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Today's News

  • History lesson
  • NMHU scholar athletes honored

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ Molly Enenbach and Jonathan “J.B.” Becht-loff have been honored as the school’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 2015-16 Scholar Athletes.

    Two student-athletes from each school, one male and one female, with the requirements of participating in the sport at the school for at least two years were selected.

    Enenbach, a senior from Aztec, played women’s soccer for the Cowgirls. Bechtloff, a senior from Plano, Texas, wrestled for the Cowboys.

  • Crespin falls to tough foe

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Meadow City’s favorite middleweight boxer, Arturo Crespin, tasted defeat this past weekend in his most recent professional bout.

    Crespin, 26, lost via knockout to the undefeated Inocente Fiz in a card held Saturday night at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Colo.

  • Youth football sign-up now

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Youth Football Club is looking for players for the upcoming fall season.

    Division I, flag football, is for ages 5-6. Tackle football includes Division 2, ages 7-8; Division 3, ages 9-10; and Division 4, ages 11-13. Players can choose between the defending state champion Las Vegas Outlaws and the new Las Vegas Regulators.

    Teams are part of the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League based in Santa Fe. Games will be scheduled in town as well as Santa Fe, Moriarty, Estancia, Pojoaque and Los Alamos.

  • Dog days

    David Dahl hit four times in five at-bats Wednesday night, boosting his Triple-A batting average to a robust .667.

    But the Albuquerque Isotopes couldn’t convert that performance into a win, falling for the second time in as many nights to visiting El Paso. The division-leading Chihuahuas won 6-4, taking the latter two games of a three-game series at Isotopes Park.

    Dahl finished with two doubles and two runs batted in. Mike Tauchman and pitcher Kyle Freeland recorded two hits apiece for Albuquerque (34-52).

  • Go Fish - July 8, 2016

    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.

    Fishing report, July 5

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 8, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s (DH), 6:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    Softball
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s (DH), 6:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    Softball
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

  • Que Pasa - July 8, 2016

    7.10.2016
    SUNDAY
    6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Vacation Bible School will take place at Mountain View Church of Christ. The theme will be Jonah and The Big Fish. Classes take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Classes open to all ages. For more information, call 425-3038.

    7.13.2016
    WEDNESDAY
    10 a.m.
    Carnegie Summer Reading Program will feature Johnny Moon on the lawn of Carnegie Library. Lunch to follow presentation. Program is free, and children 2 to 12 years are welcome.

    5:30 p.m.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Plenty of action on the ranch as we await the summer rush

    I know extended members of my family will be here in about a month or so, and some of them have never been on this more-or-less isolated old ranch. Oh, yes, we have a lot to show them!

    Some might argue that one should never cut down a tree. Well, we all know a garden needs to be weeded, and a forest  is just a very large extension of a garden. The thinning projects in our nearby forests are remarkable examples of how necessary this is. Sadly the state and national forests that border our land are not thinned, so when or if a fire starts, it will be catastrophic.

  • Student donates graduation money to Disability Network

    By Chris Aldridge
    Midland Daily News

    MIDLAND, Mich.  — After Sunny Kim graduated from H.H. Dow High School this year, cash flowed in from family and friends. The total reached $2,000.

    And she gave it all away.

    Kim, 18, gave her graduation money to the Disability Network of Mid-Michigan and the nonprofit U.S. chapter of Global Campaign for Education.

    “Midland has been so gracious to me,” Kim said. “I really didn’t need the money.”