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Today's News

  • Dons sluggers bully Braves

    The most promising Dons baseball season in recent memory took off on the right foot Tuesday, with West Las Vegas overpowering Santa Fe Indian School 15-6 in a two-hour, 45-minute game that defied sundown at WLV Field.

    Nicholas Aragón’s debut in green and gold (after transferring from Robertson over the summer) was a success. He filled in at second base and went 3 for 3 at the plate, with a walk, a steal and two runs batted in.

    Corey Archibeque went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk and drove in three runs.

  • Crespins to highlight April 2 boxing event

    Las Vegas’ professional boxing siblings Arturo and Amanda Crespin will be among the featured fighters in “Rising Stars: Battle at the Bosque,” a card set for Saturday, April 2, at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

  • Aragón picked for Puerto Rico trip

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    Baseball has provided some great opportunities for some players in the Las Vegas area.  Recently, local high school senior Nicholas Aragón has been asked by Coast to Coast Baseball to travel to Puerto Rico in June and July as a member of a U.S.A. team.  

  • Suit against ex-sheriff tossed

    The text messages tell the story about the soured relationship between the former Mora County sheriff and his undersheriff.

    Then-sheriff Roy Cordova wasn’t happy that Tim Marquez, his second in command at the time, had filed to run against him in the Democratic primary in June.

    Among the pointed text messages the two exchanged on March 18, 2010, was Cordova’s asking when Marquez was going to drop out and Marquez saying he heard that Cordova was giving the undersheriff’s job to someone else.

  • Store owner sentenced to 10 years

    The Las Vegas businessman indicted last April on federal drug trafficking and firearms charges has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    Alex Lawrence Romero, 31, of the 500 block of Hermosa Lane, received the minimum sentence that could have been imposed. He was sentenced Thursday in Albuquerque by U.S. District Judge Judith C. Herrera.

  • Peace Corps’ 50th

    Second in a two-part series

    A few days after he took office in 1961, President John F. Kennedy asked his brother-in-law Sargent Shriver to direct a Peace Corps task force.

    Today, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Peace Corps is recognized worldwide for its good works and peaceful intentions. More than 2,000 New Mexico residents have been part of its success.

  • State police make DWI arrests

    State police arrested two repeat DWI offenders Friday and another on Feb. 11, court documents state. All three suspects have Las Vegas addresses.

    David Maes, 50, 2701 Seventh St., was arrested for driving under the influence, his fifth offense. He also was charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, resisting, evading or obstructing a peace officer, improper display of registration and not having insurance.

  • Highlands board gets two new regents

    Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed two new members to the Highlands University Board of Regents.

    Albuquerque resident Frank Marchi and Highlands undergraduate Caitlin Syner will now go before the state Senate for confirmation. They will begin serving on the board once they are confirmed, a Martinez spokesman said.

    Marchi graduated from Highlands in 1967 with a degree in business. He is a founding member of the university's alumni association and is a member of the foundation board, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office.

  • Que Pasa - March 2, 2011

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • The Western Mora Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a regular board meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at the SWCD Building in Mora. The agenda is available at the Soil and Water Conservation Office in Mora. For more information, call Dora at 575-387-2424.

  • Noticias - March 2, 2011

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