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Today's News

  • City passes March 2018 election resolution

    At November’s regular meeting, the Las Vegas City Council approved a resolution for a calendar of important mandated dates involving the March 6, 2018 regular city elections, as presented by City Clerk Cassandra Fresquez.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Wednesday, Dec. 6

    Old Town Shop-and-Share Evening: Enjoy warm soup as a benefit for local soup kitchens, Pam’s Event Center, 225 Plaza, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per bowl. Live music and a raffle are scheduled. Businesses on Bridge Street and the Las Vegas Plaza will be open late for holiday shopping.

    Wednesday, Dec. 6

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Submit yourcalendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com

    • Al-Anon Family Groups meet Mondays at 5:45 p.m. in the building behind St. Paul’s Peace Episcopal Church at 810 8th St. in Las Vegas. We help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking.

    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • We turn to you, Alabama

    By Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, professional in residence at Kent State University’s school of journalism and author of two books.
    Like so many women in recent days, I’ve discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14.
    My freshman portrait in my high school yearbook is smaller than most “forever” postage stamps. What a skinny, wide-eyed scaredy-cat I was back then. You could fit everything I knew about the world in one of the cups of my starter bra.
    That was 1973.
    Six years later, it was Leigh Corfman’s turn to be 14.

  • Just the tip of the iceberg?

    Las Vegas, N.M. — where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
    Well, maybe that’s not the perfect description of our Meadow City. But the shock waves are as palpable as if they originated here.
    That topic ­— and others of that ilk ­— took up part of the time we news personnel devoted to the increasingly frequent reports of various sexual impropriety around the country.

  • District court adjusts to judge's absence

    Scheduling court cases and other business at the Fourth District Judicial Court is never an easy component of keeping things moving. That process was made more challenging recently by the absence of Judge Matthew Sandoval.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

  • West's Sandoval tops 4A in tackles

    Steven Sandoval knows defense.

    The West Las Vegas senior racked up 147 total tackles this past football season, ranking first in Class 4A and second among players in all classifications.

    The only player with more? Santa Rosa’s Darren Chavez, with 148.

    “It means a lot,” said Sandoval, who has moved on from the gridiron to his last basketball season. “Every year since I was a freshman, I’ve been top five. So it’s nice to finish No. 1.”

  • West, Mora teams shine in Shootout

    Although Robertson’s good fortune didn’t carry over to the following day’s football game between the schools, the Lady Cardinal basketball team got the weekend off to a strong start by vanquishing Ruidoso 75-28 Friday evening.

    The road win, Robertson’s second in as many games this young season, moved the team to 2-0 going into a scheduled Tuesday game at Class 3A Santa Rosa.

    Alianza Darley scored 13 of her team-high 24 points in the second quarter as the Lady Cardinals grew a 19-5 advantage to a 47-20 halftime cushion.

  • College basketball: Highlands open RMAC slate

    Five Cowboys scored in double digits Saturday night as New Mexico Highlands fell 91-79 against nationally ranked Fort Lewis at the Wilson Complex. The Cowboys, who lost the previous night to Adams State, fell to 5-3 overall and 0-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Jordan Jones led Highlands against the Skyhawks with 17 points, and Chris Lewis had 15. Nmamdi Okoro (12), Mike Nwabuzor (11) and Jacob Holland (11) also scored in doubles.