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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 19, 2013
  • Another Perspective — I-25 bypass changed Vegas

    Art Trujillo’s column in the Aug. 7 Optic brought back memories of the way Las Vegas is today versus the way it was 50 years ago. Some of the memories may be faulty, but here they are:
    The opposition to bypasses by the Interstate went way beyond publishing ads in community newspapers. Towns along the proposed highways got their state legislators to support an “anti-bypass law” that prevented construction of a bypass until the community involved approved the plan, including the number of exits.

  • Calling all lady golfers
  • Hawks gain ground on ‘Topes

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two weekend victories over Albuquerque (67-61) gave Oklahoma City (72-56) some breathing room in their division race.
    Brandon Laird singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to lift the Oklahoma City RedHawks to a 3-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • How a Cowgirl says goodbye
  • Youngster earns first rodeo title

    Janelle Torres can check mutton-busting off her bucket list.

    Next up for the 6-year-old Cleveland, N.M., native?

    How about barrel racing?

    It’s the next logical step.

    Torres, who is starting her first-grade year at Mora Elementary, rode to a championship in mutton-busting on Saturday, July 27, at the Mora Fiestas Rodeo.

    “This was her first time doing mutton-busting,” said her proud father, Robert Torres of Cleveland, “but she’s been on horseback since she was about 2 years old.”

  • NMHU releases ticket prices

    New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department has announced ticket prices for sporting events in 2013-14.

    University faculty and staff will get free admission to all athletic events with a valid NMHU ID.  Faculty and staff admission (with a valid ID) will include entrance for one guest as well.  As always NMHU students with a valid ID are also admitted free.

    Ticket prices for the upcoming school year are as follows.

  • Crimson Tide preseason No. 1

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP College Football Writer
    NEW YORK — Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two — No. 1.
    Nick Saban’s two-time defending national champions are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with the Crimson Tide trying to become the first team to win three straight national titles.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 19, 2013

    Monday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Friday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Saturday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

  • City in violation of drinking water standard

    Las Vegas Optic

    The city of Las Vegas announced Friday that it is in violation of drinking water standards, though a top water official said the water remains safe to drink and doesn't need to be boiled.

    Still, the city is advising anyone with severely compromised immune systems, infants and the elderly that they could be at increased risk.

    "These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers," the city announced in a public service announcement issued Friday.