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  • Que Pasa - Oct. 26, 2011

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “What a Scare, Jesse Bear” by Nancy White Carlstrom and the theme is “Happy Halloween.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Oct. 26, 2011

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

    • The Las Vegas / San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for the Electric Light Parade, the theme is “Christmas in Candyland.”  Organizations that would like their events to be included in the Chamber Holiday Poster and Newsletter are asked to submit their program as soon as possible.  Parade float applications, event submission forms and volunteer sign up roster are at the Chamber of Commerce 1224 Railroad Ave. 425-8631.

  • Another great benefit

    It’s common knowledge, at least in our line of work, that no event becomes an “annual” affair until its second year. So that in itself is cause to celebrate this year’s second annual Mayor’s Charity Ball.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 26, 2011
  • Work of Art: Halloween: Hit or myth

    This week is the best time of the year. Other seasons are great, but nothing beats the first weeks of fall.

    Halloween features long nights and short days, and the probability that imaginations become bizarre. Most people like to be scared, and Halloween’s a perfect occasion for that.

    Here’s why this season is great:

    Things change. We leave the house early, often needing to scrape our windshields. We don a coat because of the icy car seats, but by the time we arrive at work, it’s time to turn on the AC.

  • State soccer brackets set

    Robertson will host first-round matches in both the boys’ and girls’ state soccer tournaments this coming Saturday, and while RHS is the higher seed in each case, both Cardinals and Lady Cardinals will be tested early.

    Times had not been set as of Monday evening.

  • Skyhawks ground NMHU

    Again, the Highlands’ women’s soccer team came up on the losing end of a one-goal margin against one of the top teams in the nation.

    This time, it was Fort Lewis, the No. 14 team in NCAA Division II, on Sunday in Durango, Colo., dealing the Cowgirls a 2-1 defeat after 90 minutes of competitive soccer.

    Hayley Hollenga scored both goals for the Skyhawks, who hold on to the top spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with a 13-1-3 overall and 10-1-2 league record.

    NMHU is 9-7-1 overall and 7-5-1 in the RMAC.

  • Rangers a win away from Series victory

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas — A long drive by Mike Napoli, a lucky bounce near the mound and suddenly the Texas Rangers were on the brink of their first World Series championship.

    Napoli delivered the biggest hit of his charmed season, lining a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning that sent the Rangers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night for a 3-2 edge.

    The slugging catcher then capped off his night of double duty, throwing out a would-be base stealer in the ninth as Albert Pujols struck out.

  • Cowgirl spikers lose twice in Silver City

    The Highlands Cowgirls tried to double down Monday in the onetime gambling town of Silver City, but they came back without much to show for it.

    Non-league opponent Grand Canyon swept the Cowgirls 25-21, 25-23, 25-19, and then Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rival Western New Mexico also took Highlands down in three sets, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19.