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Today's News

  • Rangers, Cardinals in World Series

    The Associated Press

    Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers.
    Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw.

    The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, with a lot of symmetry, are all set to get acquainted in the World Series.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 19, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., Angel Fire
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. University of the Southwest, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    THURSDAY
    Cross country
    • Mora, Pecos at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football
    • Vegas Bowl Jr.: West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial Middle School, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Robertson at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • Man arrested for robbery

    A 22-year-old New Mexico Highlands University student was arrested Wednesday on two counts of armed robbery for allegedly pointing a gun at two people and demanding money.

    Porter Lee Hill, who lives at Kennedy Hall North Dorms, is also a suspect in several other armed robberies that occurred on Tuesday, though charges do not appear to have been filed in those cases so far.

    Hill denied committing the robberies.

  • Val Kilmer sells ranch for $18.5M

    The Associated Press
    and Optic staff

    Actor Val Kilmer has sold the bulk of his 5,300-acre ranch in northern New Mexico to a Texas oil and gas executive and his wife for $18.5 million.

    The deed transfer filed Sept. 30 with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office indicates Kilmer sold all but 141 acres to Benjamin A. Strickling III and his wife, Roxann, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.

  • Walking for a cause
  • West board OKs change order

    Football is in full swing at West Las Vegas High School and all their home games are being played at New Mexico Highlands University’s Perkins Stadium.

    The Frank Herrera Football complex has undergone several facelifts including artificial turf. On Thursday, the West Las Vegas School Board voted unanimously to approve a change order to continue the improvements at the complex. The vote  was taken after a lengthy executive session.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 17, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 17, 2011

    Cannon meeting is Tuesday

    Air Force officials will take public comment from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Highlands’ Kennedy Lounge, 905 University Avenue, on the proposed low altitude training area.

  • Weather - Oct. 17, 2011

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 10- 20 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. East wind 5-10 mph, becoming south.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind 5-10 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 62. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 70 and a low around 37.

  • FYI - News

    Las Vegas is in Stage IV water restrictions. Under the restrictions, residents are not allowed to water their lawns at all. At-home car washing is also prohibited. Local car washes may remain open as long as they are using recycled water. Fines range from a warning for a first offense to a $450 fine for a third and subsequent offense.