Today's News

  • Teacher's aide sues East district

    An education assistant for the Las Vegas City Schools has sued the district, saying it hasn’t done anything to stop a male employee from repeatedly harassing her.

    The harassment got so bad that the employee pulled up the alleged victim’s shirt, according to the lawsuit, which was filed April 2 in state District Court.

    The woman, represented by Albuquerque attorney Mark Jaffe, names as defendants the district, Superintendent Pete Campos and the employee in question.

  • Alleged drunken driver hits cars

    There aren’t many Red Hummers in town, so Las Vegas police didn’t have a hard time finding a suspected drunken driver who allegedly hit several cars last week.

    Police said they arrested Tommy Jeffrey, 21, of Las Vegas on charges of aggravated drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, having no insurance, and resisting and obstructing officers.

    He was also served with an outstanding warrant from Colfax County for illegal fishing, police said.

  • High School and real life

    As of today, Robertson High School seniors have only 17 schools days left on the calendar. Though time seems to be passing slower than ever before, we will be graduates in no time.

  • Candidate has been in trouble with law

    Travis Regensberg, a Democratic candidate for District 70 state representative, said he plans to be candid with voters about his mistakes. But he’ll defend himself when warranted, he said.

    “My past is there. I’ve been open about it,” said Regensberg, 42, a Las Vegas resident.

    In the 1990s, Regensberg, a building contractor, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery against a man.

    “I was wrong. I’m not denying that,” he said.

  • Trees saved — for now

    A group of residents from the Guadalupita area of Mora County wanted to stop the state from chopping three pine trees. And they succeeded — for the time being.

    The state Transportation Department agreed to hold off on cutting the three ponderosa pines until an environmental analysis is conducted, which is expected to take a week, said Christina Romero, the agency’s spokeswoman.

  • Chihuahua students in Las Vegas

    Students from Highlands and Chihuahua universities have been sharing knowledge and information during a three-year collaboration, where the goal is to help the exploited and downtrodden on both sides of the border.

    Eight students from Chihuahua and their advisers were welcomed last week as they arrived for an intensive two-week course at the School of Social Work. Students from Highlands have made the trip to Mexico twice, and this is the second time students from Chihuahua have come to Las Vegas for training.

  • Fort Union's Junior Ranger Day

    What did kids do on a sunny day 150 years ago, before the invention of the iPod, mp3 player, X-box or cell phone? Children can find out on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Fort Union National Monument when the National Park Service celebrates Junior Ranger Day. This is in association with National Park Week, specifically “kids in parks” and away from the TV and video games. By celebrating the Junior Ranger program, children are connected to American history and the natural and urban wonders within our parks. The program urges children to explore and protect these resources.

  • Sapello man wins $50,000

    A decision to kill time playing a Scratcher game paid off handsomely for Sapello resident Joe Montoya.

    Last Tuesday, Montoya purchased two “Super Crossword” Scratcher games to keep him company in an auto mechanic’s waiting room. After revealing 10 words such as “claw,” “epic” and “announce,” the 58-year-old rancher left his appointment with a prize-winning ticket worth $50,000.

    “At first, I thought that it couldn’t be true,” he said.

  • Synergy Fest offers darkness and light

    Demogorgon’s music hits the listener’s ears with a surprising mix of melodic electric guitar arpeggios accented by driving drum riffs and a lead singer’s deliberately muffled lyrics.

  • New West official vows to save money

    The West Las Vegas School board has been pushing to hire someone to oversee construction at the district after rising costs of change orders during the construction at Valley School and other schools.

    Jerry Maestas, a former building inspector for the state Construction Industries Division, was hired to watch over all building projects at West. He is also a trustee at Luna Community College.