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Today's News

  • Group: 90 new jobs created in 2007

    Las Vegas’ main economic development organization reports that it helped bring 90 jobs to town in 2007, amounting to an estimated $5 million annual infusion into the local economy.

    Sharon Caballero, executive director of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation, brought the news to the City Council on Wednesday.

  • Long lines for Democrats

    San Miguel County residents waited in long lines to vote in the Democratic caucus Tuesday, with some just giving up and not voting.

    According to the results, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton won with more than 60 percent of the vote in Mora and San Miguel counties. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama got nearly all the rest of the votes.

    Statewide, Obama and Clinton were locked in a tight race, with 98 percent of precincts reporting.

  • Melanie Yazzie's glittering world

    The Din emerged from three previous underworlds into this, the “Glittering World,” through a magic reed. The first beings from the other worlds were not like the people of today - they were animals, insects, the masked spirits seen in Navajo ceremonies, the mix of predator and prey, heaven and solid ground that forms reality. Melanie Yazzie captures the stories of her people through her own magic reed, the tools of an artist.

  • Health reform measures compared

    Two health-care reform bills are under consideration by the state Legislature. The following are summaries of both bills:

    Health Security Act for New Mexicans (HB 214):

    • Establishes a cooperative New Mexico health insurance plan that would cover all New Mexicans with the exception of federal retirees, active duty military and retired military. The tribes as sovereign nations may choose to join the plan. Employer self-funded plans, also known as ERISA plans, would also have the option to join the plan.

  • Going on an enchanted Disney journey

    Come and see the splendor and magic of Belle dreaming about something more. Be a part of the drama when Aladdin discovers the genie in the lamp. Listen as the Little Mermaid laments over love.

  • Joint-use parking lot planned

    The Las Vegas City Council today will consider an agreement with a credit union for a joint-use parking lot on city land.

    State Employees Credit Union is planning an expansion that will deal with a large amount of customer traffic.

    The city and the credit union have drafted a lease agreement that would give the credit union use of the nearby city riverwalk land for parking in exchange for $150,000 in improvements to the property in question. The land has been appraised at $52,000.

  • These are the things we remember

    I was on my way to class when I saw Leigh, Jazzmine, and Ashley leaving the building where our next class was. “Don’t go in there,” they said, very seriously. “Why not?” I asked, though I wasn’t complaining. “We’re going to get donuts.” With that, I felt an intense amount of happiness well up inside me. School is important, but it’s things like this we will always remember.

  • Local musicians win awards

    The New Mexico Hispano Music Association recently hosted their 17th Annual Awards Show at the Ohkay Casino Event Center. The event took place Jan. 19, in Espaola and featured performances by several New Mexico artists including, El Gringo, 45, Candace Vargas, Steve Chavez, Jenna, Mathew Martinez, The Blue Ventures, Al Hurricane Jr., our very own Mariachi Paisano del Valle and Gonzalo.

  • Agency: District corrects problem

    West Las Vegas has corrected problems with its last area of deficiency in the Head Start program, according to the federal government.

    Patricia Brown, acting director of the federal Office of Head Start, notified the school district in December that it now is complying with regulations related to nutrition services.

    “(Director) Joseph Griego has brought us in full compliance. I’m very happy with the work he and the staff have been doing. We’re in great shape,” West Superintendent Jim Abreu said.

  • Youth panel questions police plan

    Members of a youth panel on Monday expressed concerns with an effort to put officers in the schools, despite the police chief’s arguments in favor of campus security.

    The Las Vegas Youth Commission, a city entity, took up the issue at its monthly meeting, with more than 30 people in the audience at the city’s recreation center.