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Today's News

  • A work of Art: Can one be avauntular?

    Often I appreciate and therefore adopt new words. At a gathering where I ran into a niece, I heard her say, “You’re so avuncular.” The “ular” ending told me the word likely is an adjective, which it is. I’d heard and used the word before, and I’m glad of my specific relationship with Kathy: I’m her uncle, and to her, I’m avuncular, I suppose because I act like an uncle.

  • Looking Back April 20, 2015

    Tuesday, April 19, 1966 — Gilbert Gonzales, 20, has qualified to attend the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., as a midshipman. Gonzales will report to the Academy in June to commence his Naval career. Gonzales is a 1965 graduate of Robertson High School. While there he participated in many school activities and held several offices in the student body as well as being voted the outstanding athlete of the year during his senior year.

  • Weather April 20, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 67° / LOW 36°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:25 a.m. to 7:36 p.m.

     

    Thursday

    HIGH 65° / LOW 39°

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:24 a.m. to 7:37 p.m.

  • Students of the month - April 20, 2016
  • Noticias April 20, 2016

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    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Highlands’ Career Fair set for Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students and alumni have the opportunity to meet a record number of employers and recruiters at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday.

    The free event requires no pre-registration and will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

  • Vatos fall in regional final

    New Mexico Highlands’ pursuit of a national championship in small-college rugby came to a halt in the regional final this past weekend in Vallejo, Calif.

    The Vatos reached the Elite Eight but lost to national playoff veteran Claremont Colleges 37-22 in the PacWest Region championship on Sunday.

  • Topes get even with Tacoma

    Las Vegas Optic

    Chris Nelson launched a solo home run in the fourth inning to give Albuquerque an 11-3 advantage en route to an 11-6 win Monday against visiting Tacoma at Isotopes Park.

    The Isotopes, who evened their season record at 6-6, did most of the damage in the bottom of the second, when they bullied Rainiers staring pitcher Joe Wieland for seven runs.

    Nelson finished 4 for 4 with four runs batted in and two runs scored.

  • Portales tees off at Vegas’ expense

    Las Vegas Optic

    Portales has officially joined the conversation as to who is the best Class 4A softball team in New Mexico.

    With road sweeps of West Las Vegas and No. 1 Robertson over the weekend, the Lady Rams improved their record to 14-5 and figured to climb in the polls this week.

    Wendy Baeza, a Portales eighth-grader, was superlative in the pitching circle and recorded all four wins.

    On Friday, the Lady Rams defeated West 13-4 and 8-3, ending the Lady Dons’ six-game win streak.

  • Locals dominate Meadow City Invite

    Local boys won 12 individual events and girls took first in another half dozen to put a hometown stamp on the Meadow City Invitational this past week at Cardinal Stadium.

    Miguel Coca raced to first place in three distance events — the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 — to lead West Las Vegas to its second boys’ team title in less than three weeks. The Dons’ 125 team points positioned them comfortably ahead of St. Michael’s (93), Robertson (73) and Santa Rosa (66) atop the leaderboard.