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Today's News

  • Plaza Hotel prepares for opening

    Imagine the bride and groom descending the staircase in grand fashion as family members and guests line the entrance to the historic Ilfeld ballroom, glowing from the light of a ceiling filled with chandeliers, tables covered by white linen table cloths and fine dinner ware. 

    Plaza Hotel marketing team, Melissa Greene and Troy Denison, said the hotel is looking to open the next-door Ilfeld building by the end of March or early April and has all the new menus ready to go.

  • 2 vie for Luna’s Springer seat

    Tuesday is the election for the Luna Community College Board of Trustees. Three seats are up for election.

    The Optic submitted questionnaires to all of the candidates to give the public an idea about where they stand on the issues.

    In today’s edition, the Optic will run the responses from the District 6 Springer-based candidates.

  • RHS, WLV girls to meet Wednesday in district tourney

    Meadow City hoops fans, get ready for another East-West matchup with major postseason implications.

    Tonight at 7, West Las Vegas’ girls host Robertson in the second round of the District 2-3A tournament. The winner advances to play at second-seeded St. Michael’s on Thursday evening in Santa Fe. Then Thursday’s winner journeys to Jacona on Saturday to meet undefeated defending state champion Pojoaque Valley.

  • Call center downsizes ee" for now

    A local call center on Wednesday temporarily let go 36 of its employees because it has lost some business from one of its clients, the company said.

    Results-Las Vegas, which is owned by Florida-based The Results Companies, said one of its clients, WellCare, an insurance company, is suspending one of its lines of business with Results because of regulatory issues. The line of business affected is the enrollment of new customers.

  • Mora man to go to prison after all

    Clifford Gutierrez, the Mora County man convicted of groping a number of girls, has been sentenced to six years in prison after violating the terms of his probation.

    In October, Gutierrez, 35, was sentenced to probation at the request of the victims’ families. But District Judge Eugenio Mathis told Gutierrez that he would sentence him to prison if he saw him in his court again.

  • Call center downsizes for now

    A local call center on Wednesday temporarily let go 36 of its employees because it has lost some business from one of its clients, the company said.

    Results-Las Vegas, which is owned by Florida-based The Results Companies, said one of its clients, WellCare, an insurance company, is suspending one of its lines of business with Results because of regulatory issues. The line of business affected is the enrollment of new customers.

  • Rivera scores 32, Dons beat Cards

    Adrian Rivera posted another monster night, scoring 32 points to lead West Las Vegas past Robertson 76-50 in the first round of the District 2-3A boys’ basketball tournament Monday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The fourth-seeded Dons will visit third-seeded Santa Fe Indian School tonight for the right to move on to Wednesday’s semifinal at Pojoaque Valley. The Braves dropped Raton 86-59 in Monday’s other tournament opener.

  • Mora man to go to prison after all

    Clifford Gutierrez, the Mora County man convicted of groping a number of girls, has been sentenced to six years in prison after violating the terms of his probation.

    In October, Gutierrez, 35, was sentenced to probation at the request of victims’ families. But District Judge Eugenio Mathis told Gutierrez that he would sentence him to prison if he saw him in his court again.

  • RHS wrestling to hold clinic, tourney for youngsters

    Young wrestlers — kindergarten through sixth grade ages — have opportunity to learn from the reigning state champs.

    The Robertson High School wrestling team, winners of four consecutive Class 3A championships, is holding the 22nd annual Cardinal Wrestling Classic for elementary schoolers in early March.

    The instructional clinic begins with registration (5:15 to 5:30 p.m.) and first practice Monday, March 2, at the McFarland Hall wrestling room.

  • Candidates vying for Vegas, Santa Rosa Luna seats

    Tuesday is the election for the Luna Community College Board of Trustees. Three seats are up for election.

    The Optic submitted questionnaires to all of the candidates to give the public an idea about where they stand on the issues.

    Today the Optic will run the responses from all three candidates in Las Vegas-based District 2 and one candidate in Santa Rosa-based District 4 (The incumbent in Santa Rosa, Kenneth Flores, didn’t respond.)

    In today’s edition, the Optic will run the responses from the Springer-based candidates.