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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - July 18, 2011

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Water into the future

    With the monsoon season slowly beginning to arrive, relief from this prolonged drought is in sight — but it will only be a little bit of relief. Las Vegas is at a low-water mark that won’t easily go away. The issue of an adequate supply will return again and again until we arrive at some long-range solutions.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 18, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Letters and a columnist

    Sometimes the letters to the editor consume me. Sometimes there are just too many.

    And, sometimes, they are just too good.

    Our last couple days worth of Viewpoints pages are a good example of what I’m talking about. When I started building Friday’s editorial pages last Wednesday, I had a dozen letters in the system ready to run. I got six in on Friday, and three more in today.

  • South takes 2 of 3

    Class 2A or Class 3A? It didn’t matter.

    Four 8-minute high school quarters or two 20-minute college-style halves? That didn’t matter either.

    Yeshemabet Turner of Pecos took the changes all in stride, scoring eight of her 14 points in the first half to lead the North girls to an 87-58 blowout in Friday’s Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star girls’ basketball game at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.

  • LVLL 9-10 sluggers reach final in district

    TAOS — Las Vegas Little League’s 9-10 baseball team clobbered Clayton and Taos en route to a spot in Sunday’s championship game this past week in the District 4 tournament.

    Sunday’s championship game concluded after this issue went to press.

    The team began its run July 9, picking up a forfeit victory over Questa.

    “Our boys were ready to play and upset they didn’t get an opportunity to,” said manager Nicholas Marrujo.

    Las Vegas soon got its opportunity to play and made the most of it.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 18, 2011

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 All-Star tournaments, TBA, Taos
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Vegas Boys vs. Young Bucks, 6:30 p.m., Blaze vs. Dream Team, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Warriors vs. Alta Vista, 6 p.m., Bases Loaded vs. Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    TUESDAY
    Softball

  • FYI - Sports

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

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  • Fire chief, deputy may be axed

    The chief and deputy chief of the Gallinas Volunteer Fire Department were notified last week that the county is considering removing and terminating them from their positions.

    The notice follows an investigation into allegations that Chief Tobias Lucero and Deputy Chief Lorenzo Montoya physically assaulted another volunteer firefighter at the fire station on May 30.

    Lucero and Montoya, who were suspended after the allegations surfaced, have both asked to meet with county Fire Chief Russell Pacheco to respond to the allegations, and a hearing is set for today.

  • Montoya hopeful she’ll get kids back

    The last time Rebecca Montoya saw her two children she made them a promise and nursed them both to sleep.

    Montoya had been taken into custody at Memphis International Airport for fleeing with her two children after a judge granted physical custody to their father.

    “I sang to them and told them everything was going to be OK,” an emotional Montoya told the Optic during a jail house interview on Wednesday — 22 days after being taken into custody. That’s the last time Montoya saw her daughters, Mary, 2, and Grace 9 months.