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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 22, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I’m the Best” by Lucy Cousins. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Jan. 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 held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Dam project is critical

    The city of Las Vegas received some good news last week with the announcement by the state Environment Department that Las Vegas is being included in the department’s water and waste water capital outlay request.

    Specifically, the agency is seeking $1.95 million to fund the expansion of the city’s effluent water reuse system. The agency is seeking an additional $1.9 million to fix the city’s old water distribution lines.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 22, 2014
  • Work of Art - ‘Whatever’ wins again

    It seems as if we’ll be stuck with it forever. A poll of 1,173 adults, conducted by researchers at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., discovered that the word “whatever,” has — for the fifth straight year — secured the title as the most annoying word in conversation.

  • Taking the fifth - WLV teams dominate on Saturday

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was their day in court, and both of West Las Vegas High’s varsity basketball teams pleaded the fifth on Saturday.

    The Lady Dons gradually outplayed Socorro in a 57-43 win, and then the Dons closed with a strong three quarters following a tight first period in a 63-34 rout of Bloomfield. Both games came in the consolation finals of the Hope Christian Invitational, giving West Las Vegas twin fifth-place trophies to take home.

  • Rico a 3-time champ

    ALBUQUERQUE — Racking up near-fall points about as quickly as the match referee could count them off, Robertson’s Rico Montoya cruised to an 18-3 win over Carlos Sandoval of Albuquerque’s Manzano High in the 132-pound championship of the 2014 Joe Vivian Wrestling Classic on Saturday night at Cibola High School.

    Montoya led the match 14-0 before yielding points to Sandoval.

    The RHS junior went 5-0 in the 132-pound division, securing an early stoppage and wrapping up his third Joe Vivian title in as many seasons.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 22, 2014

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    Friday
    Basketball

  • Milestone for forestry program

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Natural Resources Management’s Forestry Program received official accreditation from the Society of American Foresters, making it the first university in the state to offer an accredited forestry degree.

    Highlands is also now the only Hispanic Serving Institution in the country to be SAF accredited. The Council on Higher Education recognizes SAF as the accrediting body for forestry programs.

  • New sheriff in town - Espinoza pledges to bring stability

    MORA – Amos Espinoza has his work cut out for him as the new Mora County Sheriff.

    On Friday, Mora County Magistrate John Sanchez administered the oath of office to Espinoza. Espinoza will fill out the remaining term of Thomas Garza, who resigned from the elected position in December as part of a plea agreement stemming from charges he was facing including tampering with public records and criminal solicitation, both fourth-degree felonies.