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  • Noticias - Dec. 14, 2012

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

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 14, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! A VERY BAD DOZEN. Jose R. Griego, 65, who lives along Anton Chico Route, is facing his 12th DWI after being arrested nearly two weeks ago. Police reported that he was driving on a revoked license and without insurance, and that he failed to stay in his lane on NM 283, where he was pulled over and arrested.
    Fortunately, he didn’t hurt or kill anyone, this time around. And thankfully, he’s off the road, at least for a while.

  • Nuestra Historia - Kistler was ubiquitous provocateur

    Russ Kistler was not entirely preoccupied with race issues and division, and his Optic reported in earnest on virtually every local activity, though mostly about East Las Vegas.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Dec. 14, 2012
  • Editorial Roundup - Dec. 14, 2012

    Winston-Salem Journal on the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission (Dec. 10) — As the days dwindle before the U.S. government reaches its fiscal cliff, there is a place where both parties should be looking to find a compromise.
    The Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission provides an outline for how Democrats and Republicans can come together and avoid the kind of mess to which we’ll wake on New Year’s Day if they fail to do so.

  • All-American glory for duo

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jordan Campbell and Abdul Kanneh are going out as winners.

    The New Mexico Highlands University football standouts were named first-team All-Americans by Daktronics and the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America. This week’s announced honor comes after Beyond Sports Network named both as first-team All-Americans last week.

  • Española pulls away late, tops Dons

    Sharp shooting from the perimeter was the difference-maker Monday night as Española Valley defeated West Las Vegas 71-57 in boys’ basketball action at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The visiting Sundevils (6-2) made themselves at home beating a scrappy West defense by knocking down outside shots, and that superiority eventually overwhelmed the Dons (2-2).

    Española made seven three-pointers and several other long jump shots as West labored to keep up with the Sundevils’ quickness.

  • West girls now 5-0 after win in Socorro

    Michelle Tapia dominated the paint again on Tuesday night in Socorro, leading West Las Vegas to a 47-27 tally against the host Lady Warriors.

    The Lady Dons stayed unbeaten at 5-0; three of the wins have come on the road.

    Before returning home to Gillie Lopez Gym, they’ll test that road prowess this weekend at the second annual Capital City girls’ basketball tournament in Santa Fe.

    The tourney runs through Saturday.

  • New Mexico Bowl is Saturday

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two teams that ended their regular-season schedules in disappointing fashion will meet at University Stadium on Saturday, when Nevada faces Arizona in the New Mexico Bowl.

    Nevada (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West) got off to a 6-1 start to become eligible for a bowl.

    But an overtime loss to San Diego State sent the Wolf Pack into a 1-4 tailspin to close the season.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 14, 2012

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls, West Las Vegas girls, West Las Vegas boys at Capital City tournaments, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV boys at Bernalillo JV tournament, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Memorial, Mora Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos

    Saturday
    Basketball