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Today's News

  • Commentary: New Luna coach has high expectations

    A great sports legend once told me that athletics can be the best equalizer. Everybody has the same goal — that is to hold the blue trophy at the end of the season.


    Entering our sixth season in baseball, our Rough Riders are infants in America’s Game. But don’t talk limitations or excuses to the 2010-11 Luna Community squad. They are encouraged that this could be the year that the team finally reaches one of the most difficult goals for a young program—a winning record.

  • I didn’t say ‘junk’

    By Art Trujillo

    Did John Pistole have the timing down just right? As head of the Transportation Security Administration, he waited . . . and waited for the start of the busiest travel time of the year to surprise air travelers with three options: submit to a full-body screening, agree to an “enhanced” body pat-down or stay home.

  • Plenty for thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. It’s centered on a great American pastime — eating — and one of the better virtues of the human spirit — being appreciative for the blessings bestowed upon us. It also consists of long family weekends together, shopping, ball games, and kicking back with family and friends. All in all, this is a holiday that can be as hassle-free, or hassle-filled, as we choose to make it.


    And here, we choose to make it the moment in which it was intended, but offering up a few expressions of thanks:

  • Noticias-Nov. 24, 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-Nov. 24, 2010

    TODAYHOY
    • The city will be picking up trash on Wednesday, Nov. 24, for both its Wednesday and Thursday routes. The trash for all residents on the handicapped list will be picked up throughout the week.
    • The Las Vegas Ministerial Fellowship is holding an ecumenical Thanksgiving eve service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at St. Paul’s Peace Church at Eighth Street and National Avenue. Clergy from area churches will take part in the event, and the choir from First United Presbyterian Church will sing. The public is welcome.

  • Crews clean Grand Ave. property

    City crews started Friday to fill the giant hole where the Center Block building once stood.


    City officials said Bob Dalton, the property’s owner and a frequent alleged code violator, hadn’t complied with a city ordinance in cleaning up the property.


    Early Friday morning, city employees working tractors and dump trucks put dirt into the hole. A black cat crossed the land, seemingly undisturbed by the activity.

  • Native Americans showcase talent

    The audience stood as Lynnelle Logan sang the National Anthem. The familiar opening notes began. Then something quite unexpected happened as Logan sang in her native Navajo tongue.


    Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos acted as mistress of ceremonies, introducing Highlands graduate and former Ramah Navajo Queen Nikki Begay for the opening prayer.

  • City explains taste problem with water

    The city’s top water official last week acknowledged a taste problem with the city’s water. But he said it didn’t pose a danger to public health.


    Utilities Director Ken Garcia said the city had looked into the problem and tracked it to compounds related to algae in reservoirs and the Gallinas River.


    “Those compounds don’t present a health threat to drinking water. Our taste buds are very sensitive to them. That’s why you have a musty taste in the water,” he said.

  • 12 nabbed in warrant roundup

    Authorities arrested eight residents last week in connection with a two-month drug enforcement operation.
    On Thursday morning, members of the Region 4 Narcotics Task Force — a collection of area law enforcement agencies — launched a warrant roundup for the eight drug suspects.
    Another four were nabbed on other charges.
    Nearly all of the arrests were made in Las Vegas.
    According to a press release, the operation — called T-Bow — will impact and disrupt the flow of drugs in northeastern New Mexico for some time.

  • West says it wants parents’ feedback, but it’s not getting much

    The West Las Vegas district is seeking parents’ opinion on the quality of their children’s education. But the superintendent is disappointed about the lack of participation.


    “The participation has been very, very low. If you look at some of the numbers of parents who have responded to the state-mandated survey, in some cases it is two or three people from a school site,” Cordova said during last week’s school board meeting.