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  • Noticias - April 13, 2015

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

    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Editorial: Secrets to a long life

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Concord (N.H.) Monitor and was originally published in that newspaper on April 8.

    What does it mean to live long and prosper? It’s worth thinking about as the baby boom generation heads into retirement and as their parents head into the final stages of life. More and more, people are bombarded with advice on how to stay healthy and vital. Often, it involves eating some sort of food (such as kale or berries) and not eating another kind of food (such as cake or bacon).

  • Dispatch New Mexico — Hemp, much like its cousin, making inroads to legalization

    One of the perks to having a column that runs in papers around the state is the feedback, especially through emails, that I receive from readers. Sometimes it surprises me what people get passionate about.

    Not long ago I wrote about some of the bills that passed New Mexico’s most recent legislative session, listing more than a dozen measures that passed — including one that caught the attention of a hemp enthusiast.

  • RHS netters prevail in Las Cruces

     Keeping the momentum going on their midseason winning streak, the Robertson tennis teams triumphed with a pair of tournament championships in Las Cruces over the weekend.

    Both boys’ and girls’ teams captured team titles, showing no significant signs of wear after a busy week of action.

    The Lady Cardinals defeated all five of their opponents, besting Centennial 3-1, Deming 4-0, Las Cruces High 4-0, Silver 4-0, and in the finals, tourney host Mayfield 3-1.

  • Weekend Roundup

    A tough start Friday against Colorado Christian only provided fuel for the fire as New Mexico Highlands swept Colorado Christian on Saturday in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball action at Brandt Park.

    Highlands dropped Friday’s series opener 9-6 after digging themselves into an 8-1 hole in the early going.

  • More history for Slack, Cowgirls

    NMHU Sports Information

    TUCSON, Ariz. — The NCAA Division II lead in the heptathlon was no surprise, but who knew senior Salcia Slack would make history on so many levels Thursday and Friday at the 2015 Jim Click Combined Events at the University of Arizona in Tucson?

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 13, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Golf
    • West Las Vegas at Bosque, TBA
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    West Las Vegas (A,B) vs. Portales, 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

  • Vatos reach Sweet 16 in rugby playoffs

    New Mexico Highlands University’s rugby club concluded a deep run in the national championship tournament over the weekend in Vallejo, Calif.

    The Vatos reached the equivalent of the Sweet Sixteen in the Champions Cup playoffs for small-college rugby, losing 39-24 to Claremont College on Saturday in the PacWest regional semifinals.

    A spot in the Final Four comes with the PacWest Region Championship.

  • Isotopes host Aces

    Las Vegas Optic

    Recaps of the most recent Albuquerque Isotopes baseball games:

    Reno 8, Albuquerque 2

  • Gun taken to East school

    A Memorial Middle School student was arrested last week after school officials discovered an unloaded handgun inside his backpack.

    The 14-year-old student, who the Optic is not naming due to his age, was transported to the Taos Juvenile Detention Center. He has been charged with unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon.

    As of press time, Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Ruben Cordova was out of town on work-related business and hadn’t responded to an email from the Optic seeking information about the incident.