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Today's News

  • NM bilingual classes luring students

    By Jenny Kane
    The Daily Times

    FARMINGTON — Emma Cillessen’s parents don’t speak any Spanish, but they thought it might be a good idea to have their children take the bilingual Spanish class at Ladera del Norte Elementary School.

    “My parents wanted me to take Spanish so I could get a better job ... and we really want to go to Mexico,” said Cillessen.

  • Homegrown celebration

    This Friday, a unique celebration will take place, for the 18th time, inside the beautiful Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands University campus. It’s time once again for Fiestas de la Hispanidad.

    As usual, this annual event will feature a wide range of local talent. Singers, dancers, musicians and more showcase their talent to a familiar and friendly audience — and a good time will be had by all.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 7, 2012
  • Work of Art - Lots to ‘like’ in Cameron Diaz

    “What are you doing watching that program, Art?”

    “It’s strictly for educational purposes, my dear.”

    That was the exchange earlier this week when my wife asked me to turn down the volume of my “educational” program, Entertainment Tonight. Not highbrow enough? Well, let me explain:

    Purely for education and edification, I left the TV on after the evening news, enjoying a passive education and nodding occasionally, between my own nodding off.

  • Baca’s Grand Debut
  • Que Pasa - March 7, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in the children’s area of the public library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - March 7, 2012

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

  • Amphibian conservation topic for upcoming talk

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas will present a free public talk, “Thinking Evolutionarily: New Tools for Amphibian Conservation” at noon today, March 7, in Burris Hall Room 129, 903 National Ave.

    The university’s chapter of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, is sponsoring the talk. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Madness is here!

    As the state high school basketball tournaments shift to the quarterfinals in the metropolitan area of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, Mora High head coaches James Branch and Mark Cassidy know their teams have a small-town secret weapon.
    Their fans.

    “I would like to thank the Mora fans for their support this season,” said Cassidy, whose Rangerettes were to play Clayton in Tuesday’s Class 2A girls’ quarters at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Cowgirls split with Mesa

    Beginning and ending their four-game home series against Colorado Mesa with wins, the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls moved their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record to 5-3 while getting to 10-8 overall.

    Highlands took the Saturday opener 12-10, then lost 11-1. The next day, the Cowgirls fell 11-6 before closing with a 7-4 win.