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Valley School Student Council wins first at state conference
Description: Members of the Valley Middle School Student Council attended the NMASC State Conference on Feb. 8-9, which was held at Bernalillo High School. Its theme was Amplify Your Leadership: Born to Rock It! The Council received a first-place Delegates Choice Ribbon and first-place Judge’s Choice Plaque. Front  row from left: Mailynn Griego,treasurer; Diedrea Castro, secretary, Sarah Rivera,historian; Estevan Gallegos, historian; Isiah Ortiz, sixth grade, class rep, Josiah Rubio, eighth grade, class rep. Back: Gabriella Salinas, seventh grade class rep; Estrella Rodriguez, seventh grade class rep, Destiny Montano, eighth grade vice president; Cruzito Encinias, eighth grade, president, and Amanda Gallegos, Valley Middle School Student Council class sponsor.

Professor’s paper sheds light on diagnosing hypertension
Description: Dr. Jessica Snow, Ph.D., is a Highlands University professor who co-authored a paper on better diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, which will be published in the American Journal of Physiology.

By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

A New Mexico Highlands University biology professor will publish a research study that helps shed new light on better diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

Jessica Snow co-authors the paper that will be published in the American Journal of Physiology.

Qué Pasa, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 28

The New Mexico Economic Development Department and other agencies are hosting a free energy workshop from 10 a.m. to noon in Luna Community College’s nursing program Auditorium, 366 Luna Drive in Las Vegas. Questions? Contact Johanna Nelson at or 505-827-0264.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

We must care for the elderly

Community newspapers get to know about the elderly in all sorts of ways.

We hear stories about a favorite grandparent. We have older people come into the office and relating a revealing story. We run obituaries about those who’ve recently passed away after living a long life.

We learn a great deal about the caring people in someone’s life when we see how those persons were living at the end of their time on earth. Frankly, the impressions are discouraging.

Please come on out to see ‘Cabaret’

By Beth Urech

"When is your next concert?” is the question Ronald Maltais is asked frequently as he strolls up Bridge Street or around the Plaza.

That’s not surprising because Ron has brought many interesting music and dance events to Las Vegas recently.

So what’s the answer? Let’s begin with a fundraiser for Ron’s Meadow City Academy of Music.

Las Vegas responds to the refugee crisis

By Bob Pearson

On Jan. 17, The Las Vegas City Council, to its great credit, unanimously passed Resolution 18-04, supporting the resettlement of refugees in New Mexico and in the U.S. This culminated 11 months of work by two groups: Amnesty International Group 463 and the Mission & Peacemaking Committee of the Presbyterian Church.

There is a right way to apologize

The classic 1970s movie “Love Story” featured a popular line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” This concept may have worked for the big screen, but it is totally wrong and does not work in real life. To use “love” as an excuse not to apologize would ultimately result in the breakdown of a relationship or a falling out of “love.”


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