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Today's News

  • Noticias-Dec. 8, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. However, the service will be unavailable on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, In observance for the New Year, the service will be operating from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, through Saturday, Jan. 1. Call 429-0336 for service.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 8, 2010

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  • Group: Books not secret

    Some argue that the finances of the Fiesta Council are a mystery, but the group says that’s untrue.


    In an mass e-mail last week, the Fiesta Council disputed allegations that it had kept its books a secret. But the city’s top official said that he doesn’t recall the group ever showing its finances in detail.

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  • City: Give us your water

    The Las Vegas City Schools doesn’t appear as open as West Las Vegas to giving some of its water rights to the city of Las Vegas.


    City officials have made presentations to both school boards, with the most recent one being on the east side.


    Utilities Director Ken Garcia asked the City Schools board to donate four acre-feet of the 24 acre-feet it owns to the city as a goodwill gesture. He proposed the same deal Mayor Alfonso Ortiz pitched to the West board a few weeks ago.

  • Ex-regent to run for East board; West member seeks re-election

    Two candidates have announced their intentions to run for local school boards in recent days.


    Ricky Serna, a former Highlands University student regent, plans to run for the Las Vegas City Schools Board, while Kenny Lujan, a West Las Vegas board member, has announced his re-election bid.


    Serna, who now works for the state Higher Education Department, said his experience in the education field will help him as a board member.

  • It’s official: Roanhaus out at HU

    Chad Roanhaus on Thursday made official his departure from his job as New Mexico Highlands head football coach, an announcement that came as little surprise to the campus community.


    The official word came Thursday morning in a news release from the university’s sports information office, with NMHU athletic director Ed Manzanares stating simply that Roanhaus “had resigned from his position as of (Dec. 1).”

  • Cowboys stun Metro State!

    Thomas Manzano and Mindaugas Markevicius combined for 54 points — including nine 3-point baskets — to help the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team upset defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion Metro State 91-78 on Friday night.


    It’s the biggest win of the young season for head coach Joe Harge and his Cowboys, and it came in what was both the home opener and the RMAC opener for NMHU.

  • Cards go 2-1 in Taos

    Robertson’s boys basketball team debuted with a 2-1 record and consolation final victory over the weekend in the Taos Invitational.


    The Cardinals, led by head coach David Bustos, lost to Class 4A power Española Valley 61-51 to begin the three-day tourney on Thursday. John Adam Dimas scored 17 and Justin Bustos 14 in the losing cause against the Sundevils.

  • Dons get first victory

    The West Las Vegas Dons earned their first victory of the season Saturday, taking seventh place in the 2010 Al Armendariz Classic with a 51-46 decision against Deming.


    Forward Stevan Gonzales led the West Las Vegas offensive effort, tallying 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Martin Blea had a solid all-around game with eight points, seven boards and three assists.