Today's News

  • WORK OF ART: ‘Gateau’ doesn’t mean ‘cat’

    To what lengths will some people go to connect with their roots? And what means enable them to do so?

    These questions arise in the case of Florence Bordj and her mother, Therese Bonnafous Bordj, from France but now living in Tahiti. They flew to the states to be close to the haunts of their great-grand-uncle and grand-uncle, respectively, Msgr. Adrien Rabeyrolle, the pastor of Immaculate Conception church.

  • A pastor with roots in northern N.M.

    When John Brasher was only 4, his mother Frieda wrote in his baby book that his favorite person was his great grandfather Juan Hinojos, his favorite color was blue, and that he wanted to become a priest when he grew up.

    “I come from a family who have always been involved in doing things for others and are deeply religious. But they didn’t only go to mass, they were involved in all aspects of serving their church,” said Brasher, now pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas.

  • LETTER: Mora federation says congratulations

    The Mora Federation of School Employees would like to extend congratulations to the winning candidates, Arthur Romero and Joseph Griego, to the Mora Independent School Board. We look forward to a prosperous working relationship.

    Pauline Duran

    Las Vegas

  • COLUMN: Octuplets? Enough already

    For many of my grandparents’ generation, the Biblical words, “Be fruitful and multiply,” were more of a command than a suggestion.

    Grandma and Grandpa Medina complied, delivering 16 children, of which my mother Marie was the oldest daughter. Six remain, most in their nineties, and most of the others lived into that decade as well. And a few of them procreated so efficiently that in the ‘50s it was fairly safe to tell people, “I’m related to half of Santa Fe. If it’s a Medina, there’s a good chance it’s a cousin.”

  • Student disrupts Robertson campus, is suspended

    A student in the freshman academy caused a huge stir on the Robertson High School campus last week. And as a result, he’ll be away from school for awhile, an official says.

    Superintendent Rick Romero said last week’s incident was the most disruptive on campus this year.

    He said the freshman was “extremely upset” with his girlfriend and started yelling at her.

  • LETTER: Misdirecting the city’s energies

    Eight to four, four to five, and the next request will be five to seven. Shortly, the city will again be paying for more dead wood. Enough is enough. What city councilors want is to eliminate the mayors vote. Why don’t they just say it.

  • City ends litigation with Storrie

    The city of Las Vegas has a message for attorneys: We don’t need you.

    At least that’s the case when it comes to its longstanding litigation with the Storrie Project Water Users Association.

    Last week, the City Council voted 2-1 to end the litigation. Council members Diane Moore and Andrew Feldman were in favor, while Morris Madrid abstained and Cruz Roybal voted no.

  • Change in leadership

    Newly re-elected West Las Vegas board member Christine Ludi was sworn in Monday and was quickly elected to chair the five-member panel.

    David G. Romero also took the oath of office, taking the seat of longtime member Ralph Garcia, who didn’t run for another term.

    Vice Chairman Gary Gold nominated Ludi to head the board, with Ludi, in turn, nominating Gold to remain at his post as vice chairman. Both were confirmed with a unanimous vote. Ludi also nominated member Caroline Lopez for secretary, which received a unanimous yes vote.

  • Campos pushes juvenile center

    State Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, is seeking $4.5 million for a center for youth offenders in Las Vegas, but it may be difficult to get that money in a declining economy.

    According to analysis by the staff of the Legislative Finance Committee, the state Children, Youth and Families Department wants to build juvenile justice centers in smaller facilities throughout New Mexico. The agency had hoped to build the first one in the state’s northeastern quadrant, which includes Las Vegas.

  • LETTER: Thanks for vote, no matter the outcome

    I wish to thank the voters of our service area for participating in this election. The results provide the next step in our direction at Luna Community College. Regardless of the outcome, I will continue to do everything possible to provide the best educational environment possible for our students and staff.

    Pete Campos

    President, Luna Community College