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Today's News

  • LETTER: Health, other issues must be considered

    I am an off-grid, parttime resident of the Wrye Ranch area on the mesa south of Starvation Peak in San Miguel County and I am an advocate of alternative energy. However, I was recently  concerned about the plans described for the La Sierrita Wind Project in the “Residents Wary of the Mesa Wind Farm Deal” article in The New Mexican, dated Nov. 13, 2008.

  • SEASON PREVIEW: Robertson boys basketball a work in progress

    “When I took the job, I understood the challenge that I was going to face.”

    A quote from president-elect Barack Obama? Good guess. Try new Robertson boys’ basketball coach David Bustos.

    Bustos, who led boys’ teams at West Las Vegas and more recently Pecos deep into the state tournament, is trying to build a winner at RHS. But he acknowledges that it will be a marathon rather than a sprint.

  • Storrie Project also left out of loop

    Members of the Las Vegas City Council apparently weren’t the only key players left out of the loop when the city administration quietly tried to change the intent of more than $1 million for a water project.

    Robert Quintana, president of the Storrie Project Water Users Association, said Monday that no one informed his group about the change either — and the association was very much involved in the issue.

  • LETTERS: Mil Gracias

    Mil Gracias

    The Las Vegas Special Olympics would like to thank all the businesses that donated items for our fundraiser raffle sales. We would also like to thank everyone that brought raffle tickets. With the help of all the community and surrounding areas, our athletes will be able to participate in the next upcoming sport.

  • HU students go to Mexico

    Social work students at Highlands University went to Mexico recently to improve their bilingual skills.

    Thirteen students from Highlands University’s one-of-a-kind Social Work Bilingual-Bicultural Master’s Program completed a successful exchange with the University of Chihuahua School of Social Work in Mexico this fall.

  • COLUMN: From Richardson to Denish

    SANTA FE — To paraphrase an old love song, “Changing administrations is hard to do.” It’s especially true in tough times after a long romance of voters by both sides.

    We are getting smarter, however. When Franklin Roosevelt beat incumbent Herbert Hoover in 1932, he had to wait until March to take over. Now the date is Jan. 20.  New Mexico switches over on Jan. 1. That may be an even better idea.

  • SEASON PREVIEW: Dons boys' basketball looks to reload

    New Dons head coach David “Morgan” Montaño remembers what it was like to play in front of large crowds while he was a member of the Dons basketball program in the mid ‘80s, and he says the fans won many a game for the Dons in those days.

    He wants for his players to feel the same thing and wants the Dons’ fans to know how much they mean to the program.

  • No more trips for students

    Eighth-graders at Memorial Middle School shouldn’t be expecting any more field trips this school year.

    School officials said that became the case after they caught a number of students drinking on a field trip last week to Albuquerque, where they visited a museum and saw the movie, “Twilight.”

    Rick Romero, superintendent of the Las Vegas City Schools, said eight students were seen by teachers pouring hard liquor into containers with Coca-Cola on the bus ride home.

  • EDITORIAL: People out of the loop

    Bottom line: Our elected representatives on the Las Vegas City Council should be kept in the loop when it comes to spending a more than $1 million grant.

    Sadly, that hasn’t been the case with a $1.2 million grant designated for a water project, and the city may lose all that money because of the resulting confusion.

  • Charges against Romero tossed out

    Prosecutors have dropped charges against former City Councilman Eugene Romero in connection with an argument he had with a woman at his house.

    Romero, 40, 300 Cumbres Patio, had been charged with false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and criminal damage to property, a misdemeanor.

    In October, Las Vegas police were called to Romero’s house. According to court documents, the woman told officers that the former councilman didn’t want her to leave the house. Romero himself admitted to standing in the doorway, preventing her from leaving, police said.