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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 2, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • 103rd Bean Days in Wagon Mound,  9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2 Parade through Main Street; noon, free barbecue lunch at the village park; 1 p.m. Bingo at the Santa Clara Parish Hall and at 2 p.m. Rodeo at the rodeo grounds. For more information on the 103rd Bean Days contact, Ronald A. Luebke at 575-666-2697 or visit www.BeanDay100.com.
    • In observance of the Labor Day holiday San Miguel County Offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

  • Noticias - Sept. 2, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.
    • Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in

  • Kudos to county clerk

    Civil rights in New Mexico have taken a major step forward in the last two weeks, and it’s thanks to individuals like Lynn Ellins, Alan Malott and our own Melanie Rivera.

    We’re speaking about same-sex marriage and the fact that a handful of counties — Doña Ana, Santa Fe, Bernalillo, San Miguel, Valencia and Taos — are now issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 2, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Judicial review needed

    By Joe McCaffrey

    Like many of the readers of this page, I have wearied of the political theater that passes as public discourse relative to the conflict between our mayor, the supporters of the Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance (aka the anti-fracking ordinance) and those who simply wish to revisit the last election. I am deeply distressed by the lack of civility shown by the parties.

  • Straight Jackets

    There were a few highlights for the home fans to enjoy in Friday night’s football game at the Herrera Complex.

    For example, the West Las Vegas dance team put on a sharp performance at halftime to the tune of Foreigner’s hard rock anthem “Jukebox Hero.”

    And in the first quarter there was a scintillating moment when, aided by some pretty nifty blocking downfield, Nathan Vigil fielded a kickoff at his own 6-yard line and zipped across the field, finding his way to run the ball back 94 yards to the end zone.

  • Lady Cards shut out Hatch Valley

    Caitlin Diefendorf burned the Hatch Valley defense for four goals, and teammate Amber Yara also completed a hat trick with three scores Friday as Robertson blanked the Bears 8-0.

    The victory, the Lady Cardinal soccer team’s first of the season, came on day one of the Rehoboth Christian tournament.
    Nicoletta Litherland and Mary Miller split time at goalkeeper, preserving a shutout.

    And eighth grader Jesslyn De La Cruz got into the action too, scoring her first goal as a Lady Cardinal.

  • Lady Dons spikers open with a win

    For a little while, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons looked the part of a volleyball team taking the court for the first time this season.

    A few miscues too many occurred on their side of the net Thursday in Socorro, and they found themselves trailing one game to none. The host Lady Warriors took the opening set 25-19.

    But after bouncing back for the equalizer in a narrow 26-24 verdict in game two, West got into a groove.

    The Lady Dons took control 25-21 in game three and then put the match away by an identical score in game four.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 2, 2013

    Monday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Roswell, 4 p.m., Roswell
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Wednesday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m, WLV field
    Volleyball

  • NMHU athletes lauded for academic work

    New Mexico Highlands University is a recipient institution of the Division II Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Award. The Academic Achievement Awards program recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level.
    A total of 27 Cowboys and Cowgirls were selected for the Academic Achievement Award.
    Cowboy baseball had six recipients: Scott Frazier, Michael Garcia, Tyler Hayes, Thomas Lyons, Chris Pile, and Ray Torres.