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  • Comedian to perform Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents acclaimed stand-up comedian Gary Owen at 7 p.m. on April 15 in the university’s Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    The Highlands University Office of Campus life is sponsoring Owen’s performance.

    Campus Life Director Margaret Gonzales said Owen performed on campus during Homecoming 2010 and was very popular, adding that Owen’s comedy contains adult language and is not suitable for young children.

  • Rural Bookmobile schedule

    Submitted to the Optic
     

    Tuesday, April 12
    Bernal Store - 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    Anton Chico Post Office - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Tecolote Church - 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
     

    Wednesday, April 13
    Ribera Post Office - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Pecos Forest Service Station - 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Rowe Frontage Road - 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
     

  • The system worked right

    State Land Commissioner Ray Powell did the right thing by reversing a land swap that his predecessor, Patrick Lyons, had arranged. Powell has effectively returned White Peak in Colfax and Mora counties to the people — where it rightly belongs.

    In 2009, Lyons negotiated an agreement to swap 7,205 acres of state trust land at White Peak for 3,330 acres of ranch land. The exchange was one of four proposed by the State Land Office under Lyons that would have traded 14,000 acres of public land for 9,600 acres owned by White Peak ranches.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 11, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Bands stand together

    Last weekend I went to a band concert that included my daughter and her flute. I’ve been to many such concerts through the years, since my older girl also played in the band, for all of six years, and my younger girl is now in her fourth year.

    Still, Sunday’s concert caught me by surprise.

  • Metro takes first three at NMHU

    Metro State is making a case for a regional ranking, and the Roadrunners bolstered their resume with three straight wins at New Mexico Highlands over the weekend in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball action.

    Metro won a nine-inning pitching gem 2-1 on Friday, then swept Saturday’s doubleheader 18-8 and 11-8.

    The Roadrunners (19-8, 15-7 RMAC through Saturday) dropped Highlands to 15-16 and 9-13, respectively.

  • Lions drop Cowgirls twice

    UCCS Sports Information

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Christina Blanton hit a grand slam in the opener and Jessica Belsterling drove in five runs in the second game as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs swept its doubleheader against the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Saturday at Mountain Lion Field.

    UCCS won the first game 5-1 and the second 10-8.

  • RHS, Cats split games

    Adrian Jaramillo saw plenty to like from his Robertson softball team Friday in a split with visiting Lovington.

    “The girls are making good decisions, moving people over on the basepaths,” he said. “And we laid down several sacrifice bunts; they’re not selfish.”

    Robertson won the opener 6-5 and rallied but fell short of completing a comeback in an 11-9 defeat in game two.

  • Home at last

    After spending the first month of the regular season schedule on the road, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons were ready to play at their home field.

    Were they ever.

    WLV controlled both games of their Saturday doubleheader against Lovington and pulled off a sweep, 5-2 and 10-8.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    MONDAY
    Golf
    • Robertson at Capital Invite, 9 a.m., Marty Sanchez Links, Santa Fe

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV Field
    • WLV Gents at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos
    Softball
    • LCC at Otero JC (DH), 1 p.m., La Junta, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV Field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque