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Today's News

  • STU CLARK TOURNEY CENTRAL

    UPDATES from the 56th annual Stu Clark Boys' Basketball Tournament being held Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 28-30, in Las Vegas:

    MONDAY

    Game one: St. Pius X 63, Del Norte 25 ... Game two: Portales 55, Artesia 48 ... Game three: Shiprock 79, WLV 54 ... Game four: Robertson 88, Bernalillo 73.

    TUESDAY

  • Carrasco sets tone as Rams muzzle Dogs

    Shawn Carrasco outscored the Artesia Bulldogs by himself in the first quarter of Portales’ 55-48 win Monday afternoon in the opening session of the Stu Clark Tournament.

    The Rams’ 5-11 guard tallied 14 points in those first eight minutes. He scored the first five points of the contest with a layup and a three-pointer from the right wing, and he’d bookend the period with a steal and coast-to-coast layup, then a trey from the left corner off a feed from Andrew Villanueva.

  • Mora hosts Tri-Cities

    Mora High School is hosting  the 15th annual Tri-Cities Tournament, a three-day event that began Monday and wraps up today.

    Eight schools are participating. They are the Cimarron Rams, Escalante Lobos, Fort Sumner Foxes,McCurdy Bobcats, Mora Rangers, Pecos Panthers, Peñasco Panthers and Santa Rosa Lions.

    The tournament culminates with tonight’s championship game, tipping off at 7 at Montoya Gym.

    The consolation final will be at 3 p.m. today.

  • Editorial: Wishes for New Year

    For the last several years, the Optic has presented its New Year’s wishes for our community. Next year, our community will experience its share of progress and setbacks. We can’t predict them, but we have our hopes for 2010:

  • School Consolidation Study available for viewing

    Click here to view the School Consolidation Study in PDF format

  • Leader candid about past, now takes on DWI

    Wendy Armijo doesn’t claim to be a teetotaler. And she won’t tell you to never drink.

    But she draws the line at drinking and driving.

    For the last eight years, Armijo has served as the coordinator for the San Miguel County DWI Planning Council. She says she comes to that role with an understanding.

  • Four teens charged in vandalism

    Las Vegas police arrested four youths last week in connection with shooting at windows around town with a BB gun.

    No one was hurt.

    Authorities charged a 16-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy. The shootings happened all around town, but mainly on the north side, Police Chief Gary Gold said.

    The city police received 27 reports of windows being shot out during the holidays last week. The state police captured the four youths.

    After the arrests, the shooting out of windows stopped, Gold said.

  • Shiprock rattles West Las Vegas

    Relentless from opening tip to final buzzer, Shiprock put West Las Vegas’ boys’ basketball team on its collective heels Monday evening en route to a 79-54 triumph in the first round of the Stu Clark Tournament.

    Showing depth and discipline along with its usual tough and scrappy play, Shiprock began to blow the game open in the third quarter, outgunning the Dons 32-16 in the period.

    The Chieftains had led a mere 30-29 at intermission.

  • West leader calls for unity

    West Las Vegas school board President Christine Ludi has asked her colleagues to put their personal differences aside for the benefit of the district’s students.

    “We all know that there is a division within this board. We have differences of opinion, different ideas and different outlooks on how the district is supposed to be run,” she told the board at a recent meeting.

    “But I hope we have one thing in common — the education of our children, which is the most important thing and the reason we are all here,” Ludi said.

  • Longtime watchdog running for council

    A local businessman and activist is the second candidate to enter the race for the Ward 4 seat on the City Council.

    David Romero of Ro-mero’s Automotive, Tire and Muffler Center said he would run in the March 2 election. The other candidate is Mike Roybal, son of the current Ward 4 councilman, Cruz Roybal, who isn’t running for another term.