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Today's News

  • Noticias - Jan. 18, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to… mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 18, 2017

    1.18.2017
    WEDNESDAY
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    1.19.2017
    THURSDAY
    7 p.m.
    The El Creston MDWCA Board will hold a special board meeting at 49 Mirasol Drive. The meeting is open and all are welcome to attend.

    1.20.2017
    FRIDAY
    4 to 6 p.m.

  • Government secrecy

    State lawmakers will have their hands full this legislative session, figuring out how to plug a projected $69 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year while simultaneously coming up with a budget for next fiscal year.

    With all that needs to be accomplished over the next 60 days, we’re disappointed that a key Senate leader has chosen this time to launch an  attack against the state law that currently makes it clear that the people are entitled to the greatest amount of information possible about their government.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 18, 2017
  • Work of Art: Going bankrupt? Again?

    A resident of the tiny town of Ocate, N.M., just a few miles from Wagon Mound, proved that she can go bankrupt two or three times in just a few minutes but still have a tidy sum to get her back home.

  • Work of Art: Going bankrupt? Again?

    A resident of the tiny town of Ocate, N.M., just a few miles from Wagon Mound, proved that she can go bankrupt two or three times in just a few minutes but still have a tidy sum to get her back home.

  • Trujillo triumphs in Joe Vivian Classic

    Johnathan Trujillo’s long-awaited return to the Joe Vivian Classic gave his supporters something to smile about.

    The Robertson junior went 5-0 with two victories by pin in winning the 132-pound weight division, joining an elite group of Cardinal grapplers to have come home with the coveted Joe Vivian championship medal.

    The Albuquerque tournament has long been considered the best regular-season wrestling event in the state, drawing most of the top teams in all classifications.

  • Dons reach Hope final

    Once again, West Las Vegas earned an early shot at reigning Class 4A superpower Hope Christian.

    Once again, it was the Huskies who had the upper hand.

    Hope defeated West 66-54 in the boys’ championship game of its own tournament, a three-day event that wrapped up Saturday in Albuquerque.

    It was a rematch of the last year’s Huskies tourney final as well as the last two Class 4A state title games.

  • Highlands tripped up

    Visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs and Metro State dealt Highlands’ men back-to-back double-digit losses over the weekend at the Wilson Complex.

    The Mountain Lions won 98-88 on Friday, and the Roadrunners followed suit with an 86-69 win Saturday, snapping the Cowboys’ win streak.

    Ron Lawton shined Friday with 27 points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks for NMHU (6-10, 4-7). James Healy and Kieran Woods scored 18 each, and Marlon Johnson narrowly missed a double-double with nine points, nine boards.

  • Robertson drops Bears

    Wingate was no match for a Robertson boys’ basketball team that seems to be hitting its stride on the eve of the district opener.

    Robertson won 69-49 on Saturday at Mike Marr Gym to extend its winning streak to three games and reach 9-6 this season under coach Manuel Romero.

    It was 11-11 before Arjay Ortiz’s bucket took the lead for good. Ishmael Martinez’s foul shots and a Kasean Pryor score off a Charlie Hillis assist keyed a 20-13 tally in the first period.