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  • Noticias - Dec. 7, 2011

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

    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

  • Redistricting alternatives

    The goal of redistricting is to adjust boundaries to the population changes over the past decade so that they are approximately equal. It seems simple enough, until all the political interests get involved. Then it must go to trial.

    That’s what is occurring in New Mexico right now. District Judge James Hall is presiding over a trial this week in which Republicans, Democrats and minority groups are arguing for their own particular tilt in realigning the congressional district boundaries. Soon to follow will be other state redistricting issues.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 7, 2011
  • Work of Art: Don’t know much about ...

    A new movie — one I haven’t yet seen, but plan to — is titled “Anonymous.” The subject is about doubts that the works of William Shakespeare — the 37 plays, many sonnets and poems — were written by someone else.

    Purposely, I haven’t delved into the reviews to avoid forming a strong premature opinion, but I will posit that those who say the man from Stratford-Upon-Avon was a fake, an imposter, generally aren’t literary types.

  • Lady Cards freeze host Socorro

    For the record, mark Rick Armijo’s debut game as head coach of the Robertson girls’ basketball team as a victory.

    The Lady Cardinals trampled Socorro 76-45 on the road over the weekend to begin their season.

    After a tight first half, Robertson led just 35-34 at halftime.

    “We picked up the intensity on our trap,” Armijo explained. “Starting in the second quarter, the girls started to get into a rhythm. And then we picked up our intensity in the second half.”

  • Freshman leads Highlands wrestlers

    In their last event of December, New Mexico Highlands University wrestlers took part in the Bob Smith Open this past weekend on the campus of Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Freshman Easton Hargrave of Little Rock, Wash., highlighted the Cowboys’ effort by finishing in the top six of the 174-pound bracket.
    NMHU results:

  • Winter 2011-12 Sports Schedule

    FRIDAY, DEC. 2
    Basketball
    NMHU women and men at Metro State, 5 and 7 p.m., Denver
    Robertson boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    SATURDAY, DEC. 3
    Basketball
    NMHU women and men at Regis, 5 and 7 p.m., Denver
    Robertson boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos
    Robertson girls at Socorro (A,B), 1 p.m., Socorro
    West Las Vegas girls vs. Ruidoso (A,B,C), 1 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    NMHU at Fort Hays State Open, 9 a.m., Hays, Kans.

  • Silver Gloves boxing this weekend

    Some more top amateur boxing action is headed your way in the Meadow City.

    Las Vegas boxing promoter and trainer Carlos Crespin is hosting the annual New Mexico Silver Gloves Championships this Friday and Saturday at Crespin’s Gym, 900 West Valencia Street.

    Bell time for the first bout each night is 6 p.m.

    Silver Gloves is a national amateur boxing organization distinct and  separate from USA Boxing. Winners of the state competitions advance to the Western State Regionals in Pasadena, Calif.; regional winners make it to nationals.

  • MMS grapplers win tournament

    Memorial Middle School’s wrestling team edged Taos to capture the team championship in the West Las Vegas Middle School Invitational held Nov. 30.

    A number of area schools participated in the event, held at WLVMS Gym.

    MMS finished first with 55 team points, followed by Taos (52), Mora (30), Pecos (21), St. Michael’s (19) and West Las Vegas (19).

    MMS hosts its tournament Saturday at 8 a.m.