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Today's News

  • ‘Beasties’ host state match Sat.

    After securing a runner-up finish in district, the Robertson girls’ soccer team earned a No. 6 seed in the Class 1A-3A state tournament, which begins this weekend around New Mexico.

    The Lady Cardinals and head coach Ian Williamson will play host to No. 11 seed East Mountain in a first-round match that gets under way at 1 p.m. Saturday at RHS Field.

  • Vatos improve to 4-0

    Submitted to the Optic

    After recently defeating Colorado School of Mines 29-14 and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 32-5, the undefeated New Mexico Highlands University Vatos (4-0) remain in first place in the 10-member collegiate Frontier League.

  • Elkettes complete sweep of spikers

    Pojoaque volleyball finished its usual regular-season run through the District 2-3A schedule on Wednesday night, sweeping Robertson 25-13, 25-13, 25-16, at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    The Elkettes’ win came 24 hours after they took down West Las Vegas in four games (25-13, 25-18, 18-25, 25-19) at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Pojoaque is the top seed for next week’s district tournament, while the Lady Dons will be the No. 2 seed as regular-season runner-up.

  • District XC, Cowgirl hoops in Pit highlight weekend

    The District 2-3A cross country and football championships will be decided this weekend. Robertson girls’ soccer begins its quest for a state championship. And in a much-anticipated preseason women’s basketball exhibition, New Mexico Highlands and the University of New Mexico are going toe to toe in The Pit.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 1, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • First round of state, TBA, campus sites

  • Fired county workers cry foul

    Two San Miguel County DWI program employees were terminated from their positions earlier this month, and both want to know why, saying they were never written up or even evaluated.

  • 2 boarding home tenants found dead

    Two New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute patients who were released into the care of a local boarding home were found dead last week, and state police are investigating.

    Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

    State police Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez confirmed Tuesday that uniform officers were dispatched to Ning Road in Las Vegas at 2:43 a.m. this past Thursday. Ning Road is off of north Seventh Street heading toward Storrie Lake.

    The officers were asked to go to the residence in reference to two deceased males.

  • Cue the Horror - Fun, food, prizes on tap for Halloween

    There will be plenty of excitement for horror seekers this Halloween.

    On Tuesday evening, several local organizations launched their Halloween Carnival and Haunted House at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Rivera running for magistrate post

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Y. Rivera has decided to run for the Division 2 magistrate position in San Miguel County after learning that the judge currently holding that post doesn’t plan to run for re-election.

    Rivera, a Democrat, announced Monday that she will be seeking the post. Filing day for county offices is March 11, with the primary election taking place in June and the general election in November.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 30, 2013

    In 1963
    Thursday, Oct. 31 — A giant pumpkin, weighing 46 pounds, was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Brigido Archibeque of Upper Town. When the pumpkin was very small, a niece, Mary Ann Maes, who resides in Albuquerque, marked the pumpkin and said that she wanted it when it was grown. So the Archibeques are sending the pumpkin to their niece in the Duke City.