Tonita Blows Off Debate; Oliver Gives a New Positive Vision of a United Community; Stresses Tourism and Clean Energy

Photo: Tonita's Empty Podium. Oliver articulating a new fresh approach to a united community.
Dylann Crabb contributed to this article on behalf of the NMHU Political Science Club.

(Las Vegas, NM) - On Friday the NMHU Political Science Club sponsored a community forum/debate open to the Las Vegas community regarding Tuesday’s run-off election between Tonita Gurule-Giron, and ...
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(Tonight 6pm) City Council Run Off Candidate Forum at NMHU Library Room G 35

(Las Vegas, NM) – The NMHU Political Science Club is seeking to remind all those interested in the future of Las Vegas to attend tonight’s debate/forum for City Council candidates Tonita Gurule-Giron and Oliver L’Esperance.

Pizza and drinks will be served to all who attend.

The debate/forum will be moderated by ...
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(FRIDAY) Debate Set for City Council Run Off Election; NMHU Political Science Club Putting Effort to Engage the Community

photo: Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron. The group met Wednesday and received a commitment from L’Esperance to attend the debate/forum and said they appreciated Oliver’s effort to clear his busy schedule for an hour on Friday evening. The group has yet to receive a solid commitment from Tonita but remains optimistic that she too will take an hour out of her busy schedule and chose ...
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(Editorial) CYFD Reform Proposals Just Scratch the Surface

Author: Senator Michael Padilla (D-14-Bernalillo)

(Albuquerque, NM) - The governor's sudden interest in resolving the service delivery issues plaguing the Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is encouraging. But, from personal experience, I can say that these issues have been going on in New Mexico homes for decades. My sisters, my brother and I grew up in foster homes, as well as the ...
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Salazar’s Comments on “Too many remedial students” Graduating from Area Schools Sparks Heated Debate on Social Media

Photo: Tomas Salazar (D- District 70)

(Las Vegas, NM) - State Rep. Tomas Salazar hit the local airwaves Monday morning in a paid advertisement which was setup interview style where he shared his views on the issues in his campaign against former State Rep. of 14 years, Rick Vigil.

Salazar covered a myriad of issues ...
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Castaneda Hotel Deal Finalized; Governor Martinez Coming to Celebration

photo: Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas NM.

(Las Vegas, NM) – The historic Castaneda Hotel in Las Vegas NM officially has new owners in Allan Affedt, Tina Mion, and Daniel Lutzik.

The MainStreet de Las Vegas group announced April 2nd that a celebration was planned for Monday April 14th where the new owners will ...
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Campos Aide Changes Story on LCC Baseball Team Boycott; Team Refused to Play in Game; Aide Reported Game was Cancelled Due to Weather

photo: Copy of the complete letter from LCC is below.

(Las Vegas, NM) – Luna Community College continues to be under community scrutiny after LCC President Pete Campos lied about his retirement and took a contract extension after the college initiated a new presidential search.

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Udall, Heinrich Ask for Explanation of Missed Mine Safety Inspections at WIPP

Photo: WIPP transport trucks. In the letter, senators ask mine safety administration for assurance that steps will be taken to ensure safety, prevent future accidents.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that they have sent a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, asking for a written report on why the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) ...
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(Breaking) D.A. Makes Decisions Regarding Wrong Way Driver

photo: Seal of Fourth Judicial District Attorney Richard D. Flores

(Las Vegas, NM) - District Attorney Richard Flores states that the investigation involving the January 4, 2014, crash of Albert J. Urban was referred to his office and: 1) after much communication with BHI medical personnel, that the defendant is not competent to ...
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(Update) Authorities Identify Suicide Victim

Photo: San Joseph's cemetery in Las Vegas New Mexico.

(Las Vegas, NM) - Authorities have identified the woman who took her life at the St. Joseph's cemetery in Las Vegas New Mexico.

The woman was identified as Anne Marie Gonzales who was 59 years old.

Service times will be published ...
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(Breaking) Another Suicide Hits LV; Woman Kills Herself at Cemetery

Photo: St. Joseph's Cemetery in Las Vegas NM.

