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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 12, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Meet the Dragons” by Catherine Hapka and the theme is “Fire Prevention Week.” All programs are free and open to the public.

    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh St. in Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service Building.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Oct. 12, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Local runners keep pace in Jaguar Invite

    Though the races didn’t show full, healthy teams or peak performances for either Robertson or West Las Vegas cross country teams, this past Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational was still useful, coaches said.

    “I told them to go after the runners in our district and race with them,” said Robertson coach Pat Garcia.

  • Cowboys, Cowgirls race into top three in Denver

    Highlights from Saturday morning’s Metro State Cross Country Invitational in Denver:

    MEN’S 8K
    1. Carl Arnold, Metro State, 25:45
    2. Eiger Erickson, Metro State, 25:47
    3. Nicaise Kazingo, NMHU, 25:58
    4. Ismael Samano, NMHU, 26:03
    9. Justin Lueras, NMHU, 26:49
    10. Henrique Chavez, NMHU, 26:54
    12. Troy Madalena, NMHU, 27:03
    20. Alberto Espinoza, NMHU, 27:39
    23. Luis Chavez, NMHU, 28:11

    WOMEN’S 6K
    1. Ashley Rietman, Metro State, 23:30

  • Cowgirls back to .500 mark

    Breaking a 1-1 halftime stalemate with two unanswered second-half goals, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team defeated Nebraska-Kearney on Sunday to reach the .500 mark through a dozen games.

    The Cowgirls are 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. UNK fell to 3-8-1, 1-6-1 in the RMAC.

    The Lopers’ Raleigh Mercer drew first blood with a goal in the 34th minute.
    Julissa Rodriguez answered roughly five and a half minutes later, nabbing her league-leading 10th goal of 2011.

  • Ferrill serves up life lessons at LCC

    Luna Community College

    Former Highlands University football coach and NFL advance scout Carl Ferrill’s message to Luna Community College student-athletes on Thursday afternoon was clear and precise: be a good teammate and work within the team concept.

    Ferrill, who has won 13 championships during his 40 years in the coaching profession, emphasized the importance of communication.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • Pecos vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    THURSDAY
    Football
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at New Mexico School for the Deaf, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo, 4:30 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Robertson girls at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo
    Volleyball

  • Mora volleyball outlasts Prep, sweeps Monte

    Saturday’s hard-fought five-set win over Santa Fe Prep and Monday’s sweep at Monte del Sol have the Mora Rangerettes sitting pretty in District 2-2A volleyball.

    The team hosts its “Dig Pink” night Friday when Peñasco visits Montoya Gymnasium; the evening is dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

    Mora’s win over Prep drew high praise from head coach Jacquelyn Sanchez.

  • County tackles redistricting

    A series of public hearings have been scheduled to gather input on three redistricting proposals that would radically alter the boundaries of commission districts in San Miguel County.

    Hearings are being held for each of the five districts. The first one will be for District 3 beginning this Thursday at 6 p.m. in the San Miguel County Commission Chambers.

    Counties are required to redraw district boundaries every 10 years if there are substantial population shifts within districts.

  • Highlands Parade