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Today's News

  • Another killed in train wreck

    A man identified Friday as Michael Esquibel, 35, of Las Vegas was killed Thursday afternoon when his pickup truck  collided with an Amtrak train on Rio Arriba Road north of town.

    State Police Captain Toby Dolan said that despite efforts, EMS was unable to save the victim, assumed dead at the scene. The pickup, a black Ford F150, was hauling a flatbed trailer loaded with rubbish and is believed to have been headed to the city’s Solid Waste Transfer Station when the accident occurred.

  • Pendaries seeking to sell more of its lots

    The Pendaries Village homeowners association wants to sell more properties, but its representative said they need to combine existing lots to make that happen.

    This week, the association approached the San Miguel County Commission to change part of its original subdivision plats so as to combine a number of lots.

    Homeowners at Pendaries, which is north of Las Vegas in Rociada, say that more homeowners would reduce the per-resident costs of maintaining the village’s private roads, said Danelle Smith, the association’s attorney.

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    Recently, the state of New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department, Protective Services held its annual Foster Children’s Christmas Party. We would like to express our appreciation to all the business and individuals who made monetary gift or other type of donation to ensure that our foster children were given the opportunity to enjoy the Christmas holiday.

    It is with your generosity that once again our Christmas party was a great success.

    A. Audra Salas

    County Office Manager and Staff

  • LETTER: Appreciation for being able to serve

    I would like to thank the people of Watrous for allowing me to serve their community MDWCA the past three years. I met the challenge; worked hard and prevailed. We have established a bookkeeping system that provides accurate recording of and full accountability on all management duties for our village water system.

  • San Miguel County likely to owe state money

    The San Miguel County treasurer’s office may have to pay back the state money it collected in penalties and interest from delinquent taxpayers that was supposed to have gone to the state in the first place.

  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs

    HELP FROM A VETERAN MANAGER. County Manager Les Montoya has offered to help the city get through its current period of instability. That’s good news, especially since the city is without a manager and three department heads.

    Montoya was city manager throughout much of the 1990s and has served as county manager for the last decade, building a great track record. Any assistance he can provide the city government will benefit the community as a whole.

  • Woman turns trash to cash

    Corilia Ortega learned about conservation from her parents at an early age growing up in northern New Mexico and is now on a mission to bring that awareness to her peers and help others in a distant land at the same time.

    Ortega has traveled to Nicaragua the last couple of years with a group from Highlands University for a Spanish language immersion program at Casa Xalteva, a school for international students that doubles as an orphanage.

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    Thank you for sharing the partnership information about the West Las Vegas High School Website Design Class, NMDOH, Mora and Guadalupe County Health Councils with Mr. Don Pace.

    The article Mr. Pace wrote gave the community a clear picture of the students’ ability and willingness to provide services to the two health councils by creating their websites. Your efforts in expressing your interest in this partnership were greatly appreciated.

  • LETTER: USA is standing against God

    Shuck and jive: Everybody happy? Change, in your pocket! War, war, war and more. New wars. Same old, same old. Ah, but we’ve finally got it all figured out: Progressive, liberal politics plus science, plus (the new god) technology; add a kick of neo-con to ensure the world that we, the USA, mean business! Who has their military in multiple nations, wars, and who knows what, while our ports and borders are porous sieves (not the leakage of Mexican workers; they are the false target of America’s hypocrisy). We meddle in everybody’s business but our own.

  • Hopefuls seek posts as Luna trustees

    Two of three incumbents whose terms on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees are up for election in March are running again.

    In the Las Vegas-based District 2, incumbent Tony Valdez, a district attorney’s office detective who was appointed by the other trustees to fill an unexpected vacancy a couple of years ago, is facing Marsha Archuleta and Tommy Ortiz.

    In the Santa Rosa-based District 4, incumbent Kenneth Flores will run against Frankie Tenorio.

    However, in Springer-based District 6, incumbent Don Shaw has chosen not to run for re-election.