Today's News

  • 3 school workers split winnings

    By Sarah Brumfield
    The Associated Press

    BALTIMORE — Two public school teachers and a school administrator who call themselves “The Three Amigos” are sharing the spoils of last month’s record Mega Millions jackpot, planning trips to Europe, new homes and children’s college educations, Maryland Lottery officials said Tuesday.

  • In Brief - News - April 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press and Submitted to the Optic

    Celebrating library week

    The Thomas C. Donnelly Library at New Mexico Highlands University celebrates National Library Week April 9-13 with activities for the public and campus community.

    The library is at 802 National Ave.

  • Our choices in the runoffs

    About a week before the March 6 municipal election, we began making recommendations as to who we believed would best serve the city of Las Vegas. We endorsed Martín Gallegos for the Ward 3 position on the City Council, touting, among other things, his no-nonsense approach to the issues facing the city.

  • Work of Art - Eggs-actly right

    “Cáscara or piñon?” That was the choice my oldest sister Dolores offered us in our youth, as the aroma of our mother’s homemade bread wafted through the kitchen.

    Bread was a Saturday staple in Mom’s kitchen, and those first in line got the choice pickings. Let’s define a few terms first:

  • Beef, boots and bull to benefit Ride to Pride

    By Birdie Jaworski
    Submitted to the Optic

    You live in the real Wild West. You wear worn cowboy boots, a dusty Stetson, a braided leather bolo around your collar.

    You eat the hottest chile this side of the Pecos and don’t bat an eye. You have the simple heart and rough hands of a cowboy. But are you man — or woman — enough to ride a bucking mechanical bull?

  • Que Pasa - April 11, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Twins’ Blanket” by Hyewon Yum. This month’s theme is “Celebrating National Library Library Month”. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Mora’s Chavez 4th in elite meet

    Mora distance runner Alonzo Chavez placed fourth in the boys’ 2-mile run Monday at the Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational in Albuquerque.

    The annual meet is an invitation-only affair reserved for the top high school track and field athletes from across the state.

    Chavez had one of his best efforts, finishing the 3,200-meter run in 9:57.46. He won the event at the recent Fabian Trujillo Memorial Invite with a time of 10:23.69.

    Chavez and Pecos’ Antonio Varela were the only two competitors from Class 2A in the boys’ 2-mile run.

  • Cowboys take three at Metro

    Solidifying its hold on third place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball chase, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys took three of four games at Metro State College of Denver over the weekend in the Mile-High City.

    Game scores were 8-4, 9-6, 11-2 in Highlands’ favor and then a 10-4 reversal of fortune for Metro State in the series’ last game Saturday.

    The Cowboys are 23-10 overall and 16-8 in RMAC play; Metro fell to 10-20 and 7-17.

  • Cowgirls finish Pueblo series with win

    Averting a four-game sweep at league opponent Colorado State-Pueblo, the Highlands softball team shut out the host ThunderWolves 5-0 in this past Saturday’s series finale.

    Highlands had played the Wolves close in two of its three losses but came up short 3-2, 9-1 and 9-7 in games one through three over the weekend in Pueblo.

    In game one Friday, CSUP took a 3-0 headstart in the first inning aided by three Cowgirl errors.

  • ‘Topes start 1-4 on road

    The Albuquerque Isotopes found themselves climbing out of an 8-0 hole and wound up on the short end of a 10-6 tally Monday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

    After opening the season with three losses in four games at the Omaha Storm Chasers, the ‘Topes are 1-4 to begin the organization’s 10th year of operations. Albuquerque and Iowa were to play again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.