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Today's News

  • Mesa needs overtime to beat Cowgirls

    Highlands’ Cowgirls didn’t shoot very well Saturday night.

    Still, they stayed in the game with host Mesa State until overtime, when they went two for eight from the floor to end up losing 77-73.

    The defeat kept NMHU winless in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play at 0-4. Coach Tiffany Darling’s team is 3-7 overall.

    Beating Mesa State would have been a confidence-booster. At 6-2 overall and 3-1 in league play, the Lady Mavs are one of the early leaders in the RMAC.

  • We’re in this together

    We fully realize that the city of Las Vegas and the East and West school districts are separate entities.

    But we need to forget about that when the issue is water.

    In  recent weeks, city officials have made presentations to both school boards, requesting they give up their water rights to the city.
    For free.

    The city made the same request a few years ago, but didn’t get any response.

  • As it is: Should I set up shop in a bar?

    Maybe I should set up my desk and computer in a local bar. I’d probably get some interesting news tips and have a lot more fun.

    How did this idea get into my head?

    I credit the Las Vegas Fiesta Council, the group that the City Council put out of business a few weeks ago after a number of controversies.
    Angry at its dismissal, the Fiesta Council recently put out an eight-page letter defending itself, e-mailed to scores of people around town, including government officials and leaders in the business community.

  • Noticias-Dec. 13, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@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 ore information, call 426-8510.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 13, 2010

    TODAY HOY
    • Acequia Madre de Holman will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the Cleveland Center. For more information, call Carlos Arellano at (575) 387-2030.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Carnegie Library. The theme will be “Here comes Santa Claus.” The book and music will be “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore. The craft will be a holly wreath.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Raises given to Mora officials

    Mora teachers got an extra dollar this year in their annual contracts. But in May, the district gave pay raises to at least six central office employees.

    Then-interim Superintendent Leroy “Huero” Sanchez signed off on the increases days before he left his post in late May. The raises were in the thousands of dollars.

    Even the two top officials allegedly involved in questionable spending got pay hikes, which all took effect July 1.  

    The others who got raises were mainly clerical employees.

  • Official leaves after nine years

    Ramon “Swoops” Montaño is a guy who pretty much wears his heart on his sleeve.

  • Veterans angry with closure of centers in rural areas

    A federal Veterans Affairs official this week had to explain a decision to close nine rural health clinics in northern New Mexico, facing a room full of angry veterans.

    George Marnell, the veterans hospital director in Albuquerque, tried to explain a new contract to end the veterans services at El Centro Family health clinics.

  • Rodriguez named All-American

    Christmas came early for New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer standout Julissa Rodriguez, although she had to work pretty hard for these gifts.

    Rodriguez found out this week she has been named a third-team All-American by the   National Soccer Coaches Association of America. As was the case for Rodriguez’s NSCAA All-Region selection earlier this month, the All-America distinction is a first for Highlands soccer.

  • Holiday spirit on the hill