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Today's News

  • Noticias - Dec. 22, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Make holidays less stressful

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is being reprinted from the Commercial-News of Danville, Ill.

    As Christmas and New Year’s Day move closer, it seems as those everyone’s stress levels spike higher and higher. Before you know it, a time that features joy and peace becomes a season of frustration and anger.

    The local American Red Cross chapter recently offered a few ways to make the holidays less stressful for everyone. The list includes:

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 22, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - An oil-based economy hits you coming and going

    It’s almost laughable, the way Americans just can’t win with gasoline prices. If they go up, it’s money out of our pockets, and if they go down, it’s money out of our investments.

  • Las Vegas girls take on the heavyweights

    Two of Class 4A girls’ basketball’s premier programs — No. 1 Portales and No. 2 Hope Christian — were in town over the weekend, providing a monumental challenge for the locals.

    It was a tall order in particular for Robertson’s Lady Cardinals, who hosted Portales on Friday, then Hope on Saturday.

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    Robertson led several times and was within four points with two and a half minutes left Saturday in an eventual 39-30 defeat to the Huskies.

  • Rico wins national title in Reno

    Ka-ching. Ka-ching.

    No gambling involved here, either.

    Rico Montoya made off like a bandit in one of the nation’s most prestigious amateur wrestling tournaments over the weekend in Reno, Nev.

    The Robertson High senior won a national title in the 132-pound weight class of the Reno Tournament of Champions on Saturday.

    Montoya defeated Juaquin Olivas of Sunnyside in the finals with a 3-2 tally.

  • Cowgirls shock CSUP

    Las Vegas Optic

    Anngelina Sanchez scored all of her 14 points in the second half as New Mexico Highlands outgunned Colorado State-Pueblo 41-28 Saturday night to grab a 64-54 upset of the visiting ThunderWolves, who’d been unbeaten through five league games.

    Jenny Johnson scored 10 and Brittany Brown 9 for the Cowgirls (4-6 overall, 3-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).
    CSUP is 7-3, 5-1.

    Giulia Simioni added six assists for NMHU after notching 10 the previous night in an 84-81 loss to Colorado-Colorado Springs.

  • 2 dudes in the valley - Dons coast past Trojans

    Las Vegas Optic

    No Gillie Lopez Gym, no problem.

    Playing a home game at the Valley’s Jesus Griego Gym instead of their usual building, the West Las Vegas Dons took the change in stride Friday night, running past Wagon Mound 85-38.

    The Trojans (5-3), who play in Class 1A, were state finalists a season ago in what was then known as Class B. But they had no answer for the Dons (6-0), currently the No. 2 team in Class 4A.

  • Lobos hold on vs. Aggies

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — Deshawn Delaney scored 15 points and New Mexico held on to beat New Mexico State 69-67 on Saturday night.

    The Lobos opened the second half on a 22-13 run to stretch its lead to 52-33 with 11:23 remaining.

    The Aggies chipped away, forcing seven turnovers during a 21-8 run, capped by Pascal Siakam’s right-handed reverse dunk, to pull within 60-54 with 2:04 to play.

  • Wolves national champs

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Colorado State-Pueblo didn’t have a football program seven years ago.

    Now, there is none better in Division II.

    Chris Bonner threw for 191 yards and a touchdown, Cameron McDondle ran for 113 yards and the ThunderWolves relied on some stingy defense to knock off previously unbeaten Minnesota State 13-0 Saturday for their first national championship.

    CSUP is one of New Mexico Highlands’ chief rivals in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.