Today's News

  • Rangers take 3rd in Taos tourney

    Submitted to the Optic

    In a Taos tourney field dominated by 3A and 4A competition, the Mora Rangers started their 2012-13 season with a third-place finish, defeating Wingate 62-59 Saturday night in Otero Gymnasium.

  • Tourney champ
  • Boxing tourney starts Friday at Crespin’s

    Several locals are slated to fight in this coming weekend’s New Mexico State Silver Gloves boxing tournament at Crespin’s Gym.

    Mateo Gold will be competing in one of the brackets, said promoter and Silver Gloves coordinator Carlos Crespin. And locals Wally Diaz, Justin Saiz and Savanna Trujillo of Mora may be boxing in show bouts, he noted.

    First bout starts 6 p.m. Friday at the gym, located at 900 West Valencia St. The event resumes Saturday and Sunday.

  • Heisman finalists named

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Johnny Manziel and Manti Te’o are in position to make Heisman Trophy history.
    Manziel, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Texas A&M, and Te’o, Notre Dame’s star linebacker, along with Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, were invited Monday to attend the Heisman presentation ceremony.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 5, 2012

    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls (6) at Springer, 4:30 p.m., Springer
    • WLVMS Jamboree (includes WLV, RHS, Mora), 3 p.m., WLV

    • Mora girls (A,B) at Lady Lion Classic, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Clayton tournament, TBA, Clayton
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4:30 p.m., MMS
    • Mora Middle School girls at Dulce, 4 p.m., Dulce

  • Man sentenced to 6 years

    The Los Lunas man who walked into a local physician’s home in February and demanded money and guns and who then attempted to gain entry into another woman’s home by pretending to be a police officer has been sentenced to six years in prison.

    Lupe Chavez, 44, was sentenced by District Judge Matthew Sandoval on Nov. 19.

    Assistant District Attorney Joseph Gonzales argued for the maximum sentence at the hearing, and Sandoval agreed.

  • Winter Wonderland
  • $2,500 stolen from East AD’s office

    Las Vegas Police are investigating the reported theft of $2,500 from an office at Robertson High School.

    Las Vegas City Schools Co-Curricular Director Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, who also serves as the district’s athletics director, reported last week that someone had entered his office, pried open a file cabinet in the office and walked away with $2,500 in cash.

  • Report sheds light on fatal fire

    The first officers who responded to the early morning mobile home blaze last Wednesday saw flames leaping more than 20 feet in the air and heard a woman inside screaming for help.

    Two people had already escaped the blaze and were outside the structure when the officers arrived at the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park on Seventh Street.

    The trapped woman’s son told officers that his mother was still inside.

  • City unveils bill assistance program

    The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department has launched a Water Bill Assistance Program, but customers hit hardest by the rate hike — those living outside city limits— aren’t eligible for the help.

    Under the new rate structure approved by the City Council in September, city water customers living outside of city limits are being charged 50 percent more than those living within the municipality.

    But the Water Bill Assistance Program is open only to water customers living inside city limits.