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Today's News

  • Noticias - Oct. 1, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    •  Al-Anon Meetings for family and friends of alcoholics or problem drinkers take place in Faith Hall, behind St. Paul's Peace Church, 8th and National, at 5:45 p.m. on Mondays and noon on Fridays for an hour. Many relatives and/or friends of problem drinkers have learned through Al-Anon how to make their own lives more manageable, serene and happy whether or not the relative or friend stops drinking.  For information, call 425-6901.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 1, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Tony E. Marquez, Jr. Fall Fitness Challenge, from Oct. 1 to Nov. 10 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The weigh-in date is Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 at the center. For more information, contact recreation center staff at 426-1739.
    • Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth meeting, 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Presbyterian Church - Community Room. The purpose of the meeting is to pick up petitions to ban fracking in San Miguel County. All are welcome. For more information, call 426-1468.

  • The Facebook food photo

    Oh the power of today’s social media. Just ask Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez and her cafeteria staffs — they’ve had a couple of rounds of in-your-face Facebook postings that make their work look quite unappetizing and unsanitary these days.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 1, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Our ballots and their debates

    If you’re waiting on a round of Optic-sponsored candidate forums this election cycle, to help you decide who to vote for in the local races, I’ve got bad news for you: We won’t be holding any.

    The Democratic primary election on June 5 decided nearly all local races. Such is the reality of living where one party rules the day.

  • ‘Pokes rally past Mavericks

    Highlands’ Darius Davis hauled in a 3-yard pass from Emmanuel Lewis for a go-ahead score with 1:52 remaining, completing a late rally by the Cowboys for a 40-36 win over Colorado Mesa on Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The comeback from a 16-point deficit gave the Cowboys a 3-0 record in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, a 4-1 overall mark, and a two-game win streak heading into homecoming week.

    Highlands hosts Western State this coming Saturday.

  • Cowboys take the Jam
  • Elks hold on, drop Dons

    On the first play from scrimmage Saturday, Pojoaque Valley quarterback John Ainsworth dashed 67 yards for a touchdown against the visiting West Las Vegas Dons.

    That play may have set the tone for the afternoon, but it was the Elks’ stingy defense that carried through in a 33-24 verdict that sent the Dons to their fifth consecutive defeat.

    Ainsworth rushed for triple-digit yardage, with 84 coming in the first half, and his arm made him a bonafide option threat throughout the game.

  • Cardinals get healthy at Jags’ expense

    If the Robertson Cardinals were looking for relief from their brutal early schedule, they certainly found it Friday night in Santa Fe.

    The Cards had little trouble outdueling the struggling Capital Jaguars in a 35-0 win, which boosted Robertson’s record to 2-3 overall.

    James Gonzales rushed for nearly 200 yards and Dominic Lucero approached the century mark for the Redbirds, who will have this weekend off to prepare for an Oct. 12 homecoming date with Pojoaque Valley.

  • WLV sweeps the silver

    Alonzo Chavez posted the quickest time to date in winning his fourth straight meet.

    Karlene Montaño returned to form near the front of the pack.

    And the West Las Vegas boys’ and girls’ cross country teams swept the runner-up team awards, all in Saturday’s Meadow City Cross Country Invitational, held at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Highlights of prep varsity results are as follows.