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  • Weather - April 15, 2013

    Monday
    Areas of blowing dust. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43. Windy, with a southwest wind 30-35 mph, decreasing to 20-25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

    Tuesday

  • NMHU music concerts Wednesday and Friday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Music will present instrumental concerts April 17 and April 19 in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave.

    The 7 p.m. Wednesday Original Music Concert showcases students in the university’s new Music Technology Program performing their own compositions.

  • Que Pasa - April 15, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the U.S. Forest Service Building. For more information, call 425-9088.
    • Wildlife displacement: A case study in Kenya, Africa talk, 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Due to the federal sequester, activities will now be held during the week. For more information, contact Jan Arrott at 454-6115.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Let’s tidy up Las Vegas

    A touch of irony surfaced during a recent meeting of the Las Vegas City Council, when City Attorney Dave Romero presented a report on run-down properties and other eyesores in the community. The city has ordinances to ensure that people enjoy health, safety and well-being. That includes being free from visual pollution.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 15, 2013
  • Dulcey Amargo - Winds of change

    Well, I’d prefer not to date myself, but for the sake of a more progressive society, I will! That’s just my wry way of saying that in the past half century — good grief, am I that old? — society has made great strides in its attitude toward its female members. Yes, we have to give due credit to the suffragettes of earlier times, but let’s take a brief look at some of the breakthrough elements.

  • No gimmes in homestand

    Colorado Christian increased its season win total by 50 percent at the expense of host New Mexico Highlands on Friday and Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Game one of the four-game series saw the Cougars triumph 7-6 in extra innings. The score was even at 5-5 in the top of the 10th when Jake Balbas went up to bat and drilled an RBI double to left center, scoring Justin Ray from second. Mark McMahon followed with a single, then wound up scoring from second on a botched relay from centerfield.

  • British soccer camp coming in June

    Soccer players age 3 to 18 are invited to take part in the upcoming Challenger British Soccer Camps to be held June 3-7 at the United World College campus in Montezuma.

    Fees range from $76 to $155 depending on age level and specific camp. To register, log on to challengersports.com.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 15, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    Golf
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Las Vegas Little League game (see schedule, Page 8)
    Softball
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

  • Mid-school track