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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 23, 2013

    “Look up” exhibition

    Ray Drew Gallery exhibition of artworks by Don Shaw, titled “Look Up,” will run until Friday, Sept.  27, on the first floor of Donnelly Library. An artist’s reception and talk by Shaw will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Weather - Sept. 23, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-20 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 45. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming south 15-20 mph in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 49.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 51.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 6:56 p.m.

  • Noticias - Sept. 23, 2013

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

    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps i with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 23, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Yet another standoff

    Here we go again.

    With seven days left before the end of the federal fiscal year, the politicians in Washington, D.C., are once again playing Russian Roulette with the economy.

    In order to avert a government shutdown, Congress and President Obama must sign off on a budget. Seems simple enough, right?

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 23, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Flood and drought; fire and rain

    Earlier this summer we were living in severe drought – running out of grass and hay for livestock, top soil blowing away in the wind, bare ground, dying trees, rampant wild fires, and a tiny trickle for a river.

    Now a few months later we have a whole new set of challenges — bridges damaged, roads caved in, homes flooded, debris spread all over, people stranded, electric and phone lines damaged, and deep erosive cuts in the land. We are all sharing this struggle with the increasingly extreme forces of nature.

  • Early finishes for Cards, Dons

    As expected, much-improved Fort Lewis was no pushover in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football opener at Perkins Stadium.

    But Emmanuel Lewis threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, staking New Mexico Highlands to a 31-20 win.

    The Cowboys are 2-1, while the Skyhawks slid to 1-2.

    FLC’s Dewaun Wesley ran for 112 yards and a touchdown. that led to a 7-7 tie late in the first quarter.

  • HU runners stampede in Texas

    Alonzo Chavez may be only a freshman for the New Mexico Highlands University cross country team, but he ran like a seasoned veteran Saturday morning.

    With a time of 26:05, Chavez won the men’s individual title at the Buffalo Stampede in Canyon, Texas, hosted by West Texas A&M. The former Mora Ranger outkicked Tye Doty of Tarleton State to win the 8-kilometer men’s race by nearly six seconds.

    Seven of the top 13 men wore NMHU purple and white, assuring the Cowboys of a meet championship even without No. 1 man Henrique Chavez, who sat out the race.

  • UCLA stays unbeaten vs. winless NMSU

    PASADENA, Calif. — Brett Hundley passed for 280 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 UCLA honored late receiver Nick Pasquale during its 59-13 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night.

    Jordon James rushed for a career-best 164 yards and two scores as UCLA (3-0) routed the undermanned Aggies (0-4) in its first home game since Pasquale was hit by a car and killed two weeks ago.