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Today's News

  • City may set up Fiestas committee

    The Las Vegas City Council will consider a resolution to set up a city committee for the annual Fiestas de Las Vegas.

    Under the resolution, the city would invite current and past Fiestas volunteers to take part on the new committee. The city noted in the resolution that the Fiestas take  place on city property.

    The resolution is the recommendation of City Manager Timothy Dodge. The council will take up the matter at its regular meeting tonight.

    As it stands, the independent Fiesta Council runs the annual event, which takes place around the Fourth of July.

  • Letter: NMHU football is a burden

    Highlands football started this season with three embarrassing losses and a squeaker against another winless team. This is a wake-up call, our annual reminder of what a drag the football program has become.

  • Penalties help Rams stuff Dons

    With the usually staunch Portales Rams having a down year, the West Las Vegas football team was hoping to pick up a rare “W” at Blackwater Draw on Friday night.

    Instead, they rode away mulling another difficult defeat.

    The host Rams won 44-6, aided by a slew of penalties that hampered the Dons’ efforts most of the evening. West showed fight on both sides of the ball, but more often than not its progress on offense was negated by procedural penalties.

  • Soccer Cards blow out Questa

    Jalen Martinez and Henry Robertson each rang up a hat trick Saturday for the Robertson Cardinal soccer team in a10-0 crushing of Questa at RHS field.

    Clarence Montoya’s Redbird crew hosts Peñasco on Monday, looking to stay on track for a district title.

    Martinez, assisted by Aaron Padilla, struck in the second minute Saturday. Then, over a span of 10 minutes RHS scored five times, beginning with Keen Martinez’s goal in the eighth minute. Jalen Martinez, Henry Robertson (twice) and Fabian Duran stretched the lead to 6-0.

  • Editorial: Don't close Union

    No well-running business would do away with its best-performing branch. Unfortunately, public entities don’t always operate in that manner.

    That became all too evident when the West Las Vegas board tentatively decided last week to close Union to make room for the alternative Family Partnership School. Indeed, it overruled the recommendation of West’s superintendent.

  • Free golf Sunday at Pendaries

    With another season winding down, the Pendaries Golf Course is looking to close with a bang this Sunday.

    Free golf — in the form of waived greens fees — is being offered to area linksters on Sunday, Oct. 17, the last day of the season for the Rociada course.

    The only cost for participating golfers is mandatory rental of a cart for $15.96.

  • OPTIC POWER PICKS STANDINGS 2010

    OPTIC POWER PICKS STANDINGS 2010-2011

    Through Oct. 12, 2010

    Ajay-Javen VIGIL, 58

    Veronica MORRIS, 57

    Carl VIGIL, 56

    Dean GARCIA, 53

    Robert LOERA, 53

    Pamela MARTINEZ, 53

    Tasha Rae MARTINEZ, 53

    Ryan MONTOYA, 53

    Michael SAAVEDRA, 53

    Stephen ARAGON, 52

    Eddie ATENCIO, 52

    Wiliam LEGER, 52

    Leonard SANDOVAL, 52

    Nicholas ARAGON, 51

    Geraldine CHAVEZ, 51

    Juan Carlos FULGENZI, 51

    Josh GARCIA, 51

    Keith MORRIS, 51

  • Frosh in tennis finals

    Robertson High tennis teammates Emilio Gomez and Dave Romero recently excelled in several regional tournaments of note.

    Romero, a freshman ranked fifth in the state 14-year-old division, reached the finals of the Jerry Cline tournament in Albuquerque despite competing against 15- and 16-year-olds. He pushed Gavin Lynch, the No. 18 player in the Southwest region, to a tiebreaker before falling. Romero won the first set 6-2 before losing 6-3. In a 10-point tiebreak, Lynch prevailed 10-7.

  • Letter: Gurule-Giron is doing her job

    In a recent article in the Optic, it was noted that addressing constituent complaints by Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron did not please her colleagues because they felt the complaints should go through city employee Teresa Duran. While I feel that Ms. Duran is doing a good job, I think that councilors should be able to bring up complaints for possible resolutions during the City Council meetings, because that is what they (councilors) have been elected to do. Meet the needs of the constituents!

  • Letter: Taxpayers getting the shaft again

    We taxpayers have not even begun to recover from the Wall Street bailout and we are again hit-up to bail out Robertson High School for their mismanagement of bond funds?

    Just how much are taxpayers expected to cover-up? Many can't even afford the monthly premium on their auto insurance. Why is it the only solution is to turn to the taxpayer? Shouldn’t responsible people be held to account?

    Previously, we've had money missing from a city office where only a few individuals had access to the money. Yet, no one has been held to account.