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Today's News

  • Noticias - March 14, 2011

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

  • Que Pasa - March 14, 2011

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • “The Wizard of Oz” — children’s broadway musical by American Family Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on March 15 at NMHU’s Ilfeld Auditorium. General admission: $8, children (10 years and under) and NMHU students w/valid I.D.’s: $5. Tickets may be purchased, Monday through Friday at KEDP radio station, studio 103 on the NMHU campus for more information, contact Donna Martinez at martinezda@nmhu.edu or 454-3238.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Learning lessons

    We appreciated what Gary Gold had to say after accepting the position of president of the West Las Vegas Schools board. He and fellow board member Christine Ludi seemed to be excited over the prospect of having a united front when it comes to tackling the district’s problems — and for good reason, given the politics that swirled around the board in recent years.

  • Publisher's Note: Restoring monetary value

    Once upon a time, if you wanted to read the news in the Las Vegas Optic, you had to actually buy the paper.

    Then the Internet came along and the Optic went online. Then, suddenly, the hard work of our newsroom could be read for free.

    It’s a credit to the quality of our product and services (and an indication that many of our readers still prefer to read hardcopy editions) that we’ve managed to hold on tight to our subscription base.

  • Cards 3rd in Socorro tournament

    With wins over Española and Hatch Valley to follow an opening loss to Lordsburg, the Robertson baseball team collected a third-place finish over the weekend in the Socorro Wood Bat Invitational.

    Lordsburg, aided by a two-hour time limit, won 11-5 on Thursday.

    Robertson’s Dominic Yara belted a three-RBI double in the second inning.

    Miclo Allen was tagged with the loss.

    The Cardinals bounced back to bump Española 11-3 on Friday.

  • Unstoppa-bulls!
  • Cowboys sweep Lopers on Saturday

    J.P. Hollywood scored on a Clay Mohr single down the left field line, breaking a scoreless stalemate with a walk-off winner in the first of two wins Saturday by New Mexico Highlands against Nebraska-Kearney.

    Highlands also won the nightcap, 4-2, to take a 2-1 lead in the weekend Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball series at Brandt Park.

    The Lopers (9-5, 5-2 RMAC) had prevailed 14-4 on Friday, spoiling a three-run homer by Highlands’ Michael Garcia.
    Kyle Sayers, who pitched seven innings and limited the Lopers to five hits and three

  • Report points to city side

    The explosion that destroyed John Singletary’s  Church Street home and shook part of Old Town last month was caused by a leak in the city’s main natural gas line, according to reports from the state fire marshal’s office and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s Pipeline Safety Bureau.

  • Details emerge in body case

    The daughter of the 45-year-old woman whose remains were discovered in Mora County last month had reached out to authorities, reporting in late January that she hadn’t heard from her mother since before Christmas.

    State police aren’t saying much publicly about the death of Maxine Patsy Trujillo whose remains were found scattered between two properties in mid-February. But a state police search warrant affidavit filed in 4th Judicial District Court in Las Vegas last month sheds light on the case.

  • ‘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.