Today's News

  • Bilingual teachers needed in California

    By Amy Taxin
    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — While Californians passed a ballot measure to bring back bilingual education in the upcoming school year, educators say a challenge to getting the programs started will be finding more bilingual teachers.

    Nearly two decades after banning most bilingual education, Californians voted in November to let schools restore it for both English learners and English speakers whose parents want them to learn Spanish, Mandarin and other languages to compete globally for jobs.

  • Dear Teacher - Jan. 15, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter is taking algebra in middle school. She is finding it to be quite difficult. However, this will let her take calculus as a senior in high school. Was this a wise decision? — Questioning

  • Bern out - Lady Cards pick up 12th win in 15 games

    Jazmyne Jenkins scored a game-high 23 points to headline Robertson’s 64-26 blowout of visiting Bernalillo on Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    It was the Lady Cardinals’ 12th win in 15 games.

    Jenkins and Angelica Montoya led the way in terms of rebounding, and the entire RHS lineup contributed on the defensive end, hampering the Lady Spartans’ efforts throughout.

    In the third quarter, Robertson held Bernalillo to just two points — a bucket by Julia Beyale with 3:39 left in the period.

  • Dez to revisit no-catch opponent

    The Associated Press

    FRISCO, Texas — Dez Bryant still gets stopped all the time by people who are sure the officials blew the replay on the Dallas receiver’s famous catch that wasn’t in a playoff loss at Green Bay two years ago.

    And the 2014 All-Pro figures if the Cowboys go on to win the Super Bowl as the top seed in the NFC, that play will be what fans want to talk to him about. Even if he wins another Super Bowl next year. And so on.

  • WLV dance team raising funds

    The West Las Vegas High School dance team has been invited to compete in the Dance Team Union Nationals this February in Orlando, Florida, and is requesting the assistance of the community.

    The team is seeking any type of donations and is willing to offer community service in exchange to businesses and individuals who donate.

    A GoFundMe account has been set up online under “Donnettes trip to DTU Nationals.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 15, 2017

    No local varsity events scheduled

    • Mora boys (C) and girls (C) vs. West Las Vegas, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson JV at Moriarty, 3:30 p.m., Moriarty

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado School of Mines, 6 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, noon, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) vs. Rio Rancho, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Trujillo to stand trial

    A San Miguel County Magistrate Judge ruled on Tuesday that sufficient evidence exists to bind over to District Court for trial one of three criminal cases against disgraced former Mora schools superintendent Charles Trujillo.

    “After careful review of all the testimony today, I find probable cause to believe a crime has been committed,” Magistrate Judge Christian Montaño said following the hours-long hearing. Preliminary hearings in the other two cases are scheduled for next week.

  • Trying Times - Alumbra may close its doors

    For centuries, midwives have delivered newborns in the area. But that tradition may soon die.

    On Wednesday morning, Connie Trujillo, owner of Alumbra Women’s Health, tearfully announced that her business may be shutting its doors for good. The announcement comes 10 months after Alta Vista Regional Hospital abruptly closed its OB unit due to difficulty recruiting doctors. The closure caused Alumbra to lose more than half its revenue.

  • Tafoya hired as interim manager

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to make longtime county employee Alex Tafoya interim county manager. And they directed Tafoya to launch a job search for a permanent county manager immediately.

    Tafoya will receive a salary of $80,905 while overseeing county operations.

    Rock Ulibarri, who was elected Commission chairman at Tuesday’s meeting, asked Tafoya to prepare a job description, posting and notifications for the Commission to approve.

  • Panel pushes more cuts

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A legislative panel that drafts the state budget recommended new cuts Wednesday to avoid a shortfall in the coming fiscal year.

    The Legislative Finance Committee called for a $26 million reduction in the $6 billion spending plan for the year beginning July 1.

    The state is facing a $123 million gap that must be closed by new tax revenues, additional reductions in agency spending — or both.