(Las Vegas, NM) – This morning authorities responded to a call that a woman was found dead at the San Jose Cemetery in Las Vegas New Mexico.

The woman’s name will not be released at this time but authorities indicated she was 59 years old.
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NM Creates Agricultural Institute to Prepare Future Farmers, Ranchers, Agribusiness Leaders

Photo: AgriFuture to be hosted in Albuquerque, May 12-14

(Albuquerque, NM) – Agricultural organizations and agencies in New Mexico are looking to expand upon an exciting new trend: more young people are taking up farming, ranching, and other careers in agricultural production in the Land of Enchantment.

New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) and a ...
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Active Shooter Presentation Given to LVCS by LVPD; Chief Stresses Community Safety

Photo: LVPD Police Chief Christian Montano and Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia

(Las Vegas, NM) – Today the Las Vegas Police Department gave a presentation to the Las Vegas City School staff on how to handle an active shooter on campus.

The presentation and helpful information comes on the heels of a new national awareness around shootings and elevated ...
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Area Surgeon and Rancher Passes Away; Services Wednesday

photo: Dr. Alan Thal. In his career Dr. Thal invented several new surgical instruments and procedures which still bear his name.

(Las Vegas, NM) - Dr. Alan P. Thal, MD age 88, a resident of Golondrinas, New Mexico since 1972 passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014.

He was born on July 15, 1925 in ...
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LVPD Identifies Man’s Death as Suicide

(Las Vegas, NM) – Friday evening the Las Vegas Police Department responded to call that a gun shot was heard at 1103 12th Street.

LVPD responded to the scene at 7:06 pm and found the Robert Lucero, DOB: 4/21/50, was found deceased at his residence.

The death was a suicide by gunshot. ...
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45 Candidates File for Area Elections; Full List of Candidates for Area Races

photo: New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

(Northern, NM) – Forty five candidates filed for office Tuesday for nineteen seats in San Miguel and Mora Counties. Candidate for Magistrate Judge Melanie Rivera is uncontested, Paul Duran the Mora County Assessor is uncontested, Edward Aragon the Mora County Probate Judge is uncontested, and Mora Magistrate Judge John Sanchez is ...
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(Breaking) Rick Vigil to Run for State Rep; Groups Recruited Vigil for his 14 Years of Seniority at the Legislature

photo: Representative of 14 Years, Rick Vigil.

(Las Vegas, NM) – Las Vegas’ only State Representative seat is again being sought by fourteen year veteran of the legislature, Rick Vigil.

Vigil announced Tuesday that he would seek a 7th term in the House of Representatives after consulting with local groups, elected officials, and other members ...
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(Video) Campos Says Retirement was False; Chairman Makes Motion to Extend Contract that Campos Already Declined

Photo: Last night's LCC Board Meeting; Chairman Abelino Montoya and President Pete Campos.

(Las Vegas, NM) – Last night the bizarre LCC President Pete Campos retirement sideshow continued with Chairman Abelino Montoya and his faction of Tony Valdez, Frankie Tenorio, and David Gutierrez voting to formalize a one year contract extension for Pete Campos.

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(BREAKING NEWS) Campos No Longer Retiring; LCC Board Giving Campos New Contract Tonight

photo: LCC Board Chairman Abelino Montoya and President Pete Campos.

(Las Vegas, NM) – In a bizarre twist the LCC Board of Trustees is now offering Pete Campos a new contract – after he was offered a one year contract and declined it.

Campos said on numerous occasions that he was retiring even after he was offered the ...

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(Breaking) LV Dems Urging Barbara Casey to Challenge Tomas Salazar for State Rep; Group Says LV Needs a Seasoned Legislator for Area Development

photo: State Representative Tomas Salazar (D-70)

(Las Vegas, NM) – State Representative Tomas Salazar (D-70) is facing criticism after completion of his first full term as state representative for failing to pass a single bill in those two years.

Salazar was elected 2 years ago to serve as state representative of Las Vegas and The ...
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