Today's News

  • QuÉ Pasa - Sept. 28, 2012

    • The Las Vegas Area Unit of the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees is hosting this year’s state convention on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 in Las Vegas. The conference theme is “Celebrating with Las Vegas, the Jubilees of Education.” Sessions will be held at the Plaza Hotel and local educational retirees are invited to attend. For more information, contact Darleen Ortiz at 425-8315 or ortiz_darleen@yahoo.com or Rebecca Baca at 425-8550 or rebeccabaca8550@yahoo.com.

  • Runners to highlight weekend

    It’ll be a distance running festival on Saturday morning in Las Vegas, as athletes from area middle schools on up to the collegiate level will be doing their thing at New Mexico Highlands’ Gene Torres Golf Course to highlight another busy sports weekend.

    The NMHU XC Jam and the Meadow City Invitational will share the course beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday; the event is free and open to the public.

  • Wolves sweep Cowgirl spikers

    Thirteen was lucky for Morgan Wilkening and the rest of Colorado State-Pueblo’s volleyball team on Tuesday night.

    Wilkening tallied 13 kills and 13 digs — both team highs — to lead the ThunderWolves to a straight-sets win over New Mexico Highlands in the Wilson Complex.

    CSUP (11-4 overall, 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) was a model of offensive efficiency in the match, hitting at a .352 percentage and committing only eight attack errors in the sweep.

  • NFL, referees reach deal

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK — So long, replacement refs. The NFL’s regular crews will be back on the field this week.

    After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans — the NFL and the referees’ union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

  • Mid-school football
  • Cowboys get votes in national poll

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands’ strong start to the football season has begun to draw some attention around the country.

    The Cowboys, who gave a tough game to NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision opponent Utah State two weeks ago before upsetting Colorado School of Mines this past Saturday, received four votes in the American Football Coaches Association poll this week.

    The AFCA Top 25 poll, released Monday, has the Cowboys unofficially ranked 38th in Division II, tied with Missouri S&T.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 28, 2012

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Go Fish - Sept. 28, 2012

    SEPT. 25

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Saturday, Sept. 29, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico. On this special day, no license is required, although bag limits and other rules apply.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 28, 2012

    • Robertson at Capital, 7 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Western New Mexico, 7 p.m., Silver City
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Escalante, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLVMS

    Cross country
    • NMHU XC Jam, 8 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course

  • Senior lunch menu - Sept. 28, 2012

    The lunch menu for the Mora/Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily

    Monday — Spaghetti with sauce, broccoli with cheese sauce, garlic bread, and peaches
    Tuesday — Red chile beef enchilada, salsa corn, salad with dressing, and apple cobbler
    Wednesday — Chicken pot pie, green beans with mushrooms, salad, dinner roll, and fruit salad
    Thursday — Pork posole, salad with dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, and pumpkin spice cookies