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Today's News

  • Several events planned for annual Iron Tribe contemporary art exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University presents Iron Tribe, a contemporary iron art exhibit featuring local, national and international artists.

    The Iron Tribe exhibit is in the university’s Burris Hall Gallery, 903 National Ave.

    Fine arts professor David Lobdell established Iron Tribe, a biannual Highlands event now in its seventh year. This semester, his Exhibit Design – Iron Tribe class is organizing the exhibit and the other iron art events.

  • Que Pasa - March 4, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • Calling the roll

    And the mudslinging continues, though it should be no surprise. When it comes to running Luna Community College, politics is the rule rather than an exception, so why should the Board of Trustees elections be any different?

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 4, 2013
  • Editor's Note - Name dropping, Part 2

    The Optic is bigger than any one person. It’s an institution in Las Vegas — one that’s critical to the community’s life and livelihood.

    This institution, however, is run by people whose collective contribution to our product has been a source of great pride for me, since I’ve had the honor of being at the helm for more than eight years.

  • HU’s Rockhill earns nationals bid

    Justin Rockhill will be representing New Mexico Highlands University in the NCAA Division II national wrestling tournament beginning Friday in Birmingham, Ala.

    Rockhill, who competes in the 197-pound weight class, earned the trip by placing fourth in the Super Region 4 tourney, which doubles as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, on Feb. 22-23.

    The top four of each weight class in regionals advance to the national tournament.

  • District tourneys - A big assist

    MORA — It’s fitting that in her one minute and 24 seconds of playing time at the end of Mora’s 58-29 win over Santa Fe Prep in the District 2-2A girls’ championship Friday night, Kayla Romero got into the stat book with an assist.

    She drew a Prep defender toward the top of the key, then dished the ball to Maria Garcia, who popped in a three-pointer from the left corner for the Rangerettes’ final points.

  • Cowboys take series vs. Grizzlies

    Welcome to the RMAC baseball scene, Adams State Grizzlies.

    New Mexico Highlands opened the league schedule with three straight wins against the Grizzlies, in their first year of baseball since 1976.

    NMHU won 7-4 on Friday, then took a sweep (14-3, 6-5) on Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Jordan Goliat went 3 for 4 and Matt Gualco was 1 of 2 with three runs batted in in game one.

  • Dons sluggers split opener in Socorro

    Jake Ulibarri hit two doubles and a triple and Andy Gabaldon and Gilbert Garcia had strong outings as the West Las Vegas baseball team opened its season with a split in Socorro on Saturday.

    The host Warriors nipped West 4-3 in the first game, but with Pancho Caro on the mound, the Dons got even with a 12-0 shutout in game two.

    “Overall, I’m very happy with the team. Once the butterflies were out, they all did great,” said Ryan Gabaldon, who made his debut as WLV head coach.

  • RMAC Shootout slate all set

    New Mexico Highlands will be the seventh seed in this week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout and will play at Adams State, the two seed, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Alamosa, Colo.

    ASU is 19-7, 16-6.

    Joe Harge’s Cowboys (13-13, 11-11) punctuated the regular season Saturday with a 70-67 win at Western New Mexico.

    Mannie Cass and Lavell McDade scored 19 apiece in that win.