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Today's News

  • College roundup: Two nailbiters as Cowboys, Lions split

    Highlands’ baseball team (15-27, 10-18 RMAC) has shown a flair for the dramatic this spring.
    This past weekend, the Cowboys won with another late-game rally and lost in a similar fashion during a four-game split with visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs.

    NMHU trailed the Mountain Lions 7-5 going into the bottom of the ninth inning in Friday’s series opener. Auggie Francis hit a game-tying RBI single, and then Joseph Cilladi won it with an RBI single to cap a three-run at-bat for the Cowboys.

  • Meadow City windy town for track meet

    Robertson and West Las Vegas finished a close two-three in the boys’ standings behind St. Michael’s to headline results of this past Thursday’s Meadow City Invitational held at Cardinal Stadium.
    West’s girls placed fourth and Robertson’s girls seventh as Clayton edged Bernalillo for that team title.

    Mora placed ninth in both boys’ and girls’ standings out of the dozen schools represented.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 18-20

    WEDNESDAY (April 18)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

  • One assistant DA no longer on Charles Trujillo case

    The latest development in the case of former school superintendent Charles Trujillo doesn’t directly involve him. In fact, it doesn’t even involve the Fourth District Attorney’s lead prosecutor in the case.

  • Former city attorney, manager suing city

    Two former City of Las Vegas employees are suing the city for damages in Fourth District Court after they were dismissed suddenly in 2016, shortly after Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron took office — two days before their contracts were due to expire.

  • No alcohol, drug test results on autopsy of fatal wreck victim

    A report obtained from the New Mexico Office of Medical Investigation shows a 31-year-old Las Vegas man who died in a head-on collision last October shows no presence of alcohol intoxication, but shows he had a syringe in his possession and had a recent needle puncture in his arm.

    Daniel S. Lucero, of Las Vegas, died at the scene when his Nissan passenger car made head-on contact with an oncoming semi-tractor trailer in the southbound lanes of I-25 near milepost 328, near the Bernal exit, shortly before 2 a.m. the morning of Oct. 10.

  • Man arrested after being found with knife

    A man was arrested recently after a Las Vegas Police officer found the man in possession of a knife that he’d apparently used to break into a home.

    Police were called to a home in the 1300 block of Seventh Street at about 11 a.m. March 3 for a burglary in progress. An officer observed Mark Ludi, 47, of Las Vegas, sitting on a wall behind a residence, according to a statement of probable cause.

  • A hopeful partnership

    By Andrew Gold
    Special to the Optic

    In the midst of the ongoing chaos and violence in Israel and Palestine, it is easy to despair about the intransigence of leaders and the seeming complexity of this endless situation. However, some hope might be found with children.

    Six K-12 schools, called “Hand in Hand,” first established in 1998, and now collectively with more than 1,500 students and waiting lists for enrollment, have been laying a groundwork for a shared society with Palestinians and Jews in Israel.  

  • Council run-off election set for Tuesday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Tuesday is City Council Runoff Election Day in the City of Las Vegas.

    Las Vegas residents in City Council Ward 1 will pick from finalists David Ulibarri, the incumbent, and Oliver L’Esperance, while Ward 4 will choose a new councilor from David G. Romero and Carla Benavidez.

    Voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasiums of both Robertson and West Las Vegas high schools. Voters from both wards can vote at either location.

  • Drug testing for all WLV staff proposed

    Teachers, staff and athletes would all be subject to drug testing by West Las Vegas Schools under proposals discussed by the WLV Board of Education during Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting.

    Board member Ambrosio Castellano, who asked in March that the topic be added to the April agenda, asserted that working in the schools means individuals are functioning in safety-sensitive positions.
    He said he attended a National School Board Conference in San Antonio, Texas, where an insurance provider presented an opioid forum on the epidemic among teachers.