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Cards nip Dons in playoff classic Las Vegas Optic
Robertson held off crosstown rival West Las Vegas 14-13 in an instant classic of a state football quarterfinal Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. Robertson (10-1) will host Portales, which beat Taos on Friday, this coming weekend for a spot in the Class 4A final. West, which last week won its first playoff game since 2003, was 24 yards away from the potential winning score, but John Balizan's pass to brother David in the end zone went incomplete, and the Cards took over on downs with six seconds left.
Jury convicts Griego on some corruption charges Las Vegas Optic
Phil Griego

By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press
SANTA FE  — A former state senator, who lives in San Miguel County, was convicted Thursday of fraud, bribery and felony ethical violations in a corruption trial over accusations he used his position as a lawmaker to profit from the sale of a state-owned building.

Opening the Sabinoso Las Vegas Optic
State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Deputy Commissioner Laura Riley and Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Director Aden Seidlitz smile after Dunn signed a recent proclamation on what was termed “ Rio Grande del Norte / Sabinoso Wilderness Land Exchange Celebration Day.” The proclamation consolidated a land exchange between the New Mexico State Land Office and the BLM within the two areas and a donation of land in the Sabinoso area will open up thousands of acres to the public.

Submitted to the Optic

Recently, U.S. senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján welcomed the completion of the process to accept the Wilderness Land Trust’s donation of 3,595 acres, known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch, to the American people. The property is adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico and is now part of the wilderness area.

The donation includes a road easement that provides the public with access to the wilderness for the very first time.

Wagon Mound boss still being paid Las Vegas Optic
Sheryl McNellis-Martinez

The public school administrator who was relieved of her duties with a Mora County school district earlier this year is still being paid her salary during a contract dispute, according to a law firm representative.

City Schools grade remains stable Las Vegas Optic

One fact was unchanged, while another has changed, as disclosed during Thursday night’s Las Vegas City School board meeting. 

First, the district still maintains a “C” grade, according to the 2017 –18 report card issued recently by the state Public Education Department. 

Jail Log - Sunday Optic, Nov. 19, 2017 Las Vegas Optic

The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 10  and Nov. 16:

Anthony Benavidez, no-injury abandonment or abuse of a child, aggravated assault of a household member, false imprisonment, interference with communications, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

Estevan Alarcon, shooting at a dwelling/occupied building, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

Qué Pasa, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 Las Vegas Optic

Monday-Monday, Nov. 13-20

Calvary Chapel, 2310 7th St. in Las Vegas, is the Operation Christmas Child shoebox dropoff location for the Las Vegas area. The 2017 dropoff dates are Monday-Friday, Nov. 13-17, 4 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For information, call 505-425-2817.


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