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Today's News

  • Noticias - Feb. 25, 2013

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

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 25, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The “Ban Fracking” Art Show and Poster Contest is showing until Feb. 26 at Traveler’s Café. Come view artwork from local children and adults on banning fracking in San Miguel County. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Posturing for power

    What’s behind the latest feud among Luna Community College board members? More than meets the surface.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 25, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Name dropping, Part 1

    One of the responsibilities I’ll miss most upon leaving the Optic is handling the letters to the editor. I’ve been doing it since I arrived here in October 2004.

    All that’s going to change soon, as I move on to new adventures and Martín Salazar starts doing double-duty as both interim general manager and managing editor.

  • Cowgirls RMAC track runners-up

    Fueled by winning individual performances in the long jump and indoor pentathlon, the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team captured second place in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.

    It’s the best team finish in program history under head coach Bob DeVries, who has overseen the team since its inception.

  • Rico rules — again

    Robertson sophomore Rico Montoya has had his arm raised in victory 45 times this wrestling season.

    On Saturday night, the 45th time came after he’d coasted to a 10-0 major decision over Cobre junior Daniel Soliz in the Class 1A-3A state championship match at 120 lbs.

    Montoya has won three state titles in a row, and this one was a quick clinic.

    In the first period, Montoya scooted around for a takedown and a 2-0 lead 20 seconds in. He hung on, preventing a strong escape attempt by Soliz.

  • Cowboy wrestlers 11th in regional

    New Mexico Highlands wrestling team competed in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, an event that doubles as the Super Region IV qualifier for the NCAA Division II national tournaments. Unofficially they finished 11th.

  • Mora girls, Pecos boys clinch titles; tourneys this week

    Mora’s Rangerettes and Pecos’ Panthers brought an end to the regular season on Friday, each putting a bow on a regular-season District 2-2A title.

    The Rangerettes clobbered Pecos’ girls 56-17 after trailing 7-6 in the first period.

    Mora (24-2 overall, 8-0 district) will host the district tournament final on Friday. It’s the second straight regular-season title and 24-win campaign for Mark Cassidy’s team.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 25, 2013

    Monday
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A girls’ tournament TBA
    • District 2-2A girls’ tournament TBA
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament TBA
    • District 2-2A boys’ tournament TBA
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. St. Mike’s, 4:30, MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Española, 4 p.m., WLV