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Today's News

  • Work of Art - Did you lose something?

    Oh, pardon me, sir, ma’am, but did I invade your privacy?

    Excuuuuse me for peeking into your mail, most of which even you haven’t read, since much of the correspondence, which goes back to the year 2004, is still in sealed envelopes. And lots of the items are the same. Those things happen when people keep dunning you.

    Let me explain:

  • WLV golfers make state cut

    Submitted to the Optic

    No doubt about it — West Las Vegas’ sister act of Jayme and Joedy Quintana are headed to the state golf tournament this coming spring.

    The Quintana girls earned their tickets to state early, completing four individual qualifying legs this fall.

    The Class 1A-3A state golf tournament will be held in May at the New Mexico Tech Golf Course in Socorro.

  • Vatos rock High Desert Classic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Vatos are champions of the High Desert Classic.

    It’s the first time in the rugby tournament’s 40-year history a collegiate team has won the men’s open division bracket, according to faculty adviser Dick Greene.

    To achieve the title, the Vatos defeated Las Cruces 37-7, Albuquerque Brujos 31-22, the host Albuquerque Aardvarks 27-20 and previously undefeated El Paso in a 22-20 championship thriller this past weekend in Albuquerque.

  • Chavez third in Rio Rancho

    Alonzo Chavez’s run to third place in the boys’ race highlighted the performance of area runners in this past Saturday’s Rio Rancho XC Jamboree.

    The Mora star clocked in at 16:23, behind a pair of runners from Class 5A Cleveland — Luis Martinez (15:50) and Aaron Flores (16:15). Chavez competed in the big-school run to battle those top competitors.

  • ‘Beastie Girls’ post 9-0 shutout in home finale

    Cruising to a 9-0 verdict against outmanned Moreno Valley, the Robertson girls’ soccer team padded its win column with another shutout and the team’s second in three days.

    It was a strong send-off for the Lady Cardinals, who paid tribute to parents during halftime of their last home match of the regular season.

  • ‘El Toro’ heads back to ring

    Las Vegas’ Arturo “El Toro” Crespin is set to fight Jose Garcia on Saturday night at Albuquerque’s Kiva Auditorium.

    Tickets for the card are available via Ticketmaster and by calling Carlos Crespin, 429-4068.

    Arturo Crespin is 7-2-1 as a pro. His last bout — a Sept. 1 clash with Nate Hicks in Pueblo, Colo. — was ruled a no contest in the second round after a headbutt opened a cut over one of Crespin’s eyes.

  • MMS now 6-1
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 24, 2012

    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Mora, Pecos, West Las Vegas at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 7 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora Middle School at Cuba, 4 p.m., Cuba

    Friday
    Basketball

  • 3 alleged DWI drivers nabbed

    Three area men with histories of drunk driving arrests are once again in trouble with the law for allegedly getting behind the wheel after drinking. None of them had valid driver’s licenses, and one of them had his 2-year-old son with him.

    Albino Alcon, 31, whose address in court documents is listed as County Road A-6, has been charged with aggravated DWI, third offense, child abuse, driving with an open container, speeding, driving with a suspended or revoked license and not having insurance. State police arrested him on Oct. 14.

  • West union upset with school chief

    The union that represents teachers at West Las Vegas School District is concerned about the process used in the shifting of several key administrators.

    The school board promoted Gene Parson  to the superintendent post earlier this year after the abrupt resignation of Ruben Cordova. That created a vacancy in the associate superintendent position that Parson had previously held, and it set off a series of administrative shifts at the district.