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  • Students of the month
  • Noticias - Oct. 29, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 29, 2012

    TODAY HOY

  • Bond issues good deals

    Bond A would provide a little more than $10.3 million for capital expenditures for senior centers around the state.

    Bond B would funnel some $9.8 million into public libraries across the state.

    Bond C is the big one. It will allow for $120 million in expenditures for the state’s colleges and universities.

    We’re here to give an enthusiastic “yes” to all three.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 29, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Northeast New Mexico

    Included in Friday’s Optic, and distributed throughout an area we call home, was a special section titled, “Northeast New Mexico: Challenges and opportunities facing a seven-county region.”

    If you haven’t looked at it yet, I encourage you to do so. And if you somehow missed it, come by the Optic and we’ll give you one.

  • Highlands pulls away from Jackets

    SPEARFISH, S.D. — The Highlands Cowboys surged past Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference newcomer Black Hills State University 46-31 on Saturday in Spearfish, S.D., keeping the team alive in the league title hunt.

    Highlands (7-2 overall, 6-1 RMAC) battled both the Yellow Jackets and the wet and cold elements en route to the win. Despite having six turnovers in the game, the Cowboys regrouped offensively with one of their more balanced efforts.

  • Vegas Bowl Jr. - Taos shuts out Dons on gridiron

    Except for a backbreaking six-minute span that began in the final minute of the third quarter Friday night, West Las Vegas played Taos quite evenly, showing signs of progress in what has been a trying season.

    That window of time was all it took for the visiting Tigers to pull away, however. Taos is 6-2 and looking to grab the District 2-3A title, and West is 1-7 and wondering how close it could have been.

    Andres Lujan led a good pass rush for the Dons with a couple of sacks, and Frankie Palacio and Joshua Hidalgo also came through with heads-up defensive play.

  • Second half boosts Cards

    All three facets of Robertson’s game were clicking Friday night in the Cardinals’ 30-14 triumph over longtime district rival Raton.

    The Cards’ dynamic duo in the backfield, Dominic Lucero and James Gonzales, each rushed for two touchdowns and combined for more than 200 yards on the ground.

    The RHS defense had young players making a large impact as well.

  • Cowboy hoopsters edge Griffins in debut

    The NMHU Cowboys started their 2012-13 campaign on solid note taking down the Griffins of Westminster College by a final score of 89-85 in front of a raucous crowd in the John A. Wilson Complex on Friday night in their first exhibition game of the season.

    The Cowboys and the Griffins battled throughout the game, trading the lead throughout the first half. The Pokes went into the halftime break leading 47-45.