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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cowgirl spikers outlast Wolves

    Pulling out a 15-11 win in the decisive fifth set, New Mexico Highlands’ volleyball team scored a gritty 3-2 win over Colorado State-Pueblo on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The match was a tug-of-war with 29 ties and 10 lead changes.

    There were 17 stalemates in the first game alone before the Cowgirls pulled away. CSUP’s Alex Winkler had a kill shot to knot the score at 25-25, but Tianna Matthews answered with a kill off a Riley Smith assist. And Lexis Satele served an ace to put the game away, 27-25.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 22, 2014

    Wednesday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas Middle School, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Western New Mexico, 5 p.m., Silver City

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • $20M more for Bradner

    The city of Las Vegas has secured another $20 million in funding for its Bradner enlargement project, bringing that water project another step closer to reality.

    “We received New Mexico Finance Authority Board approval for $20 million for the project,” city Utilities Director Ken Garcia said Friday. “Roughly $3 million of that is a grant and $17 million a low interest loan.”

    The funding comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund program.

  • Polishing their routine
  • Vegas man charged in sexual assault

    A 56-year-old Las Vegas man has been charged with criminal sexual penetration and battery in the sexual assault of a Luna Community College student earlier this month.

    Raoul Emilio Velasquez, whose address in court documents is listed at being on the 700 block of University Avenue, is slated to be in court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. At that hearing, a magistrate will determine if there’s enough evidence to bind the case over to District Court for trial.