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Today's News

  • Shootout rematch is Friday night

    Only perennial league favorite Metro State prevented New Mexico Highlands from winning the 2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout in men’s basketball this past March.


    Highlands had been a preseason coaches’ poll pick to win the RMAC but it was the Roadrunners who reclaimed their usual spot near the top of the league standings, and it was the Roadrunners who went into the Shootout final as the favorite. Still, NMHU nearly pulled off the upset, ultimately falling 83-79.

  • Cowgirls get even with Zias

    With a nearly exact reversal of their scores from a couple days earlier, New Mexico Highlands topped intrastate rival Eastern New Mexico 72-62 on Monday evening at the Wilson Complex.


    It was the home opener for the Cowgirls (3-3 to start season three under head coach Tiffany Darling).


    As with the teams’ previous encounter — a 72-63 ENMU win in Portales on Saturday — Highlands took a lead to intermission. But this time the Cowgirls held on, avoiding a major dropoff in shooting accuracy in the second half.

  • Bustos breaks Grizzly record

    PUEBLO, Colo. — One night after setting a new Adams State College Division II era (1992-93 to present) single-game scoring record, senior guard Vera Jo Bustos became the career scoring leader in Adams State’s Division II history.


    The latter record was broken late in the first half Saturday evening as the Grizzlies cruised to their fifth straight win by a score of 80-56 over the University of Dubuque (Iowa) in their final game at the 2010 Colorado State-Pueblo Chuck Stephens Classic inside Massari Arena.

  • Public servant

    It would be a disservice to define Tony Marquez, who died Friday at age 43, simply according to his two years as mayor of Las Vegas. His life and his work were so much more.

  • Work of Art: What exactly is a ‘jefito’?

    By Art Trujillo

    Well, I wish I’d had the pleasure. In Thursday’s Journal, I read a detailed obituary for Ruben Cobos, the author of “A Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish.”


    For years, we’ve had a copy of the latest revised edition in our house and at work. Cobos, who died last week at age 99, provided quite a service, especially helpful to people like me, who grew up with Spanglish and who as a youngster, just knew that we often speak a different slanguage.

  • Noticias-Dec. 1, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters is raffling a red 2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited with sunroof, leather seats, 3,500 miles, provided by NM Auto Wholesalers. The drawing will be held Friday, Dec. 17. Tickets are $100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in San Miguel and Mora counties. For more information, call 426-8510.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 1, 2010

    TODAYHOY
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the U.S. Forest Service office, 1926 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-9088.

  • Ex-Mayor Tony Marquez dies

    Former Las Vegas Mayor Tony Marquez, the city’s youngest mayor in recent times, died Friday after battling a rare form of cancer for the last couple of months. He was 43.


    Marquez served as mayor for one two-year term, leaving office in early March. Before that, he served as a city councilman from the eastside Ward 3 for more than a dozen years.


    Last week, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz had planned to go on the radio on Monday to proclaim Wednesday as Tony Marquez Day in Las Vegas. He said Saturday that he would still do so.

  • Mora officials wanted sheriff to quit other job

    The Mora County Commission quietly took a stand against Sheriff Roy Cordova’s moonlighting earlier this month.


    The commission had its attorney, John Grubesic, write a letter to the sheriff, who took a job in September as a sheriff’s deputy in Valencia County, which is 2 1/2 hours away from Mora.


    Grubesic said the commission instructed Cordova to resign his Valencia County job.

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