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Today's News

  • Weekend Roundup

    Justin Kaid’s two-run double in the top of the 10th inning  lifted NMHU baseball to victory in an 18-17 thriller against Colorado Christian Saturday in Lakewood, Colo.

    With an 11-2 win Friday and a 6-5 nod in Saturday’s game one, the Cowboys took a 3-0 series lead and improved to 11-8 overall and 6-5 in league.

    In Friday’s game one, Trent Evins (2-3) held the Cougars to two runs on four hits with five strikeouts in eight innings. A.J. Alexander hit 3 of 5, scored thrice and had two RBI.

  • Four accused Quintana in ‘06

    Years before Robertson High School officials were put on notice that Jay Quintana allegedly had a long-term sexual relationship with one of his students, they received complaints from three other female students that he had touched them inappropriately and a complaint from another that he had made a sexually suggestive remark to her in class.

  • Spring Fever
  • County adopts wind ordinance

    San Miguel County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a wind energy ordinance governing the development of wind farms in the county despite concerns that such projects would create noise pollution and hurt the quality of life for residents who live near them.

    Among the top criticisms of the ordinance was the half-mile setback, the requirement that wind turbines be at least half a mile away from any occupied house, commercial building, hospital, school or church. A county task force had previously recommended a three-mile setback.

  • Population down for city, county

    Where did they go?

    Las Vegas and San Miguel County have fewer residents than 10 years ago, according to 2010 census figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Mora County, Wagon Mound and Pecos also saw a drop in their populations.

    Indeed, many of New Mexico’s rural areas remained stagnant or lost population while the state’s urban areas like Rio Rancho grew  during that period.

    The state  actually grew by more than 240,000 people over the past decade, with more than 2 million people living here.

  • City officials asked to challenge charter

    The murky question of whether the new city charter approved by 56 percent of voters last year is valid may not be headed to court anytime in the near future after all.

    City Attorney Dave Romero told the City Council Tuesday that asking a judge for a declaratory judgement on the charter’s validity could run into a problem — the fact that no one is challenging the charter’s legitimacy so far.

  • Cops need help finding missing kids

    The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating two young children.

    A missing persons report was filed Saturday for Grace Lucero Montoya, who is 5 months old, and Mary Lucero Montoya who is almost 2, said Deputy Sheriff Roy Pacheco. He said the two appear to have been taken by their mother, who does not have custody.

  • Que Pasa - March 18, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Las Vegas Senior Center Improvement Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18 at 500 Sabino Street. The improvements will include a new flagpole, automatic water closet flush valves and faucets and, with the push of a button, automatic restroom doors. In addition, the existing fenced vehicle area will be covered with a metal roof, adding to ease of operation and overnight vehicle security. The Daily Congregate Meal will be sponsored by the Mayor’s Community Initiative Fund. For more information, call 454-1401.

  • Noticias - March 18, 2011

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

    • The Justin J. Roper Memorial Scholarship applications are available. The scholarship is open to West Las Vegas seniors. Applications are now available at the West Las Vegas High School counselor’s office. Application deadline is April 29.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! RISING CRISES. If you think Japan is far, far away, ask around — the connections between the Land of the Rising Sun and our own shores is stronger than its ever been. That’s why the triple threat of earthquake, tsunami and radiation exposure hits so close to home for so many Americans.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to this nation. Hopefully the radiation will be contained and the aftershocks will soon subside.