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Today's News

  • Cowgirl tracksters picked 4th in RMAC

    Respect continues to grow for the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team.


    The Cowgirls were picked to finish fourth among the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s 10 schools that offer women’s indoor track and field programs. That is according to an RMAC preseason coaches’ poll released on Monday by the Colorado Springs-based league office.
    Powered by some strong individual performances — notably by the versatile Angella Graham — the Cowgirls have challenged in a number of events across the board.

  • LV teams lead Jamboree

    If the performances in Wednesday’s West Las Vegas Middle School Jamboree are an accurate predictor, the future of prep wrestling in the Meadow City is looking pretty bright.


    Memorial Middle School’s Cardinal wrestling team captured first place in the tournament with 38 team points.


    And the Gents of the host West Las Vegas Middle School were right behind, taking second place with 32 points.


    Taos landed in third place with 27 points, followed by Pecos (22) and St. Michael’s (20).

  • Our war over Christmas catalogs

    Blowy, snowy, cold winter weather — combined with Christmas catalogs in our mailbox — causes me to wonder where summer went. Ah, yes, time flies when the holidays pile up, one right after another.

  • Mora school to host business group meeting

    On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Mora High School business department will be hosting the regional Professional Business Association meet.
    Pauline Limbaugh, a teacher, states that there will be five schools coming to  Mora to compete. They are Escalante, Española Raton, West Las Vegas and Taos.


    More than 100 students will be competing. Some of the students will do their competition at their own school and 30 will make the trip to Mora to compete in their category.

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  • Noticias-Dec. 3, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters is raffling a red 2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited with sunroof, leather seats, 3,500 miles, provided by NM Auto Wholesalers. The drawing will be held Friday, Dec. 17. Tickets are $100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in San Miguel and Mora counties. For more information, call 426-8510.

  • Que Pasa-Dec. 3, 2010

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    • The “Terry in MacAf Land” Highlands University Bachelor of Fine Arts show is being held through Saturday, Dec. 18, at Burris Hall on Bridge Street. A reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. For more information, call 425-5891.

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  • East settles with ex-student

    The former Robertson High School student who alleges a former teacher had sex with her repeatedly got $375,000 in a settlement with the school district, an official said Monday.  


    The settlement was reached July 27.


    The information on the settlement came from Greg Ramirez, a private contractor for the New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority, which handles claims for school districts.


    The $375,000 check was made payable to the alleged victim and her attorney, Merit Bennett, Ramirez said.

  • Highlands steps up recycling

    By Margaret McKinney, Highlands University

    Highlands University has stepped up its on-campus recycling with a new recycling dropoff center that opened Oct. 27 and a recycling sorting station at the center that was completed Nov. 17.


    The recycling drop-off center is also open to the public to bring aluminum, mixed paper, cardboard, plastic and glass to recycle. The center is at Ninth and Raynolds, west of the university’s Wilson Complex and behind the tennis courts parking lot. It’s open 24-7.

  • Hospital union: Long road ahead

    By David Giuliani
    Las Vegas Optic
    Alta Vista Regional Hospital has yet to negotiate with a union voted in three years ago.


    And union officials say it could be years before talks begin.


    That assessment comes a few months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled invalid many of the decisions by the National Labor Relations Board in the last years of the Bush administration. That’s because the then-two-member board lacked a quorum, the court ruled.