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Today's News

  • Art Auction to benefit Animal Welfare Coalition

    By Jennifer Rowland
    UWC-USA

    More than 40 New Mexico artists, including local favorites David Perez Escudero, Amber MacLean, Diane Moreno, Meredith Britt, and David Lobdell, have donated original works to ArtBark, an art auction to benefit the Animal Welfare Coalition Animal Shelter in Las Vegas.

  • Que Pasa - April 16, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • NMHU Jazz Ensemble concert, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in the Student Union Building. General admission is $5 and NMHU students with valid ID are free.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 16, 2014
  • Shenanigans, indeed

    Disappointment doesn’t even begin to describe our feelings about the blatant political posturing that played out during last week’s City Council meeting.

    In case you missed it, here’s a synopsis.

    City Attorney Dave Romero proposed a resolution to the governing body declaring that the community rights ordinance that was approved by a 3-1 Council vote in April 2012 is not valid because it is unconstitutional.

  • Work of Art: Lack toast . . . and tolerant

    On a trip last weekend to Missouri, my wife and I were among the last breakfast eaters on the Amtrak unit, their probably having run out of items on the menu. I chose toast with my omelet but received a (not-too-shabby) croissant instead.

  • Cowgirls lead nation in long, triple jumps

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands track and field team took over the national lead in both the long jump and triple jump courtesy of freshman Shanice McPherson and junior Salcia Slack while senior Lindsay Hayes became the first Highlands athlete to provisionally qualify for the NCAAs in the weight throw to lead the Cowgirls at the West Texas A&M Open Saturday afternoon.

  • Locals shine in elite track meet

    Monday’s usually a day for training and recuperating in the New Mexico high school track and field season.

    But for three West Las Vegas standouts, this past Monday was earmarked for a special competition reserved for the premier tracksters in the state.

    Distance runner Moises Coca and throwers Nicholas Gurule and Salvador Lopez represented the Meadow City in the annual Marilyn Sepulveda Classic hosted in Albuquerque.

    Gurule and Lopez finished sixth and seventh in the boys’ javelin throw with distances of 162-2 and 155-9, respectively.

  • LV bodybuilders secure hardware in Duke City

    Submitted to the Optic

    High Desert Physique, Northern New Mexico’s all-natural competitive bodybuilding team, recently competed at the OCB Natural Albuquerque Championships on March 30 in Albuquerque.

    The team had six members competing, and returned home with a total of nine top five placement trophies.

    HDP’s coach and founder, Paul Aragon, works as a performance specialist, trainer and instructor at Luna Community College’s Wellness Center. The team includes LCC students, employees, and one member in Denver.

  • Mora track in Ft. Sumner

    Mora track and field athletes made a solid showing in this past weekend’s Fort Sumner Qualifier.

    In the boys’ meet, Mora finished seventh of 12 teams, amassing 32 team points. Texico’s Wolverines won with 111.5 points, followed by New Mexico Military (72) and Mountainair (61).

    On the girls’ side, Mora landed up seventh with 35 points. The host Vixens won their own meet with 95 points, beating Texico (72) and Tucumcari (59).

  • Riders split in Snyder

    Luna Community College’s baseball team bounced back from two losses Friday at Western Texas College by sweeping the host team the following day.

    WTC nipped Luna 7-6 in the opener and rode the momentum to a 9-5 win in game two. But Saturday belonged to the Rough Riders, who galloped to 5-3 and 10-8 wins.

    Luna is 14-25 overall and 10-14 in league play under Antonio Siqueiros.

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    Luna’s softball team dropped four straight games over the weekend to Howard College.

    Howard won 10-2, 9-0, 9-1 and 9-2.