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Today's News

  • Cards spoil Capital homecoming

    Showing ability to get it done through the air as well as via the old-fashioned ground game, Robertson put a 43-0 hurting on Santa Fe Capital on Friday night, putting a damper on the Jaguars’ homecoming festivities.

    Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals are ranked second in the New Mexico High School Coaches’ Association poll and third in the New Mexico GameDay poll conducted by KOB-TV. Their lone defeat to date came Sept. 3 at top-ranked Lovington.

  • Letter: Slap in the face to service members

    I have put my life on the line for New Mexico and the United States for 22 years, and I know the sacrifices our men and women in the armed forces willingly give for all U.S. citizens. I feel it is a slap in the face to all these men and women for the mayor and council of Las Vegas to propose a resolution opposing the Cannon (Air Force Base) plan. The safety of the flight crews depends on the training they get and the terrain in northern New Mexico is what they need and, yes, there are risks. Mostly to the flight crews but they are used to that.

  • Beasties blow out Desert Academy

    Desert Academy’s girls’ soccer team sounded almost exhilarated at halftime of their match at Robertson on Tuesday.

    By the end of the game, it was a different story.

    After leading by a 1-0 margin at the break, the host Lady Cardinals exploded for seven second-half goals to take an 8-0 win.

    Elena Martinez, who’d broken the ice with a first-half goal, ended up with a total of two scores and one assist.

  • Robbery suspect nabbed after standoff

    After a four-hour standoff, Las Vegas police captured a man suspected of robbing a local convenience store.

    Nicholas Leyba, 23, 776 Dalbey Drive, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.

  • Letter: City should apply law equally

    The city of Las Vegas recently passed a revised water conservation Ordinance No. 09-18 that restricts water usage, that is, unless your have political connections.

  • Letter: BP has ultimate responsibility

    Although oil may have stopped spewing from BP’s blown well in the Gulf of Mexico, the battle to combat its effects on wildlife populations will continue for years to come. Calling wetland habitat and wildlife “the voiceless and voteless victims of the Deepwater Horizons tragedy,” the Friends of Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge and support groups from other National Wildlife Refuges in New Mexico have contributed $2,850 to a national fund for immediate relief.  

  • Above and Beyond: Taking command as chief

    Sapello-Rociada Fire Chief Kayt Peck says she believes she is the first woman to hold that title in San Miguel County.

    She said she has checked records and could find no indications that other women have served in that role in the county.

    Peck learned her firefighting skills at one of the U.S. Navy’s renowned firefighting training school. After the disastrous fire aboard the USS Forestall during the Vietnam War, sailors received extensive training in putting out all types of fires.

  • 40-year Las Vegas Optic ex-employee dies

    Clarence Falvey, a printer who worked at the Las Vegas Optic for nearly a third of its 131-year history, died Tuesday.

    Falvey worked at the Optic from 1959 to 1999. That’s a long time for an employee at this newspaper; currently, the paper’s longest-serving employee, Michael Pacheco, has been here a dozen years.

    When Falvey began at the Optic, he initially worked with “hot type.” The type eventually turned cold, with the advent of “offset” printing, and at the same time, Falvey’s position rose, to mechanical superintendent.

  • Calendar

    WEDNESDAY

    • Story time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Football Kickoff,” and the book will be “Kick the Football, Charlie Brown” by Charles M. Schulz. The craft will be a team pennant. The programs are open to the public.

    THURSDAY

    • The Las Vegas Community Water Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Technology Building of Luna Community College.

  • Letter: Let's not pass the buck

    I agree with Sen. Phil Griego’s comment on KFUN that San Miguel County needs to “buck up“ and accept alternative energy. But I disagree that an industrial wind farm on its National Scenic Byway is the way to do it.

    Individuals can “buck up” at home and work, by turning off unused lights and appliances, using compact florescent light bulbs, weatherstripping, installing skylights, investing in rooftop solar systems, driving conservatively, recycling at the Las Vegas Reclamation Center.