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Today's News

  • School builds Grow Dome

    When Gov. Bill Richardson sat with kids from Rio Gallinas School in the spring of 2006, he asked the seventh- and eight-grade classes for a wish list.

    The top two requests were for a school bus and a greenhouse.

  • Robertson coaches resign

    Members of Robertson High School’s football coaching staff, who have been on leave since last month because of allegations of hazing, resigned over the weekend.

    The resignations of head coach Ray Woods and six assistant coaches on Saturday came just one day after Superintendent Rick Romero met individually with the coaches.

    Meanwhile, Richard Martinez, who became interim head coach after the allegations surfaced, has agreed to serve in that position for the rest of the season.

  • Police: 2 hurt in DWI crashes

    Two people were charged with drunken driving after getting into separate accidents last week, with one crash causing a passenger serious injuries.

    Shortly before 5 a.m. Friday, Las Vegas police responded to a report of a car that had flipped over at Mills Avenue and Seventh Street. They found Joshua Pacheco, 25, 503 Porter St., sitting in the car bleeding from the head and appearing as if he weren’t breathing, police said.

  • Woods: I was 'blindsided'

    Ray Woods, who has resigned as Robertson High School’s head football coach, said he was “completely blindsided” by the alleged hazing incident at a team camp last month.

    “It was totally unexpected. It breaks me up; I love my boys ... The only thing our coaches have done wrong is that it happened on our watch. And I take responsibility for that.”

    “It’s an unfortunate decision of a few individuals that brought this.”

  • Colorado man dies after his car hits bull

    A Colorado man died shortly after his car struck a bull on Interstate 25 early Sunday morning, state police said.

    David Freeman of Brush, Colo., was pronounced dead about a half hour after the crash just north of the Bernal exit.

    Freeman was heading south on I-25 around 1 a.m. when he struck a bull that was in the roadway, state police Lt. Craig Martin said.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Robertson coaches resign

    Members of Robertson High School's football coaching staff, who have been on leave since last month because of allegations of hazing, resigned today.

    Meanwhile, Richard Martinez, who became interim head coach after the allegations surfaced, has agreed to serve in that position for the rest of the season.

    Since last month, state police have been investigating the alleged hazing. Officers are looking into an allegation that the players sodomized at least one of their teammates with a broomstick.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Man holds up service station

    A man held up a local service station early this morning, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money, city police said.

    The suspect was described as Hispanic, five feet, 6 inches tall and wearing a gray pullover and a black cloth around half of his face.

    Police Chief Gary Gold said the man came in wielding a knife at 4:30 a.m. in the Sav-O-Mat service station at Fifth Street and University avenue. The man demanded money and then fled the store.

  • State agency to unveil building

    The New Mexico Workers Compensation Administration will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to officially open the newly constructed building to house the agency’s Las Vegas regional field office.

    An open house of the facility will follow. The ceremony is set for 1 p.m.

  • Budget billing at issue

    The city has long offered an option for utility customers to spread their payments year-round to avoid huge heating bills during the winter. It’s called budget billing.

    However, a recent city press release indicated that budget billing was a new concept in the city’s utilities department.

    Not so, Councilman Morris Madrid said at the council’s meeting last week. He said the option has been available for several mayoral administrations.

  • Man says he invents pion cleaner

    Alex Garcia of Gonzales Ranch, N.M., has built a better mouse trap, or rather, a better pion cleaner.

    Garcia said he got the idea for his invention when he went picking pion with his wife.

    “I’m missing one and a half fingers, and I have a bad back,” Garcia said. “I got very few pion, and then I accidentally kicked the can over and spilled them. I said to myself, “There’s got to be a better way.”