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  • Noticias - Dec. 9, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to… mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • 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.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 9, 2016

    4:30 to 9 p.m.
    Lady Cardinal basketball team is hosting a holiday toy drive for its game against Santa Rosa at the Marr Gym. They will be accepting new unwrapped toys for children between 3 and 10 years old.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 9, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - A blue state in a sea of red

    The state of our state just shifted with the last election, more so than most of the other states that felt the punch of a Donald Trump insurgency. Here in New Mexico, we’ll be feeling it politically, economically — and culturally.

    Whether it’s for better or worse, we’ll soon see.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 9, 2016


  • Big night for Cordova

    Carlos Cordova, who’d missed the season opener, made up for lost time Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard at Montoya Gym for 41 points.

    That effort — which included 18 points in the third quarter alone — helped Pecos defeat Mora 95-74 and break the Rangers’ four-game winning streak in one of northern New Mexico basketball’s longest running rivalries.

    The game was tied 12-12 after one quarter and it was a slender 33-30 Pecos lead at intermission.

  • Lady Dons run record to 4-0

    Jenika Padilla scored 10 of her team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, leading West Las Vegas to a fourth victory in as many outs this young season.

    This time the victim was the Clayton Yellowjackets, tripped up 58-37 on their home court.

    Padilla — one of four seniors on the Lady Don roster — hit one two-point bucket and one three-pointer in addition to swishing all five of her free throws in the fourth quarter.

    By that time, the Lady Dons were comfortably ahead.

  • Braves nip Cardinals in double overtime

    Santa Fe Indian outscored Robertson 12-7 in the second overtime of a physical, foul-plagued boys’ basketball skirmish Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Braves won 92-87 to improve to 5-1 and spoil the Cardinals’ season debut.

    Robertson led by as many as 12 points and stayed in front for most of regulation. It was 69-60 RHS with about five minutes left when Kasean Pryor swished a three-pointer from the top of the key off an Arjay Ortiz assist.

  • No. 11 Wolves run past Cowgirls

    Colorado State-Pueblo’s women’s basketball team, ranked 11th in the country, gave a little demonstration as to why on Tuesday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    The ThunderWolves (9-0 overall, 3-0 RMAC) stormed to a 23-6 advantage after 12 minutes, a 40-15 bulge at halftime and a 64-24 cushion through three quarters en route to a 73-48 rout of host New Mexico Highlands (2-4, 1-2).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 9, 2016

    • NMHU women and men vs. Westminster, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Sandia Prep Invite: Robertson boys vs. TBA; West Las Vegas boys vs. TBA; Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys JV at Bernalillo tourney, TBA, Bernalillo

    • NMHU men vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Sandia Prep Invite: Robertson boys vs. TBA; West Las Vegas boys vs. TBA; Albuquerque