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  • Weather - Aug. 7, 2013

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

    Thursday

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 7, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 7 , 2013
  • Evaluate teachers fairly

    There’s no question in our minds that the system used to evaluate teachers needs to change.

    Effective teachers have the power to change the course of a child’s life, and they deserve to be recognized for the great work they are doing. But there are also teachers who struggle in the classroom, and that, too, needs to be brought out in the evaluation process. A good evaluation system would flag those individuals who are struggling so that they can be given the opportunity to get additional training in hopes of turning them into effective teachers.

  • Work of Art — They fought the bypass

    It was in the early 1950s when then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower pushed through an act that created our Interstate Highway System.

    With any new construction there are fears — usually economic — that whatever project is being undertaken, things will change. Not convinced? Read out-of-town newspapers that frequently contain articles of this group, or that group opposing the construction of a new Wal-Mart.

  • Run ends in regional

    SANTA FE — One of the deepest runs ever made by a Little League team from the Meadow City has come to an end.

    The New Mexico All-Stars of the Juniors (age 13-14) softball division went 1-2, unofficially finishing third, in the Southwest Regional Championship tournament this past week in Santa Fe. The run came to an end with Monday’s 8-2 loss to Texas West at Bicentennial Park.

  • Cowboys picked third in RMAC

    Look for the New Mexico Highlands University football team to contend for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship this season.

    The Cowboys were projected as the No. 3 team in the 10-team league according to a preseason coaches’ poll released Monday by the RMAC’s Colorado Springs-based office.

  • Grizzlies shut out Isotopes

    Las Vegas Optic and
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Matt Angle had the Fresno Grizzlies all figured out on Monday night.

    Unfortunately for Albuquerque, the same could not be said for his teammates.

    Fresno dealt the struggling Isotopes a 2-0 loss, dropping them further behind Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division.

    Angle, Albuquerque’s centerfielder, went 3 for 3 at the plate with one walk, thus reaching base all four at-bats — ideal for a leadoff hitter.

  • Football practice starts in LV

    For the first time this summer — officially, anyway — area high school football players took to the practice fields on Monday, launching the 2013 preseason.

    Monday was the first day allowed for prep football practice by the New Mexico Activities Association. Locally, squads at Robertson and West Las Vegas could be seen putting in workouts.

    Memorial Middle School announced the start of its football practices as well.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 7, 2013

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Bombers vs. Yo Momma, 6 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Hackers, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Thursday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division game, Vegas Boyz vs. Hackers, 7:15 p.m.; women’s division games, Bud vs. Lady Jags, 6 p.m., Lady Hackers vs. Scrubs, 7:15 p.m., Scrubß vs. Bud (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Friday