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Today's News

  • LETTER: Safety and relationships

    Again it is time to celebrate the longtime tradition of our Fourth of July independence.

    This is just great and fun. We must be careful and be safe. Respect one another and be friendly. We all join in together to celebrate this wonderful event.

    No need to be angry and unfriendly. Citizens and out-of-town visitors should respect the law and our fellow police officers.

    Police officers are here to help us. When we need protection and services, who do we call but our police (peace officers), right?

  • Gurul-Giron looks at run for mayor

    Tonita Gurulé-Giron, a  former state employee, said she plans to run either for mayor or City Council next year.

    Gur-ulé-Giron ran for mayor in 2008, coming in fourth of five candidates, with 14 percent of the vote. That year, longtime Councilman Tony Marquez beat Mayor Henry Sanchez for the top job. Marquez hasn’t announced his plans for next March’s municipal election.

  • LETTER: Article was insensitive

    I am responding to your article on June 26th that provided details on the house on Tilden that the city is evidently targeting. I do know some of the history of the situation.

  • Attack victim dies

    The Las Vegas native who was attacked while walking in his California neighborhood last month had died from his injuries.

    Euvaldo “Eddie” Sisneros, 79, was brutally beaten while walking near his home in Richmond Calif., which is in the San Francisco area.

    Sisneros had been hospitalized since he was attacked in the afternoon of June 16.

    Richmond police have arrested 21-year-old Michael Cordova Villalobos in the attack. Officers are asking prosecutors to charge Villalobos with murder, according to KTVU, an Oakland, Calif., station.

  • Survey: Most open to one district

    When it comes to combining the two local school districts, some politicians say it’ll never happen and it’s not an option.

    But a recent survey of residents shows that nearly 90 percent of respondents favor at least considering consolidation.

    The two Las Vegas municipalities combined in 1970, but the local school districts never followed suit.

  • Mora Co. to hold hearing on drilling

    For more than a year, a Mora County group has wanted their voices heard on the issue of possible oil and gas drilling.

    Next week, it’ll get its chance.

    The Mora County government is holding a public hearing from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the Mora Elementary gym.

    “The aim of this meeting is to give people a chance to speak about their opinions on oil and gas,” County Manager John Garcia said.

    He said the county has invited members of the County Commission and the Planning and Zoning Committee to attend.

  • HU coach pulls power during event

    Youth and adult dancers from a local group had hoped to perform for another 45 minutes at the Relay for Life event last weekend.

    They were in their traditional outfits and ready to continue.

    But those involved said Highlands University’s head football coach, Chad Roanhaus, had other ideas.

    Just before the dancers were set to go on stage again, the coach pulled out their plug, which was connected inside the fieldhouse, and threw it outside, they said. He then locked the building.

  • East board backs superintendent

    The Las Vegas City Schools board says it has confidence in the district’s superintendent, despite the district attorney’s case against him.

    The board released a statement this week in response to parents who have publicly questioned why Superintendent Rick Romero hasn’t been placed on paid administrative leave or let go.

  • LETTER: Smoking by door is not enough

    I am currently a youth advocate against tobacco use in and around my community. As I have gone to several businesses around town, I have had to walk past people smoking next to the door. The Dee Johnson Clean Indoor Air Act is a law that was passed in 2007, which eliminated indoor smoking in any public place. This law provides designated areas for smoking but these areas must be away for any doorways, windows, or ventilation systems to prevent secondhand smoke from entering the building.

  • No raises for top West officials

    West Las Vegas district is playing it conservative with its money this year, officials said. And that means top administrative staff won’t be getting any raises, they said.

    Last week, the West school board discussed the already-approved budget, and members, as they have in previous meetings, asked about raises for employees.

    Member Caroline Lopez referred to talk in the community that some on the administrative staff would be getting raises, She also questioned discrepancies between last year’s and this year’s base salaries.