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Today's News

  • Tech visit
  • Noticias - Sept. , 2013

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

    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps i with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 9, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Crypto Jews of New Mexico, a lecture by Charles Truxillo, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Lora Shields Science building on the campus of Highlands University. Free and open to the public.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Go to Bed, Monster!” by Natasha Wing. Free and open to the public.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 9, 2013
  • Yet another scandal

    The more things change the more they seem to stay the same at the Mora Independent School District, and that’s unfortunate.
    The latest chapter involves the chief financial officer hired by the district a few months ago. School finance officials are required to be licensed through the state Public Education Department.
    The woman the district hired, Joanne Dawn Biagianti, allowed her license to expire. Normally, that’s not that big a deal. The state, after all, provides a grace period for individuals to come into compliance.

  • Work of Art — AP Stylebook OKs ‘hopefully’

    No, this is not a repeated column. It’s not a summer (or early fall) rerun; however, you might recall I’ve asked the question before and touched on the subject: When we suddenly become aware of word or combination of words, is its usage new, or did we just now become aware of it?

    During political seasons, we overdose on “convoluted,” usually in the context of “The provisions of Obamacare are too frigging convoluted.” They mean, I surmise, “confusing,” but the meaning of convoluted comes closer to intricate, repetitious.

  • Cowgirls climb to .500 in RMAC

    Highlands’ women’s soccer team kept the pressure on Western State’s defense in recording a 2-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls, who squared their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record at 3-3, were credited with 13 shots on goal while allowing just one.

    Crystal Schuder and Andrea Duke each tallied their third goals of the season for NMHU (5-3-2 overall).

  • Joedy punches state ticket
  • Rodeo teams riding high at Highlands

    The New Mexico Highlands University rodeo team had another great weekend at the Cochise College Rodeo Sept. 27-28 in Douglas, Ariz.

    Both the Cowgirl and Cowboy teams notched Reserve Champion team finishes over the weekend, with individual competitors in both the men’s and women’s All-Around category.

    The Cowboys and the Cowgirls, led by head coach Jordan Taton, are sitting in second place in the Grand Canyon Region standings, with the Cowgirls just 145 points shy of first-place Central Arizona College.

  • Sandoval paces Pecos at SFIS meet

    Sophomore Ryan Sandoval ran to a 12th place individual finish and led the Pecos boys’ varsity cross country team to an eighth place team finish in this past Saturday’s Grimley Memorial Invitational hosted by Santa Fe Indian at Cochiti Pueblo.
    Sandoval crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 47 seconds.

    Sub-19-minute times also were turned in by Pecos freshman Julian Garcia (33rd place, 18:32) and junior Jason Henderson (42nd, 18:42).