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Today's News

  • Noticias - March 25, 2013

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

  • Que Pasa - March 25, 2013

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “Ollie’s Easter Eggs” by Olivier Dunrea. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Health care price gouging

    If we had a voice in selecting the next Pulitzer Prize for outstanding investigative journalism, this year we’d nominate Steven Brill and Time magazine for their lengthy, searing special report titled “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” It’s an indictment against the cost of health care in America, with first-rate reporting by Brill and courageously published by Time (a mainstream media magazine that gets more than its share of health care-related ads).

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 25, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Protecting our water

    By Bob Wessely

    For the Optic

    San Miguel County is acutely aware that the water supply upon which its citizens depend is severely limited.

    Variable surface streams, originating from snowmelt, springs, and rainwater runoff, have been used for agricultural and domestic purposes for centuries.

    Multiple formation layers of fresh groundwater have been deposited over the millennia, water that is pumped for domestic and agricultural uses. These layers or aquifers are very slowly refreshed by rainwater seepage.

  • Fulgenzi clan earns national tennis honor

    Submitted to the Optic
    CHICAGO — Everyone knows that the Fulgenzis are New Mexico’s first family when it comes to tennis.
    They literally grew up on the hardcourts against each other. Watching. Playing. Competing. Coaching. They all learned early the importance of game plans and that teamwork wins championships.

  • March sadness for Lobos, Aggies

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer
    SALT LAKE CITY — Among the provisions New Mexico gave coach Steve Alford in his brand-new, 10-year contract was a $125,000 bonus for making the Final Four.
    After their latest disappointing loss in the NCAA tournament, the Lobos will save the money, but feel the pain.
    Third-seeded New Mexico was handed the biggest upset on the first full day of play in the NCAA tournament, a 68-62 loss to 14th-seeded Harvard on Thursday night.

  • Inspired effort gives Billikens 20-point win over NMSU

    By Antonio Gonzalez
    AP Sports Writer

  • Mavs get tough vs. NMHU

    The 17th ranked Colorado Mesa baseball team asserted itself with a series win over visiting New Mexico Highlands, taking the first three games over their archrivals at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction.

    NMHU dropped to 14-11 overall and 10-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference heading into Sunday’s game four.

    Mesa (18-5, 12-1) won Friday’s nine-inning opener 11-6, then swept a doubleheader 11-1 and 4-1 on Saturday.

  • Vatos rugby wraps up home slate

    Officially, New Mexico Highlands University’s Vatos rugby side scored a 28-0 forfeit win over Las Cruces on Saturday.

    Unofficially, it was a lot closer but also encouraging for the Vatos.

    Playing on in an exhibition match, in which the Vatos lent a few players to the shorthanded visitors, the home team recorded a 33-24 victory.