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Today's News

  • Mentor of the Month: Rock Ulibarri

    Thomas Jefferson once said, “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

    Rock Ulibarri appears to be an avatar of Jefferson’s dictum. His words, as well as his actions denote his “stand and deliver” approach regarding convictions he holds about society, especially how children can be validated via educational practices.

  • Fashion show touts ‘Army’ accessories

    Reuse, renew, recycle was the message at Sunday’s fashion show.

    This fashion show had a special twist though — the attire was from the Salvation Army, a thrift store on Douglas Avenue.

    “I was so excited for the show to start and now I am still as excited,” Anne Bradford said after the show. Bradford and Judee Williams had a vision several years ago to produce this off the normal fashion show.

    Bradford said, “the show was possibly the first type of show in New Mexico. This is a great way for people to recycle.”

  • Refurbished pool facility to open

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University’s renovated natatorium opens with a splash 5 to 8 p.m. Friday when the campus and community can get a look at the pool, and take a dip.

    The university’s Office of Campus Life is hosting the grand opening, which includes light refreshments and music.

    The swimming pool facility is at the northwest corner of Baca Avenue and 11th Street, west of Perkins Stadium and the field house.

  • Woman charged with assault, battery

    A Pecos woman was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery against a household member following an incident after the Super Bowl.

    Lenal G. Friday, 32, was charged after state police responded to a domestic violence call on Sunday night, Feb. 6, at Pecos. The alleged victim said Friday had gotten angry about how he won $100 off the Super Bowl and wouldn’t let her have any of the money, then took a beer bottle and hit him in the mouth. She then allegedly tried to make it look as if he attacked her, so he would have to go to jail.

  • Healthy Woman event set

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital will continue its monthly series of free seminars, health fairs, educational programs and interactive events that will focus on women. Healthy Woman programs are dedicated to improving the emotional, physical and fiscal well-being of both women and the families for which they care.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 16, 2010

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the children’s area of Carnegie Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Feb. 16, 2010

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

  • Legislative bills we like

    Last December, a great new feature went online in the form of the Sunshine Portal, a website designed to provide greater accountability and transparency in New Mexico government. State Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque,  sponsor of the legislation that created the site, said the concept was to create a “one-stop shop” to see where state agencies are spending taxpayers’ money.

  • Work of Art: An eckalectic reading list

    By Art Trujillo

    After years of having graded essays of kids all the way from seventh grade through their senior year, I encountered my share of words like “nuke-you-lerr” when the students meant “nuclear.”

    Why is it so difficult? Why does this combination of nasals, plosives, vowels and glides make even scientists struggle — sometimes not even realizing it’s grating on others?

  • Cowboy sluggers open 3-1

    ODESSA, TEXAS — The New Mexico Highlands baseball team wrapped up the University of Texas-Permian Basin tournament on Sunday, going 2-1 with wins over Colorado School of Mines (11-7) and tournament host UTPB (4-0).

    The Cowboys fell in their final game against Wayland Baptist University 14-5. With the conclusion of the tournament, the Cowboys are now 3-1 overall in their young season.