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  • Noticias - March 10, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 800-925-4186 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Que Pasa - March 10, 2017

    3.10.2017
    FRIDAY
    Noon to 12:30 p.m.
    Amnesty International weekly rally, “No Ban, No Wall,” in conjunction with the Las Vegas community from noon to 12:30 p.m. every Friday on the corner of Seventh Street and Mills Avenue.

    7 p.m.
    Contrafact, a jazz group consisting of Highlands students will be performing at the NMHU Observatory. Members of Contrafact include Jamie Garcia (trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocal), Geneva Poteet (cello and vocal), Danny Sharp (guitar), and Mark Gillingham (clarinet).

    3.11.2017

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 10, 2017

    THUMBS UP! REACHING FOR THE SKIES

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 10, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - A primer on politics and governmentIt was a year for high-tech, political disruptions

    Gather ‘round, young-’uns, for a lesson in politics and government. Now is a good time, since our New Mexico Legislature is currently in session, and will be until March 18, when the session must come to an abrupt end.

    Remember last year’s election, when it was all about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Well, it wasn’t. Here in New Mexico, a lot of people were running for jobs as senators and representatives in our state Legislature, and now they’re elected and sitting in Santa Fe doing the state’s business.

  • Two RHS teams in Final Four

    Robertson punched not one but two tickets to the Final Four of the state basketball tournaments with a pair of hard-fought wins over West Las Vegas in the quarterfinals.

    Meanwhile, boys’ teams from Pecos and Mora stayed on track in their pursuit of state championships in 3A and 2A, respectively.

    Cardinals 66, Dons 54
    It was West Las Vegas that threatened to run away with the game in the early going Wednesday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Coach: I owe career to WLV

    The West Las Vegas Dons may have lost Wednesday night, but as the program continues its quest to win a state basketball championship, they can count on Aaron Chavez to be firmly in their corner.

    Chavez, 34, is associate head coach of a successful Bakersfield (Calif.) College men’s hoops program, and he has been with the Renegades for more than a decade. He also helped coach at Bard College (N.Y.) prior to moving to the west coast.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 10, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Luna Community College vs. Odessa College, noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Metro State, 2 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA, Bayard
    Basketball
    • Class 4A boys’ state semifinals: Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 9:45 a.m., The Pit, Albuquerque
    • Class 4A girls’ state championship: teams TBA, 3:30 p.m., The Pit
    Softball
    • Luna Community College vs. Otero Junior College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson at Las Cruces tournament, TBA, Las Cruces
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Mayfield Invite, TBA, Las Cruces
    Track and field

  • State hoops updates

    TUESDAY -- GIRLS

    Class 2A quarterfinals: No. 1 Tatum 60, Mora 28, final.
    Class 4A quarterfinals: Robertson 57, West Las Vegas 52, final. Next for Lady Cardinals is 4A semifinal vs. Shiprock 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Pit in Albuquerque.

    WEDNESDAY -- BOYS

    Class 2A quarterfinals: Mora 66, Menaul 58, final. Rangers to play Lordsburg in semifinals 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • SMCC picks new manager

    Vidal Martinez, who formerly served Luna Community College in several positions — including vice president — is the San Miguel County Commission’s choice to fill the county manager post.

    The SMCC made that decision late Monday after conducting interviews of three finalists behind closed doors.

    The other finalists were Morris Madrid, former Las Vegas city manager, and Ronald Lucero, according to SMCC Chairman Rock Ulibarri.