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Today's News

  • COLUMN: A great day for all

    You don’t have to be a Democrat to be proud of our country today. This is great day for everyone.

    Ever since George Washington took the oath of office in 1789, every one of our presidents has been a white man. That was the ultimate example of the lack of diversity in the country’s leadership.

  • EDITORIAL: King’s dream coming true

    Look in the slums, the blighted areas of our urban centers, or in our prisons, where people of color are represented in disproportionate numbers, and you can see that racial discrimination is still an ugly reality in America.

    Then, look at the White House, where, come Wednesday morning, Barack Obama and his family rise to a new day in American governance, and you can see that we’ve made progress.

    Martin Luther King would be proud.

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    I would like to thank all the SAM-FM listeners who contributed to this year’s annual holiday turkey drive.

    This was the seventh year for the turkey drive and again people reached deep down to help their neighbors. Because of your generosity, I was able to get turkeys for the Samaritan House, Victory Home Health, the Soup Kitchen, the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul, the I.C. Church and even some for Santa Claus. They were all extremely grateful for the donations and I also thank them for their devoted service to our community all year round.

  • County forms turbine task force

    The San Miguel County Commission has formed a task force to study the county’s ordinance regulating wind turbines.

    The issue has attracted much attention since Chicago-based Invenergy started looking into setting up turbines in the mesa in the Bernal area.

    The County Commission appointed Gloria Luz Gonzales, Ellen Drew, Luisa Quintana, Andrés Aragon, Deb Seabey and Arthur Vargas to the advisory panel.

  • EDITORIAL: Celebrating this day

    Early this morning, the Mall in Washington D.C. began filling up in anticipation of a great event. Historic, yes, but all inaugurations are. This one carries special meaning because it’s a dream come true.

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    The PTO/PTA of Luis E. Armijo Elementary would like to thank Victory Home Health, the Bread Box, Sun Loans, Territorial Title, Richard Vigil, Lowe’s on Mills Avenue, First Community Bank, Jesse Long and our school for opening their hearts to participate in our first annual Christmas Food Drive.

    With your help we were able to get 23 good baskets out. We are very grateful for your generous donations. Thank you for showing compassion and generosity towards others during these hard times.

    Stephanie Griego

    PTO/PTA president

  • Dallas great Perkins set to speak at LCC

    Former National Football League and Dallas Cowboys star Don Perkins will be a guest speaker at Luna Community College’s “A Conversation with the Community” during the spring semester, said Jesse Gallegos, LCC public information coordinator.

    Perkins and Gallegos are working out final details on three possible dates for the lecture.

  • Ex-RHS player pleads guilty

    One of six former Robertson High School football players who face charges in a highly publicized hazing case has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

    Jerek J. Padilla, 17, pleaded guilty Tuesday as a minor to charges of criminal sexual penetration and conspiracy.

    District Attorney Henry Valdez said Padilla will face juvenile sanctions when he is sentenced, which could include being committed to the Children, Youth and Families Department until he is 21.

    As part of the deal, he could be called to testify against other defendants at trial.

  • LETTER: New year, new opportunity

    The economic meltdown is monopolizing the nation’s attention, and critical issues such as climate change have been pushed to the sidelines. It is critical, however, that substantive climate change legislation be passed quickly, certainly within the 2009 calendar year.

    While policy makers justifiably are concerned about our dire fiscal predicament, delaying climate change legislation is shortsighted.  Solving climate change and revitalizing the American economy go hand in hand. In no way are they mutually exclusive.

  • Santa Rosa girls top Mora

    A clash between two of the better Class 2A girls’ basketball teams in New Mexico bounced the way of the Santa Rosa Lions on Tuesday night.

     

    Santa Rosa outscored host Mora by nine points in the second half to come away from the Montoya Gym with a 52-40 victory. The fifth-ranked Lions improved to 11-5, while the Rangerettes slipped to 12-5.