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Today's News

  • Editorial: Judicial wrangling

    We don’t often second-guess the judicial system — cases cannot and should not be decided in the press. But this one begs the question.

  • Gonzales to lead state Democrats

    The state Democratic Party’s central committee has elected a former Highlands regents to be the party’s state chairman.

    Javier Gonzales, a member of the New Mexico State Board of Regents a former Santa Fe County commissioner and ex-chairman of the Highlands Board of Regents, was elected on a voice vote Saturday at Isleta Pueblo.

    Gonzales replaces outgoing chairman Brian Colon, who resigned Aug. 8 to run for lieutenant governor.

    Gonzales will serve the remainder of Colon’s term, which expires in April 2011.

  • Letter: Let down by elected officials

    I have some property between Montezuma and Los Vegiles; it was past to me by my parents. The only access to my property is the ridge. The bridge is in need of repairs. It has holes and the lumber is rotting. It’s been like that for seven years. That bridge was constructed by Storrie Lake project. I contacted Robert Quintana and was told he would bring it up in the monthly meeting and he would let me know the outcome.

  • Editorial: Involve the districts

    We like to see a certain level of competition in education, and that’s a big reason why we support charter schools. Such schools can reach those students who struggle in conventional settings, and push traditional schools to do better as well.

    As such, we were happy that Luna Community College showed some innovation by proposing the creation of an on-campus charter school. But last week, the state Public Education Commission said no to the idea.

  • Dons stung by Raiders

    For all the little improvements the young West Las Vegas Dons made from week two to week three, they felt snakebit Friday in a 27-0 loss to visiting Tucumcari.

    Unlike a week earlier in a 50-0 defeat to Estancia, there were no disastrous quarters for West. There were no strings of turnovers and botched special teams plays. There were some more Dons highlights that indicate, perhaps, better times to come.

    But the Rattlers (3-0), led by big, burly lines on both sides of the ball, consistently outplayed the Dons.

  • West's homecoming week schedule

    This week is homecoming for West Las Vegas schools. This year’s theme is “Transformers: Rise of the Dons.” Upcoming events include:

    Monday

    Mismatch Day

    Tuesday

    Grease/50s Day

    10 a.m., Candidate Assembly

    Wednesday

    Michael Jackson Day

    8 a.m.-3 p.m., election of queen, king and court, in the Lecture Hall

    11:15 a.m., barbecue in the cafeteria

    (adults must pay)

    2-5 p.m., painting of the “D”, seniors only

    Thursday

  • Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas Landlord Association would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Mayor Tony Marquez, the City Council, and the Las Vegas city administration and support staff for their efforts and assistance in amending the city ordinance that now releases landlords form incurring tenant unpaid utility bills — as provided for and affirmed by New Mexico state law.

  • Roundup

    Reaching the championship match of any given tournament has become a habit for Robertson’s volleyball team.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-1) came away with a runner-up finish in this past weekend’s Zia Classic in Roswell.

    Robertson is ranked No 1 among the state’s Class 3A teams. Coach Rayne Gerhart’s Lady Cards are two-time state runners-up.

    The team followed a brilliant showing in pool play with a 3-0 defeat of Roswell’s junior varsity on Friday and a 3-1 win over Lubbock Christian on Saturday morning.

  • Red over blue

    A booming goal by junior Henry Robertson boosted his namesake Cardinals to a 1-0 victory Monday afternoon against always formidable Santa Fe Prep.

    Robertson scored the game’s lone goal in the 59th minute, dribbling the ball swiftly into open space and then taking it all the way through the box before zipping it past the Blue Griffins’ goalkeeper.

    That broke a two-and-a-half game scoreless streak for RHS (3-2).

  • Police charge local man in father-in-law’s death

    New Mexico State Police have arrested a Romeroville man on a charge of voluntary manslaughter after he allegedly held his father-in-law in a choke hold.

    State Police spokesman Eric Garcia says officers are investigating the death Friday of 59-year-old Ernest Gutierrez, also of Romeroville.

    Garcia says Gutierrez and his 31-year-old son-in-law, Mica Murray, were fighting at a residence south of Las Vegas.

    Garcia says an ambulance was called to the residence and Gutierrez was pronounced dead later at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.