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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 12, 2014
  • Work of Art - They played ‘oompah’ style

    Only a few weeks ago, I wrote a column titled, “Your computer is toast.” It described my elation over having gotten a genuine computer to help me teach journalism classes at Highlands.

    I wrote about inviting my then-Highlands student son, Adam Stan to my office to show off the new arrival. He assures me to this day — about 30 years later — that he meant no disrespect in likening my new acquisition to a slice of soggy toast. And he assured me of his sincerity by giving me his own tour of much more up-to-date hardware in the lab he used.

  • Dons eye rematch with Warriors

    If there’s anything to be learned from West Las Vegas’ ill-fated meeting with Taos in the District 2-3A boys’ basketball tournament final, it may be that past matchups mean precious little when it gets down to postseason.

    After all, there is Madness in the air.

    So perhaps the Dons will do well to forget about the actual outcome of their last meeting with the Ruidoso Warriors.

  • Rangel all business in Cleveland

    By Vincent Nolasco
    Special to the Optic

    For the past two weeks, sophomore Erick Rangel has been preparing himself  for the NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championships that will take place this weekend (March 14-15) at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Pit stop
  • Gators, Shockers top poll again; Lobos 20th

    The Associated Press

    Florida, which finished an unbeaten season in the Southeastern Conference, and Wichita State, which completed an undefeated regular season, are the top two teams in the AP college basketball poll for the third straight week.

    The Gators (29-2), who received 50 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday, open play in the SEC tournament Friday.

  • Cowboys rally from 10-2 hole

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    With the Cowboys facing a 10-2 deficit, who knew they had the ThunderWolves right where they would want them?

    The New Mexico Highlands baseball team (7-10, 4-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) scored 10 of the last 11 runs of the ball game to complete the comeback and stun Colorado State-Pueblo (7-9, 3-3 RMAC) 12-11 Sunday afternoon to complete the series split.

  • Junior Cardinal Classic champs announced

    Dozens of area youngsters participated in the recent Junior Cardinal Classic wrestling camp and tournaments hosted by the Robertson High wrestling program at McFarland Hall.

    RHS head coach Richard Martinez said he is thankful to the community for its support, including the young grapplers’ participation and the work of the event’s volunteers and sponsors.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12, 2014

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Class 3A boys’ state tournament: West Las Vegas vs. Ruidoso, 8:15 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Class B boys’ state tournament: Wagon Mound vs. Evangel Christian Academy, 8 a.m., Bernalillo High School
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Otero (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Class 2A girls’ state semifinal: Mora-Hatch winner vs. Tularosa-Ramah winner, 9:45 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center

  • Candidates to file on Tuesday

    We already had one election last week, but election season is just getting started.

    Tuesday is filing day for those wanting to run for countywide and statewide offices, and several individuals have already announced that they are planning to run.

    Those wanting to run for county positions or for the local magistrate judge posts must file with the San Miguel County Clerk between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Those wanting to run for positions that cover more than one county must file with the secretary of state’s office in Santa Fe.