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Today's News

  • Work of Art: First, tell us who’s playing

    By Art Trujillo

    It’s not exactly a case of generalized apathy, but the zeal that’s usually apparent around Super Bowl season just isn’t there.

    The column of Super Bowl predictions lacks the wide-eyed passion we expect. And to no one’s surprise, some said, “I’ll tell you my prediction if you’ll tell me who’s playing.”

  • Highlands sweeps Springs teams

    Chris Newsome stole the ball with 11 seconds left and, after drawing a foul, sank one of two free throws to preserve a hard-fought 90-84 win by New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team against host Colorado-Colorado Springs on Saturday night.

    The final minute proved crucial.

    Alan Paul’s dunk had given the Mountain Lions an 84-82 lead with a minute left in regulation.

    Thomas Manzano answered with an old-school three-point play, making it 85-84.

  • A Classic wrestling weekend

    As this past weekend’s Cardinal Classic approached, Robertson head wrestling coach Richard Martinez and his staff found themselves thinking strategically.

    With several of Robertson’s wrestlers ailing from either injury or illness — Troy Estrada, Dominic Lucero and John Pino among them — Martinez allowed them time to recuperate rather than rush them back for the Classic, the only major home event of the season and one of the larger wrestling tournaments in the state.

  • Adams grapplers prevail

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboy wrestling team lost a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference home dual Friday night 33-15 to Adams State.

    The Cowboys’ points came from two forfeits in the 141 and 149 weight classes and  Travis Saxon’s 3-2 victory at 165. The Cowboys fell to 0-4 in the RMAC and 0-5 in overall dual competition.

    The meet started at the 125-pound class as Cowboy Joshua Christopher lost 10-2 to Adam State’s Jerry Huff. In the next match at 133, Donovan Troup lost by a score of 12-5.

  • Noticias - Feb. 2, 2011

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

    • A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 2, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR  

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 31, 2011

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR  

  • ‘A calling’

    For Christian Montaño, it’s a lot more than a job.

    “Being a police officer is a calling more than a career,” the new chief of police for Las Vegas said. “For me, going through the ranks was a calling, to be a police officer but also to become chief. … I was offered the (chief’s) job years ago, but I declined, not really for personal reasons but for the good of the department. I wasn’t ready at that time.”

  • School board election information


    LAS VEGAS CITY SCHOOLS

    Candidates

    Position 3: Felix Alderete, Sandra Madrid, Carlos Perea
    Position 4: Gloria Lovato-Pacheco, Eric Cummings, Mark A. Montoya
    Position 5: Ricky Serna, Patrick Romero (i), Stephanie Salazar

    POLLING PLACES

    PRECINCTS 2, 5, 6, 14A AND 25 – CARNEGIE LIBRARY
    PRECINCTS 4, 11, 12, 27 AND 28 – MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
    PRECINCTS 1 AND 7 – DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
    PRECINCTS 9 AND 10 – MIKE MATEO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • 17 candidates on ballots for school board

    Seventeen candidates, including four incumbents, are running for six positions in the two Las Vegas school districts — and Tuesday is decision day.

    Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 11 precincts for this year’s school board elections in the West Las Vegas and Las Vegas City school districts.

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Rivera said last week that while absentee and early voting, which ended Friday, have been relatively slow, she’s expecting a strong turnout in both districts.