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Today's News

  • Lady Cardinals fall in another OT thriller

    As far as the Robertson girls’ soccer team is concerned, their playoff meeting Saturday with Portales was every bit as exciting — though nowhere near as fulfilling — as the teams’ last encounter, a 3-2 overtime stunner for RHS on Oct. 14.


    This time, the score also was 3-2 and it was also decided in overtime. But this time, the seventh-seeded Rams came out on top, ending a strong campaign by the 10th seeded Lady Cardinals.

  • Scrutinize sites off campus

    Highlands University has been one of the leaders in setting up satellite campuses around the state. Currently, the school has seven off-campus sites — Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Raton, Española, Farmington and Santa Fe.


    Now, legislative leaders looking for ways to cut the state budget have questioned the need for state universities to have so many branches. That’s a reasonable line of inquiry.

  • Mora sheriff should step aside

    Last week, the state police arrested a Mora County Sheriff’s Department transport officer who was found passed out drunk in his government vehicle along Interstate 25. His blood-alcohol level was .30, more than three times the state’s presumed level of intoxication.


    The department’s leader is ostensibly Sheriff Roy Cordova. But he is no longer the full-time sheriff. He recently got a full-time sheriff’s deputy’s job in Valencia County. So he’s working only part of the time in Mora County.

  • Work of Art: Don’t try this at home

    How many times have you been admonished: “Don’t try this at home”?           


    We read the notice most often on television, when someone demonstrates some kind of skill that might prove dangerous if someone goes ahead and attempts it, without proper supervision.        

  • Noticias-Nov. 3, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Community Art with Janet Stein-Romero and United World College students, an open studio, will be 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 2 at Blackbird Gallery on Bridge Street (on the corner on the west side of the bridge). Teens and younger youth (with parental supervision) are welcome. No experience with art is necessary.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 3, 2010

    TODAYHOY
    • Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Celebrating Native American Culture.” The book will be “Brother Bear: Bear With Me” by Ann Rhiannon. The craft will be a beaded corn magnet. All programs are open to the public.

    THURSDAYJUEVES

  • Martinez gets big endorsement

    Las Vegas Democratic politico Jesus Lopez danced with a Republican on Saturday night — literally.


    In a surprise move, Lopez, a former local Democratic Party chairman, escorted Republican  gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez into the outside area of El Rialto Restaurant in Old Town.


    He and Martinez danced “La Marcha” together at a rally attended by hundreds.

  • HUD gives mixed signals on pot

    The federal housing agency is giving mixed signals about its policy for medical marijuana in subsidized housing.

    Recently, San Miguel County’s housing authority informed local medical marijuana user Robert Jones that it was revoking his federal housing subsidy known as Section 8, which helps low-income people. The authority cited Jones’ use of marijuana.

  • State hopes project done by year’s end

    Officials hope to get the Grand Avenue project completed by the end of the year.

    The state Transportation Department had planned to finish the work by October, but the utilities portion of the project has taken longer than expected, said David Trujillo, the state Department of Transportation’s local assistant district engineer.

    Heavy rains in August also delayed the work, he said.

    “We’ve been lucky with some good weather. Hopefully, it’ll hold,” Trujillo said. “Utilities have been what has been killing us on our schedule.”

  • Victory is hers

    Kaitlyn Hutchinson breezed to a District 2-3A girls’ cross country title and led the Robertson girls to a team championship on Saturday morning in Taos.

    Now, RHS coach Fabian Trujillo is eyeing what he hopes will be a top-three finish at the state meet Saturday in Rio Rancho.
    “We’ve got a good chance of placing in the top three,” Trujillo said. “Times alone, we should be top three.”

    The Lady Cardinals placed five in the top eight to capture the girls’ team title, beating runner-up West Las Vegas and host Taos. In the boys’ race, Taos won, followed by WLV and RHS.