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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs

    DOWN thumb ... KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY.  We agree that LeeEtte Quintana is her own person, and we understand that her husband must be considered innocent until proven guilty, but does the City Schools Superintendent Rick Romero really think it’s wise that she replace her husband, Jay Quintana, as the girls’ team golf coach? Team members might be interviewed by investigators looking into allegations that he had sex with a student for years, and her presence may be an inhibiting factor.

  • LETTER: Stories should include disclaimer

    OK, so our little town has been getting a lot of attention, most of it is negative. Most of it is coming from the eastern most part of town too. I think that with the negative attention the town is getting from the Robertson football boys and its academic leaders, the issue isn’t only triggering people to say bad things about Las Vegas City school, but West Las Vegas also. I recall going to the New Mexico State Fair parade in Albuquerque in September 2008. Robertson High school band was unfortunately not participating in the parade, but West Las Vegas High was.

  • City passes sex offender law

    In a split vote, the City Council this week passed an ordinance that is somewhat stricter than state law on where sex offenders can live.

    State law requires that sex offenders live at least 1,000 feet away from a school or daycare center. The city’s new ordinance would expand that to playgrounds, parks and the city’s recreation center.

    The ordinance was proposed by Mayor Tony Marquez, who told the council that the city can’t always depend on state law.

  • COLUMN: 'Let's get off the car'

    Remember the days before caller ID, when we generally had no clue of who was on the other end unless we recognized the voice or the other person introduced him/her/self?

    I can remember a couple of thriller movies based on the idea of a frantic search for the location of the phone booth where a man with a bomb was about to blow up a chunk of the city. Typically, it involved detectives racing through the banks of a phone company building trying to narrow the search to a two-block area.

  • Enrollment down in East schools

    The downward trend in enrollment continues at the Las Vegas City Schools.

    Associate Superintendent LeeEtte Quintana, sitting in for Superintendent Rick Romero, who was in Las Cruces, said at a school board meeting this week that enrollment had dropped.

    “Every month we try to keep you abreast of what our enrollment looks like, from last month to this month we have lost 13 more students. Our current enrollment in the district as of Feb 10 is 1,963 students,” Quintana told the board.

  • Coach pick criticized

    While Robertson High School’s golf coach is on leave facing sexual abuse allegations, his wife will assume head coaching duties — an appointment drawing criticism from some.

    LeeEtte Quintana, associate superintendent for the Las Vegas City Schools, already was the team’s assistant coach, serving under her husband, Jay Quintana, the head coach.

  • Cowboys howl at Wolves for Win No. 18

    Remaining in first place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball team asserted its dominance Tuesday night in a 75-58 romp at Colorado State-Pueblo.

    Highlands picked up its 18th win in 24 tries under coach Joe Harge, who has engineered the biggest single-season turnaround in league history. NMHU is 18-6 overall and 12-4 in the RMAC, a half  game ahead of Fort Lewis in the West division.

  • Man charged with breaking into relative’s house

    A Las Vegas man is accused of burglarizing a relative’s house, stealing at least one gun.

    Joshua A. Montoya, 20, is facing charges of aggravated burglary, larceny, breaking and entering, tampering with evidence, and criminal damage to property.

    On Feb. 7, the owner of a home on N.M. Highway 84 reported to state police that he returned after several days in Albuquerque to find his home burglarized and damaged.

  • State reveals plans for crossing

    The railroad crossing where two people have been killed in recent months is set to get safety equipment, an official said this week.

    The Rio Arriba Road crossing north of Las Vegas got stop signs and pavement markings Wednesday and more safety equipment may be on the way, said  Paul Gray, the local district engineer for the state Department of Transportation.

    “We’re hoping that  it will raise the awareness of motorists at that intersection, so they will stop and look both ways before making the crossing,” Gray said.

  • Leger defends school district

    Outgoing Las Vegas City Schools board member Philip Leger told a large audience attending Tuesday’s meeting that there have been a lot of success in the district during his tenure.

    Leger, who lost to Gabe Lucero in the Feb. 3  election, also pointed out that Robertson High School was far from down and out as he took a parting shot at the news media.