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Today's News

  • NMHU hoopsters open near century mark

    Four Cowboys tallied double figures to help the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team (2-0) to a 97-67 season-opening rout of Oakwood (Ala.) on Friday in the first game of the Adams State College Bankers Classic in Alamosa, Colo.


    Thomas Manzano sank eight of 11 foul shots on his way to a game-high 19 points. Derek Freeman made all six of his field goals to finish with 14 points, and he blocked four shots. Ryan Daniels and Chris Newsome added a dozen points apiece.

  • Cowgirls sweep Nanooks in 2OT

    Double overtime. Double victories.


    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team picked up its second win in as many nights this past Wednesday with a 90-84 double-overtime triumph at University of Alaska-Fairbanks.


    The Cowgirls (2-1) then lost 73-39 at 13th nationally ranked Alaska-Anchorage on Friday.


    Against UAF, Cimarron native Whitley Coca was a force for NMHU, putting up a team-high 20 points and snagging 12 rebounds.

  • Fiesta forward

    The Las Vegas City Council did what it had to do last week when it set up a city committee to oversee the annual Fiestas de Las Vegas. The Fiesta Council, which historically organizes and runs the event, has for too long been obstinate regarding issues that must to be resolved.

  • A solution for Ward 4

    City Councilman David Romero has been sidelined since August because of a stroke, so Ward 4 has been unrepresented since then.

    Sure, the mayor and other council members have chipped in, but the southwest Las Vegas ward hasn’t had its own council member.


    Of course, everyone involved wants to show compassion for Romero, an auto repair shop owner elected in March. Yet there is a need for Ward 4 to be represented.

  • Noticias-Nov. 22, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 22, 2010

    TUESDAYMARTES
    • Pictures retakes will be scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the A-Plus Grill at Robertson High School. Packet information is available in the main office from Annie. If you need picture retakes, you will need to bring in your picture packets and return them before there are retakes. For more information, call Charlene at 454-5770, ext. 212.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIERCOLES

  • East superintendent suspended

    The Las Vegas City Schools board has placed Superintendent Rick Romero on leave for seven days because of a violation of the district’s computer-use policy, the school board chairman said this week.


    Chairman Ramon “Swoops” Montaño said the board decided on that discipline after a closed session Tuesday night. He said the complaint about the violation came from a school employee, who reported it about two weeks ago.


    Associate Superintendent LeeEtte Quintina will be in charge of the district in Romero’s absence.

  • Above and Beyond: Navajo queen always smiling

    Miss Ramah Navajo Queen Vanessa Frank has reached out to youth, helped elders and ridden in many parades representing her Native American community of Pine Hill, N.M.


    “My platform was to reach out and tell kids that education is the key to life. There’s no such thing as can’t — everything is possible if you’re determined to do it, and you don’t give up,” Frank said. 

         
    Frank said she loves her grandfather Albert Joe Frank, a medicine man at Pine Hill Reservation.

  • Councilors oust Fiesta organizers

    The city of Las Vegas plans to take over Fiestas de Las Vegas.
    On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to set up a city committee to run the annual July 4 weekend event.


    An independent group, the Fiesta Council, has been organizing the festivities for a number of years. But in recent months, the group has been embroiled in controversies over finances and a public battle with the former Fiesta queen, among other issues.

  • Board leader to leave soon

    Las Vegas City Schools board President Ramon “Swoops” Montaño dropped a bombshell at Tuesday’s board meeting, telling fellow members he would be leaving his post before the February election.


    “I will step down from my position on the board of education in December. Being away from my four kids, who live in Rio Rancho, has become too much of a burden,” Montaño said.