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Today's News

  • Dulcey Amargo: Our cup runneth over — somewhat

    It might be an understatement that the atmosphere is rife for much comment about goings-on in Las Vegas. Yet, that is my thesis. Whether we talk of the weather or of other current conditions or issues, there is much to be said.

    So, my sincere wishes for a happy and prosperous new year to all of you, but let’s get down to brass tacks, eh?

  • Cowboy hoopsters 10th in region

    On the heels of its third consecutive victory, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball team checks in at No. 10 in the NCAA Division II Central Region rankings.

    The rankings, the first of the season, were released Wednesday afternoon by Amber Feldman, assistant coordinator for championships with the NCAA.

    The Cowboys, coached by Joe Harge, are 13-4 overall and 9-4 within the Central Region. They are 9-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • RHS girls go deep vs. Elkettes

    It took a second or two for the shot to fully register, not only for Eliana Herrera, but for just about everyone else inside Mike Marr Gym.

  • Cardinal Classic lights up Marr

    Nearly two dozen high school wrestling teams from across the state will be in town Friday and Saturday for the annual Cardinal Classic at Mike Marr Gym.

    Every corner of the state is represented in the tournament, which is hosted by Robertson High and staged by tournament director Leasa Martinez, RHS head coach Richard Martinez, and a number of volunteers.

  • Noticias - Jan. 28, 2011

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

    • A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 28, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Spay / Neuter / Shot Clinic, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 423 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas. For more information, call 305-479-3618.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Literacy Fair, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The theme for this year’s event is “Plant a Seed — Grow a Reader.”

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Mora County Notebook: Chamber of Commerce holds annual meeting

    The Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce its their annual meeting Monday, Jan. 24 at the CHET Fire Department in Cleveland. The meeting was well attended with more than  20 people present.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Proud member of the lost and found club

    Us old farmers and ranchers never slow down, particularly when the “do you remember” topic comes up. Yes, this causes some of us to remember and record just one more story as we put pencil to paper.

    My down-the- road neighbors invited me in for a cup of hot mint tea (refreshing) and of course old time stories came up. Their horses were probably listening to us as they grazed just outside their picture windows.

  • Businessman pleads guilty

    A Las Vegas business owner faces at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and firearms charges.

    Alex Lawrence Romero, 31, of the 500 block of Hermosa Lane,  had been accused of using his Grand Avenue business as a front to sell narcotics.

    Romero entered the plea on Jan. 14, according to a news release jointly issued by Las Vegas Police Interim Chief Christian Montaño and District Attorney Richard Flores.

  • Mentor of the Month: Building better bodies

    Never one to shy away from a big challenge, Edmund Ekeoha of Las Vegas — a prime example of what he’s hoping to accomplish — has begun a venture to improve people’s appearance, but more importantly, to improve their health.

    “Age doesn’t matter. I like to work with different people looking to getting in shape,” he said.