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Today's News

  • New Addition - Nov. 21, 2012
  • Noticias - Nov. 21, 2012

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

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 21, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Stephen and the Beetle” by Jorge Lujan and Chiara Carver. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES
    • El Sombrero Restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 at the restaurant located at 825 Mills Ave.

  • National thanks

    It’s that time of year in which we express our appreciation for what’s good in this world. Following are a few thanksgivings from our perspective on the nation.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 21, 2012
  • Work of Art - Ultima, ultimately

    The first time many of us saw Rudolfo Anaya was when he spoke to Highlands students and staff in a packed Sala de Madrid, around 1972.

    He had just completed his first — and in my opinion, his best — novel, “Bless Me, Ultima,” now a movie that my family and I saw at a multi-screen theater in Santa Fe last weekend.

  • Lobos upset No. 21 UConn

    The Associated Press

    ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands  — New Mexico kept No. 21 Connecticut from winning the lone tournament it could have won this season.

    Tournament MVP Kendall Williams scored 15 points and the Lobos staved off a late UConn rally en route to a 66-60 victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.

    New Mexico (4-0) led by 10 points early in the second half, and by nine with as little as 7:11 left. But UConn (4-1) went on a 10-0 run and took over the lead after three Ryan Boatright free throws with 2:23 to play.

  • Remembering Josh
  • Cowboys rout Northern NM

    Pecos native Dominick Baca scored a game-high 20 points Sunday afternoon as New Mexico Highlands routed Northern New Mexico 103-59, wrapping up a successful two-day run at the Alamosa Tourism & Bankers Classic.

    It was the second time in as many days that the Cowboys (2-1) broke the century mark in scoring. NMHU beat Iowa Wesleyan 100-78 on Saturday as part of the tournament, hosted by Adams State at Plachy Hall in Alamosa, Colo.

    It was also the second straight day of double-figure scoring for Baca.

  • Alvarado a champ at 157 for HU grapplers

    Juan Alvarado’s championship in the 157-pound division highlighted a strong weekend for the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team Nov. 17 at the Holiday Inn Open hosted by Nebraska-Kearney.

    Alvarado went 5-0 and took the final with a 2-1 verdict, earning Outstanding Wrestler honors in the tourney’s Amateur Division.

    Most of the Cowboys competed in the Amateur Division, with two reaching their championship matches and two others placing in the top six.