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Today's News

  • UNK going MIA(A)

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Officials from the University of Nebraska at Kearney announced today that they have accepted an offer to join the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

    “Nebraska-Kearney has been a very good member of the RMAC for a number of years,” said Smith. “While we hate to see them go, we are moving forward as a conference and are looking at a number of membership scenarios.”

  • Editorial: Finance post a key one

    Ruben Cordova, the West Las Vegas school district’s new superintendent, made a good decision when he hired an outside person to take a look at the district’s business office.

    Larry Binkley, who has served as a business manager for a number of New Mexico school districts, interviewed business office employees and took a look at the district’s finances.

    He reported finding a department full of backbiting and gossip. And he said the employees weren’t happy with their supervisor, Dawn Biagianti, the business manager.

  • Highlands runner recognized

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Moses Kirui has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Runner of the Week for his performance at the Texas Tech Open on Sept. 16.

    Kirui placed fourth overall in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 24:56. More than 100 runners from 11 schools competed in the event. Kirui helped the NMHU men to a fourth place team finish as well.

    This was Kirui’s second consecutive team leading effort. He had previously been the Cowboys’ No. 1 man at the Lobo Open hosted by the University of New Mexico on Sept. 4.

  • Grizzlies, Cowgirls go five

    A kill by Adams State’s Dominique Davis led to two straight service points by Davis and a 17-15 win in the fifth and final set of this past Friday's volleyball match with New Mexico Highlands.

    The Grizzlies won that final set to edge the Cowgirls in a five-game thriller. The teams traded the first four sets, 25-20, 20-25, 25-13, 23-25, to necessitate game five.

    NMHU fell to 4-10 under coach Jim Deisler.

  • Work of Art: Where's the, er, euphemism?

    There’s a line in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in which George, the host, asks his wife Martha to show their guest “to the ‘euphemism.’”

    The guest in this play by Edward Albee needed to visit the bathroom after having consumed several too many drinks.

  • Lady Card linksters close in on last leg

    With a commanding victory in Monday’s Meadow City Invitational, the Robertson girls’ golf team took another step toward qualifying for state as a group.

    The Lady Cardinals shot a combined 332, well beneath the 398 threshold needed to qualify their second leg of three required to make the Class 3A state tournament field this coming spring.

    Additionally, four Lady Card linksters shot individual qualifying scores; the top three individuals in the girls’ draw hailed from Robertson.

  • Cop, councilman criticize judge

    A police officer’s frustrations with the Municipal Court bubbled to the surface during a meeting last week.

    City police Lt. Lawrence O’Connor said in a meeting with Bridge Street merchants that Municipal Judge Eddie Trujillo involved “political BS” in some of his decisions. He said the judge is more lenient with people he knows.

  • Cowboys tabled at Mesa

    Mesa State racked up 408 offensive yards and Caleb Pavy kicked four field goals as the Mavericks defeated New Mexico Highlands in a battle of two winless Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Mavericks (1-2, 1-1) won 40-6. Highlands (0-4, 0-2) amassed 256 pass yards but threw four interceptions.

    The Cowboys got their only score on defense. That was when Kenny Shanahan intercepted the ball from Jason Haferman and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown that made it 26-6 with 7:47 left in the game.

  • Ex-teacher wants trial out of town

    The Las Vegas Optic’s coverage of a local story was the story in a Fourth Judicial District courtroom Friday.

    A former Robertson High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student wants to move the trial out of town. During a hearing to change the venue the lawyer for Jay Quintana, Tom Clark, argued that the newspaper’s extensive coverage would taint the jury pool against his client.

    “You have a reporter here today, and this story will be contained in 5,100 newspapers going out to the general public,” Clark told the court.

  • Blea shines in Dons' defeat

    Exploiting a slew of West Las Vegas turnovers, the Cobre Indians hijacked the Dons’ homecoming game for a 33-14 victory Friday night at Perkins Stadium.

    The versatile Martin Blea had a hand in both WLV touchdowns, returning a kickoff 90 yards for one score and passing to Jayvis Medrano for another to the delight of the green-and-gold faithful.

    The Dons had their chances, but turnovers made them slip out of reach.