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Today's News

  • Editorial: Presidential power

    Here we are on Presidents Day, recognizing all those men who have served our nation at the highest level. U.S. presidents, as we’ve seen time and time again, can lift us up to the moon  or plunge us into despair. No other position wields such power, and our history is replete with lasting changes these men have brought about.

    George Washington, our first president, wouldn’t serve more than two terms. His refusal to reign like a king helped shape our destiny as a republic.

  • LETTER: A grassroot stimulus package

    You hear it once in a while in a comment, under one’s breath, in frustration or at an Obama event the other day: “Send the check to my mailbox!” It is not an option that is seriously being discussed — yet. But why not? When former treasury secretary Hank Paulson came running to Congress last fall with his three-page bank bailout plan in hand, Congressman Kucinich, for a brief moment, shone a bright spotlight on the obvious lunacy:

  • Two vying for city manager position

    Mayor Tony Marquez this week revealed the names of the two finalists for city manager — Timothy Dodge of Santa Rosa and Dan Dible of Hobbs.

    Dodge has been city manager of Santa Rosa for the last four years. Dodge, who received his bachelor of arts degree from Highlands University, has said he’s looking for a bigger town to manage.

    He has pointed to the improvements in downtown Santa Rosa as a project that he helped bring about.

  • LETTER: A guaranteed improvement

    Are you disgusted at the antics of our dysfunctional city government? I’ll offer our city council and mayor a suggestion that’s guaranteed to improve matters:  

    Hire a den mother!

    Bob (Robert K.) Johnston

    Las Vegas

     

  • Native Americans gather in Las Vegas

    Governors and other tribal leaders from 23 Native American tribes and pueblos gathered Thursday at Kennedy Hall on the Highlands University campus to sign an agreement to promote higher education opportunities for Native Americans.

  • LETTER: Ready for a new Las Vegas mayor

    As a relative newcomer to Las Vegas, I was excited to be a part of the elections last year and all the enthusiasm the newly elected mayor brought to the process. Now I think otherwise.  

    Mayor Tony has shown that not only is he incapable of running a city the size of Las Vegas, but he has his own agenda and doesn’t care what citizens want.

  • LV Outlaws to host bowl game Saturday

    Some of the Meadow City’s premier past high school and college football players will suit up for the fledgling Las Vegas Outlaws “semi-pro” gridiron team in its second full season of competition.

    The season kicks off Saturday with the TeamBuilders Bowl at Perkins Stadium. The game — pitting the Outlaws against the New Mexico Razorbacks — begins at 2 p.m., but the action commences an hour earlier with a lineup of entertainment designed to pump up the home crowd.

  • Chavez named new Optic ad manager

    The Las Vegas Optic has a new advertising manager. Vince Chavez’s first day on the job was Tuesday.

    Chavez, 52, is in the process of moving to San Miguel County from his home near Taos. He and his wife, Susan Maggie Chavez, are empty nesters who have raised five sons. They also have two granddaughters.

    Chavez grew up in the Midwest, but most of his adult life was spent in New Mexico and Colorado. He’s lived in Mesilla, Las Cruces and Taos in New Mexico. “My real passion is the West and the diversified culture we have out here,” he said.

  • Third quarter dooms RHS girls; WLV rally falls short at St. Mike's

    Santa Fe Indian School and nimble point guard Jenine Coriz didn’t do anything fancy.

    They just plain outworked Robertson in the pivotal third quarter of Thursday night’s District 2-3A girls’ basketball clash at Mike Marr Gym.

    Coriz scored 10 of her 17 points in that period as the Lady Braves outscored their hosts 20-3 to seize a 48-35 lead.

    The Lady Cardinals came to life in the final period, pressing and attacking with the urgency they lacked the previous eight minutes. But they ultimately came up just shy in a 51-49 defeat.

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  • Rangerettes clinch top spot in district

    Once again, the road to state in District 4-2A girls’ basketball will go through Mora.

    The Rangerettes clinched the top seed in this coming week’s district tournament by defeating Pecos 53-44 on Wednesday evening at Montoya Gym.

    With one game — for Mora, it’s Saturday at Monte del Sol — remaining in the regular season, the Rangerettes are 19-6 overall and 5-0 in 4-2A. Pecos’ Lady Panthers are 13-11 and 3-2.