Today's News

  • LCC benefit golf tournament on Aug. 28

    The 2010 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.

    A four-person team sponsorship is $1,000 or $250 per individual. Individuals are welcomed to play. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a prime rib dinner.

    All money raised will be used for scholarships, according to a news release from the school.

  • Letter: Help stop violence against women

    Around the world, approximately one out of three women has been raped, beaten, burned, and subjected to other forms of horrendous abuse in her lifetime, and in some countries, rates of domestic violence reach 70 percent. No country is immune — the violence crosses all borders and affects women of all ages, social groups, religions and classes.

  • Editorial Thumbs

    Thumbs UP for ... LOUD AND CLEAR. Members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op rejected nearly all of the 18 proposed changes to its organizational bylaws last weekend, and we want to applaud the membership for one big decision in particular. Requiring the utility to follow the state’s open meetings and open records laws is critical for the co-op’s credibility.

  • Letter: The impact on property values

    Industrial wind developers like to dismiss local community residents as NIMBYs (not in my back yard), when they object to development within a few hundred feet of their homes.

  • Code cops making progress

    The city’s two new uniformed code enforcement officers are making headway on the issues of loose animals and illegal parking, officials say.

    The city recently transferred such responsibilities from the Community Development Department to the Police Department.

    Police Chief Gary Gold said that in a recent two-and-a-half week period, the two officers, Jacob Herron and Rodney Perea, had issued 50 citations, including  warnings.

    They also captured 42 loose animals, the chief said.

  • Woman celebrates 100th birthday

    Lucille Frances Katherine Duran celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday with many family and friends.

    After services at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Duran was presented a bouquet of flowers as the Rev. John Brasher and the congregation sang “Happy Birthday” and “Las Mañanitas.”

  • Center offering activities for teens

    Area teenagers will have plenty of fun activities available to them in July.

    The City of Las Vegas’ Recreation Center is inviting teens to take part in a series of events especially for them.

    Teen Sundays, aimed specifically at those in seventh through ninth grades, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25. For a fee of $3 per Sunday, they will be admitted to the center and can take part in activities including swimming, dodge ball, volleyball, games, music and a pool party.

  • Assault victims file suit

    A lawsuit filed by seven victims in the Robertson High School football team assaults allege that the coaches and school officials acted recklessly and with indifference.

    The lawsuit names 30 defendants, including top officials, the former coaching staff and the attackers and their parents.

    Both former and current superintendents Pete Campos and Rick Romero were named as well. Campos wasn’t superintendent when the assaults happened in August 2008 at a team camp, but the litigation alleged that he allowed the atmosphere in which they were allowed to occur.

  • Editorial: Where is West's anger?

    Should our government have a zero-tolerance approach toward drunken driving? Of course it should. Unfortunately, the West Las Vegas school district has fallen short.

    Last year, the district’s head mechanic totaled a West vehicle in Moriarty. The Torrance County Sheriff’s Department said the West employee and a friend, another local mechanic, had gone to a bar and a strip club beforehand. Both went to the hospital after the crash.

  • Work of Art: Nothing never happens

    Two things have happened recently to make me really ponder the ways in which people communicate — or sometimes don’t.

    When people say, “We’re just not communicating,” I want to say, “Yes we are, but we’re just not agreeing.” In other words, “Nothing never happens.”

    At the risk of violating the double-negative rule (nothing, never), I’m merely saying there always is communication, but not always what we desire.