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Today's News

  • Program sends actors to check liquor store compliance

    A local program has sent actors to liquor stores to determine whether the retailers are following state law.  

    The Responsible Retailing Forum Prevention Program has been in effect for a few months in Las Vegas.

    This project is not connected to law enforcement and is not meant to entrap establishments or staff — rather results are to be used as educational feedback for participating establishments, according to a press release.  

  • LETTER: Solar, wind provide LV with opportunity

    Solar, wind provide LV with opportunity

    My brother recently submitted a letter to your paper lamenting the decline of civility and pride in Las Vegas. Anyone who lived there during the ‘40s and ‘50s and sees it now would be hard put to dispute his observations.

  • EDITORIAL: Your vote matters

    On Tuesday, voters in San Miguel and Mora counties will go to the polls to elect school board members. We urge people to do their duty.

    In recent years, school boards in New Mexico have lost some of their powers. They don’t have hiring authority other than picking a superintendent. That’s a good thing; we don’t want elected bodies getting into the day-to-day process of hiring new employees.

    At the same time, boards still have much authority over the purse strings. And this is a vitally important responsibility.

  • LETTER: Pecos shouldn’t pass bond issue

    To the Pecos community:

    As most of you may be aware, the Pecos Independent School District is having a bond election Feb. 3, which, if passed, will increase our property taxes. I would like to stress my opinions why we, as a community, cannot support this bond.

  • Mora project delayed again, has been subject of disputes

    The project to build a multi-purpose field at Mora High School has been delayed once again.

    The Mora school board has terminated the contract with Bosque Farms-based Lone Mountain Contracting Inc. out of frustration over the lack of progress and quality and the inability to agree on what should happen next, said Dora Romero, the district’s superintendent.

    This is the second time the project has experienced a major delay.

  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs

    UP thumb ... GOOD TURNOUTS. More than 100 people turned out for this week’s school board election forums, sponsored by the Committee for the People and this newspaper. All candidates attended (except one, who has all but bowed out) and all but two of the city’s school board members turned out as well (only Ralph Garcia from West, who isn’t seeking re-election, and Ramon “Swoops” Montaño from East, who is not up for election, were no-shows).

  • Voters to decide on bond issues

    During Tuesday’s school board elections, voters will also decide on four-year general obligation bonds for infrastructure improvements.

    If approved, there would be no tax increases. However, if the bond issues fail, taxes will go down.

    The West Las Vegas School district is asking voters to approve a $5 million bond that would be in effect for four years, while at Las Vegas City Schools, the aggregate principal amount would not exceed $8 million.

  • DA eyes deal with inmate

    Gilberto Reyes has been in the county jail for 13 months without getting his day in court — and that has led some to question whether he is getting his constitutional right to a speedy trial.

    Now, the district attorney says his office is trying to find a way to resolve this case earlier than the trial scheduled for late February.

  • Elks sink Dons in OT thrill ride; Cards hold off Tigers

    Tom Nakotte swished a three-pointer with three seconds left in overtime Thursday night, nudging Pojoaque Valley past West Las Vegas 59-57.

    The rematch of last season’s Class 3A boys’ basketball state finalists was marked by strong runs and wild swings of momentum.

    On back-to-back threes by Adrian Rivera, the Dons closed the first quarter with an 8-0 run to go up 14-8. Rivera would finish with 26.

  • School board elections Tuesday

    Voters will go to the polls around the area Tuesday to vote in school board elections.

    The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    For West Las Vegas, Michael Adams, David G. Romero and John Trujillo are vying for Position 4, while incumbent Christine Ludi is fending off three opponents for Position 5, Manuel Lucero, Jose Salazar and Yvette Arellanes.

    Longtime West board member Ralph Garcia isn’t running for another term.