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  • Weather - Sept. 10, 2012

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

  • CASA to hold fundraiser

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocate program will be holding a Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. This event is to raise money so that CASA can continue to serve children in foster care in San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties.

  • Que Pasa- Sept. 10, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Robertson High School “Cardinal Meet and Greet,” 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at the school’s amphitheater. Parents are invited to attend to meet their children’s teachers at the school. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 429-0445.
    • Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at the Presbyterian Church community room. For more information, call 426-1468.

  • 9/11, divisions and unity

    Who doesn’t remember Sept. 11, 2001? Anyone old enough can recall where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the planes crashing into the two towers of the World Trade Center, then into the Pentagon, and finally and unintentionally into a secluded field in Pennsylvania. Like the attack on Pearl Harbor some six decades earlier, it was an infamous day — and a call to war.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 10, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Working off script

    It’s no wonder the television networks opted to cut back their coverage of the party conventions. These days they’re so scripted that one might mistake them for infomercials.

    Still, there are those occasional unscripted moments, like the Clint Eastwood episode at the Republican National Convention. Bizarre is a good word to describe it, and sadly entertaining. I doubt it did the Romney-Ryan ticket much good.

  • Lewis, Cowboys crush Skyhawks

    Emmanuel Lewis had a king-sized return to the quarterback spot Saturday, throwing for 346 yards and four touchdowns and running for 108 yards and another score in New Mexico Highlands’ 50-0 blowout at Fort Lewis.

    Highlands and head coach Eric Young are 2-0 overall after winning their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener.

  • Cowgirl soccer blanks WSC

    It took nearly 77 minutes for the first goal to be scored in Friday evening’s New Mexico Highlands-Western State women’s soccer match, but the home crowd — including dozens of local youth league players and coaches — left happy.

    Highlands’ Brooke D’Onofrio booted a corner kick across the middle and Autumn Woods was ready, punching the ball cleanly past Western State goalkeeper Meghan Jedrzejewski for a goal at the 76:43 mark late in the second half.

    It was Woods’ first goal of the fall.

  • Pack times key for HU

    Highlands’ Henrique Chavez, Ismael Samano and Tayler Hendren each had top 10 individual finishes in Saturday’s Colorado-Colorado Springs Rust Buster Open, but the story was effective pack running for both Cowboys and Cowgirls.

    Chavez was ninth (19:22) and Samano 10th (19:22.5) in the men’s 8K race. David Niragira (18th, 19:54), Jesus Mendoza (22nd, 20:05) and Stephen Carbajal (25th, 20:08) ran closely behind.

  • Cowgirl spikers drop four

    Dropping 12 of 15 sets, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team went 0-4 over the weekend at Tarleton State’s tournament in Stephenville, Texas.

    The Cowgirls gave No. 24 nationally ranked Lubbock Christian a tough battle in falling 25-20, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-10, on Friday. Marina Samoa had 16 kills, 16 digs and three aces; Darian Mullen and Mariah White hit 15 and 11 kills respectively.

    After taking the first set with host Tarleton 25-12, the home team won 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 in Friday’s nightcap.