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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 1, 2010

    TODAYHOY
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the U.S. Forest Service office, 1926 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-9088.

  • Ex-Mayor Tony Marquez dies

    Former Las Vegas Mayor Tony Marquez, the city’s youngest mayor in recent times, died Friday after battling a rare form of cancer for the last couple of months. He was 43.


    Marquez served as mayor for one two-year term, leaving office in early March. Before that, he served as a city councilman from the eastside Ward 3 for more than a dozen years.


    Last week, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz had planned to go on the radio on Monday to proclaim Wednesday as Tony Marquez Day in Las Vegas. He said Saturday that he would still do so.

  • Mora officials wanted sheriff to quit other job

    The Mora County Commission quietly took a stand against Sheriff Roy Cordova’s moonlighting earlier this month.


    The commission had its attorney, John Grubesic, write a letter to the sheriff, who took a job in September as a sheriff’s deputy in Valencia County, which is 2 1/2 hours away from Mora.


    Grubesic said the commission instructed Cordova to resign his Valencia County job.

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  • Man gets his 10th DWI, police say

    A Las Vegas man has been arrested for his 10th DWI offense, state police said.


    John Coca, 48, 2223 New Mexico Ave., was charged with aggravated DWI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, speeding and not driving within a single lane.

  • Cats over Cards

    How big can one play be?


    In Saturday’s Class 3A football semifinal between host Lovington and Robertson, the play in question was Wildcat quarterback Jacob Jameson’s 82-yard touchdown scamper late in the first quarter.
    The run and the extra point that followed gave Lovington a 21-0 cushion on the way to an eventual 42-20 final score.
    How big was that play?

  • Late surge lifts Zias

    A second-half shooting slump cost the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls on Saturday in a 73-62 defeat at intrastate rival Eastern New Mexico.


    The teams will have a quick rematch tipping off at 5 p.m. Monday at Highlands’ Wilson Complex.


    The Cowgirls (2-3) shot 40 percent in the first half Saturday and enjoyed a 30-26 halftime lead against the Zias (1-2).

  • Lady Dons beat CHS

    Miranda Martinez led all scorers with 24 points and Vanessa Lucero recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead West Las Vegas over Class 4A Capital 57-46 in a girls’ basketball season opener on Nov. 23 in Santa Fe.

  • Wingate sharpshooter helps spoil Dons debut

    Saturday night was supposed to be all about the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team and its season opener at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    But Lambert Michalski turned the night into his own personal highlight reel.


    Michalski scored 19 points in the first half and finished with 25 total to lead the visiting Wingate Bears to a 71-57 victory.


    Michalski opened the evening’s scoring by nailing a three-point basket and he accounted for the Bears’ first seven points, as well as 11 of their 17 in the first quarter.