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Today's News

  • Rodriguez makes all-region soccer team

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer season ended nearly a month ago, but the honors keep rolling in for Cowgirl standout Julissa Rodriguez.


    Rodriguez, a junior forward from Washington state, was named to the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America-Performance Subaru Women’s NCAA Division II All-Central Region First Team. This is the first time a Cowgirl has earned the honor, which was announced late last week.

  • Manzano takes RMAC honor

    In his short time on the New Mexico Highlands University campus, Thomas Manzano has made his presence known.
    After the first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games of his career Manzano has been named the RMAC-Baden Player of the Week. Manzano earned the honor after his high-scoring play and tenacious defense over the Cowboys’ RMAC-opening weekend in Las Vegas.

  • Silver gloves
  • Sick of bad behavior

    What we’re about to write may rub some people the wrong way. They may say we’re being judgmental. But we believe it’s time someone said it.


    As the Las Vegas City Schools board grapples with the question of whom to hire as its next district superintendent, now that Richard Romero has stepped aside amid cloudy conditions, we hope morality will be considered. Yes, morality.

  • How did we survive childhood?

    By Art Trujillo

    Martha Johnsen’s morning program on local radio often has quite interesting topics. One morning she discussed childhood games of the past. She invited KFUN listeners to phone in to provide input on what used to occupy them in their youth.


    Johnsen re-called that girls used to play jacks, boys marbles. People called in with accounts of having played Red Rover, Tag, Hide-and-Seek, Hopscotch (without Scotch), and Jump Rope.

  • Noticias-Dec. 8, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. However, the service will be unavailable on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, In observance for the New Year, the service will be operating from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, through Saturday, Jan. 1. Call 429-0336 for service.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 8, 2010

    TODAYHOY

  • Group: Books not secret

    Some argue that the finances of the Fiesta Council are a mystery, but the group says that’s untrue.


    In an mass e-mail last week, the Fiesta Council disputed allegations that it had kept its books a secret. But the city’s top official said that he doesn’t recall the group ever showing its finances in detail.

  • Light parade
  • City: Give us your water

    The Las Vegas City Schools doesn’t appear as open as West Las Vegas to giving some of its water rights to the city of Las Vegas.


    City officials have made presentations to both school boards, with the most recent one being on the east side.


    Utilities Director Ken Garcia asked the City Schools board to donate four acre-feet of the 24 acre-feet it owns to the city as a goodwill gesture. He proposed the same deal Mayor Alfonso Ortiz pitched to the West board a few weeks ago.