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Today's News

  • Annual enchilada dinner fundraiser next Thursday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The annual enchilada dinner to fund Mustard Seed grants to non-profit groups in Las Vegas and the surrounding area takes place on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Hillcrest Restaurant.

    Next Thursday’s dinner marks the 14th anniversary of the Mustard Seed program sponsored by the local First United Presbyterian Church. The church devotes all profits from the dinner to funding projects by other organizations in the community.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 3, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m, Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dino-Football” by Lisa Wheeler. This week’s theme is “Fall Sports.” Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Cowboys defend home turf

    The New Mexico Highlands men's cross country team came up just one point shy of sweeping the top five and earning a perfect score in winning Saturday's NMHU XC Jam.

    Ismael Samano, who's been a consistent top-two man for the Cowboys over the last couple seasons, won the individual men's title by finishing in 25 minutes, 32 seconds.

  • MMS girls, WLV boys’ JV among victors

    Memorial Middle School’s cross country team demonstrated both depth and ability — particularly on the girls’ side — in coasting to victory in Saturday’s Meadow City Invitational at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Led by Makayla Quintana’s winning performance, MMS swept the top three, placed five of the first six and seven of the top 10 in the girls’ race.

    Also Saturday, the West Las Vegas high school boys’ junior varsity had a solid outing to garner a team title. Dylan Trujillo led the Dons by taking second overall.

  • Fitting tribute - Late coach’s name to grace Highlands hardwood

    Las Vegas Optic and
    Luna Community College

    During his time as mayor of Las Vegas, Henry O. Sanchez spent many hours at City Hall.

    Over his three decades in the Meadow City, he also became well-known for his corner table at the Hillcrest, home of many a chat with friends and cohorts. He was a regular at church, and he spent plenty of time out in the community with humanitarian causes such as his Love Thy Neighbor fund.

  • Hall pass - H Club to induct Class of 2012 into its Hall of Honor

    Eight notable athletes whose time at New Mexico Highlands from different eras spanning from 1956 to 1995 will be honored on Thursday as the H Club inducts its Class of 2012.

    The ceremony, immediately preceded by the naming of the Wilson Complex floor in honor of the late Henry O. Sanchez, is part of a banquet beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Soccer: Cowgirls get even vs. Grizzlies

    Avenging a narrow defeat earlier this season, New Mexico Highlands rolled past Adams State 3-1 in women's soccer this past Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Crystal Schuder, who'd scored her first goal in Friday's win over Colorado State-Pueblo, found the Grizzly net twice on Sunday afternoon. Her second score proved to be the game-winner.

    Schuder scored three minutes into the contest. Kelsie Roberts took a pass from Marci Johnson and dished to Schuder from inside the box, beating Adams State goalkeeper Christie Stemple.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 3, 2012

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 4 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Regis, 7 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Capital, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Mora Middle School vs. Springer, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School at Gonzales, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna-Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

  • Wildlife refuge established

    WATROUS — Thousands of acres of land in Mora County were officially donated to the federal government on Thursday to establish the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge near here.

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was on hand for the dedication ceremony.
    The 4,224-acre property — known as the Wind River Ranch — was donated to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the Thaw Charitable Trust.

  • Mayor’s Ball