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Today's News

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 12

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

  • West LV honors Coca, Estrada

    Submitted to the Optic

    Moises Coca and Desiree Estrada are the first recipients of West Las Vegas’ new monthly honors for student-athletes.

    Coca, a 3.10 GPA student in addition to a top senior cross country runner, plans on seeking a degree in Criminal Justice and join the New Mexico State Police, after graduation. “This award means the school acknowledges the hard work that I have been putting in the classroom and after school, the sports I participate in.”

  • Moreno leads Cowgirl volleyball past Zias

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s volleyball team finished this past weekend on a high note when it knocked off instate rival Eastern New Mexico in four sets, 25-21, 20-25, 25-13, 25-20. This followed a straight-set loss to Truman State, 25-13, 25-20, 25-18.

  • Goodell says NFL didn’t see video

    The Associated Press

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.

    Goodell told CBS that “no one in the NFL, to my knowledge” had seen a new video of what happened on the elevator until it was posted online.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 12

    Fishing report, Sept. 9
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was rated as good this past week as several anglers caught limits. Boaters did well trolling Christmas tree-worm combinations while bank anglers did best using Power Bait.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 12, 2014

    Friday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Texas Tech, 6 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    Football
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Southeastern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene, 1 and 4 p.m., Ada, Okla.

  • Man charged in beating

    A 28-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly beating a man so severely that the man had to be airlifted to a trauma center.

    Roland Romero Jr., who resides on the 1200 block of First Street, was charged in San Miguel County Magistrate Court on Friday. The beating occurred on Aug. 28 at a residence on the 2500 block of New Mexico Avenue, according to court documents.

  • Nat Gold Players fundraiser - Happy Gland Band to perform

    The Happy Gland Band featuring Sage Harrington and Jared Putnam, with their unique and creative indie folk sounds, will entertain the crowd for a Nat Gold Players fundraiser Friday at Charlie’s Spic and Span’s new banquet facility in the old Salvation Army building on Douglas Avenue. On Tuesday morning, about a dozen workers were putting the final touches at the facility.

    “It is looking good for the space to be ready, it may be a little rough, but the show will be polished,” Kayt Peck, president of Nat Gold Players, said.

  • West parade moved back to Friday

    Football battles are supposed to take place on the field, but when it comes to West Las Vegas’ homecoming, the battle has been playing out away from the gridiron.

    Homecoming festivities had been scheduled for months, but it turns out that the homecoming schedule conflicts with a volleyball tournament.

    In an effort to alleviate that conflict, Superintendent Gene Parson had previously announced that the parade would be moved from Friday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 18.

  • Martinez reports $3.8M in campaign

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic challenger Gary King has stepped up his fundraising in New Mexico’s race for governor, but Republican incumbent Susana Martinez maintains a large campaign cash advantage with voting set to start in about a month, according to financial reports filed Monday.

    The governor’s re-election campaign had cash-on-hand of $3.8 million at the start of this month while King reported a balance of $157,730 in his campaign account.