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TRIPP'S TRIPPIN': Vince Rivera dies; LV loses another sports icon

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By Richard Tripp

When my good friend Manny Lucero sent me a text Saturday morning stating that he and his wife Ita were on their way to Albuquerque, as her brother-in-law, former Optic sports writer Vince Rivera, was being administered last rites, I felt a thump in my chest.

As the day progressed, I would text Manny for updates on Vince’s status. Finally, shortly after 10 p.m. the text message came: “Vince just passed away.”


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