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Today's News

  • Purina scholarship deadline approaching

    Submitted to the Optic

    The deadline to apply for the annual scholarship awarded by Purina Mills and the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association’s Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee is Nov. 10 according to Crystal Diamond, Winston, YCLC committee chairman.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 22, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Officer Buckle and Gloria” by Peggy Rathmann. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Oct. 22, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.

  • Our take on amendments

    New Mexico voters are being asked to decide five constitutional amendments during the general election. We urge a “yes” vote on Amendments 1, 3 and 5 while offering no recommendation on Amendments 2 and 4 because they aren’t really relevant to voters in San Miguel and Mora counties.

    Amendment 1 — which, if approved, could change the manner in which school board elections are held — requires a three-fourths’ majority in order to pass. The four other proposed amendments require a simple majority vote in order to be enacted.

  • Editorial cartoon - Oct. 22, 2014
  • Work of Art - Where’d we all come from?

    It’s hard to imagine that the staff of Dr. Cordell Halverson’s office will ever forgive (or at least forget) my deception. Halverson, a long-time Ob/Gyn, had my wife, Bonnie, as one of his patients. His office was at Eighth and University, close to Highlands.

    At the time, Bonnie was teaching school in Anton Chico. I received a call from her (in that pre-cell phone era), at my office, in Mortimer Hall, telling me she’d forgotten to deliver a certain specimen to Halverson’s office, on her way to work that morning.

  • A $10,000 kick!

    NMHU and Optic reports

    No pressure. No sweat. No problem.

    Just $10,000 riding on the outcome of the kick.

    With his brother, NMHU All-American punter Patrick Carney holding the ball, Charlie Carney drilled a field goal from 30 yards away Saturday, completing the season-long JC’s New York Pizza Department $10,000 Challenge.

  • Miller time in Rio

    Robertson junior Anabella Miller emerged from a crowded race field to take second place in the varsity girls’ segment of this past Saturday’s Rio Rancho XC Jamboree, pacing the Lady Cardinals to a surprising team championship in the process.

    RHS again received a nice boost from its younger runners. Eighth grader Makayla Quintana, who was winning races for Memorial Middle School just a few weeks ago, ran seventh. Nieves Pacheco, also an MMS eighth grader, was 16th.

  • All about control
  • Tapia earns weekly honors

    Zach Tapia’s 46-yard field goal with no time left on the game clock not only won the football game for New Mexico Highlands on Saturday. It also helped earn him two weekly honors.

    Tapia was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, as well as the Las Vegas-area Subway Eat Fresh Student Athlete of the Week. Both honors were announced on Monday.