Today's News

  • Noticias-Nov. 10, 2010

    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. 10, 2010

    • Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Honoring Veterans Day.” The book will be “The Littlest Lighthouse Keeper to the Rescue” by Heidi and Daniel Howarth. The craft will be the stand-alone star. All programs are open to the public.


  • Schools wrestle with bullying


    By Don Pace

    Las Vegas Optic


    During a briefing on bullying from East side school principals, board member Patrick Romero asked everyone at the board meeting to raise their hand if they had experienced bullying or had bullied. 


    Every person in the room raised a hand.


  • Man charged in chase


    Las Vegas Optic


    A man led state police officers on a long chase on Halloween, going around several spike strips laid in his path.


    Damian Coriz, 23, of Santo Domingo Pueblo, was charged with reckless driving, aggravated fleeing from officers, DWI, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. 


  • Mora officer fired after alleged DWI


    Las Vegas Optic


    The Mora County officer who is accused of driving drunk in his government car has lost his job.


    Ramon Montoya, 28, of Sapello was terminated last week, Undersheriff Michael Benajamin confirmed. It was done after an internal affairs investigation, he said. 


    On Oct. 25, Montoya was found passed out in an unmarked sheriff’s car on Interstate 25, state police said. 


  • HU plans turf for fields


    By David Giuliani

    Las Vegas Optic


    Highlands University has chosen a company to put in turf for the university’s baseball and softball fields. 


    The turf will be applied to the baseball infield and softball outfield and will cost $645,000.


  • Official: Cafeteria may gain popularity


    By David Giuliani

    Las Vegas Optic


    Highlands University is going out to bid for its food service contract. 

    Bill Taylor, the school’s vice president of finance, said there’s a lot of interest in the contract because the student cafeteria will be moving into the new student union building, which is under construction at Eighth Street and National Avenue. 


  • Vegas Bowl champs


    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic


    Slowed only by penalties, the Robertson football team cruised to a 53-0 victory in Friday’s Vegas Bowl, the regular-season finale for both RHS and West Las Vegas.


    The win gives Robertson head coach Leroy Gonzalez a District 2-3A title his first year in charge. But he signaled that his team is just getting started.


  • Cardinals earn No. 4 seed

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic


    Robertson football team members learned their playoff fate Saturday evening, and it was much as coach Leroy Gonzalez expected. 


    The Cardinals (8-2) were awarded the No. 4 seed behind Lovington, Silver and Albuquerque Academy. Those four teams will have a bye through this coming weekend’s first round of the 12-team Class 3A bracket.


  • District champs!


    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic


    West Las Vegas swept the regular-season volleyball series with Robertson, but the Lady Cardinals contented themselves with sweeping the Lady Dons in Saturday night’s District 2-3A tournament final.


    The Lady Cards finally got over the hump against their crosstown rivals, scoring a 25-13, 25-20, 25-15 win.