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  • Women linksters invited to join golf fiesta Aug. 27

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association will hold its annual Fiesta de Las Vegas Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the New Mexico Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Entries or cancellations must be received by Aug. 20. Mark your calendar and enter now.

    Entry forms are available at the Highlands Golf Pro shop or by calling Tangee Dolan, 505-425-3149.

    “This is a fun day for women golfers from around the state,” said Anne Pepper of the LVWGA.

  • Catfish stocked near Villanueva

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish stocked a section of the Pecos River flowing through Villanueva State Park south of Las Vegas with 200 catfish for the first time earlier this week.

    The large channel catfish are 18-20 inches and larger.

    “We are always looking to expand public fishing opportunities,” Department Fisheries Chief Mike Sloane said. “When anglers in the Villanueva area reached out to us to request more opportunities to fish, we were happy to be able to help.”

  • Hammon joins Spurs

    The Associated Press

    As a 5-6 point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk.

    She’s busting through the glass ceiling instead.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 8, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 1:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 8, 2014

    RHS, MMS cross country
    RHS and Memorial cross country practice will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
    High school practice will be at RHS track. Middle school practice will be at the middle school track. Students grades 9-12 are encouraged to come to the high school, and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to come to the middle school to join the cross country teams. Physicals need to be done ASAP.

    Memorial football

  • Go Fish - Aug. 8

    Fishing report, Aug. 5
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes and spinners. Fishing for perch was fair using worms.

  • Not in my backyard

    By Nigel Duara and Dina Cappiello
    The Associated Press

    BOARDMAN, Ore. — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, “cold steel” in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.

  • Four ways to save on dorm room essentials

    From StatePoint

    College tuition may be costly, but outfitting your collegiate student with dorm décor, apparel and everything to support a great academic year doesn’t have to be. With care, college students and their parents can make back-to-school preparations a wallet-friendly experience.

    The discount experts at Dollar General are offering some helpful advice for saving on all your dorm room essentials.

  • Tips to ensure a smooth transition to college

    From StatePoint

    The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses.

  • Exercise can help kids do better in school

    From StatePoint

    Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.