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Today's News

  • Dons tame Lions

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas picked up its second straight boys’ basketball victory on Tuesday night, beating the Santa Rosa Lions on the road 65-46.
    It’s a good win over a high-ranked Class 2A squad loaded with a half dozen seniors.

    Brandon Quintana led the Dons with 24 points despite going 4 of 9 at the line. Martin Blea had 15. T.J Esquibel added  eight and had “a solid defensive game,” said coach Morgan Montaño. “We actually went pretty deep,” he said. “We had 12 guys play good minutes.”

  • Foul shots boost Braves

    Las Vegas Optic

    A disparity in free-throw attempts and conversions proved critical in Santa Fe Indian School’s 69-58 win over visiting Robertson in boys’ basketball action Monday in Santa Fe.

    “We didn’t play very well,” said RHS head coach David Bustos. “The difference was at the free-throw line.”

    The Braves were brilliant at the stripe, sinking 28 of 31 foul shots. The Cardinals (2-2) attempted just 16 free throws, making 11.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    EXCLUSIVE AND SECRET. The Las Vegas Fiesta Council recently sent out a letter stating, among other things, that it hasn’t kept its finances a secret from either its members or the city of Las Vegas. But it added that no one has requested the documents.
    Despite its claim to openness, no one outside that exclusive group has apparently seen its detailed finances. There may be no problems at all with the council’s books, but the group’s secrecy has bred suspicion. The council has only itself to blame for that.

  • Noticias-Dec. 10, 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 more information, call 426-8510.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 10, 2010

    SATURDAY
    SÁBADO
    • The Gingerbread House/Biscochito baking contest will take place this year from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the lobby of El Fidel Hotel.

  • District gets books year later

    With the school year about half over, the Las Vegas City Schools has finally received teacher workbooks the district ordered more than a year ago.


    School districts generally order textbooks in the spring for the upcoming school year.


    During a recent meeting of the school board, teachers’ representatives were complaining that teachers were having to share books because the district received only a partial shipment of language arts workbooks for kindergarten through eighth grade. Board member Patrick Romero wanted to know why.

  • Lt. Gov.: Cut unnecessary rules

    One audience member walked out of Lt. Gov.-elect John Sanchez’s town hall meeting Monday because she said she thought it was about supporting small businesses.

  • Official seeks less distance for turbines

    A county task force has proposed a three-mile required distance between homes and wind farms.


    But County Commissioner Nicolas Leger said Monday that is too far. He said he would push for a shorter distance but that he hadn’t determined what it would be.


    It was the first indication among the county commissioners about shortening the proposed setback. They have been mum on the issue during public hearings as residents have debated the distance.

  • 2 hurt in DWI crash, police say

    Two people were found hurt after a suspected DWI crash in Mora County near Rociada.


    According to court records, a state police officer showed up to the site of a crash around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26 on N.M. Highway 105. A white Chrysler was found on its roof.


    State police reported that an 11-year-old boy was on the ground near the car and was in serve pain, complaining that his legs were hurting. The driver, Ramon Martinez, 18, of Rociada was on the ground near the driver’s side door, police said. He said his back was hurting.

  • Fire destroys restaurant in Mora

    Mora residents woke up Sunday morning with a cloud of smoke over them as Hatcha’s Restaurant burned. The eatery was destroyed.


    A passerby noticed smoke coming from the back of the restaurant as he drove by and stopped at the Allsup’s convenience store to report it.


    Mora Fire Chief Dennis Romero said he got the call about the fire shortly before 5 a.m. He said his department was there within 15 minutes.