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Today's News

  • Cowboy Cup golf event Sept. 1-2

    With the Luna Community College Foundation’s golf fundraiser in the books, area linksters have more opportunities to practice their craft while helping generate scholarship money.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department is hosting the Cowboy Cup Scholarship Golf Tournament next weekend, Sept. 1-2, at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The two-day event will be a two-man scramble format with an entry fee of $400 a team. The fee includes greens fees, a cart, three catered meals and a chance to win prizes.

  • Las Vegas lineup earns silver in Senior Olympic volleyball

    Submitted to the Optic

    Senior Olympian athletes from Las Vegas represented the city at the New Mexico Senior Olympics Volleyball Tournament recently in Rio Rancho.

    The team of eight — dubbed the “Vegas Rough Riders” — played against other co-ed teams from New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Arizona.

  • Go Fish - August 24, 2012

    FISHING REPORT, AUG. 21

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August 24, 2012

    SATURDAY
    Football
    • NMHU Purple-White Scrimmage, 6 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU Alumni Match, 8 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Clovis, 11 a.m., Clovis
    Volleyball
    • NMHU Alumni Match, 4 p.m., Wilson Complex

    MONDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

  • College bound
  • In Brief - Education - August 24, 2012

    The Associated Press
    UNM reporting fewer students
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials say the number of freshmen and transfer students enrolled this fall is up compared to last year.
    UNM announced some of its fall semester numbers Tuesday. The figures are based on data from the first day of classes, which was Monday.
    Overall enrollment stands at 28,038. That’s down 0.3 percent from last year.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The invasion of our family’s little people

    Suddenly it is summer, and suddenly summer is flying by. I know it must be August because our annual fun filled invasion of our little people has just occurred.         

    Ah, yes, changes are occurring. It is a different world out there to this old lady. The preteen girls sit quietly on the couch, each with an Ipod in hand, playing games while it rains. The rains let up and boom! They are out the door, playing hide-and-seek.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - August 24, 2012

    Community Calendar
    Saturday
    1 p.m. — Mora volleyball vs. Dulce-junior varsity, varsity, Home
    10 a.m. — Unveiling of new exhibits about Fort Union National Monument
    11:30 a.m. — Refreshments at Watrous Community Center
    Noon — Lunch with a ranger; families bring sack lunch
    12:15 p.m. — Ranger Walk to second pull off to view the new wayside overlook
    1 p.m. — Santa Fe National Historic Trail tour, Fort Union rangers will help kids earn a junior ranger badge

  • A healthy alternative

    By Sara Moulton
    For The Associated Press

    Labor Day generally gets people thinking about grilling up the last of summer’s burgers and steaks. Allow me to suggest setting aside tradition in favor of a leaner alternative, namely, a full-bodied fillet of salmon. And topping it off is not a slice or two of cheese, but a robust, chunky, vegetable-packed vinaigrette.

    You won’t be sorry. And you won’t miss the burgers and steak.

  • An easy, steamed, spicy shrimp dish

    The Associated Press

    When we think of steaming, we generally think stovetop cooking. And during the heat of summer, that can make this very healthy form of cooking seem very unappealing.

    But the folks at Cooking Light magazine have come up with a simple way to enjoy a delicious steamed dinner without the fuss (or heat) of indoor cooking. For this deliciously spicy shrimp, black bean and corn dish, they use the grill to get the job done. The results are quick and easy, and you don’t need to heat up your kitchen.