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  • Que Pasa - Jan. 14, 2015

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  • Noticias - Jan. 14, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • An attack on all of us

    “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
    — Quote attributed to Voltaire

    The tragedy played out more than 5,100 miles away from us, but we should all take note of last week’s senseless terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

  • Editorial cartoon - Jan. 14, 2015
  • Work of Art: Remember English Usage Exam?

    As I look back, almost exactly 50 years, to the time when all Highlands students who hoped to graduate needed to pass the university-devised English Usage Exam, I realize it wasn’t so hard after all.

  • State tourney preview?

    In March 2014, the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team found itself in The Pit, one win away from the state championship game, when it ran into the No. 1 ranked Hope Huskies.

    Hope ran away from the Dons in that semifinal before taking down St. Michael’s for another state championship in what was then Class 3A.

    The Dons and head coach David Bustos are looking to get an early look at Hope this weekend when they journey to Albuquerque to play in the Huskies’ three-day tournament starting Thursday.

  • Buckeyes run over Ducks

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP College Football Writer

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.

    The Buckeyes’ third-stringer matched Oregon’s Heisman winner as Cardale Jones led Ohio State past Marcus Mariota and the Ducks 42-20 in the first College Football Playoff national championship game Monday night at the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Finding Isaiah - NM native Rogers starting point guard for California school

    Isaiah Rogers was happy to get to spend some quality time with his family from the Las Vegas and Mora communities over the holiday break.

    But the visit was cut short, because basketball practice was calling in Bakersfield, Calif.

    Rogers is a redshirt sophomore and starting point guard for the Bakersfield College Renegades, a school affiliated with the California Community College Athletic Association.

  • Red means ‘Stop’
  • Highlands’ Hargrave pins down weekly accolade

    Submitted to the Optic

    Easton Hargrave’s effort was a significant contributor to New Mexico Highlands wrestling team’s successful trek to his old stomping grounds in the Pacific Northwest this past weekend.

    Hargrave on Monday was named the Subway Eat Fresh NMHU Student-Athlete of the Week.

    The Cowboys went unbeaten in the Gut Check Duals in Olympia, Wash., winning four duals plus an exhibition to improve to 5-0 on the winter.