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Today's News

  • Silver gloves
  • Sick of bad behavior

    What we’re about to write may rub some people the wrong way. They may say we’re being judgmental. But we believe it’s time someone said it.


    As the Las Vegas City Schools board grapples with the question of whom to hire as its next district superintendent, now that Richard Romero has stepped aside amid cloudy conditions, we hope morality will be considered. Yes, morality.

  • How did we survive childhood?

    By Art Trujillo

    Martha Johnsen’s morning program on local radio often has quite interesting topics. One morning she discussed childhood games of the past. She invited KFUN listeners to phone in to provide input on what used to occupy them in their youth.


    Johnsen re-called that girls used to play jacks, boys marbles. People called in with accounts of having played Red Rover, Tag, Hide-and-Seek, Hopscotch (without Scotch), and Jump Rope.

  • 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

    TODAYHOY

  • 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.

  • Light parade
  • 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).”