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Today's News

  • Small firm takes nursing home’s reins

    Harvey Pelovsky got some good news in his first days as a new co-owner of Vida Encantada Nursing and Rehabilitation.

    He said the state Health Department showed up to do an inspection for a week and found no serious deficiencies, just a few minor issues. He said that it was the first time in his three decades in the nursing home business that he has heard inspectors compliment staff the way they did.

  • Temporary replacement suggested

    Ward 4 City Councilman David Romero continues to improve after a stroke he suffered in August, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said last week.

    At last week’s City Council meeting, Councilman Andrew Feldman suggested that the council find a temporary replacement while Romero is recovering.

    But Ortiz and City Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron said the city charter wouldn’t allow for a temporary appointment to a council seat.
    Gurule-Giron said the council should demonstrate compassion toward Romero.

  • Mayor wants to move up trick-or-treating

    Because Halloween is falling on a Sunday this year, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz is encouraging a different schedule for trick-or-treating.


    On the request of Old Town merchants, the mayor is declaring Friday afternoon for trick-or-treating along Bridge Street and around Plaza Park.


    And to prevent trick- or-treating on Sunday night, he is urging parents to take their ghosts and goblins for trick-or-treat on Saturday evening instead.

  • Cops may live in public housing

    The city’s housing authority is looking to have police officers live in public housing.


    The officers would get reduced rent in exchange for living there, a program that the federal government allows, officials said.


    Robert Pacheco, the housing authority’s director, said he will present a plan for approval to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department.

  • Durango site for RMAC tourney

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., will host the 2010 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Championships Nov. 5-7, the league announced this  week.

    Fort Lewis’ Skyhawks lead the RMAC with a 9-1-1 conference record, followed by Regis (9-2) and New Mexico Highlands (7-2-2).

    The RMAC is in the second year of a pilot program in which the host of the conference championship in women’s soccer is named two to three weeks in advance.

  • Junior Las Vegas Bowl

  • Rodriguez goals fuel Cowgirl win

    Julissa Rodriguez was just two much for the Colorado School of Mines on Sunday.

    The New Mexico Highlands University junior scored two goals within a five-minute span in the first half, giving the Cowgirls a 2-0 road victory in Golden, Colo.

    Off to its best start, NMHU improved to 9-4-2 overall and 7-2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer standings. Mines slipped to 7-4-3 and 6-3-1.

  • Buying our votes, 2010

    The governor’s race is the most obvious case in point. Tune in to local radio or Albuquerque television for very long and you’re sure to get an ample dose of creative negativity and bold-faced hypocrisy. You can catch one of Susana Martinez’s ads hammering home Diane Denish’s misuse of taxpayer funds, or a Denish ad that rails against Martinez’s dark and sinister out-of-state connections.

  • Work of Art: I really wanted to join brigade

    One of many things I regret as a youngster was ever trying to become a member of Sister’s Brigade. My compunction has had  to do with telling tales. And as we know, some can tell ‘em, some can’t.


    Let me explain:

  • Noticias-Oct. 20, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The Nat Gold Players is calling for more submissions of original short plays to be produced in the “Box Seats” series. The dramas should be between 10 and 20 minutes, involve no more than four actors and use a minimal setting of up to four boxes. Hand props and costumes can be more elaborate. The deadline for submission is Nov. 30. and should be sent to Jane Hyatt at 506 Columbia Ave. Call 425-6182 to leave a message for more information.