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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: ‘Copters, police do a fine job during emergencies

    Oh! Look! It is a bird, no...it is a plane. No it is a helicopter in our hay field across the road from my house. And this isn’t the first time we have had a helicopter land in the field.

    This “bird” was a Medivac helicopter, called in by both our state police and our fire department responders to pick up the driver of a wrecked car, down our road about a mile or so.  

  • West students win contest

    Submitted to the Optic

    A group of west Las Vegas High School Students won best in show in the poster category and best of show in the high school category for their poster that advocated for Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop alternative pesticides that are non-toxic to honeybees as part of LANL’s 70th anniversary for its services to the nation.

    This competition asked students and their teachers in grades 2 to 12 to use the STEM method to develop ideas in order to solve everyday issues that LANL could later work on in the next 70 years.

  • Students discuss obesity, diabetes

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University exercise and sport sciences students presented projects on obesity and diabetes as part of a Binational Border Health Fair the university sponsored Oct. 8 to Oct. 9.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 1, 2013

    From The Associated Press

  • Fear the beard: Red Sox win

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — There hasn’t been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.

    Turmoil to triumph. Worst to first.

    David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.

  • ‘Beasties’ host state match Sat.

    After securing a runner-up finish in district, the Robertson girls’ soccer team earned a No. 6 seed in the Class 1A-3A state tournament, which begins this weekend around New Mexico.

    The Lady Cardinals and head coach Ian Williamson will play host to No. 11 seed East Mountain in a first-round match that gets under way at 1 p.m. Saturday at RHS Field.

  • Vatos improve to 4-0

    Submitted to the Optic

    After recently defeating Colorado School of Mines 29-14 and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 32-5, the undefeated New Mexico Highlands University Vatos (4-0) remain in first place in the 10-member collegiate Frontier League.

  • Elkettes complete sweep of spikers

    Pojoaque volleyball finished its usual regular-season run through the District 2-3A schedule on Wednesday night, sweeping Robertson 25-13, 25-13, 25-16, at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    The Elkettes’ win came 24 hours after they took down West Las Vegas in four games (25-13, 25-18, 18-25, 25-19) at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Pojoaque is the top seed for next week’s district tournament, while the Lady Dons will be the No. 2 seed as regular-season runner-up.

  • District XC, Cowgirl hoops in Pit highlight weekend

    The District 2-3A cross country and football championships will be decided this weekend. Robertson girls’ soccer begins its quest for a state championship. And in a much-anticipated preseason women’s basketball exhibition, New Mexico Highlands and the University of New Mexico are going toe to toe in The Pit.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 1, 2013

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • First round of state, TBA, campus sites