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Today's News

  • Coalition uniting animal rescuers

    A string of large wire cages sits in the open sun next to a deserted lot covered in wood scrap and rusted debris. The dogs pace, eyes wary, sometimes dipping inside plastic igloos and beneath makeshift shelters to hide from June’s relentless solar rays.

    Electra, a boxer mix with wiry yellow fur, leans her pug nose through a space in the chicken wire. She seems to smile despite the meager surroundings.

  • Revering the reverence of others

    The summer before my sophomore year of high school was a summer of change and adventure. It might’ve seemed like an ordinary summer at the time, but looking back, I can clearly see that it was different. It was the summer the sixth Harry Potter book came out. It was the summer before my sister started college. It was the first summer I attended summer camp. It was the last summer I spent with my best friend before she moved to Texas.

  • Marcia Henning connects the dots

    A little brown dog lays in an astral bed, his twitching body on a mat covered in the word “bone,” one eye tipped toward heaven.

    A studded collar rings his neck, the studs echoing a cascade of colorful dots as if the dog sleeps in space, his body ringed with licks of fire. Artist Marcia Henning’s “Harpo Dreaming,” an acrylic on canvas painting, celebrates the life and hopeful afterlife of a dearly departed pet in her June exhibition at Traveler’s Cafe.

  • Luna students receive awards

    The Luna Community College Business and Professional Studies Department along with the LCC Science, Math, Engineering and Technologies Department hosted the Third Annual Awards Ceremony recently.

    The theme of the evening was “Celebrating Student Success.”

    Several students were recognized for their academic achievement and perfect attendance. Faculty and staff from both departments were also recognized for their dedication and commitment to student success.

  • NMHU students join Oaxaca program

    Eighteen New Mexico Highlands students and teachers from across northern New Mexico will participate in the university’s fourth Oaxaca Study Abroad Program this month.

  • Chavez named bilingual leader

    New Mexico Highlands employee Rodolfo Chavez, Ph.D., will become the next president of the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education, or NMABE. He begins his tenure July 1.

    “We have a great opportunity to advocate and create the necessary national legislation to ensure that bilingual education will be at the forefront of the state and national agenda,” Chavez said. “It’s an exciting time.”

  • WLV yearbook recognized in Gallery of Excellence

    West Las Vegas High School yearbook staff was recently recognized for its 2008 yearbook into Walsworth Publishing Company’s Gallery of Excellence.

  • Reading program scheduled

    This year’s summer reading program will begin Wednesday, June 18. The program will meet 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday for six weeks, ending July 23.

    Special events planned for this year’s program include a visit from Miss New Mexico, the Las Vegas Fire Department, storyteller Andy Mason, a puppet show, Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, and Zoo-to-You.

    Participants who complete their reading log are eligible for weekly prizes.

  • Vigil handily defeats two rivals

    State Rep. Richard Vigil of Ribera handily defeated two opponents in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

    Vigil, who has served for a decade in the state House, grabbed 2,064 votes, or 44 percent, in District 70, which includes Las Vegas, the Valley, other rural areas in San Miguel County and eastern Torrance County.

    Luna Community College employee Naomi Montoya came in second with 1,574 votes, or 33 percent, and building contractor Travis Regensberg finished last with 1,103 votes, or 23 percent.

  • Leger, Ortiz, Rivera win

    Las Vegas attorney Nicolas Leger edged out former City Councilman Richard Maestas in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

    In the District 5 race, Leger got 573 votes, or 52 percent, to Maestas’ 534, or 48 percent. District 5 covers parts of the east and west sides of Las Vegas as well as much of eastern San Miguel County.

    Leger will face Republican Fred Romero in the November general election.

    Leger appeared to be better funded in the race, running many newspaper advertisements as well as radio ads. Maestas didn’t have much in the way of advertising.