.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Lawyer: Nothing criminal alleged

    The attorney for two village of Wagon Mound employees says her clients aren’t being investigated for any crimes.

    Nancy Ann Richards, the attorney, said in a statement that she had been advised by the village’s attorney that Wagon Mound is conducting an audit but that no one is alleging anything criminal with regard to the two employees.

    Richards said one employee had been reinstated with a reprimand and the other had received a notice of “contemplated action.” She said the reprimanded employee is filing a grievance.

  • Little League opens

    Hundreds of locals packed the Keyes Park complex on Sunday for the opening ceremony of Las Vegas Little League’s 2010 season.

    Among them was Julian Rains, who was honored by the LVLL board for several decades of involvement in youth baseball.

    “It takes a lot to be involved in Little League for 30 years,” said John Charles O’Neil, LVLL’s new president. “And Coach Rains is one of the few and far between.”

    Several dozen current and former players gathered around Rains as the league formally recognized him and his family.

  • Work of Art: Like a broken record

    An enjoyable aspect of writing a column is talking to and learning from people. Often, as I once did with the term “church key,” I ask people younger than I (and that includes the masses) what certain words mean to them.

  • Editorial: Union will win in end

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital, which has an eight-member advisory board of area residents, won’t allow the San Miguel County Commission to have a seat at the table.

    Recently, the county requested to have a representative on the board. But hospital CEO Richard Grogan wrote back that the board considered the request and decided against it.

    We don’t know who is on the board, and Alta Vista is not eager to tell us. Its spokesman didn’t reply to a request for that information last week.

  • Birds show fight, sweep Braves

    Antonio Arguello turned a crisp double play to help crush a Santa Fe Indian School rally in the fifth inning Saturday afternoon, and the Robertson Cardinals polished off a doubleheader sweep of the Braves.

    In so doing, the Cardinals (10-9, 3-6) showed signs of life in the District 2-3A race and more importantly they strengthened their resume for the upcoming state tournament.

  • West must cut budget by 4 percent

    The West Las Vegas school district has received the news about how much it will have to cut from its budget.

    West Business Manager Dawn Biagianti said the state has informed the district that it must trim 4 percent, or $527,491, from its operating budget.

    “This is probably the biggest cut I’ve ever had to deal with. This really hurts, and I know it’s very difficult. Until we had the final information from the Public Education Department, we weren’t sure exactly what the dollar amount would be,” Biagianti said at a recent board meeting.

  • Hospital rejects county request

    San Miguel County wants a seat on Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s advisory board, but the hospital has refused that request.

    The county, which has criticized the hospital’s handling of its labor union, sent a letter to Alta Vista last month, saying it wanted to join the board. The county said it is the only elected body in the area that makes direct payments to Alta Vista. The county has a tax designated for medical care for the very poor.

  • Rider softball spanks Lamar

    Quietly, the Luna Community College softball program has been building momentum throughout a spring season where the spotlight — for better or worse — has focused on other teams.

    This past week, it was the softball Rough Riders’ turn to roar. The team swept visiting Lamar College in a four-game series at Rodriguez Park, a first for a program in only its second season of existence.

  • Balancing the needs

    These days, just about everyone agrees that we need to develop clean energy alternatives. Over the long haul, the future cannot run on fossil fuels; instead, renewable energy sources must determine our economic and environmental destiny. So it’s imperative that we move toward solar, wind and other energy-producing alternatives.

  • Cowboys pass 30 wins

    New Mexico Highlands University’s baseball team may be new to the top of the Central Region, but the Cowboys are no stranger to the 30-win mark, where Steve Jones has guided them with consistency over the course of his 14 years at the school.

    On Friday at Colorado Christian, the Cowboys bullied their hosts 22-6, earning their 30th win in 36 games. And they hit another milestone, too — their 20th win in 23 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games to date.