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Today's News

  • A broken system

    Once again immigration reform has been pushed to the back burner, this time by President Barack Obama, who announced on Meet the Press over the weekend that he will wait until after the November midterm elections to take up the issue.

    Previously, Obama had threatened to issue an executive order by summer’s end if Congress failed to take up the matter.

    Now the Obama administration is pledging to act before the end of the year.

    We’re not holding our breath.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 10, 2014
  • 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.