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Today's News

  • Noticias - Aug. 31, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 31, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Planting the Wild Garden” by Kathryn O. Galbraith. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • The special session

    Gov. Susana Martinez has called a special legislative session to begin next week, right after Labor Day, primarily for redistricting, but she’s also tacked several other matters onto the call. We’re glad to see some economic issues placed on the agenda and hope for a productive session.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 31, 2011
  • Work of Art: Not another dam dedication

    What was intended as a joyous occasion — a sign of real progress, with cake as the main course and punch as the chaser — might have instead appeared as an annoyance, if you read newspaper headlines.

    Let me explain:

    A recent issue of the Optic included a front-page photo spread on a ribbon-cutting for a the city’s newest diversion dam. About 50 city officials and townspeople boarded vans to go high up Gallinas Canyon, “to places some of you have never been before,” as Mayor Alfonso Ortiz expressed it.

  • Lady Cards shut out Monte del Sol

    Younger players led the charge Monday afternoon as Robertson girls’ soccer opened its season with a 5-0 shutout at Monte del Sol in Santa Fe.

    “It was a good first game for us,” said Robertson head coach Ray Parks. “We got to play the younger players to give them experience. I’m excited about this team; we should do very well.”

  • Hackers prevail again

    Too much power.

    The Benavidez Construction Hackers men’s softball team usually has too much power for its opponents. Sometimes, the Hackers unleash too much power for their own good, too.

    Such was the case Sunday afternoon when, having quickly exceeded the five home runs allowed by league rules, the Hackers smashed a couple more long balls for good measure.

    As per regulations, those were recorded as outs instead of base-clearing hits.

  • Mora racks up nearly 400 rush yards

    Mora head football coach Manuel Benavidez is hoping his Rangers can stay under the radar for the time being.

    That might be easier said than done in light of the team’s 56-6 drubbing of Wingate to open the season this past Friday night at Fort Wingate.

    Louis Montoya accounted for 111 yards of offense and two touchdowns, and quarterback Danny Enriquez had 106 yards and two more scores to lead the Rangers to victory in their first varsity game back since the program was discontinued several years ago.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Aug. 31, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell
    Volleyball
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Lovington, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • NBA talks on Wednesday

    NEW YORK — Two people with knowledge of the plans say the lead negotiators for the NBA owners and players will meet Wednesday for just the second time since the lockout began.