him immunized. I feared the worst.

  • Commissioner-elect resigns from utility board

    Marcellino Ortiz, who will join the San Miguel County Commission in January, has resigned from a electric utility serving northeastern New Mexico.

    During the summer, members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative enacted a bylaw requiring board members and the utility’s attorney to resign when they run for and hold partisan political offices.

  • Obama's racial identity

    Barack Obama is a black man with a white mother.

    Is he also a white man with a black father?

    Betty Quick

    Las Vegas

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas City Schools, Superintendent Richard Romero, School Social Worker Jennie Mae Ortiz, and I, the mental health counselor, would like to extend appreciation to the following for their support during the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Training that was held at Memorial Middle School Oct. 15:

  • Laughter for adults only

    It’s a funny show about serious issues — an evening of song,  dance and good clean musical fun on the themes of racism, naziism, homosexuality, and other adult topics.

  • Judgment

    It’s sad to see that even today people are judged by the color of their skin, the way they talk, their hair, the way they look, etc. It’s not right! But it still happens.

    Everywhere you go, you can be judged by either the way you look or talk.

    Because of judgment, a lot of people are afraid to be who they really are, because they are afraid of what people may say.

  • It's our choice too!

    Change is definitely something that this country needs. During these past months this country has seen great change taking over.

    A women was nominated to be a candidate for presidency and an African-American man might just be our next president. What’s even more incredible is that now, more than ever, people are starting to let their voices be heard.

  • Mil Gracias

    The family of Lala D. Baca would like to offer our gratitude and appreciation to the following during this difficult time:

  • Where on Earth was the Coronado expedition going?

    The National Park Service and Fort Union National Monument announces its monthly “Glimpses of the Past” presentation. The program will be held at the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, 116 Bridge St., in Las Vegas, Thursday Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.