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  • Weather - Sept. 25, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 79. Windy, with a southwest wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 25-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 53. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-30 mph, decreasing to 15-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Thursday

  • Run marks suicide awareness month

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Campus Violence Prevention Program will sponsor an “Out of the Darkness” run Sept. 26 to mark Suicide Awareness Month.

    The free event begins at 7 p.m. with registration at the university’s new Student Union Building at Eighth Street and National Avenue. Participants will receive glow sticks, bracelets and mini flashlights to help light the way.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Sept. 25, 2013

    Optic staff and wire

    Free legal fair set for Friday

    A free legal fair will be held in Las Vegas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at the New Mexico Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Ave.
    Attorneys will be available to provide free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis on a variety of civil legal topics, including probate, divorce, custody, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, unemployment, and immigration.  Interpreters will also be available.

  • Gary King is right

    Gov. Susana Martinez and Attorney General Gary King are at odds over who should have final say on whether same-sex marriages are legal in New Mexico.

    Martinez, who personally believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman, says voters should decide the issue through a constitutional amendment. King, a Democrat, argues that the courts should decide the matter since it is a civil rights issue.

    We agree with King.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 25, 2013
  • Work of Art — What’s the big deal?

    We stopped at a fast-food place where, when you buy a burger, you get to put the mustard and ketchup on yourself. We also bought a side salad and got to pour the French vignette dressing on ourselves.

    It was one of those days, when we could smell fall in the air and the change in temperature and climate made us want to go out for a snack rather than cook at home. I guess you could say we were out to butter our own nests.

  • Miller time for Lady Card runners

    Annabella Miller’s fifth-place individual finish sparked a solid team outcome for Robertson girls’ cross country this past weekend at the Bosque Invitational in Albuquerque.

    The Lady Cardinals captured fourth place as a team, buoyed by Miller’s  top-five finish with a time of 21:00.

    The sophomore continues to shine as a consistent pace-setter for the Redbird girls.

  • Cowgirls drop RMAC openers

    Visiting Fort Lewis fought back from a 2-0 deficit in Saturday night’s volleyball match, winning the last three sets to claim a 3-2 win over New Mexico Highlands on the opening weekend of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference portion of the schedule.

    Highlands (6-4 overall, 0-2 RMAC) won the first two sets 25-21 and 25-19 and was on its way to a sweep, leading the third set 5-3 after three early kills by Marina Samoa.

  • Manning owns Raiders

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    DENVER — Peyton Manning clapped his hands four, five, six times and barked out the signals. A few seconds later, Wes Welker was all alone, cradling the quarterback’s latest touchdown pass.

    All part of another impeccably crafted victory for Manning and the Denver Broncos, who rolled over the Oakland Raiders 37-21 Monday night. Denver’s 127 points lead the league and are 31 more than second-place Green Bay.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 25, 2013

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Espanola, 4 p.m., WLV
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Bosque, 4 p.m., RHS
    • Robertson girls at Bosque, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Springer, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym