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Today's News

  • ‘Heroes’ luncheon honors service

    Robertson High School sophomore Katie Houdek needed to do a service project for her confirmation class, so she hosted a “Heroes Welcome Lunch” for city police and firefighters at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center on Tuesday.

    “Police and firemen do a lot for us, and they don’t get paid very much,” Houdek said, noting that they put their lives on the line every day.

    “So it’s good to appreciate them,” she said.

  • LV man beaten, severely injured

    Las Vegas Optic

    A 29-year-old Las Vegas man was beaten so severely this past weekend that he had to be airlifted to a Denver hospital.

    Chris Manzanares, who lives on Rita Drive, suffered severe head injuries from the attack, which happened at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on the 700 block of Pecos Street, according to a city police report.

    The incident remains under investigation.

  • Noticias - March 11, 2011

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

  • Que Pasa - March 11, 2011

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • City of Las Vegas Transfer Station groundbreaking ceremony, 3 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 32 Aragon Road, off Airport Road. For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWNS! UNACCEPTABLE. It’s probably no surprise to anyone who has repeatedly been to the Las Vegas transfer station that the city would be cited for deficiencies there. More often than not it’s been a mess — unnecessarily so, even for a transfer station.  

  • Blooming Point of View: Making the right mistakes

    I used to believe mistakes get you nowhere. That was before I made all the right ones.

    When I started high school, in the fall of 2009, I had my eyes set on just one class. Unfortunately, as a freshman at Robertson, I became prisoner to the Freshman Academy, and journalism, the class I wanted most, wasn’t one of my elective choices.

  • Nuestra Historia - Las Vegas after Kearny

    After the 1846 occupation and annexation, New Mexico was brought under the civil law of the United States (Kearny Code), and government officials for New Mexico were immediately appointed by Gen. Kearny. Thereafter, New Mexico was governed by civil and military officials who received their appointments from Washington.  

    Thus began New Mexico’s territorial period, which lasted 66 years, until our old and venerable Nuevo Mexico, long a  Spanish and Mexican province, was admitted to the Union as the 47th state in 1912.

  • Orgullo del Norte - The great women of el norte

    “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community ....Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”
    — Cesar Chavez

    Women have always played a very large role in history but have received little or no recognition. It will be a crime if we do not honor our own “Norteñas.”

  • No. 1 SFIS deals Lady Dons a Pit stop

    Before Tuesday night’s quarterfinal matchup with West Las Vegas, Cindy Roybal said she couldn’t see anyone beating her Santa Fe Indian School Lady Braves except themselves.

    Roybal’s prediction held true against the Lady Dons, as the No. 1 seed SFIS girls rolled their former district rivals 71-45 in the Class 3A girls’ state tournament at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Socorro comes back to beat Robertson again

    Prior to Wednesday, Robertson hadn’t lost a boys’ basketball game since Socorro stole a 49-48 nailbiter way back on Jan. 8 at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Warriors made sure the sequel — a Wednesday evening quarterfinal in the Class 3A boys’ state tournament — was every bit as painful for the boys in red and white, who finished 21-7.

    It was a bit of deja vu. Robertson controlled most of the game only to relinquish that control late, battle to regain the lead but ultimately taste defeat, 54-51.