Today's News

  • Boxing to be main event Saturday


    Las Vegas Optic


    Four Meadow City fighters will make their return to the ring Saturday night as part of “Boxeo en Las Vegas II,” the sophomore effort from Crespin’s Promotions.


    Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and first bell rings at 6:30 for the nine-bout professional boxing card, to be held at Gillie Lopez Gym. Tickets are available at Premier Signs & Graphics, Sena’s Music, Xtreme Nutrition, House of Pain Tattoos and from promoter Carlos Crespin (429-4068).

  • Mustangs kick past Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic


    Kevon Williams caught seven passes for 81 yards in a losing effort for New Mexico Highlands (1-9) against Western New Mexico on Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.


    The visiting Mustangs overcame a 10-7 deficit to take a 38-13 verdict.

    On defense, Kenny Shanahan shined for Highlands, making 10 tackles and returning an interception 30 yards.


  • RHS girls 5th in state cross-country meet


    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic


    Kaitlyn Hutchinson’s seventh place individual finish helped her Robertson Lady Cardinals finish fifth among Class 3A girls’ teams in this past Saturday’s state cross country championships.


    Hutchinson finished her final race of her senior season in 20 minutes, 59 seconds. Only two girls broke the 20-minute threshold — winner Kate Norskog of St. Mike’s (a runaway 19:21) and Leanne Lee of Zuni (19:47). 

  • Kirui 3rd as NMHU hosts RMAC meet

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic


    For most of Saturday’s league championship meet, Moses Kirui ran like he owned the place.


    Kirui glided along with the lead pack — top-heavy with members of national champion Adams State and archrival Western State — and only slipped to third in the final stretch.


  • Find common ground

    Last week, the Republicans won the House and gained much strength in the Senate. Rather than seeing this as the next partisan confrontation, President Obama should strive to find common ground with at least some in the GOP:


  • A Richardson factor

    People are sick of Gov. Bill Richardson. And that’s largely why Republican Susana Martinez did so well in last week’s gubernatorial election. 


    The Democrat, Diane Denish, was inextricably tied to Richardson because she served as lieutenant governor. 


    Richardson’s approval ratings in the last few months have been around 25 percent — which made it tough for Denish, try as she may have, to distance herself from Richardson. 


  • Noticias

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


    • The Student Nurses Association of Luna Community College is running its first Children’s Coat Drive. Donations of any unwanted new or used coats are being accepted at the Luna Allied Health Building, the Student Services Support Center and at the fiscal office until Nov. 30. Donation will be given to local children. For more information, call 426-5426.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 8, 2010




  • Gold leaving as police chief

    By David Giuliani

    Las Vegas Optic


    Today is Las Vegas Police Chief Gary Gold’s last day as chief.

    For much of the year, he has talked about retiring. He gave notice a few weeks ago that he would.


    Technically, he is with the city until Dec. 31 because of his accumulated leave. 


    Deputy Police Chief Christian Montaño will assume the role of interim chief. He said he will apply for the permanent position. 

  • Gold speaks to controversial issues

    On marijuana legalization and consolidation


    In an interview this week, Gary Gold, the Las Vegas police chief and West Las Vegas school board member, took positions on divisive issues:


    Gold said he was open-minded to legalization of marijuana, as long as the government enacted strict regulation of the drug. 


    “It’s crazy to do the drug, but we need to re-evaluate our tactics because we’re not winning the war on drugs,” the chief said.