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Today's News

  • Homecoming heartbreak

    Battered and bruised but still putting up a fight, the West Las Vegas football team fell to Raton by a 33-16 count Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    On an evening when former National Football League player Preston Dennard and scores of West alumni made their way to the campus, the Dons scored points for gallantry but not enough on the scoreboard to overcome a solid, senior-led Tigers squad.

    Near-misses characterized the night for West Las Vegas (1-5 overall, 0-1 District 2-3A).

  • Metro downs Cowgirls

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands lost in three sets against Metro State in Friday’s volleyball match at the Wilson Complex. The Cowgirls are 1-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and 7-10 in overall play.

    Through the last of the first set the Cowgirls and Roadrunners went back and forth but the Cowgirls just could not close the set and the Roadrunners took the first set 25-20.

  • Keep on ‘keepin’ on
  • Cowboys run out of time again

    Just a tantalizing 15 yards away from the Western State end zone, what would’ve been a game-winning drive by New Mexico Highlands was denied on Saturday afternoon, and the host Mountaineers held on for a 33-27 upset in Gunnison, Colo.

    Highlands dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Mountaineers picked up their first win of the season, climbing to 1-4 and 1-2.

    The Cowboys host a homecoming game vs. Adams State on Saturday evening at Perkins Stadium.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 14, 2013

    Monday
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 4:30 p.m., Raton

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Taos, 4 p.m. Taos
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS

    Thursday
    Football

  • City eyeing ground storage

    The city of Las Vegas is poised to move forward with a pilot project that would involve taking water from the Gallinas River, injecting it into the aquifer of the Taylor Well Field for storage and then trying to retrieve it.

    The city already has wells at the site that could be used to both inject the water and retrieve it. If successful, the project would give the city another storage alternative, although City Utilities Director Ken Garcia said there is no guarantee that the underground storage and recovery demonstration project will work.

  • Officers nab 3 for illegal hunting

    A man and two women were arrested Tuesday night on charges that they engaged in illegal hunting activities.

    The three are accused of hunting by spotlight or artificial light just outside of Las Vegas on the Mineral Hill highway. A fourth individual who was in the vehicle with them fled on foot.

    It’s unclear whether they hit the animal they were targeting.

    “As of right now we have not found an animal. We’re still looking, but they didn’t drop it right there,” state Game and Fish Sgt. Ty Jackson said late Wednesday.

  • CCHP recognizes 7 for preservation work

    By Jen Treacy
    Las Vegas Optic

    The Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation recognized seven individuals at its annual awards banquet at the Plaza Hotel late last month.

    “Anyone who does anything at all to their property deserves gratitude from the community,” said CCHP President Rudy Laumbach said. Properties were judged by local citizens Josef Jaureguiberry, Dennis Nathan, and Louie Plagge.

    A Residential Restoration award was presented to Bill and Kathy Hendrickson for their Seventh Street home.  

  • River-blessing rite: Watershed Olympics set for Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Food, fun, games and friendly competition will be the entertainment fare at the Second Annual Gallinas Watershed Olympics, sponsored by The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the soccer field of the United World College-USA.

  • Judge sides with clerk on home rule

    District Judge Abigail Aragon has handed San Miguel County a victory, rejecting a request that she order County Clerk Melanie Rivera to sign off on a home rule petition for the county.