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Today's News

  • Work of Art: Another ‘like’ column?

    A number of years and columns ago, I promised I wouldn’t be writing any more on the overuse of “like.” But like a traitor to the cause, I’m preparing just one more, hoping that by being nauseatingly whining, I can help cure the problem.

  • Day at the course

    Submitted to the Optic

    A picture-perfect day on the Gene Torres Golf Course was the setting for the annual Fiesta de Las Vegas golf tournament hosted in late August by the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association.

    Players from Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Pendaries participated in the one-day scramble which was followed by lunch and awards at the golf course. “Jacque Geoffrion provided a decorated cake with a golf theme for the group’s dessert,” said Anne Pepper.

  • Good cheer
  • RHS runs in top five

    Robertson’s cross country teams earned dual top-five finishes in this past Friday’s Socorro Invitational, making some noise in their second week of the season.

    The Lady Cardinals were buoyed by a third-place finish for Anabella Miller, while the Cardinal boys enjoyed a strong pack performance.

    Miller, who has run as the girls’ team’s No. 1 harrier the last couple seasons, finished the course in 20 minutes, 59 seconds, to come in third.

  • Cowgirl soccer splits on weekend trip to Texas

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands soccer team was able to match Angelo State with seven shots on goal, but four of the Rambelles’ attempts found the back of the net as Highlands (1-1) lost to Angelo State (2-0) 4-0 Sunday in Angelo, Texas.

    “I am really disappointed in our performance today,” head coach Justin Wagar said. “We looked as if we did not even want to be out there, allowing Angelo State several shots on goal and great scoring chances while creating few opportunities for themselves.”

  • Koster honored by HU, Subway

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Las Vegas-area Subway restaurants and Manager Regina Denardo announce that senior Jared Koster is the first Subway Eat Fresh New Mexico Highlands University Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Koster’s 20 tackles on the gridiron Saturday night against Eastern New Mexico were the most tackles in a game for a Highlands player in at least a decade. His 13 solo tackles alone were one shy of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record for a single game.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 10, 2014

    Wednesday
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Pecos, 3 p.m., Pecos
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball

  • Funeral home escapes tax auction

    Gonzales Funerals and Cremations, which was slated to go up for auction following years of unpaid property taxes, has received a reprieve.

    The funeral home was one of 12 properties pulled off the auction list prior to Wednesday’s sale.

    “I believe their attorneys were able to work out a payment plan,” Chief Deputy San Miguel County Treasurer Justin Garcia said last week.

    But exactly what the payment plan is and how much the mortuary may have paid as a down payment, if anything, is unclear.

  • Fishing time - Area lakes showing steady rise

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    Conchas, Sumner and Santa Rosa lakes are all full again, thanks to abundant monsoon rains this summer, and now is a great time to visit them as the weather cools and the crowds fade.

    “It’s just been terrific,” says Mary Sena of the Fisherman’s Hideaway at Sumner Lake out on the eastern plains. “The lake hasn’t looked this good in years.”

  • 4 nonprofits receive $36K in grants

    Four nonprofit organizations that serve San Miguel County and other parts of northeastern New Mexico have received grants totaling $36,000 from the New Mexico Community Foundation.

    “As New Mexico’s only statewide community foundation, these funds represent a unique and much needed opportunity to fund organizations in rural parts of the state, especially in underserved communities of northeastern New Mexico,” the Foundation said in a news release announcing the grants.