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Today's News

  • Cards run past Pojo

    Penalty flags galore were flying across the field Friday night in Jacona.

    That was the bad news for the Robertson Cardinals.

    The good news for them is that Dominic Lucero and James Gonzales were doing plenty of flying across the field themselves.

    The Cardinals’ backfield duo combined for more than 300 rushing yards and seven touchdowns to grab the upper hand in a three-hour-and-change 55-39 shootout with Pojoaque Valley.

  • Taos blanks West football

    Unable to sustain any scoring drives in the face of a snarling Taos Tiger defense, the West Las Vegas football team lost its sixth consecutive game Friday night on the road.

    Isaac Gonzales, taking handoffs from Kevin McCarty, was the most consistent thorn in the Dons’ side from an offensive standpoint.

    He scored five rushing touchdowns, including the first one of the night with 5:18 left in the first period. David Ayala’s extra point made it 7-0.

  • Elkettes go 2-0 vs. LV spikers

    The Pojoaque Elkette volleyball team, whose coaching staff features a few faces familiar to Las Vegans, kept rolling toward a District 2-3A crown on Saturday, beating Robertson at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Lady Cardinals (7-8, 1-3) made a serious match of it, though, swiping game two and nearly pushing the third-ranked Elkettes to a fifth game.

    “I was beyond happy with the way the girls played,” said RHS head coach Judith Trujillo. “They really stepped up. Nobody in our district had taken a (game) from Pojoaque, and we almost took them to five.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 21, 2013

    Monday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales
    • Robertson girls vs Portales, 3 p.m., RHS
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., TBA
    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football

  • Fight over sacred ground

    A Church of Christ minister and his wife are feuding with their neighbors in El Carmen in Mora County over blocked access to their nearly 200-acre property.

    But attorneys for those neighbors argued in court Tuesday that the minister has already bulldozed a sacred morada or small church used by a religious order known as Los Hermanos, and they told the judge they fear that he will bulldoze graves next.

  • 10,000-acre blaze - Rookie receives baptism by fire

    By Karl Moffatt
    For the Optic

    It was a summer Josh Ingersoll won’t soon forget.

    After a long day of mowing lawns at Brush Ranch Resort in the Pecos Canyon, Ingersoll, 27, retired to the music hall, climbed behind his drum set and prepared to bang out some boredom.

    Then the juice went out.

    Ingersoll stepped outside and what he saw took his breath away and set his heart to racing.

  • Federal employees return to work

    The Associated Press

    Political leaders, investors and ordinary people Thursday welcomed the end of a U.S. government shutdown but already were looking ahead to the next round of a budget battle that brought the world’s biggest economy close to default and threatens Washington’s international standing.

  • Council OKs pilot water project

    After much discussion, the City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to move forward with a pilot underground water storage project.

    Bob Wessely, president of the Las Vegas Community Water Board, underscored the need for the project during the public input portion of the meeting, telling the Council that the city’s existing reservoirs will likely be full by the end of the weekend, after which the city will have no place to store water flowing down the Gallinas.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 18, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 18, 2013

    Ride to Pride’s Seventh Annual Benefit Dinner, Auction and Dance is from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Civic with live music by “Slo Burning.” Tickets are $45 couple, $25 individual, and $15 kids 12 and younger. For more information, call 425-9738 or 429-3905.