.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Nuestra Historia - ‘Lynch the Wind Mill’

    A harmless windmill was erected over a water well at the east side of the Old Town Plaza in 1876, across from the present day Parish Hall. The frame windmill rose about 40 feet above ground, and wooden ladders were used to reach both the lower platform and the derrick.

  • Highlands men back in top 20

    New Mexico Highlands University returned to the national rankings in men’s cross country this week after a string of solid performances in recent meets.

    The Cowboys, coached by Bob DeVries in his 20th season, jumped up to No. 20 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll after being unranked the previous week.

    The poll was announced Wednesday by Tom Lewis of the USTFCCCA.

  • West, RHS volleyball face off on Saturday

    The start of the district schedule has Robertson and West Las Vegas volleyball teams eager to begin anew.

    But they’ll have to do it at one another’s expense this Saturday, when the Lady Dons host the Lady Cardinals at Gillie Lopez Gym. Action opens with the freshmen at 11 a.m., followed by the junior varsity and varsity.

  • NMHU rodeo ropes way to title at Diné

    Three short-go performances in as many events by Kindee Wilson helped corral a women’s team championship for New Mexico Highlands on Monday at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz.

    The Cowgirls won by more than 300 points.

    Wilson won all-around honors after efforts in breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping (with NMHU teammate Katie Jolly). Wilson won the breakaway in both long and short rounds and average.

  • AVRH hosts ‘Life Run’

    Las Vegas Optic

    Daniel Hutchinson took home the overall event championship in the recent Alta Vista Regional Hospital Life Run 5-kilometer race with a time of 19:36.

    On a larger scale, however, community health and wellness was a winner.

    The event, held late last month on a course near the hospital, drew dozens of participants of various ages.

  • Ugly finish for Vatos rugby; High Desert Classic next

    Submitted to the Optic

    The passionate, unarmored, physical game of rugby has 30 violent players on the field, only one quieted coach in the seats, and a single referee to control the massive temperaments and continuous energy flow.

    Unfortunately, sometimes discipline is lost to human emotions and the game becomes chaotic and futile. This happened last Saturday as the visiting Las Cruces Rugby Club (6-2) upset the NMHU Vatos Rugby Club (6-3-1) in an unreflective score of 24-14.

  • Cowgirls get even with ASC

    Las Vegas Optic
    Avenging an upset at Perkins Stadium earlier this season, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer team shut out Adams State 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Alamosa, Colo.

    Cowgirl captain Julissa Rodriguez increased her Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-leading goal total to 12 with a pair of scores in the match.
    Rodriguez had just been named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 14, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, OCT. 11
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: The flow is 1.0 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 14, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Regis, 7 p.m., Denver
    • Mora vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos at Rio Rancho Invite, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    Football
    • NMHU at Chadron State, noon, Chadron, Neb.
    Rugby

  • Grilled, simmered sausages perfect for fall

    By Elizabeth Karmel
    For The Associated Press

    I grew up in North Carolina, where sausage meant spicy sage breakfast meat and was mostly sold as bulk meat, then made into patties. Delicious, but more of a side meat than a meal.

    When I moved to Chicago, I was introduced to the wonderful world of German, Polish and Italian sausages. I quickly fell in love with sausages of all kinds, and though they are popular all year long, they are my favorite way to celebrate fall.