Today's News

  • 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.

  • Letter: Coach is epitome of professionalism

    Recently, Las Vegas City Schools has received a great deal of negative publicity concerning their coaching staff.

    The purpose of this letter is not to dwell on the negative issues but to provide accolades for one of their outstanding coaches who is a fantastic young man. That person is Richard Martinez.

  • Warriors avenge previous defeats

    The remarkable turnaround season of the 2009 Robertson football team came to a close Saturday in Socorro, with the host Warriors taking a 7-3 squeaker in the Class 3A state quarterfinals.

    Socorro QB Zach Esquivel scored the afternoon’s lone touchdown on a goal-line plunge with 3:22 left in the first half.

    Robertson’s Keen Martinez nailed a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the half.

  • NMHU wrestlers tough in Greeley

    Led by wrestlers from the lower weight classes, the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team came away with some hardware won in its second tournament of the year.

    The Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open, hosted Sunday on the University of Northern Colorado campus, featured competitors from many different collegiate levels, including the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Free dinner offered

    El Sombrero Restaurant is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner, as it has done for years.

    The meal will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant, 825 Mills Ave. The public is welcome. Takeout orders are available.  

    The restaurant hosts the dinner and receives help from volunteers throughout the community.

    For more information or to order a takeout meal, call 425-3705.