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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoons - Aug. 19, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Eugenio Romero wins, East bolts

    The stage was set for the momentous election to choose the first mayor of the combined city of east and west Las Vegas. It was July 18, 1882, and the racially charged contest was an obvious and heated struggle between the Hispanics in Old Town, and the Anglos in New Town, whose population in just three years equaled or exceeded that of the half-century-old west side.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation

    Savannah (Ga.) Morning News on 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals health care ruling (Aug. 15) — The flawed Obamacare health care reform act got a major thumping from two federal appellate court judges in Atlanta.

  • NMHU spikers hope to avoid cellar

    New Mexico Highlands University’s volleyball team hopes to be the surprise program in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall.

    As of right now, though, the season looks to be another uphill climb.

    The Cowgirls, led by head coach Jim Deisler, were picked to finish 14th out of 14 teams in a preseason coaches’ poll released Tuesday by the RMAC’s assistant commissioner Eric Danner in Colorado Springs.

  • Hackers again top seed for tournament

    Benavidez Construction’s Hackers took one step closer to a repeat title

    Wednesday, clinching the regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s division tournament.

    The men’s tourney begins Friday, Aug. 26, and runs through the weekend.
    The Hackers wrapped up an unblemished season with a 26-16 victory over Balls Deep on a cool, overcast Wednesday night at the city complex.

    And they didn’t have a couple of their top guns present, either.

  • Fort Lewis names its new AD

    Submitted to the Optic

    Gary Hunter will become Fort Lewis College’s new director of athletics, FLC President Dene Kay Thomas announced this week. Hunter will officially begin Sept. 1.

    Fort Lewis is one of New Mexico Highlands University’s rivals in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 19, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary. Extreme fire danger has prompted agencies to impose fire restrictions and closures on public and private lands across New Mexico. Please check for the latest information at nmfireinfo.wordpress.com or by calling the fire restrictions hotline at 877-864-6985.

    Fishing report, Aug. 16

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 19, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Rosa (scrimmage), 6 p.m., Santa Rosa

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s game: Yo Momma vs. Vegas Boys, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 6 p.m., No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    TUESDAY
    Softball

  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.
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  • Mora Elementary welcomes new staff members

    The teachers have been in orientation since Monday in preparation for the new school year. All of the students began their school year on Wednesday.

    There are some new teachers and a new principal in the elementary school.

    The rest of the staff is the same as last year, although some have different assignments.