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Today's News

  • Hall pass - H Club to induct Class of 2012 into its Hall of Honor

    Eight notable athletes whose time at New Mexico Highlands from different eras spanning from 1956 to 1995 will be honored on Thursday as the H Club inducts its Class of 2012.

    The ceremony, immediately preceded by the naming of the Wilson Complex floor in honor of the late Henry O. Sanchez, is part of a banquet beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Soccer: Cowgirls get even vs. Grizzlies

    Avenging a narrow defeat earlier this season, New Mexico Highlands rolled past Adams State 3-1 in women's soccer this past Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Crystal Schuder, who'd scored her first goal in Friday's win over Colorado State-Pueblo, found the Grizzly net twice on Sunday afternoon. Her second score proved to be the game-winner.

    Schuder scored three minutes into the contest. Kelsie Roberts took a pass from Marci Johnson and dished to Schuder from inside the box, beating Adams State goalkeeper Christie Stemple.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 3, 2012

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 4 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Regis, 7 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Capital, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Mora Middle School vs. Springer, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School at Gonzales, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna-Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

  • Wildlife refuge established

    WATROUS — Thousands of acres of land in Mora County were officially donated to the federal government on Thursday to establish the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge near here.

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was on hand for the dedication ceremony.
    The 4,224-acre property — known as the Wind River Ranch — was donated to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the Thaw Charitable Trust.

  • Mayor’s Ball
  • Council OKs water rate hikes

    It’s official.

    Las Vegas water customers will begin paying more for water after the city’s governing body voted Friday to institute a series of rate hikes over the next four years.

    City Utilities Director Ken Garcia said water customers will see the initial increase reflected in their bills beginning on Dec. 1.

    Friday’s vote caps months of public meetings on the water rates. Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the measure, prompting Mayor Alfonso Ortiz to cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the increases.

  • Alumni donate $1.25M to UWC

    Submitted to the Optic

    Six alumni assumed the mantle of stewardship from the school’s founding benefactors this week by meeting an endowment challenge that will provide scholarships for future generations of UWC-USA students.

    Sebastien de Halleux ‘96, Bertrand Kan ‘84, Kuo-Chuan “KC” Kung ‘87, Ben ‘98 and Alexa ‘99 Melkman, and Charles Wong ‘84 have contributed a combined $1.25 million for scholarships, which will be matched by UWC-USA benefactor Shelby Davis for a total of $2.5 million.

  • Looking Back - News - Oct. 1, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Oct. 1 — Milt Callon, author of “Las Vegas, New Mexico-The Town That Wouldn’t Gamble,” is in town this week to autograph copies of his history of Las Vegas. Callon will be at the Optic at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the last time that autographed copies of the interesting history of Las Vegas will be available. The books may be bought and autographed at the Optic.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 1, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie

    Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m on Wednesday, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Dino-Football” by Lisa Wheeler. This week’s theme is “Fall Sports.” Story Time is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Oct. 1, 2012

    Monday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43. Northeast wind around 5 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:56 a.m. to 6:44 p.m.