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Today's News

  • Cowgirls open RMAC 0-2

    Three Roadrunner women reached double figures to spoil the home and league debut of the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s basketball play Friday evening at the Wilson Complex.


    Metro State College of Denver prevailed 68-51 to improve to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the RMAC. NMHU is 3-5 and 0-2, respectively, heading into this weekend’s Colorado road trip to Western State and Mesa State.

  • Joining groups may be right

    An organization is likely not in a good position when it has to put out a press release disputing rumors that it is defunct.


    But that is exactly what the Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation had to do last week. The group insisted it is alive and well.

  • Fighting government secrecy

    Most people agree that taxpayers have every right to know how their money is being spent.


    But sometimes, the government tries to keep that information from the people.


    Last week, I spent much of a day trying to get the amount of the Las Vegas City Schools’ settlement with a former Robertson High School student who accused her former coach of having sex with her repeatedly.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 6, 2010

    TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • The Veterans of Foreigns Wars Post 1547 will hold a special meeting for election of all officers at 4 p.m.  Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the post. Members are urged to attend.

    WEDNESDAYMIERCOLES

  • East superintendent quits

    Rick Romero, superintendent of the Las Vegas City Schools, resigned from his post Wednesday after a seven-day suspension.


    After about 45 minutes behind closed doors to discuss and review Romero’s contract, the school board returned with a brief and terse statement.


    Romero didn’t show up for the board meeting, but he was reportedly at work Wednesday.

  • Not just for seniors anymore

    Britney Romero is the only junior in recent memory to be elected Robertson High School’s student body president.


    The office is generally thought of as a senior domain, but teacher Joselle DeMarco encouraged her to run.

  • Is local EDC alive and well?

    Las Vegas’ main economic development organization is going through a rough patch, some officials say.


    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation recently lost its last employee, and a county official says the group doesn’t have the money to operate.


    But Matt Martinez, EDC’s president, said nothing is falling through the cracks. He said the EDC and the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce are working to consolidate.

  • Woman killed in accident on Plaza

    An Albuquerque woman died in a crash on the Plaza early Thursday morning, city police said.


    Police didn’t release the woman’s name before press time because they had yet to notify the 38-year-old’s next of kin.


    Interim Police Chief Christian Montaño said an officer saw the woman traveling at a high rate of speed around 2 a.m., but she was a considerable distance away. Moments later, the woman’s car was found crashed into Total Fashion, 209 Plaza, police said. The building sustained minor damage.

  • Optic’s managing editor leaving

    David Giuliani, managing editor of the Las Vegas Optic for the past six years, is taking a job in Illinois.


    Giuliani, 38, has accepted a reporter’s position at the Sauk Valley News, a family-owned newspaper company in northern Illinois. He will be based in Sterling and cover two county governments and numerous municipalities in the area.


    His last day at the Optic is Dec. 23. He plans to start his new job Jan. 3.

  • Cordova left legacy of mentorship

    By Henry Sanchez

    It’s amazing — the older we get, the more we appreciate the Good Old Days and the people that made them that way for us. As the years have passed like the wind, I have come to appreciate more my education at St. Joseph’s College and my mentor and coach, Dr. Rudy Cordova.