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Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - Kistler sold Optic, faded into obscurity

    For 20 years Russ Kistler ran his Optic with bravado and bluster, and by the time he sold the newspaper in about 1898, the Optic was a mainstay in Las Vegas. Yet there is no known photograph or likeness of Kistler, and little is known of his personal life, or his pursuits after he sold the Optic — but that may soon change.

  • Editorial Roundup - Dec. 28, 2012

    The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette on GOP political contributions (Dec. 19) — Radical filmmaker Michael Moore says the wealthy 1 percent elite may rule America’s economy, “but they have only 1 percent of the vote.” Thus they can’t win elections through their numbers. So they must do it with their money — virtually all donated to Republican candidates.
    However, the 2012 national confrontation showed that billionaire cash isn’t enough to carry an election. Billions spent to sell the GOP ticket produced mostly losses.

  • Last games of the year
  • Stu Clark lineup loaded with talent

    Some holiday basketball tournaments are made to order affairs for the home teams, providing them with the easiest path possible to the finals.
    Not this one.
    If anything, the 59th edition of the Stu Clark Tournament brings to town a field of visiting teams that will undoubtedly strengthen Robertson and West Las Vegas — in terms of strength of schedule and just plain old December dues-paying — but will also make finals appearances hard to come by.

  • Sports 2012 - Year was painful for many

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    Good riddance, 2012.
    The year that almost was left us with a string of hideous story lines.
    From the ongoing repulsiveness of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State to Lance Armstrong being stripped of his Tour de France titles for injecting himself with everything but the kitchen sink.

  • Prep Roundup - Cardinal grapplers take on ‘Old Chicago’

    Richard “Rico” Montoya captured third place to lead Robertson’s effort in the Old Chicago wrestling tournament Dec. 21-22 in Greeley, Colo.

    Montoya’s record sustained the first blemish of the season in a 10-8 sudden-victory setback vs. A.J. Rees of Discovery Canyon (Colo.) during the 120-pound semifinals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 28, 2012

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell
    • Stu Clark Tournament (boys): consolation games 1 and 3 p.m., semifinals 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Tri-Cities Boys’ Basketball Tournament: consolation games 1 and 3 p.m., semifinals 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Montoya Gym, Mora
    • Robertson freshman boys at Maxwell, TBA, Maxwell
    Wrestling
    • Robertson at Silver Duals, TBA
    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Lubbock Christian, 3 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Denver stays on top of NFL poll

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Peyton Manning and his Broncos are closing in on the playoffs as the top team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
    Denver strengthened its grip on the top spot Wednesday following its 10th win in a row, receiving nine first-place votes and 381 points in balloting by The Associated Press panel of 12 media members who regularly cover the league.

  • Student Center still hot topic

    The contractor that took over the Highlands University Student Center building didn’t meet the Dec. 22 target date for substantial completion of the structure, but President Jim Fries says the building is almost done.

    And while the entire building may not be occupied by the time students return to class in  the spring semester, Fries said he’s hopeful that food services will be serving in the building  in January.

    “They’re awfully close,” Fries told regents at a board meeting this past Friday.

  • Top-notch roping - Salazar wins big with team

    Ernesto Salazar is more commonly known in Las Vegas as a banker and school board member. On Dec. 15, however, Salazar proved to many that he is one of the best in team roping.

    Salazar and Dawn L. Higgins of Loving placed second at the World Series of Team Roping held at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

    “Everybody is so surprised, because they didn’t know I roped,” Salazar said in an interview Saturday.