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Today's News

  • Outside shooting works for WLV

    Former Las Vegan Henry Gettler seemed to enjoy his return to the Meadow City over the holiday weekend, taking time to swap pleasantries with old friends.

    But Gettler’s homecoming — as head coach of the Newcomb boys’ basketball team — coincided with a tough defeat for his Skyhawks at the hands of the West Las Vegas Dons. WLV and coach Morgan Montaño debuted with a 64-39 victory Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Welcoming winter and heating with wood

    It’s winter again, cold, and there’s snow on the ground.

    But I LIKE snow on the ground. 

    Every time we get snow on the ground, it is a prime opportunity to go outside and do some basic observation.

  • Official: East is overstaffed

    The Las Vegas City Schools is significantly overstaffed, a top official says.

    Superintendent Rick Romero said staffing is directly influenced by enrollment and program changes. Looking back to 2003, the superintendent said the district has lost a little over 130 students.

  • Crespin to fight on Holly Holm card

    For the second time in five months, Las Vegas boxer Amanda Crespin will fight in one of the featured bouts on the undercard of a Holly Holm pro boxing headliner.

    Holm is scheduled to face Melissa Hernandez in “Bad Blood,” a Lenny Fresquez promotion Dec. 4 at Isleta Casino in Albuquerque.

    Crespin, a 126-pounder, will be making her second appearance as a professional, with Jessica Sanchez (1-1-1) her announced opponent.

    Tickets are available via Tickets.com and through the Isleta box office.

  • Editorial: Yep, we're still divided

    Yep. We’re still a divided community. And perhaps that’s the way we prefer it.    Recently, Las Vegas’ two school districts were criticized by the Legislative Finance Committee for spending too little of money in the classroom. On the West side in particular, the committee’s audit report pointed to numbers showing that nearly half the district’s money goes into administrative functions. Likewise, the committee found plenty to criticize on the East side about, too.

  • City, union sign off on contract

    The Las Vegas City Council last week approved an agreement with the city’s biggest union that means pay raises for members.

    City and union officials wouldn’t reveal how much more the union’s members would make, saying they would issue a joint press release.

    On Wednesday night, the council unanimously voted for the agreement  with the city’s chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

    A day earlier, a majority of the union’s membership voted for the agreement.

  • Armijo’s 29 lift Cowgirls past OPSU

    Jessica Armijo provided half of her team’s scoring offense Tuesday night, lighting up the board for 29 points and lifting New Mexico Highlands to a 58-49 win at Oklahoma Panhandle State in Goodwell, Okla.

    The Cowgirls are 2-0 as they prepare to visit University of the Southwest this Saturday in Hobbs.

  • Throw out the rocking chair: We seniors are trippin'

    The term “weight training” might suggest a roomful of hard bodies in a gym working on building their six packs and puffing as they lift huge barbells.

    Flip the scene to the Night Owl, where Karen Topping, an exercise instructor, stands in front of a bar counter on which a sound system pipes out “Duke of Earl,” “The Wanderer,” and other blasts from the past. It is almost reminiscent of sock hops of the ‘60s.

  • Editorial: Giving thanks 2010

    Ahhh, Thanksgiving. A holiday like no other. The preparations are not so complicated, just a big meal if you so desire and maybe a family road trip. Plus, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a four-day weekend for shopping, ball games, leisure and a relaxing time with friends and family.

    Don’t forget the reason for the holiday. Take a moment to give thanks for all that’s good in your life.

    In that spirit, we offer up our annual thanksgiving expressions:

  • Senator: Why not unite districts?

    Most local politicians have an unofficial rule: Avoid any talk about uniting the two local school districts.

    At least one of their counterparts in another part of the state doesn’t consider the subject politically untouchable.