Today's News

  • Work of Art: Time to 'tutear'

    Last week’s column on the use of “tú” and “usted” taught me a word that I would have thought of purely as slang, something conjured up for the nonce, for lack of the precise word, like when we use “typiar” as Spanish for “to type.”

    We invent words. We give them the familiar Spanish verb ending and sometimes get by. To “wreckear” un carro is common, and to “watchar” one’s back has become a language staple for many.

  • Calendar


    • Today’s Homecoming activites for the Las Vegas City Schools district. “Red and White Day” — The parade begins at 1 p.m. Participants line up at Fifth and Friedman at 11:30 a.m., Española vs. Robertson — game time is 7 p.m., with the coronation ceremony at halftime. Homecoming dance, for RHS students only, will be held immediately following the game.


  • 1st Amendment is trump card

    It doesn’t take much for the government to violate people’s constitutional rights. That’s why Americans have to be ever-vigilant to prevent this from happening.

    We in the media have a special responsibility to fight this cause, given that our whole industry depends on the First Amendment.

  • MSU a rude visitor

    There were some upbeat moments for the New Mexico Highlands football team even in the face of an ugly 52-6 beatdown this past Thursday night at the hands of the 17th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs.

    One came in an otherwise brutal first half, when Vicente Gonzales unleashed a pretty 62-yard punt that the Cowboys stopped at the MSU 7-yard line to pin the Mustangs deep.

  • Lovington spikers drop local teams

    Lovington’s volleyball team — winless through their first two matches of the young season — got healthy on their weekend trip to the Meadow City.

    The Lady Wildcats got past West Las Vegas 3-1 on Friday evening, then swept Robertson 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.

    Kenzie Black, also one of the state’s better girls’ basketball players, led Lovington, and she got plenty of assistance up front from Cori Haley.

  • City police settle with woman

    The city of Las Vegas has settled with a woman who accused a police officer of attacking her while she was in his custody.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Bernadette Varela is to receive $31,000, said Tony Ortiz, an attorney with the city’s insurer, the New Mexico Municipal League.

    “The city of Las Vegas Police Department did not agree that they had done anything wrong. This was a choice based on economics — to resolve something early rather than let it get more expensive,” Ortiz said.

  • Cards can't stop Cats

    Maybe it was that garish blue playing surface.

    Robertson’s football team lost the turnover battle Friday night, and that helped the host Lovington Wildcats take a 28-6 victory. Both teams are now 1-1.

    For the Cardinals, the turnovers came at most inopportune times.

    RHS quarterback Daniel Martinez, who’d strung together a good series, had driven his team deep into scoring range when the Cats picked off his pass in the end zone late in the first half.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    On behalf of the children at La Plaza Little League, we would like to extend a big thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers in helping us make the 2010 season a great success and a memorable one for our young athletes. See you next year!

  • Eliminating an eyesore

    Many of us, when we get on Interstate 25, take the south or north exits. We don’t usually drive on I-25 through town.

    But many others who pass through out town do, and they’ve been getting a bad impression because of a growing junkyard on the highway’s west side.

  • Group gets money for past event

    The North-South All-Star Games got $2,000 from the city recently to help with promoting this year’s competition.

    The trouble: The games happened in July.

    Organizers of the games, which are competitions between high school athletes from the north and south parts of the state, said they had requested money from the city Lodgers Tax Board a couple of times earlier this year. But they said the board didn’t act on their request.

    The board received $200,000 in requests for help in promoting events, but it had only $35,000 to give.