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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Pair won't likely return

    Earlier this year, the sexual allegations against Robertson High School Principal Richard Lopez and teacher and golf coach Jay Quintana made big headlines. Both were put on leave, and the matters were referred to the police. A woman alleged that Lopez harassed her a couple of times when she was trying to apply for a job. And Quintana was said to have sexually abused a golf team member for five years, starting when the alleged victim was 14.

    Let’s make one thing abundantly clear: Both of these men are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • EDITORIAL: A good approach

    We appreciate the way in which Highlands University officials are proceeding with plans to build a new student center — by hosting a well-attended community meeting for public input and promising to seek student input as well. A student center isn’t just another construction project for the school, it’s a big deal for a lot of people, so it’s only right to involve as many people as you can along the way.

  • COLUMN: A promise between you and I

    Sometimes even the experts simply have it wrong. I’m staring at a dozen grammar and style books trying to locate some of the most common errors people commit in writing and speech.

    We concede that because people speak about 10 times faster than they write, the ear tunes out some — but not all — of the errors we hear. Because we have more time to read things, we can be more critical of errors in print.

    Let me explain:

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    Mil Gracias to Pastor Ellen Swain, Choir Director Tilli Boozer and the congregation of the United Methodist Church for allowing the NMHU Madrigals choir to hold our spring concert in your beautiful church. Your generosity, helpfulness, kindness and overall good cheer made the concert a magical experience. We appreciate your willingness to have us and hope we can collaborate again.

    Andre Garcia-Nuthmann

    and the Madrigal Choir

    Las Vegas

  • Highlands deal nearing

    Highlands University’s faculty and the administration may have found some common ground.

    President Jim Fries said this week that he and the faculty completed their bargaining process last Thursday. He said the Faculty Association will be voting on a proposed agreement this week.

    He wouldn’t reveal any of the terms of the proposed contract. Faculty leaders couldn’t be reached for comment.

    The university’s Board of Regents is expected to take up the agreement in a special meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at Highlands’ Kennedy Hall.

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    The Gallinas Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Pizza Pro for its donation of food to our fire department during a wildland fire. 

  • EDITORIAL: UWC service to community

    If anyone out there thinks that United World College is just some isolated ivory castle in Montezuma, with no connection to the real world we know as Las Vegas, think again. The relationship between this internationally connected college and our town is greater than you might think.

  • Highlands adds degrees, programs

    Highlands University is making a number of changes to its courses and programs. They include a new master of science degree in athletic training.

    Highlands University Vice President Gilbert Rivera outlined a long list of revisions to current courses and new offerings during the Academic Affairs Committee meeting last week.

  • Three vie for utility post

    Carlos Lovato, a member of the board for the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, maintains he’s always put the members first in his decisions, but two men running against him for his position question that stance.

    On Tuesday, Lovato, who has served off and on for nearly two decades, will face Rey Herrera and Eric Michael Cummings in the District 2 election.

    District 2 includes Rociada, Sapello, Buena Vista, Mineral Hill and Watrous, among other places. The nonprofit utility serves thousands of customers in the rural areas of San Miguel and Mora counties.

  • Documents: Murder victim hurt woman

    A woman who is accused of killing a man stabbed him when he was attacking another woman, according to court documents.

    Bernadette Sanchez, 36, who had been homeless in Las Vegas, is charged with an open count of murder in the death of Timoteo M. Jaramillo, 36.

    According to a criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court, Elizabeth Martin walked out of the back door of her house around 5:30 p.m. April 24 at 1916 Morrison St., in the area of the county courthouse. She said she saw her neighbor, Jaramillo, kicking her dog in his yard, documents state.