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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - June 7, 2017

    6.9.2017
    FRIDAY

    All day
    Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Firecracker Pageant on Saturday, June 24. The competition is open to boys six months to five years and girls six months to 12 years. The contestants will compete in personality in patriotic wear, beauty in formal wear, and photogenic. Entry forms may be picked up at the Carnegie Library or the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Entry deadline is Friday, June 9. For more information contact Philip Ortiz at 718-6848.

    6.10.2017
    SATURDAY

    9 a.m.

  • Remember Tamir Rice?

    By Connie Schultz

    Well, that’s it then.

    That’s it for Tamir Rice.

    Finally, 2.5 years after the 12-year-old black boy was shot dead in a city park in Cleveland ­— we know the fate of the two white police officers involved in his death.

    On Tuesday, Cleveland police announced that Timothy Loehmann, the officer who pulled the trigger within seconds of his arrival, has been fired. Not for killing Tamir. That wasn’t even mentioned. He was fired for lying on his job application with Cleveland police.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 7, 2017
  • Work of Art: Grab a cup of covfefe; we’ve got ‘alot’ to cover

    During my years of teaching, I don’t believe I ever had students — even at the college level — who consistently spelled “a lot” as two words. To that I say, “’Alot’ of students can’t tell the difference.” I believe the bigger problem is simply using the wrong word. There are, after all, many synonyms for “a lot,” including “many” and “plenty.”

  • Vatos place fifth at nationals

    The New Mexico Highlands University rugby club defeated Duke 31-0 to claim fifth place in the National Small College Rugby Organization sevens tournament on Sunday in Chester, Pa.

    The Vatos, who’d won the last two national championships in sevens rugby, were bumped from contention for a third straight title Saturday after finishing in third place in the pool play round.

    First-year NSCRO participant Christendom College (Va.) — a team the Vatos beat on Saturday — went on to edge St. Mary’s (Md.) 24-19 in the final on Sunday afternoon.

  • Valdez’s secret: Hard work

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson High School 2017 graduate Victoria Valdez is the second recipient of the Eliana Marie Herrera Memorial Scholarship.

  • Obstacle race will benefit RHS sports

    Community members are invited to take on an obstacle course race this weekend that will generate funds for the benefit of Robertson High School’s athletic department.

    The event will take place Sunday, June 11, with all participants meeting at the Cardinal Stadium football field. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. with first wave of runners starting at 9.  The runners will be moving throughout the campus, completing various obstacles covering approximately 2 miles.

  • Warriors go up 2-0

    By Janie McCauley
    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry dribbled every which way and ran a circle around LeBron James, then drove left through the paint and beat him to the rim for a right-handed layup over the star’s outstretched arm in a move reminiscent of his recent MVP magic.

    Steve Kerr got a front-row seat again for the show, delighted to be back on the bench witnessing those signature moments he has seen so many times before.

  • Vatos shut out Duke, take fifth

    The New Mexico Highlands University rugby club defeated Duke 31-0 to claim fifth place in the National Small College Rugby Organization sevens tournament on Sunday in Chester, Pa.

    The Vatos, who'd won the last two national championships in sevens rugby, were bumped from contention for a third straight title Saturday after finishing in third place in the pool play round.

    First-year NSCRO participant Christendom College -- a team the Vatos beat on Saturday -- was to play St. Mary's in the final on Sunday afternoon.

  • Vatos to play for fifth in national tourney

    New Mexico Highlands' rugby club will play for fifth place in the National Small College Rugby Organization sevens tournament on Sunday in Chester, Pa.

    The Vatos went 2-1 in pool play on Saturday; Sunday brackets are based on the eight qualifying teams' performance in pool play.

    Highlands opened with a 31-14 loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The team rebounded to smash Colby College 38-7 but got extended in a 19-14 nailbiter over Christendom College, a first-year participant in NSCRO rugby.

    NMHU will face Duke in the fifth place contest at 10:20 a.m. Mountain Time Sunday.