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  • Vatos make semis in Classic

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic


    After beating Adams State College in Alamosa 50-12 on Oct. 9, the Vatos rugby club reached the semifinals in the 39th annual High Desert Classic Oct. 16-17 in Albuquerque.

  • LV ropers taste victory

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    Oklahoma City, Okla. — Local team ropers Travis Regensberg and Kenny Zamora of Las Vegas were big winners Tuesday at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping, which wrapped up Sunday in Oklahoma City.  


    Produced by the United States Team Roping Championships, the National Finals of Team Roping is the premier event of team roping and hosted more than 6,700 teams from across the United  States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and South America.

  • Gents gallop to big win

    Las Vegas Optic
    West Las Vegas Middle School’s football team finished with a flourish this past week, stomping Raton 52-0.


    The Gents, coached by Robert Alarcon, concluded the season with a 6-1 record, the lone defeat coming against crosstown rival Memorial Middle School. MMS went 7-0 this season.


    This past week’s game reached the breaking point with 2:48 left in the second quarter.

  • Mora football goes 5-0

    Football is back on the radar in Mora.
    The fledgling Ranger football team ended its short season undefeated at 5-0.

  • 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.

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