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Today's News

  • East superintendent quits

    Rick Romero, superintendent of the Las Vegas City Schools, resigned from his post Wednesday after a seven-day suspension.


    After about 45 minutes behind closed doors to discuss and review Romero’s contract, the school board returned with a brief and terse statement.


    Romero didn’t show up for the board meeting, but he was reportedly at work Wednesday.

  • Not just for seniors anymore

    Britney Romero is the only junior in recent memory to be elected Robertson High School’s student body president.


    The office is generally thought of as a senior domain, but teacher Joselle DeMarco encouraged her to run.

  • Is local EDC alive and well?

    Las Vegas’ main economic development organization is going through a rough patch, some officials say.


    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Economic Development Corporation recently lost its last employee, and a county official says the group doesn’t have the money to operate.


    But Matt Martinez, EDC’s president, said nothing is falling through the cracks. He said the EDC and the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce are working to consolidate.

  • Woman killed in accident on Plaza

    An Albuquerque woman died in a crash on the Plaza early Thursday morning, city police said.


    Police didn’t release the woman’s name before press time because they had yet to notify the 38-year-old’s next of kin.


    Interim Police Chief Christian Montaño said an officer saw the woman traveling at a high rate of speed around 2 a.m., but she was a considerable distance away. Moments later, the woman’s car was found crashed into Total Fashion, 209 Plaza, police said. The building sustained minor damage.

  • Optic’s managing editor leaving

    David Giuliani, managing editor of the Las Vegas Optic for the past six years, is taking a job in Illinois.


    Giuliani, 38, has accepted a reporter’s position at the Sauk Valley News, a family-owned newspaper company in northern Illinois. He will be based in Sterling and cover two county governments and numerous municipalities in the area.


    His last day at the Optic is Dec. 23. He plans to start his new job Jan. 3.

  • Cordova left legacy of mentorship

    By Henry Sanchez

    It’s amazing — the older we get, the more we appreciate the Good Old Days and the people that made them that way for us. As the years have passed like the wind, I have come to appreciate more my education at St. Joseph’s College and my mentor and coach, Dr. Rudy Cordova.

  • Cowgirl tracksters picked 4th in RMAC

    Respect continues to grow for the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team.


    The Cowgirls were picked to finish fourth among the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s 10 schools that offer women’s indoor track and field programs. That is according to an RMAC preseason coaches’ poll released on Monday by the Colorado Springs-based league office.
    Powered by some strong individual performances — notably by the versatile Angella Graham — the Cowgirls have challenged in a number of events across the board.

  • LV teams lead Jamboree

    If the performances in Wednesday’s West Las Vegas Middle School Jamboree are an accurate predictor, the future of prep wrestling in the Meadow City is looking pretty bright.


    Memorial Middle School’s Cardinal wrestling team captured first place in the tournament with 38 team points.


    And the Gents of the host West Las Vegas Middle School were right behind, taking second place with 32 points.


    Taos landed in third place with 27 points, followed by Pecos (22) and St. Michael’s (20).

  • Our war over Christmas catalogs

    Blowy, snowy, cold winter weather — combined with Christmas catalogs in our mailbox — causes me to wonder where summer went. Ah, yes, time flies when the holidays pile up, one right after another.

  • Mora school to host business group meeting

    On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Mora High School business department will be hosting the regional Professional Business Association meet.
    Pauline Limbaugh, a teacher, states that there will be five schools coming to  Mora to compete. They are Escalante, Española Raton, West Las Vegas and Taos.


    More than 100 students will be competing. Some of the students will do their competition at their own school and 30 will make the trip to Mora to compete in their category.