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Today's News

  • Highlands steps up recycling

    By Margaret McKinney, Highlands University

    Highlands University has stepped up its on-campus recycling with a new recycling dropoff center that opened Oct. 27 and a recycling sorting station at the center that was completed Nov. 17.


    The recycling drop-off center is also open to the public to bring aluminum, mixed paper, cardboard, plastic and glass to recycle. The center is at Ninth and Raynolds, west of the university’s Wilson Complex and behind the tennis courts parking lot. It’s open 24-7.

  • Hospital union: Long road ahead

    By David Giuliani
    Las Vegas Optic
    Alta Vista Regional Hospital has yet to negotiate with a union voted in three years ago.


    And union officials say it could be years before talks begin.


    That assessment comes a few months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled invalid many of the decisions by the National Labor Relations Board in the last years of the Bush administration. That’s because the then-two-member board lacked a quorum, the court ruled.

  • District says it no longer has flash drive

    The Las Vegas City School district no longer has the computer device that contained materials that led to the suspension of the superintendent, an attorney says.


    Ramon Vigil, the school district’s attorney, said an employee opened a flash drive provided by Superintendent Rick Romero and found files with labels considered offensive. That employee didn’t open the files, but reported of their existence, Vigil said.


    Vigil said Romero admitted that he had inadvertently brought the flash drive to the district’s central office.

  • State police make DWI arrests

    The state police have arrested one man after he crashed into a house while drunk and two others with driving under the influence of marijuana, according to court records.  


    Dennis G. Chiodini Jr., 37, of Las Vegas was charged with DWI, reckless driving and criminal damage to property.


    On Oct. 28, a state police officer went to a house off of U.S. Highway 84 in San Miguel County because of a report that Chiodini was hitting his father.

  • Shootout rematch is Friday night

    Only perennial league favorite Metro State prevented New Mexico Highlands from winning the 2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout in men’s basketball this past March.


    Highlands had been a preseason coaches’ poll pick to win the RMAC but it was the Roadrunners who reclaimed their usual spot near the top of the league standings, and it was the Roadrunners who went into the Shootout final as the favorite. Still, NMHU nearly pulled off the upset, ultimately falling 83-79.

  • Cowgirls get even with Zias

    With a nearly exact reversal of their scores from a couple days earlier, New Mexico Highlands topped intrastate rival Eastern New Mexico 72-62 on Monday evening at the Wilson Complex.


    It was the home opener for the Cowgirls (3-3 to start season three under head coach Tiffany Darling).


    As with the teams’ previous encounter — a 72-63 ENMU win in Portales on Saturday — Highlands took a lead to intermission. But this time the Cowgirls held on, avoiding a major dropoff in shooting accuracy in the second half.

  • Bustos breaks Grizzly record

    PUEBLO, Colo. — One night after setting a new Adams State College Division II era (1992-93 to present) single-game scoring record, senior guard Vera Jo Bustos became the career scoring leader in Adams State’s Division II history.


    The latter record was broken late in the first half Saturday evening as the Grizzlies cruised to their fifth straight win by a score of 80-56 over the University of Dubuque (Iowa) in their final game at the 2010 Colorado State-Pueblo Chuck Stephens Classic inside Massari Arena.

  • Public servant

    It would be a disservice to define Tony Marquez, who died Friday at age 43, simply according to his two years as mayor of Las Vegas. His life and his work were so much more.

  • Work of Art: What exactly is a ‘jefito’?

    By Art Trujillo

    Well, I wish I’d had the pleasure. In Thursday’s Journal, I read a detailed obituary for Ruben Cobos, the author of “A Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish.”


    For years, we’ve had a copy of the latest revised edition in our house and at work. Cobos, who died last week at age 99, provided quite a service, especially helpful to people like me, who grew up with Spanglish and who as a youngster, just knew that we often speak a different slanguage.

  • Noticias-Dec. 1, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters is raffling a red 2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited with sunroof, leather seats, 3,500 miles, provided by NM Auto Wholesalers. The drawing will be held Friday, Dec. 17. Tickets are $100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in San Miguel and Mora counties. For more information, call 426-8510.