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Today's News

  • Cowboys snap skid

    Luke Jones’ 47-yard field goal Thursday night did more than just win a football game for New Mexico Highlands University.

    It also helped smash a losing streak that had reached 12 games dating back to Nov. 7, 2015, while starting the Marty Fine NMHU coaching era off on the right foot.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 3, 2017

    Editor’s note: 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.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Mike Estrada of Belen caught and released a 4.38-pound largemouth bass Aug. 26. He was using a green jig with a green pumpkin Yamamoto baby craw trailer.

    Shuree Ponds: Ruth Laws, 8, and Will Laws, 7, of Albuquerque, caught 16-inch rainbows Aug. 26. They were using Pistol Petes.

  • Beasties cruise in home debut

    Within the first 20 minutes of Thursday’s home opener with Bernalillo, the Robertson Lady Cardinals scored twice.

    As it turned out, they’d need both goals to pull out a win and get back to .500 at 2-2.

    Miranda Montoya set up the first goal when her drive on the left flank lured the Bernalillo keeper off her line for a botched early save attempt. Montoya regained control of the ball, but instead of shooting, she dished it across to Gabriella Montoya, who punched it into the unprotected net.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 3, 2017

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Southern Nazarene, 1:30 p.m., Eco Park, Taos

    TUESDAY
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., RHS Field

  • Cowboy football ends 12-game slide

    Luke Jones' 40-yard field goal with 2:48 left in the game lifted New Mexico Highlands to a stirring 23-22 comeback victory over Dixie State (Utah) in the season opener.

    Highlands ended a 12-game losing skid and gave first-year head coach Marty Fine a win in his debut. The game was held at the Herrera Complex on the campus of West Las Vegas, which has served as a makeshift home for the Cowboys while their home stadium undergoes turf replacement.

    The Cowboys trailed most of the game, and they faced a 22-7 deficit with 7:52 left in the third quarter.

  • Wolf resigns from Alta Vista

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Wednesday, Alta Vista Regional Hospital announced it has named Caleb F. O’Rear as its interim chief executive officer, effective immediately to replace Chris Wolf, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.

    No other information was released. Wolf did not return phone calls by Optic press time Thursday.

  • How streets are striped in Las Vegas

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    “O.K., watch out.”

    Chris Rodarte motions to one of the workers in his crew as a vehicle zips into a work area.

    “O.K., watch out again.”

  • County: Nonprofit funding among cuts in budget

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    To most of us, cutting hundreds of thousands out of our budgets would sound daunting. For San Miguel County administrators and commissioners this year, there were painful cuts to be made — but cuts were made without creating employee layoffs.

  • Native American students can skip conquistador pageantry

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — Santa Fe’s public school students have been given permission to skip an annual presentation of Spanish colonial culture and history that honors a 17th century conquistador, in deference to Native American and non-Christian students who may find the performances disrespectful.

  • County manager changes direction of book group

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    County supervisors have probably been directing department managers to read books on leadership, presumably, since the modern concept of counties was created.

    However, one recent directive from recently hired San Miguel County Manager Vidal Martinez resulted in some unexpected developments with a Christian book.