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Today's News

  • AVRH hosts ‘Life Run’

    Las Vegas Optic

    Daniel Hutchinson took home the overall event championship in the recent Alta Vista Regional Hospital Life Run 5-kilometer race with a time of 19:36.

    On a larger scale, however, community health and wellness was a winner.

    The event, held late last month on a course near the hospital, drew dozens of participants of various ages.

  • Ugly finish for Vatos rugby; High Desert Classic next

    Submitted to the Optic

    The passionate, unarmored, physical game of rugby has 30 violent players on the field, only one quieted coach in the seats, and a single referee to control the massive temperaments and continuous energy flow.

    Unfortunately, sometimes discipline is lost to human emotions and the game becomes chaotic and futile. This happened last Saturday as the visiting Las Cruces Rugby Club (6-2) upset the NMHU Vatos Rugby Club (6-3-1) in an unreflective score of 24-14.

  • Cowgirls get even with ASC

    Las Vegas Optic
    Avenging an upset at Perkins Stadium earlier this season, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer team shut out Adams State 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Alamosa, Colo.

    Cowgirl captain Julissa Rodriguez increased her Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-leading goal total to 12 with a pair of scores in the match.
    Rodriguez had just been named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 14, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, OCT. 11
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: The flow is 1.0 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 14, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Regis, 7 p.m., Denver
    • Mora vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos at Rio Rancho Invite, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    Football
    • NMHU at Chadron State, noon, Chadron, Neb.
    Rugby

  • Grilled, simmered sausages perfect for fall

    By Elizabeth Karmel
    For The Associated Press

    I grew up in North Carolina, where sausage meant spicy sage breakfast meat and was mostly sold as bulk meat, then made into patties. Delicious, but more of a side meat than a meal.

    When I moved to Chicago, I was introduced to the wonderful world of German, Polish and Italian sausages. I quickly fell in love with sausages of all kinds, and though they are popular all year long, they are my favorite way to celebrate fall.

  • Grads showcase work

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    In its first year, 22 media arts students in New Mexico Highlands University’s one-of-a-kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program used cutting-edge multimedia technology in projects for 16 museums and cultural institutions across the state, and one in California.

    The university’s AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program is the only one in the nation. It is part of an ongoing partnership between the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Media Arts Program.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 14, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Protesters demand more
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Hundreds of teachers, farmers and union members have gathered outside the Dominican Republic’s Congress to demand the government spend more on public education.

    They want the government to allocate 4 percent of the Caribbean nation’s gross domestic product to education as required by law. The 2012 proposed budget allocates a little less than 2.5 percent.

  • Illinois backlog adds to problems

    Editor’s Note: This story is the latest installment in a joint initiative by The Associated Press and Associated Press Managing Editors on the fiscal crisis facing U.S. states and cities, how state and local governments are dealing with severe budget cuts, and how American lives will change because of it.

  • Mora County Notebook: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Americans observe Hispanic Heritage Month each year from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It is a tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched America and their society.

    The theme for this year is: “Many backgrounds, many stories, one American Spirit.” As I read the material in the internet many people who have influenced the history of the United States were shown. There have been congressmen, artists, lawyers, musicians, doctors, professors, writers, teachers, athletes, business folks, and many more.