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  • Weather - Feb. 3, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:59 a.m. to 5:31 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 59° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 59. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 30.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:58 a.m. to 5:32 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Looking Back - Feb. 3, 2017

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 1967 — Dr. Robert Amai, assistant professor of chemistry at Highlands University, was selected as Professor of the Term by students on the HU campus, according to Mrs. Ann Nanninga, dean of women. Amai was selected by a vote of the students during the fall term. He was selected not only for his outstanding teaching ability but also for his popularity among students.
     

  • Noticias - Feb. 3, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 3, 2017

    2.4.2017
    SATURDAY
    8 to 11 a.m.
    Benefit breakfast featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring French toast, bacon, sausage, fruit, cold cereal, biscuits and gravy, eggs, potatoes, green chile, pancakes, tea, coffee, juice, and milk takes place at the Masonic Building at 518 Douglas. Beneficiaries of this month’s breakfast are Rio Valley Charter School, Masonic Scholarships and Bikes for Books.

    2.6.2017
    MONDAY
    Feb. 6 to April 17

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 3, 2017

    THUMBS UP! LITERACY FAIR QUITE SUCCESSFUL

  • Dispatch New Mexico - Women on the march

    I like women. I respect women. Some of my best friends are women. But sometimes, I’m still a pig.

    I try to be a gentleman — treating women as ladies and respecting them as equals — but sometimes my smartass side comes out inappropriately. See, there’s an example of my piggishness, I shouldn’t be using a-- in such company but I did anyway. I’ve had a number of women in my life who have told me to clean up my language, from my mother on down, and yet I still use dirty words. Sorry, Mom, I’ll try to do better.

  • Luna sluggers kick off in style

    Dozens of fans packed JC’s New York Pizza on Wednesday night for a chance to meet Luna Community College’s baseball and softball players and coaches.

    The event is part of a renewed effort by new Luna athletic director Art Abreu to generate interest and support for the Rough Rider teams, who begin their seasons this weekend.

    Rough Riders baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros, in his fifth year at the helm, joined new softball coach Lucas Griego in introducing their players.

  • Eighteen - Lady Cards drop Elkettes, improve to 18-3

    Jazmyne Jenkins slammed the door shut on Pojoaque Valley Wednesday night, scoring 12 fourth-quarter points as Robertson won 63-43 at Mike Marr Gym.

    She finished with 18 points, matching Alianza Darley for the team high.

    After going up 17-9 through one, the Lady Cardinals stretched the lead to 22-9 on a Maria Barela three-pointer and a Darley putback.

    Angelica Montoya, Tessa Ortiz,  and Savannah Sena scored seven points apiece, with Barela finishing with six. Barela and Ortiz shared point guard duties, and RHS spread the court well on offense.

  • Help sought in honoring Rangerettes

    Mora made some history this past fall, winning the Class 2A state volleyball championship as well as an individual 1A-2A girls’ state cross country title.

    Now, the school’s athletic department is asking for help in formally recognizing those achievements.

    Donations are being sought to help pay for a set of championship rings for 14 student-athletes, two managers and three coaches at the estimated cost of $3,480.

    Those interested in helping are asked to make checks payable to Mora Girls Volleyball, P.O. Box 179, Mora, NM, 87732.

  • Brady-Belichick duo keeps thriving

    By Teresa M. Walker
    The Associated Press  

    HOUSTON — Marv Levy, the only coach in NFL history to take a team to four consecutive Super Bowls, looks at what Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have done together with the New England Patriots and marvels.