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Today's News

  • Noticias - Dec. 23, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 23, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Our Lady of Sorrows Posadas, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 in Upper Rociada, and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Our Lady of Sorrows Religious Education Center.

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Annual Christmas Caroling Sing-along, 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church. Carolers will be accompanied by a small orchestra quartet. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.

  • An important ruling

    The state Supreme Court made history Thursday with its ruling that same-sex couples have a right to enter into civil marriages.

    With the issuance of that opinion, New Mexico became the 17th state in the nation to allow gay marriage.

    We applaud the justices for seeing through the razor-thin arguments proffered by opponents of same-sex unions, mainly that allowing them would somehow weaken the institution of marriage and that they shouldn’t be allowed because such unions can’t produce children.

  • Dulcey Amargo - Hitting the jackpot — not!

    I’d just made my way to the cashier at a local establishment, whipped out my debit card, and handed it to the young lady taking my payment. She rang up my bill, and suddenly, with her eyes bigger than teacups, she blurted out, What? ... I just had to see what had shocked her so violently, so I  looked at what the cash register told her to do. She was to give me change amounting to over $43,000!

  • Montoya triumphs in Greeley

    His decision to go conservative cost Rico Montoya a point but it ultimately helped him secure victory in the third period of Saturday’s 126-pound championship match at the Old Chicago Open in Greeley, Colo.

    The Robertson junior and three-time state champion had built a two-point lead against Mitch Finesilver of Denver’s Cherry Creek High going into that final period.

    “He was real tall and lanky, and I didn’t want (to make a mistake), so I got defensive,” Montoya explained.

  • Weekend Roundup - Young Cardinals see upset bid slip away

    Giving the home fans more than a glimpse of their collective potential, the Robertson Cardinals led a strong Española Valley club by as much as 14 points Friday night in their home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    But the savvier Sundevils didn’t get rattled, ending the first half on a 17-6 run and then taking control after intermission en route to a 76-66 victory.

    Richard Martinez’s Sundevils improved to 7-1 while Manuel Romero’s young Cardinals slid to 1-6 with the 60th annual Stu Clark Tournament on tap later this week.

  • Red and Green
  • Rams rally to victory in wild New Mexico Bowl

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — With less than 2 minutes to play and Colorado State down by eight points, Shaquil Barrett knew the Rams needed the ball back quickly to finish an improbable comeback against Washington State.

    Once down by 22 points in the New Mexico Bowl, the Rams got their chance when Cougars running back Jeremiah Laufasa came barreling toward Barrett.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 23

    Monday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) at Pecos tournament, TBA, Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (C) at Pecos tournament, TBA, Sanchez Gym

    Tuesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball

  • Court OKs gay marriage

    Quoting the state Constitution’s Bill of Rights guaranteeing that “all persons are born equally free, and have certain natural, inherent and inalienable rights,” the State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it’s unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    The ruling legalizes same-sex civil marriages in New Mexico, and it mandates that married gay couples receive the same rights as married heterosexual couples.