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Today's News

  • Work of Art - Fleeing a flea market

    “Did you catch that typo?” I asked my oldest son, Stan Adam, as we drove past a place of active outdoor sales.

    He said he hadn’t, so I made a U-turn to give him another look. “I don’t see anything unusual —  for Las Vegas,” he said, “unless you’re looking at the way the people misspelled “flea.”

  • Weekend Roundup - Hot start

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    It does help when that first step is a good one.

    Several Las Vegas-area teams got that positive start to their seasons this past weekend.

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    An inauspicious first quarter that saw the host Cowboys fumble the ball away twice led to a 14-0 deficit against  instate rival Eastern New Mexico.

  • Golf fiesta hailed a success

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual Fiesta de Golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Gene Torres course.

    Some 32 players from Las Vegas, Pendaries, Albuquerque and Santa Fe competed in the event put together by Tangee Dolan, chairman.

    Shellie Broyles, Jacquie Geoffrion, Em Krall and Emily Norman teamed up to win the tournament. Denise Franken, Judy Long, Doris Miller and Anne Pepper placed second. The team of Shirley Grong, Rita Hinds, Kay Homan and Carol Locklin was third.

  • Isotopes win South

    The Albuquerque Isotopes won’t have much time to bask in the glory of their newly won American Southern Division championship.

    The Pacific Coast League playoffs — pitting the ‘Topes against Omaha — begin Wednesday night in Nebraska.

    Coincidentally, Albuquerque and Omaha just finished the regular season on Monday, with the host Isotopes prevailing 4-3 to reach 80 wins, a franchise single-season record. The ‘Topes clinched the division title on Sunday with a 6-5 triumph.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 5, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Goddard, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Mora Middle School at Escalante, 4 p.m., Tierra Amarilla
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Valley Middle School at Eldorado, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    FRIDAY

  • West superintendent resigns

    Two years after taking the helm of the West Las Vegas School District, Superintendent Ruben Cordova has notified the district that he plans to leave the post.

    District officials confirmed that Cordova submitted a resignation letter to the board on Wednesday. The letter states that Cordova’s last day as superintendent will be Sept. 30.

    “I am very saddened,” board member Christine Ludi told the Optic Thursday afternoon. “He has done so much for us.”

  • Brewery to open in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is on the verge of getting its first brewery.
    New Mexico Craft Brewing is planning to establish the brewery at 1212 Railroad Avenue.
    The City Council last month unanimously signed off on the company’s request for a small brewers liquor license and a beer wholesalers liquor license.

  • Artists reception slated

    Aristotle wrote that the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. The up-coming art event in La Tienda Art Exhibit Space at Eldorado touches on Aristotle’s view in interesting ways.

    The artists who will be featured in the month-long exhibit express the inward significance of their work with a variety of media and styles.

    The Northern Nine group show opened Friday and runs until Sept. 25, with an artists’ reception set for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4-7 p.m.

  • Fracas at Highlands leads to arrest

    A 21-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Tuesday because of an incident that occurred last Friday on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.
    Highlands police prepared an arrest warrant affidavit for Joseph R. Dominguez accusing him of battery on a peace officer, fleeing from police and public affray.
    The affidavit states that a fight broke out at a dance at the Sala de Madrid last Friday and that when those in the crowd saw the Highlands officer approach, they left the building.

  • Group pulls plans for $3M Wilson ad buys

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press