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  • Noticias Feb. 7, 2016

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Girls win district debuts

    Deanna Bustos went off for 14 points in the third quarter Thursday night and West Las Vegas outscored Taos 20-5 in that period on its way to a 56-38 win to begin District 2-4A play at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Bustos finished with 22 points to lead all scorers.

    West Las Vegas improved to 18-3 and 1-0 heading into the Robertson game late Saturday (see the Optic online edition for coverage).

    After a tentative start, Taos led 3-1 by virtue of Midnight Lujan’s old-fashioned three-point play at the 6:16 mark.

  • Local coaches share insights on the big game

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Super Bowl turns 50

    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — It’s the perfect scenario, a Hollywood-type script: Peyton Manning emulates John Elway and rides off into the sunset with the Lombardi Trophy in his grip.

    Will it really happen?

    For Manning to take the Denver Broncos to their first NFL title since the team’s current general manager, Elway, did in 1999 before retiring, seems the sentimental choice across the nation.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Feb. 7, 2016

    •NMHU vs. Fort Hays State, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    •NMHU vs. California State-Dominguez Hills, 3 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    •NMHU vs. Fort Hays State, noon, Brandt Park
    •Valley Middle School boys at Aspen, 4 p.m.

    •Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Academy for Technology and the Classics, TBA, Sanchez Gym
    •Memorial Middle School boys vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS gym

  • Relationship with board rocky

    The on-again, off-again relationship between the Mora Independent School District’s Board of Education and its interim superintendent appears to be back on.

    Interim Superintendent James Gallegos submitted his resignation to the school board last week, writing, in part, “I firmly believe I could have been a catalyst for positive change, but sometimes systems and cultures are too difficult to overcome.”

  • Yet another snow storm

    The Las Vegas area was hit with another snow storm that left several inches Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. By mid-afternoon, despite sub-freezing temperatures, much of the slushy snow had melted.

  • Fidel Trujillo resigns from dean position

    New Mexico Highlands University Dean of Students Fidel Trujillo submitted his resignation on Monday. His resignation becomes effecting on Feb. 17. He has held the position since Jan. 2011.

    In his resignation letter addressed to Highlands President Sam Minner, Trujillo wrote that he plans to pursue other professional opportunities.

    In an interview Thursday morning, Trujillo said he was looking at a couple of other positions in the educational field. He added that he has not applied for the Mora superintendent position.

  • Candidates vie for post after scandal

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The fall election for New Mexico Secretary of State will pit Democratic Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver against Republican state Rep. Nora Espinoza of Roswell in the wake of a scandal that landed the state election agency’s former chief in jail.

  • Jail Log Feb. 5, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 26 and Feb. 3:
    Casimiro  Duran, 30, battery on a household member, bench warrant  
    Janet Archuleta, 46, driving on suspended revoked license, failure to stop
    Marco Sorber, 34, battery, false imprisonment
    Erica Chavez, 24, probation violation: new charges (driving on suspended-revoked license)
    Jessica Salazar, 47, probation violation: positive UA (meth and heroin)