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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Speedy? Yeah, right

    Last week, Gilberto Reyes, the former professional baseball player, tried to challenge his detention. And he had a good case to make: He’s been sitting in the county jail for nearly a year on a charge of drug distribution — a nonviolent crime, we might add. He hasn’t been able to make bail, so he’s been detained every day since he was charged with the offense in December 2007.

  • Dons snubbed; Cards make playoffs

    Vegas Bowl and the regular prep football season are over. The state playoffs are set. Vegas Bowl victor West Las Vegas is out. Robertson is in. Huh?

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Dons win Vegas Bowl, etc.

    West Las Vegas snapped a four-year string of lopsided defeats in Vegas Bowl on Friday night with a virtuoso ground game and a shutdown defensive effort in the second half. The Dons took a 25-18 victory in one of the series’ more competitive games, giving their core group of seniors a huge reward for several years of trials..

    “We were just tired of losing to Robertson,” said one of those seniors, quarterback Derek Gold. “We showed heart; we wanted it more. We did everything perfect. We moved the ball and we stopped them on defense.”

  • State volleyball tourney opens today

    Volleyball teams representing Robertson and Mora begin their quests for state championships today.

    Robertson (13-9) is the seventh seed in the Class 3A state tournament after making it to the district final vs. Pojoaque. The Lady Cardinals were to play No. 1 Ruidoso, No. 6 Hope Christian, and No. 12 Cuba this morning in pool play.

    Those matches and others in Class 3A were to take place beginning 8 a.m. today at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • LETTERS: Mil Gracias

    Mil Gracias

    On behalf of the staff and students at West Las Vegas Middle School, I thank the District Attorney’s office for the interesting and educational presentations on domestic violence they shared with our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders last month. Twice a month, the middle school schedules presentations to help the students become aware and informed of real issues in their lives.

  • LETTER: Wealth is already redistributed

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that over the past several years there has been a redistribution of the wealth. The middle class and the poor are getting poorer. Our governments embracing of the theory of trickle down economic is ultimately responsible for massive unemployment. Unemployment cuts off purchasing power. The result is economic depression.

  • LETTER: Blaming Duran is simply wrong

    The recent attempt by city officials, former housing directors, former mayor Henry Sanchez, hired consultants and the media, to blame Floyd Duran, Housing and Urban Development representative for the federal government for the city housing situation, is a copout. The only thing I have heard out of their mouth is innuendo, “mitote” and a let’s blame someone else except ourselves attitude. Haven’t they read the HUD reports? Where have they been these last three years?

  • County can file liens on properties

    San Miguel County has a new tool at its disposal for rural residents who don’t pay their solid waste bills — liens.

    This week, the San Miguel County Commission passed an ordinance allowing the county to assess liens on properties in which owners don’t pay their solid waste bills. The ordinance also increases the fine for illegal dumping from $500 to $1,000.

    Officials said the county would would consult its attorney before filing any liens to make sure all laws are followed.

  • Class features hands-on activities

    Students in Mike Boyle’s Introduction to Engineering class at Robertson High School are getting hands-on lessons.

    This week, they’ve been working on a “puzzle cube” lesson in which they make parts to a cube. First, they must design the parts with a hand-drawn sketch, then do so on a computer.

    “It’s supposed to assemble. Everyone has to do their own individual cube,” said freshman Dillon Martinez. The class is made up of students from every grade — from freshmen to seniors.

  • Gun range closed for now

    For the time being, the city has closed its shooting range to everyone but law enforcement agencies.

    That’s because of vandalism, debris and litter, officials said. Also, some people are shooting at things such as a shack that they’re not supposed to use as targets.