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Today's News

  • Virgin Galactic future at Spaceport uncertain

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The deal was sold to New Mexicans in classic Richard Branson fashion. If taxpayers would build the colorful British businessman a $209 million futuristic spaceport, he would make New Mexico the launching point for a space tourism business catering to the rich and famous.

  • Saint and Snow
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 17, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Santa’s New Jet” by David Diedrzycki. Free and open to the public.
    • The Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at El Rialto.

    UPCOMING 
    & ONGOING

  • Noticias - Dec. 17, 2012

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

  • Out to the ballgame

    Count us in as enthusiastic supporters of the plan to locate a semi-pro baseball team here in Las Vegas. Who isn’t in favor of it, given the multiple benefits it promises to bring to the city?

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 17, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Revisiting the regional idea

    Do you know what came of the regional water symposium held Oct. 30 at Luna Community College?

    Apparently, not much; at least, not yet.

    The symposium, which was organized by Richard Trujillo of the State Engineer’s Office and Pete Campos, state senator and Luna president, was intended as a starting point for a more region-wide approach to the water problems in northeastern New Mexico.

  • Stu Clark bracket all set

    For its 59th year of northern New Mexico holiday hoops tradition, the beloved Stu Clark Tournament is acquiring a little Arizona flavor.

    The Central High Bobcats, a team from the Phoenix area, will be playing in the three-day boys’ basketball tournament, joining a field that otherwise features familiar teams with Stu Clark experience.

    The Stu Clark Committee has released the tournament bracket for the event, which runs from Thursday, Dec. 27, through Saturday, Dec. 29, at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.

  • Red vs. Green
  • Cowboys keep Springs winless

    The Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions were looking for relief Friday night at the Wilson Complex, but host New Mexico Highlands wasn’t providing any.

    The Cowboys (4-4 overall, 2-3 RMAC going into Saturday’s game vs. Colorado State-Pueblo) held on for a 77-71 verdict, getting back to the .500 mark while keeping UCCS winless at 0-9 and 0-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    Stargell Love had six assists and six rebounds to go with 18 points, all team highs, for NMHU. He made eight baskets in 13 tries.