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Today's News

  • Junior Las Vegas Bowl

  • Rodriguez goals fuel Cowgirl win

    Julissa Rodriguez was just two much for the Colorado School of Mines on Sunday.

    The New Mexico Highlands University junior scored two goals within a five-minute span in the first half, giving the Cowgirls a 2-0 road victory in Golden, Colo.

    Off to its best start, NMHU improved to 9-4-2 overall and 7-2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer standings. Mines slipped to 7-4-3 and 6-3-1.

  • Buying our votes, 2010

    The governor’s race is the most obvious case in point. Tune in to local radio or Albuquerque television for very long and you’re sure to get an ample dose of creative negativity and bold-faced hypocrisy. You can catch one of Susana Martinez’s ads hammering home Diane Denish’s misuse of taxpayer funds, or a Denish ad that rails against Martinez’s dark and sinister out-of-state connections.

  • Work of Art: I really wanted to join brigade

    One of many things I regret as a youngster was ever trying to become a member of Sister’s Brigade. My compunction has had  to do with telling tales. And as we know, some can tell ‘em, some can’t.


    Let me explain:

  • Noticias-Oct. 20, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The Nat Gold Players is calling for more submissions of original short plays to be produced in the “Box Seats” series. The dramas should be between 10 and 20 minutes, involve no more than four actors and use a minimal setting of up to four boxes. Hand props and costumes can be more elaborate. The deadline for submission is Nov. 30. and should be sent to Jane Hyatt at 506 Columbia Ave. Call 425-6182 to leave a message for more information.

  • Que Pasa-Oct. 20, 2010

    TODAYHOY
    • Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Halloween Countdown.”  The book will be “What a Scare, Jesse Bear” by Nancy White Carlstrom. The craft will be a jack-o-lantern windsock.

  • Church Directory

    ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

    El Valle De Cristo Church
    Ribera, New Mexico
    Pastor Joseph Garofalo
    (575) 421-2221
    We welcome you to Sunday service at 10 a.m.
    Children’s church and nursery available.
    Currently have Wednesday night Bible study from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    Thursday night youth group from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (ages 12 & up)
    Dinner provided, 5:30 sharp! Come hungry for food and the Word of God!
    Food distribution every 3rd Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

  • Picks painful for ‘Pokes

    The theme around the New Mexico Highlands campus this past week was Think Pink.

    The Chadron State football team’s own spin on that was Think Pick.

    A couple of pivotal first-half interceptions by the visiting Eagles were critical in making Highlands (1-6, 1-4 RMAC) have to battle uphill, and CSC (4-3, 3-2) took a 41-19 win back to Nebraska.

    Chadron played bully on the line of scrimmage, enabling backs Glen Clinton and Dominic Morris to amass 134 and 108 rushing yards, respectively.

  • Cowgirls tame Lions

    With Friday’s 3-1 taming of Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Mountain Lions, the Highlands women’s soccer team won its second straight match.
    In fact, going into Sunday’s match vs. Fort Lewis, NMHU had not lost since Oct. 1. With the exception of a 1-1 tie at Nebraska-Kearney on Oct. 10, the Cowgirls (8-4-2, 6-2-2 RMAC) had won four in a row.

  • Beasties rebound

    It didn’t take long for the Robertson girls’ soccer team (11-7) to recover from this past Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Taos. The self-dubbed Beastie Girls stunned fifth-ranked Portales 3-2 in overtime on Thursday, then blanked Pojoaque 5-0 on Saturday.


    On Thursday, Mikayla Maes nailed the game-winning goal off a pass from Tori Gallegos.


    Portales struck first, a Jenna Sievers goal in the 10th minute. Belen Romero tied it on a steal-and-score a couple minutes later.