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  • Looking Ahead - News - March 13, 2013

    Story Time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the children’s area of the library. This week’s book is “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - March 13, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 32. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35.

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:14 a.m. to 7:07 p.m.

  • Noticias - March 13, 2013

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

  • Que Pasa - March 13, 2013

    • Search and Rescue meeting, 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at the new State Police Headquarters across from KFUN Hill. The access is at the far end of the overpass (exit 245 on I-25) and turn right just past the exit ramp from I-25.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 13 in the children’s area of the pubic library. This week’s book is “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen. Free and open to the public.

  • No more tethering

    After a year, the city of Las Vegas is ready to mount a campaign of sorts — to get dogs off their leashes while still properly controlled. And so far, we like the approach the city is taking.

  • Work of Art - Love, hate: It’s about time

    We’d been only about four hours into Daylight Saving (not Savings) Time when Bonnie asked her perennial question: “What time is it?”

    “It’s 6 o’clock,” I answered, barely awake. “No! I’m asking you what time is it really?” Oh, I get it. “Really” doesn’t refer to the time on the clocks, which I had spent ages dutifully resetting to synchronize with DST, early last Sunday; “really” really refers to the time is was before that back-breaking clock-resetting period hours before.

  • Mr. 500: Jones reaches milestone

    Reaching his 500th career coaching victory came earlier than expected for New Mexico Highlands University baseball’s Steve Jones.

    A home sweep of Adams State on the weekend of March 1-3 had bumped Jones’ record to 496-354, putting him within four games of history.

    But with a four-game road series ahead at a very tough Colorado State-Pueblo club, it looked safe to schedule the Win No. 500 party for the following week.

  • Junior Cardinal Classic

    Submitted to the Optic
    Results from the 26th annual Junior Cardinal Wrestling Classic hosted by Robertson wrestling Feb. 25-March 2:

    Kindergarten and first grade division medalists
    Group 1
    Elijah Ortiz 1
    Trent Abeyta Crespin 2
    Osten Lujan 3
    Santiago Ortega 4

    Group 2
    Nico Ulibarri 1
    David Armijo 2
    Tyler Gonzales 3
    Ethan Oswald 4

    Group 3
    Shilyn Velarde 1
    Aimee Montoya 2
    Sammy Gomez 3
    Eliana Griego 4

    Group 4
    James Montoya 1
    Justin Vigil 2
    Esequiel Mascarenas 3
    Nathan Gonzales 4
    Group 5
    Jesse James Gonzalez 1
    Juan Duran 2
    Lorenzo Lujan 3
    Evan Vigil 4

  • Lobos seek higher ground as MWC tourney opens

    By Glen Rosales
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico was almost an afterthought when play began in the Mountain West Conference.

    The Mountain West, which ended up with the country’s top ranking in terms of RPI, begins its conference tournament in Las Vegas with the Lobos coming in as regular-season champions and looking to add some more hardware.

  • Jolene Martinez excels at Lamar

    Former Robertson wing Jolene Martinez nailed a game-winning three-point basket with 19 seconds left in regulation, boosting Lamar (Colo.) Community College to a 73-71 victory over Trinidad State on Feb. 19 in Trinidad, Colo.

    A few games earlier in the season, Martinez swished critical free throws to seal a win for the Runnin’ Lopes, also over TSJC, on Jan. 15.

    It was that kind of season for Martinez. As a freshman, the onetime Lady Cardinal provided a spark for Lamar’s resurgent women’s basketball program, which finished 18-13 under new head coach Timm Dixon.