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  • Que Pasa — Jan. 13, 2012

    SATURDAYSÁBADO

  • Noticias — Jan. 13, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.
    • Grief Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays at the Presbyterian Church. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299 or 425-7763.

  • Thumbs

    IMPRESSIVE TURNOUT. Seventeen people filed on Tuesday for three Las Vegas municipal seats, making it the largest slate of candidates for so few openings at least in recent memory. Nine people filed to run for mayor — the first four-year term for that position, if the new charter holds up, while two filed for the Ward 2 council and six others for Ward 3.

  • Nuestra Historia

    By Jesus Lopez

  • Six area teams among top-rated

    Area basketball teams have been rising in the polls, and the latest New Mexico High School Coaches Association rankings have several in the top 10.
    The organization released its poll on Wednesday.
    • In Class 2A girls’ hoops, the Mora Rangerettes are the No. 2 team in the state. The squad trails only Texico (121 total points and six first-place votes for the Wolverines); Mora garnered 114 points and five first-place votes from coaches statewide.
    Under the direction of coach Mark Cassidy, the Rangerettes have racked up a 12-0 record as of Wednesday.

  • Cowboy wrestlers top Wayland to win first dual

    Las Vegas Optic
    A couple of home-grown New Mexico wrestlers proved key in helping New Mexico Highlands collect its first dual meet victory of the season this past Sunday.
    Highlands defeated Wayland Baptist (Texas) 32-18 in front of a crowd at Albuquerque’s La Cueva High School.
    The Cowboys tallied three pins and one technical fall. Two of the team’s six wins were scored by New Mexico natives — former Santa Fe High standout Travis Saxon and Moriarty native and Gadsden High grad Chris Apodaca.

  • Pacquiao advisers rebuff May 5 challenge

    By Oliver Teves
    The Associated Press
    MANILA, Philippines  — Manny Pacquiao’s camp says there is no economic sense in setting up a bout with Floyd Mayweather on May 5 after the unbeaten American publicly challenged the Filipino champion via Twitter.

  • NMHU’s Latinovic honored by league

    By Gavino Archuleta
    NMHU Sports Information

  • Looking Ahead — Sports — Jan. 13, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5 and 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls at Bernalillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Mile Hugh Duals, 3 p.m., Prescott, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, 8 a.m., Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Nebraska-Kearney, 5 and 7 p.m., Kearney, Neb.

  • Jets in upheaval; Sanchez criticized by some

    By Dennis Waszak Jr.
    AP Sports Writer