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Today's News

  • Woman charged with assault, battery

    A Pecos woman was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery against a household member following an incident after the Super Bowl.

    Lenal G. Friday, 32, was charged after state police responded to a domestic violence call on Sunday night, Feb. 6, at Pecos. The alleged victim said Friday had gotten angry about how he won $100 off the Super Bowl and wouldn’t let her have any of the money, then took a beer bottle and hit him in the mouth. She then allegedly tried to make it look as if he attacked her, so he would have to go to jail.

  • Healthy Woman event set

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital will continue its monthly series of free seminars, health fairs, educational programs and interactive events that will focus on women. Healthy Woman programs are dedicated to improving the emotional, physical and fiscal well-being of both women and the families for which they care.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 16, 2010

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Feb. 16, 2010

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

  • Legislative bills we like

    Last December, a great new feature went online in the form of the Sunshine Portal, a website designed to provide greater accountability and transparency in New Mexico government. State Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque,  sponsor of the legislation that created the site, said the concept was to create a “one-stop shop” to see where state agencies are spending taxpayers’ money.

  • Work of Art: An eckalectic reading list

    By Art Trujillo

    After years of having graded essays of kids all the way from seventh grade through their senior year, I encountered my share of words like “nuke-you-lerr” when the students meant “nuclear.”

    Why is it so difficult? Why does this combination of nasals, plosives, vowels and glides make even scientists struggle — sometimes not even realizing it’s grating on others?

  • Cowboy sluggers open 3-1

    ODESSA, TEXAS — The New Mexico Highlands baseball team wrapped up the University of Texas-Permian Basin tournament on Sunday, going 2-1 with wins over Colorado School of Mines (11-7) and tournament host UTPB (4-0).

    The Cowboys fell in their final game against Wayland Baptist University 14-5. With the conclusion of the tournament, the Cowboys are now 3-1 overall in their young season.

  • No doubting Thomas
  • WLV girls tame Taos foes

    West Las Vegas welcomed Vanessa Lucero back to the lineup Monday night in a home game against Taos, and she didn’t disappoint.

    Lucero scored seven of her 10 points in the first half as the Lady Dons opened a 20-point lead. Then she added a three-pointer to punctuate the third quarter. She also  rebounded and altered plenty of Tiger shots in West’s 53-41 victory.

    The outcome helps West keep pace with red-hot Robertson as the Meadow City schools prepare for their rematch Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Bustos nets 28 in Taos

    Justin Bustos shredded Taos for 28 points Monday evening as the Robertson Cardinals won 72-65 to earn their third District 2-3A victory in as many games.

    RHS was to play at West Las Vegas on Tuesday night, with a quick rematch Thursday at Mike Marr Gym.

    Robertson led Taos 22-13 after one period, but the Tigers didn’t let things get out of control, narrowing the margin to 30-28 by halftime.

    The Cardinals padded the lead to 62-54 with approximately four minutes to go.