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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - March 16, 2011

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • San Miguel Search and Rescue will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh in Las Vegas.

    • Preparation for simple tax returns for low and middle income persons and seniors offered by AARP Tax Aide in association with the local Meadow City AARP Chapter and the Las Vegas Senior Citizens Center. Appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 16, April 4 and April 8 at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 500 Sabino St. To schedule an appointment call, 425-6261.

  • Noticias - March 16, 2011

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

  • Graham All-American again

    Angella Graham now has one All-American performance for each of her 10 fingers.

    The New Mexico Highlands University senior finished her collegiate career by placing among the top 10 in three events in the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championship meet. The meet was hosted Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

  • Sunday rallies fall short for Highlands

    Sunday afternoon was one for rallies that fell just short.

    New Mexico Highlands baseball and softball teams both erased sizable deficits with late-game heroics only to come up shy.

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    Coach Steve Jones’ Cowboys (7-8 overall, 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) spotted Nebraska-Kearney an 11-0 lead through two innings, then battled back to eventually make it a one-run margin at 13-12 going into the ninth.

  • Luna softball off to winning start

    Luna Community College’s softball coaches aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

    “It’s still early,” said Marco Aragon, Meredith Gilpin’s assistant coach.

    And while it’s true the team has close to 30 games left to play, it’s also fair to say the Rough Riders are off to a positive start at 9-8. It’s the latest into a season in their three-year history that they’ve been over .500, and the progress has been measurable against more-established programs.

  • Mora coach resigns after loss

    After two years at the helm of the Mora Rangers basketball program, Coach Hank Laumbach announced his resignation Tuesday.

    “It was an amazing couple of seasons,” Laumbach said in a news release. “A lot of work and time invested resurrecting the program. It’s time to move on.”

    Under the guidance of Laumbach, the Rangers brought home first-place trophies from both the Tri-Cities and the Northern Rio Grande tournaments. They also won District 2-AA in back-to-back seasons.

  • RHS netters debut

    Robertson’s tennis teams opened their season over the weekend with a pair of third-place finishes in the Roswell Invitational.

    St. Michael’s, Farmington and Robertson were the top three boys’ teams. Farmington, St. Mike’s and Robertson were the top girls’ squads.

    Emilio Garcia, the Cardinals’ No. 1 man, highlighted the weekend with a 6-1, 6-2 singles victory over Will Matthews of St. Mike’s.

  • ‘El Toro’ fights Friday

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin faces one of his biggest tests to date this Friday, when he fights Janks Trotter as part of an eight-bout professional boxing card at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.

    Trotter, 27, is the No. 4 Canadian boxer in his weight class and is 4-0 with four knockouts. His latest fight was a first-round KO of John Hoffman on Nov. 12 before a hometown crowd in Calgary, Alberta.

    Crespin is 6-1 with two KO wins. Most recently, he took an eight-round unanimous decision over Charles Alderete on Nov. 13 in Las Vegas.

  • Tire dump angers land official

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Officials at the State Land Office have been busy reviewing records and charting a legal strategy as they consider what to do about a massive tire dump that stretches through a remote arroyo in northeastern New Mexico.

    Land Commissioner Ray Powell said his office expects to have a plan in place soon for dealing with the thousands of tires that are filling the dry wash. Powell was alerted to the tire dump by Albuquerque television station KRQE.

  • Westminster Winner

    Former Las Vegas resident Amber Sena is getting national exposure after winning the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Art Competition.

    Now a resident of Brooklyn, Sena created the winning art that was featured at the 135-year-old competition held last month. The charcoal and pastel piece is titled “Canon of Canine.”

    “I’m just a small-town girl from Vegas who happened to have something exciting happen recently,” said Sena, a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University and Robertson High School.