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Today's News

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  • Que Pasa - March 25, 2011

    FRIDAY VIERNES
    • A low-cost, dog and cat shot clinic will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday to Sunday, March 25-27 at the West Las Vegas Middle School Gym. Rabies and Distemper shots are available for $10 per shot. Microchipping is available for $16. No appointment necessary. Also, drop off any donations of unopened cans and bags of dog and cat/puppy and kitten food for the Pet Food Pantry. Volunteers are also needed to help with this clinic. Contact 305-479-3618 to volunteer or for more information.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Noticias - March 25, 2011

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

    • The Justin J. Roper Memorial Scholarship applications are available. The scholarship is open to West Las Vegas seniors. Applications are now available at the West Las Vegas High School counselor’s office. Application deadline is April 29.

  • WLV track meet is Saturday

    Track and field season returns to the Meadow City on Saturday morning with West Las Vegas High’s home invitational.

    Recent WLV home meets have had athletes brave cold temperatures and chilly winds, but they’ve also produced some state-qualifying times for participants.

    While Saturday’s forecast at the Herrera Complex is partly cloudy with a high of 62, teams are hoping for more of those strong performances, regardless of conditions.

  • Cowgirls hang tough but fall to rival Zias

    Eastern New Mexico’s softball team had just a little more Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader sweep of New Mexico Highlands at Cowgirl Field.

    The Zias improved to 8-20, while their instate rivals fell to 6-21.

    ENMU pitchers Erin Roufosse and Amanda Lale combined to hold Highlands to seven hits in an 8-4 win in Tuesday’s game one.

    NMHU didn’t let the game get away, answering every Zia charge except the last — three unanswered runs in the top of the sixth inning.

  • RMAC honors Cowboy pitchers

    Three times this season, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has honored a New Mexico Highlands athlete as its RMAC Pitcher of the Week.

    Kyle Sayers became the latest following his role in a 1-0 shutout of Nebraska-Kearney on March 12. Sayers handcuffed the Lopers to the tune of five hits and three walks, striking out five, over seven innings of shutout ball.

    Trent Evins and Jason Sirak are other Cowboy hurlers who have earned the RMAC Pitcher of the Week honor to date.

  • Sports Roundup

    Luna Community College softball hopped back over the .500 mark Wednesday with a road sweep of Adams State’s junior varsity, 16-11 and 11-8. Meredith Gilpin’s team is 12-11 overall.

    LCC baseball came close to its fourth win in a week Wednesday, falling at Trinidad State 7-6 in extra innings. TSJC won game one 8-1.

    Robertson softball improved to 3-3 Monday, defeating Española 7-5 on the road.

    Also in Española, West Las Vegas’ baseball team (6-4 overall) lost to the Sundevils 6-2.

  • Go Fish

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, March 22
    Cimarron River: Flows below Eagle Nest Dam are 8.5 cfs and 9.1 cfs near Cimarron. Fishing conditions are slow due to water levels and cold weather.  

  • HU soprano sings in opera

    By Margaret McKinney
    New Mexico Highlands

    New Mexico Highlands University soprano Nicole Robinson was part of a cast that received standing ovations in February for Santa Fe and Albuquerque performances of the 1964 Benjamin Britten opera Curlew River.

    Britten called Curlew River a “parable for church performance,” and both productions were staged in First Presbyterian Churches.

  • 17th annual fiesta this Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    New Mexico Highlands

    The 17th Annual New Mexico Highlands University Fiesta de la Hispanidad brings music and dance center stage at Ilfeld Auditorium March 26, 6:30 p.m., for this community celebration of Hispanic culture.

    The cost for the event is $4, and there will be free refreshments and door prizes. Ilfeld Auditorium is at 900 University Ave.

    Fiesta de la Hispanidad is sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries, the university’s School of Social Work, and Community First Bank of Las Vegas.