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  • Noticias, Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    7.28.2017, FRIDAY

    July 28 to Aug. 11: The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel County Public Health Office will host its annual back-to-school immunization clinic starting weekdays July 28 through Aug. 11 at 18 Gallegos Road in Las Vegas from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

  • NMHU professor publishes gay pride book

    By Margaret McKinney, Highlands University

    A Highlands University special education professor earned national recognition for his book which is the first to chronicle the gay pride movement in Albuquerque.

    Paul James, “PJ” Sedillo and his 2017 book, Solidarity Through Pride: LGBT Pride in Albuquerque 1976 – 2016,” were featured in USA Today’s Faces of Pride special section June 30.

  • Mora Fiestas fun

    Despite some rain, fairgoers at last weekend’s Mora Fiestas had plenty of smiles as they enjoyed entertaining and being entertained. 

  • Little League: La Plaza juniors end up third

    In the end, La Plaza juniors baseball simply ran out of at-bats.

    North Valley’s All-stars edged La Plaza 5-4 In the playback bracket Saturday night in Carlsbad, eliminating the Las Vegas-based team from the state tournament. La Plaza provided fans with plenty of edge-of-the-seat excitement through much of its run through the tournament.

    Friday, the team edged Roadrunner 2-1 to advance to the semifinals. But a loss to the hometown Shorthorn on Saturday evening forced La Plaza to play immediately thereafter in an elimination game.

  • Scrubs repeat as local pool champs

    It is that time of year again.

    The Meadow City BCA Pool League teams retrun to Las Vegas, Nevada this month to compete at the BCA National Tournament. BCA Nationals are held at The Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino July 19-29.

    This event has more than 700 teams competing in different divisions for bragging rights as the national champions. The Scrubs pool team, led by Stephen and Amy Mora, took first place this year and has made it again for their second year in a row followed by the runner-up team, the Crazy 8s, led by Manuel Mora and Marvin Salazar.

  • Senior Olympics: Locals among winners in N.M. Games

    One of 14 Senior Olympians older than 90 competing in the 2017 New Mexico Summer Games.

    Jean Dubois of Las Vegas earned a gold medal over the weekend for her performance in the 400-meter run-walk event.

    The Senior Olympics state competitions, for most sports, took place over the weekend in Albuquerque at various venues. Nine athletes from the Las Vegas-area were among those who captured medals.

    A count of 1,147 total athletes participated in the Summer Games, according to Julio Acosta, a New Mexico Senior Olympics statistician based in Roswell.

  • La Plaza sluggers fall in state semifinal

    In the end, La Plaza juniors baseball simply ran out of at-bats.

    North Valley's All-stars edged La Plaza 5-4 In the playback bracket Saturday night in Carlsbad, eliminating the Las Vegas-based team from the state tournament.

    La Plaza provided fans with plenty of edge-of-the-seat excitement through much of its run through the tournament. On Friday, the team edged Roadrunner 2-1 to advance to the semifinals.

    But a loss to the hometown Shorthorn on Saturday evening forced La Plaza to play immediately thereafter in an elimination game.

  • Wagon Mound board members’ eligibility in question

    There is an ongoing court battle between Wagon Mound Public Schools and its superintendent, Sheryl McNellis-Martinez, on whether a vote taken by an ineligible board member on McNellis-Martinez’s contract was valid. But a two-month Optic investigation has revealed that the board has had at least two ineligible board members within the past three years.

  • Some newcomers to the opera world quickly get involved

    By Gwen Albers
    For the Optic

    Three years ago, Kevin Johnson would have never considered attending an opera. It seemed boring.

    Today, Johnson’s a season- ticket holder for the Santa Fe Opera and belongs to its Las Vegas Guild.

    “It’s wonderful and I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly,” she said. “I love the music.”

  • Luna releases names of eight candidates

    Luna Community College released the names of the candidates for the permanent president’s position around noon on Friday.

    The eight applicants are James Alarid, Jennifer Carabajal, Eloy Chavez, Manuel J. Lucero, Twila Quintana, Rolando Rael, Joseph Sanchez and Sharon Lalla.

    Additional information on each of the applicants was unavailable as of Optic press time.

    The college’s board of trustees unanimously voted to appoint a committee to review and screen the applicants during a meeting on Tuesday.