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Today's News

  • Weather - Nov. 12, 2012

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 24. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 26.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 60. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 31.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:34 a.m. to 4:56 p.m.

  • Romero crowned Little Miss Las Vegas

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization held its 11th annual Little Miss Las Vegas Pageant last month at West Las Vegas High School.  Six beautiful and talented little girls competed for the title in four phases of competition: talent, casual wear, party wear and on-stage question.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 12, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • In Observance of the Veterans Day holiday, San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 and will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Valedictorian and Salutatorian  Policy Public Input Meeting, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Robertson High School Band Room.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 12, 2012
  • Looking over the ‘cliff’

    Now that the 2012 elections are history, President Obama and lawmakers in Washington must turn their attention back to governing.

    Looming on the immediate horizon is the Budget Control Act of 2011, AKA the “fiscal cliff” the nation faces beginning Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Editor's Note - Voting for president in 2016

    With the 2012 presidential election still fresh in our minds, I’d like to propose to the little piece of America that reads my column a different approach for voters four years from now.

    But let me set the stage first, with a little perspective:

    We just witnessed perhaps the most misleading presidential campaigns of modern times. By one estimate, more than a million campaign ads ran on television, nearly all in nine or 10 swing states, mostly containing innuendo and half-truths to advance the candidates’ mudslinging agendas.

  • Weekend Roundup - Chavez, C de Baca race to glory

    Alonzo Chavez made Mora sports history Saturday by capturing an individual state championship in boys’ cross country.

    Chavez, who helped the Rangers take fourth place in the Class 2A team standings, has also won two state titles in track and field as a distance runner.

    The state meet for all classifications was held Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.

  • Super ‘Bowl’ - Strong finish makes difference for Cardinals in East-West game

    One of the most competitive and start-to-finish entertaining Vegas Bowls in years played out on a chilly Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    With a 42-26 victory, the Robertson Cardinals and head coach Leroy Gonzalez wrapped up a District 2-3A championship season and solidified a seeding in the upcoming state playoffs. On the other side, West Las Vegas finished a tough season on an up note with arguably its best offensive effort under first-year head coach Robert Alarcon.

  • ‘Beastie Girls’ run ends in Final Four

    ALBUQUERQUE — Robertson girls’ soccer made its deepest postseason run in program history over the weekend, falling to No. 1 Hope Christian 3-0 in the Class 1A-3A state semifinals Friday at the APS Soccer Complex.

    One of the most prolific scoring squads in the state all season, the Lady Cardinals (19-3) were denied a goal against the hometown Huskies, whose defense was key to a 19-win season.

  • City meter project funded

    The city of Las Vegas has secured about $1.1 million in financing to upgrade existing water meters so that they no longer need to be read manually.

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia notified the City Council this week that about $825,000 of that funding will be a grant while the remaining $275,000 would be in the form of a zero-percent interest loan.

    The funding comes from the New Mexico Finance Authorities Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund.