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Today's News

  • Silva finishes strong

    Katrin Silva keeps on running — and she keeps on climbing.

    As in national rankings.

    The Las Vegas-area marathon runner recently wrapped up her 2014 schedule of competition with a championship finish in the Chimera 100-Miler Nov. 15-16 in California.

    Silva cruised into first place by a cozy margin of 1 hour and 29 minutes, according to husband David Silva, and had another sub-24-hour time (23:47). The race course saw an elevation gain of 22,000 feet over the Saddleback Mountains.

  • Isotopes raise funds for shelter

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Albuquerque Isotopes have presented a check in the amount of $3,996.14 to S.A.F.E. House Domestic Violence Shelter with funds raised from the “Dodger Blue” weekend jersey auction.

  • Outlaws state runner-up

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Outlaws are the 2014 High Desert Championships state runner-up in the Peewee Division (8-9 year-olds) in the Cactus bracket in youth football play.

    They are currently 12-4, finishing as runner-up in the 7-8 division of the Northern New Mexico Children’s football league.

    Up next for the Outlaws is the national championship this week in Las Vegas, Nev. The Outlaws will face two California teams and one team from Colorado in their pool for the national championship.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 26, 2014

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo tournament, TBA, Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Southern Utah, 1 p.m., Utah
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo tournament, TBA, Bernalillo

  • East board censures Ortiz

    The Las Vegas City Schools board has censured one of its members over an incident that occurred at Memorial Middle School late last month.

  • A helping hand - 200 turkeys will be given away

    Several hundred families will have a good Thanksgiving this year courtesy of avid KMDZ 96.7 FM radio listeners. On Friday, radio personality Charlynne “Charli” Otero wrapped up her 13th Annual Turkey Drive.

    Otero said she wanted to help the people in need during the holidays. She said her turkey drive vision began when she attended a live remote and realized the need to organize a drive to help others. She started her drive with the full support of station owners Matt and Martha Martinez.

  • Lawmakers expect smaller revenue gain

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico legislators say a dip in oil prices could result in a smaller increase in state revenue to divvy up during the next budget year than they expected a few months ago.

    A revenue forecast released in August said about $285 million should be available for spending increases or tax cuts.

    However, key legislators said that increase now apparently will be smaller, in the range of $185 million to $235 million, the Albuquerque Journal reported last week.

  • Hendrickson hired as EDC director

    Submitted to the Optic

    William Hendrickson began his job as executive director of the Las Vegas San Miguel Economic Development Corporation on Nov. 17, having just arrived from Kuwait where he has spent the last eight years working for a government contractor as a  project supervisor.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 24, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Nov. 20 — Five men, including a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, will be inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football Hall of Fame following the NAIA National Football Championship game Dec. 12, in Augusta, Ga. Lionel Taylor is the split end for the Denver Broncos and former Highlands University Cowboys star. Taylor, who joined the Broncos in 1960, caught 92 passes for an AFL record in his first season, despite missing the first two games.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 24, 2014

    Free Thanksgiving dinner
    El Sombrero Restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the restaurant located at 825 Mills Ave. Everyone welcome.