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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 9, 2013

    County hearing on drilling is Thursday
    San Miguel County will hold a public hearing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Thursday at the San Miguel County Commission Chambers, 500 W. National Ave., to solicit public input on the formulation of a proposed ordinance relating to oil and gas drilling and exploration in San Miguel County.

  • Weather - Jan. 9, 2013

    Wednesday
    A slight chance of rain after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A slight chance of rain and snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Friday

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 9, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Hat” by Jan Brett. Free and open to the public.
    • The Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the San Miguel County Commission Chambers at 500 West National. Suite 200. Open to the public. For more information, contact Dennis English at 425-6190.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Noticias - Jan. 9, 2013

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

  • Purple ... and green

    The way in which Highlands University has embraced and invested in environmentally friendly, energy-efficient practices makes one wonder if maybe green should be added to the school colors.

    At the very least, the university should be credited for thinking green — and saving some green too, over the long term.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 9, 2013
  • Work of Art - Good English gets a rest

    A few columns ago, as I began systematically pulling out what little hair I have, I wrote about an on-going series of conversations taking place in my living room. We’d celebrated a Chinese gift-exchange and we were settling down to examine our presents.

  • Rangerettes, Panthers win NRG

    The Pecos Panthers and Mora Rangerettes are getting plenty of practice hoisting tournament trophies this basketball season. Their fans can only hope that practice will come in handy in February and March.

    Both teams earned titles Saturday, winning the boys’ and girls’ brackets in the Northern Rio Grande Invitational hosted at Pojoaque High School.

  • RHS exploits Socorro turnovers

    Ryan Tafoya scored 14 of his 16 points in the first quarter Saturday, setting the tone early in Robertson’s 83-61 romp over visiting Socorro.

    The Cardinals and head coach Manuel Romero were to play at St. Michael’s (4-7) on Wednesday in what figures to be an interesting non-district encounter.  

    Getting off to a good start against Socorro was mainly a product of the Cardinals’ opportunistic defense, which converted three steals directly into fast break points as RHS (3-5) raced to leads of 9-0 and 15-3.

  • Cowboys split on Denver trip

    Shooting at a 54 percent clip and holding their own on the glass helped New Mexico Highlands drop host Regis 73-61 on Saturday. It also salvaged a split of the Cowboys’ two-game stay in Denver.

    Highlands is 5-7 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Cowboys  were coming off their biggest test to date, Friday night’s 92-71 loss to Metro State, the No. 2 ranked team in NCAA Division II men’s basketball.