http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en BREAKING: Several local wrestlers reach finals http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/breaking-several-local-wrestlers-reach-finals RIO RANCHO -- Updates from the state wrestling tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center, by weight class: 106) Pecos' Francisco Martinez will be wrestling for third place; Robertson Andrew Trujillo is in the finals. 113) Robertson's Justin Salazar is in third place match. 120) West Las Vegas' Joshua Sandoval and Pecos' Estevan Atilano are in line for fifth. 126) Robertson's Leon Lujan will vie for fifth. 138) Robertson's Johnathan Trujillo will grapple for another state title, while West's Emilio Lopez seeks fifth. 145) Robertson's Tristan Trujillo is in the final. Robertson wrestlers in hunt on day one http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/robertson-wrestlers-hunt-day-one RIO RANCHO -- With early rounds complete, the Robertson wrestling team is in the top three -- along with defending champion Cobre and Silver -- at the state wrestling tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center. Eight Cardinals have made it to Saturday's semifinals and have thus guaranteed top-four placings. So have two Pecos grapplers. Several wrestlers from West Las Vegas, Pecos and Robertson are alive in the consolation brackets and have a shot at medals. Check back for more updates throughout the tournaments. City finalizes water purchase http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/city-finalizes-water-purchase <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.19_city_signing.jpg" alt="Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron and Robert Quintana, of the Storrie Project Water Users Association, sign an agreement finalizing the city’s purchase of 1,200 acre-feet of water on Friday. The city paid $361,000 for the water and $7,257 to cover two months of rent for keeping that water in Storrie Lake." title="Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron and Robert Quintana, of the Storrie Project Water Users Association, sign an agreement finalizing the city’s purchase of 1,200 acre-feet of water on Friday. The city paid $361,000 for the water and $7,257 to cover two months of rent for keeping that water in Storrie Lake." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron and Robert Quintana, who heads the Storrie Project Water Users Association, finalized on Friday the city&rsquo;s purchase of 1,200 acre-feet of water in Storrie Lake for $361,000.</p> <p> &ldquo;This purchase improves our community&rsquo;s water security by providing our city with 1,200 acre-feet of water available at any time for emergency use and for the post renovation refill of Bradner Reservoir,&rdquo; Gurule-Giron said during the signing ceremony at City Hall.</p> Vegas unites to inspire young women http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/vegas-unites-inspire-young-women <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.19_movie.jpg" alt="Las Vegas students gets situated to watch the movie “Hidden Figures” on Wednesday morning at Indigo Theater. " title="Las Vegas students gets situated to watch the movie “Hidden Figures” on Wednesday morning at Indigo Theater. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Susie Tsyitee wanted young females in Las Vegas to dream big and to know that those dreams can come true, regardless of the obstacles that are in front of you.</p> <p> And she seized on a new movie to get that message across,&nbsp; making it her mission to raise the money so that every female middle school student in this community had a chance to see that film.</p> <p> The movie &ldquo;Hidden Figures&rdquo; chronicles the obstacles three black women faced while working for NASA in the 1960s.</p> DHS weighed using National Guard for immigration roundups http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/dhs-weighed-using-national-guard-immigration-roundups <p> By Garance Burke<br /> The Associated Press</p> <p> The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.</p> <p> Staffers in the Department of Homeland Security said the proposal had been discussed as recently as last Friday.</p> NM Dems rally around tax plan to fix budget gap http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/nm-dems-rally-around-tax-plan-fix-budget-gap <p> By Morgan Lee<br /> The Associated Press</p> <p> SANTA FE &mdash; Democratic legislators announced a push for new sources of income for New Mexico state government on Thursday through taxes on nonprofit hospitals, internet sales, trucking permits and vehicle registrations, in an effort to avoid further cuts to government services and spending.</p> <p> Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives said the package of tax measures could raise an additional $214 million during the fiscal year beginning in July to plug a budget gap and rebuild depleted reserves.</p> Archbishop: Trump immigration draft ‘immoral’ http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/archbishop-trump-immigration-draft-%E2%80%98immoral%E2%80%99 <p> The Associated Press</p> <p> New Mexico&rsquo;s Catholic bishops say a Trump administration proposal to use National Guard troops to round up immigrants would be a &ldquo;declaration of some form of war.&rdquo;</p> <p> Allen Sanchez, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Friday the Roman Catholic Church in the nation&rsquo;s most Hispanic state would strongly oppose any effort to use National Guard troops to find and deport immigrants.</p> Union calls on APS to avoid cuts http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/union-calls-aps-avoid-cuts <p> The Associated Press</p> <p> ALBUQUERQUE &mdash; The teachers union is calling on the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education to avoid pay cuts, furloughs or increased class size and to instead rely on cash reserves to cover budget reductions.</p> <p> The Albuquerque Journal reports that members of a caucus within the Albuquerque Teachers Federation protested outside district headquarters Wednesday, calling on the district to find a way to cover a $12.5 million budget cut that won&rsquo;t negatively affect teachers.</p>