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Today's News

  • Weather - May 16, 2011

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a calm wind becoming south 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a south wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 41.

    Wednesday

  • FYI - News

    Due to severe dry conditions, fire restrictions have been implemented on the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands in Mora, Colfax, Harding and Union counties. Among the restrictions: all fires are prohibited, smoking is only allowed within an enclosed vehicle or building and fireworks are banned. For more information call the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands at 575-374-9652.

  • Final touches
  • Students receive scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney

    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands University archaeology graduate students received scholarships from the Archaeological Society of New Mexico that will help fund their groundbreaking thesis research.

    Jason Nevins and Aaron Roth are the first to conduct in-depth forensic anthropological studies of human remains from the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northeast New Mexico. The remains date from A.D. 800 times to the late 1800s.

    Both will use the latest forensic technology in their research.

  • Que Pasa - May 16, 2011

    UPCOMING & ONGOING EL PORVENIR
    • Tierra y Montes Soil and Conservation District monthly board meeting, 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at the United States Forest Service at 1926 Seventh Street. For more information, call 425-9088.

  • Noticias - May 16, 2011

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

    • Luna Community College is offering enhanced college credit summer programs for high school students and 2011 graduating seniors. The programs will provide free tuition for up to eight credit hours, books and fees. Applications are available at the high school counseling offices and at the LCC Concurrent/Dual Credit office located in the technology building, room 114. For more information, call 454-5377 or 1-800-588-7232 ext. 175. Registration is on-going through June 10.

  • Water and the west side

    Let’s talk about some harsh realities. The first is about water, or the lack thereof. The second relates to the west side of town.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 16, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: CAVE dwellers

    Last week I told you about my tour of the spaceport near Truth or Consequences, following a New Mexico Press Association meeting down there, but I didn’t say anything about TorC itself.

  • Lopers end Cowboys’ run

    New Mexico Highlands may have been the sixth and last team to make the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament, but the Cowboys were one of the last teams playing by Saturday night, as the tourney field narrowed toward the finals.

    Nebraska-Kearney held off the Cowboys 12-8 in a Saturday night semifinal to end Highlands’ run.

    Highlands spotted UNK a 9-0 lead by the halfway point of the third inning before getting on the board in the bottom of the third. Eric Maupin drove in Erik Scott, and A.J. Alexander later did the same for J.P. Hollywood.