• Sophomore, leg amputee, finds passion with golf

    By Chad Lindskog
    Casper Star-Tribune

    CASPER, Wyo. — Sydney Pomajzl grabs her navy golf bag, which has two straps like a backpack, and begins walking up a hill to the next hole.

    Everyone in her group -- and the next, and the one after that -- is out of breath after ascending the steep hill at the Buffalo Golf Club. Many others, however, use bags with wheels that can be pushed like a stroller.

  • Dear Teacher - Oct. 4. 2015

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: I always dreaded math classes and quit taking math courses as soon as possible, but I want my children to be successful in math. Can you help? -- Struggled
     Answer: Parents can definitely contribute to making sure that their children develop math skills. One of the best ways to do this is by helping them develop and keep a keen interest in math.

  • Legion Park Students of the month
  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 27

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: How much homework help is too much? Sometimes I think that I (parent) am getting a grade for a homework assignment, especially projects.— Too Much Work

  • Basketball star turns to teaching after near-fatal accident

    By January Rutherford
    The Tribune
    SEYMOUR, Ind.  — As a new classroom instructional assistant at Margaret R. Brown Elementary School this year, Josh Speidel takes his job seriously.
    But not so serious that the 19-year-old doesn’t smile, laugh and cut up with students and staff.
    His sense of humor in the face of great physical, mental and emotional challenges is inspiring to both the students and co-workers with whom he now works.

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 20

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: The new school year has started. In the past, I have always been involved in my children’s education by communicating with their teachers, attending parent-teacher meetings, being a room mother, going to school events, visiting their classrooms and so on. Is there anything else parents should do to be involved in their children’s education? — Wondering

  • Six Robertson High School cheerleaders make national team

    Estevan Varela, Aaron Campbell, Cheyenne Osage, Rhyanne Martinez, Arianna Garcia and Madeleine Morse were recently selected to join with 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. to represent Varsity Spirit in the 29th annual London-New Year’s Day Parade. 

  • HU geology prof part of Arctic Circle research on Snowball Earth

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    The Earth was not covered from pole to pole with ice 650 million years ago as was previously thought, according to new research by a Highlands University geology professor.
    Michael Petronis worked with an international team of scientists investigating the Snowball Earth hypothesis in Svalbard in the Norwegian High Arctic approximately 65 miles from the North Pole. The hypothesis describes a frozen Earth, with glacial ice covering the entire planet in the ancient geological past.

  • Dental program gets kudos in newsletter

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The 2015 Luna Community College Dental Assisting class was recently recognized in the Dental Assisting National Board newsletter. Luna students were recognized for their New Mexico Mission of Mercy participation in October of 2014. New Mexico Mission of Mercy is a group of volunteers in the profession that provide service to individuals in need of dental work.

  • Nathan Archuleta recipient of Michael Marr Scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    Nathan J. Archuleta, a 2015 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate, has been awarded the 34th Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.

    The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Las Vegas Robertson High School student-athlete who has excelled academically and participated in the football program.