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Today's News

  • Free golf Sunday at Pendaries

    With another season winding down, the Pendaries Golf Course is looking to close with a bang this Sunday.

    Free golf — in the form of waived greens fees — is being offered to area linksters on Sunday, Oct. 17, the last day of the season for the Rociada course.

    The only cost for participating golfers is mandatory rental of a cart for $15.96.

  • OPTIC POWER PICKS STANDINGS 2010

    OPTIC POWER PICKS STANDINGS 2010-2011

    Through Oct. 12, 2010

    Ajay-Javen VIGIL, 58

    Veronica MORRIS, 57

    Carl VIGIL, 56

    Dean GARCIA, 53

    Robert LOERA, 53

    Pamela MARTINEZ, 53

    Tasha Rae MARTINEZ, 53

    Ryan MONTOYA, 53

    Michael SAAVEDRA, 53

    Stephen ARAGON, 52

    Eddie ATENCIO, 52

    Wiliam LEGER, 52

    Leonard SANDOVAL, 52

    Nicholas ARAGON, 51

    Geraldine CHAVEZ, 51

    Juan Carlos FULGENZI, 51

    Josh GARCIA, 51

    Keith MORRIS, 51

  • Frosh in tennis finals

    Robertson High tennis teammates Emilio Gomez and Dave Romero recently excelled in several regional tournaments of note.

    Romero, a freshman ranked fifth in the state 14-year-old division, reached the finals of the Jerry Cline tournament in Albuquerque despite competing against 15- and 16-year-olds. He pushed Gavin Lynch, the No. 18 player in the Southwest region, to a tiebreaker before falling. Romero won the first set 6-2 before losing 6-3. In a 10-point tiebreak, Lynch prevailed 10-7.

  • Letter: Gurule-Giron is doing her job

    In a recent article in the Optic, it was noted that addressing constituent complaints by Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron did not please her colleagues because they felt the complaints should go through city employee Teresa Duran. While I feel that Ms. Duran is doing a good job, I think that councilors should be able to bring up complaints for possible resolutions during the City Council meetings, because that is what they (councilors) have been elected to do. Meet the needs of the constituents!

  • Letter: Taxpayers getting the shaft again

    We taxpayers have not even begun to recover from the Wall Street bailout and we are again hit-up to bail out Robertson High School for their mismanagement of bond funds?

    Just how much are taxpayers expected to cover-up? Many can't even afford the monthly premium on their auto insurance. Why is it the only solution is to turn to the taxpayer? Shouldn’t responsible people be held to account?

    Previously, we've had money missing from a city office where only a few individuals had access to the money. Yet, no one has been held to account.

  • Mil Gracias letter

    A couple of weeks ago Saturday morning, while at our home, my mother first fell off our porch, then, after a lengthy six-hour stay at the emergency room at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, was discharged, only to return 45 minutes later to the hospital by ambulance because of an unexpected and unrelated incident to the fall which was, then, followed by a one week stay there.

  • Letter: No thanks to effluent usage

    Piping effluent water up to the city’s reservoirs — the answer to our water problems here in Las Vegas. Is this what it has come to? Are there no other solutions? We will resort to drinking our own waste! Well, Councilman Andrew Feldman and Mr. Glenn Yocum are more than welcome to partake from that glass, but as for me and mine, no thank you!

  • Letter: Redistribution efforts a success

    President Ronald Reagan, Presidents Bush and the Republican Party have done a magnificent job of redistributing the wealth. Their work is still bearing fruit.

    The poor continue to get poorer. The rich continue to get richer.

    Henry L. Lujan

    Las Vegas

     

  • Mil Gracias letter

    We at Samaritan House Inc. are proud to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of the 2010 grant award from The Catholic Foundation (Archdiocese of Santa Fe). A $5,000 award was received and will be used to assist with our Food Pantry Program.

    At the present time, we are servicing about 220 households during our monthly food distributions.

  • Mid-school LV Bowl is Oct. 21

    They meet every year, but this time the middle school football matchup between East and West is generating the type of buzz ordinarily reserved for the high school game.

    Memorial Middle School and West Las Vegas Middle School have both rolled to unblemished records, dominating opponents and fueling speculation that this year’s head-to-head meeting will be an instant classic and — ideally, as far as local fans are concerned — a glimpse of good times in the not-too-distant future for the Cardinals and Dons varsity programs.