Today's News

  • Noticias - Dec. 21, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The Las Vegas Police Department is requesting assistance from business owners to update the department’s emergency contacts. They are requesting all local businesses to fill out an afterhours contact form to better serve the community. Forms are available at the station and on the city’s website.

  • Mora hoops teams keep rolling

    Setting the tempo early with strong defense that translated into early leads, the Mora Rangerettes handled Santa Rosa and Clayton over the weekend to beef their record up to 8-0.

    Mora defeated Santa Rosa 56-43 on Friday after leading 37-19 at halftime.

    Then on Saturday, the Rangerettes topped Clayton on the road, 52-40, part of a doubleheader sweep that also saw the Mora boys prevail on enemy hardwood.

  • Wrestlers travel east, reap success

    Their trip east beat the storm. It also resulted in some solid performances.
    Robertson wrestlers competed in the Amarillo (Texas) Duals while West Las Vegas grapplers entered the Tucumcari Rattler Open this past Saturday.

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    Coach Richard Martinez’s Cardinals secured fifth place in the Amarillo Duals, finishing with a 55-24 win over Palo Duro (Texas).

    Hometown school Amarillo Tascosa captured the event title by beating fellow Texas squad Dumas 45-27. Tascosa had beaten Robertson earlier in a head-to-head matchup.

  • Archuleta 5th in debut show

    Ralph Archuleta’s debut performance as a competitive bodybuilder earned the Meadow City native a fifth place finish — and rave reviews from his trainer.

    Archuleta was rated fifth in the men’s novice middleweight division of the 2011 National Physique Committee Met-Rx Rocky Mountain Championships held Nov. 12 in Denver.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 21, 2011

    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Quadrangular, noon, Gillie Lopez Gym

    No varsity events scheduled

    No varsity events scheduled

    No varsity events scheduled

  • A divisive chamber

    The Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce has become a divisive organization. And since its name, the Chamber of Commerce, is widely recognized as a contact point for people who live elsewhere but seek to do business in Las Vegas, we fear more harm than good comes from its standing in the community.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 21, 2011
  • Work of Art: Overwhelmed by ‘stuff’

    Like many people, we Trujillos have problems with “stuff.” Problems not as in “We can’t get enough stuff,” but as in, “We have simply too much stuff.”
    Let me explain:

    A trip to Samaritan House or Salvation Army is supposed to put our household on a diet: The intention is to take clean, usable stuff to either repository in order to 1) help someone else out, 2) help keep a few people employed and 2) help clear out our own place.

  • Mora official suspended

    The Mora Independent School District business manager accused of mishandling school funding has reached a settlement with the state Public Education Department that allows her to keep her administrative license.

    Under the settlement agreement, Agnes Padilla received a two-month suspension, though she actually only had to serve one full week of that suspension. Padilla is also being required to attend eight additional hours of training on school finance at her own expense.

  • Nice, not naughty