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  • Noticias - April 7, 2017

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  • Que Pasa - April 7, 2017


    5 to 7 p.m.
    Martina E. Gallegos’s BFA exhibit entitled “Separation Distress” will be on display until April 21 in Donnelly Library on the Highlands University campus. A reception will take place on April 7 with an artist talk starting at 6 p.m.

    5:30 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - April 7, 2017

    Winning two out of three is admirable. That’s what the West Las Vegas cheerleading team accomplished over the weekend of March 24-25 at The Pit in Albuquerque. The squad, led by head coach Isabel Cavazos, scored an enviable 142.07, beating out Hatch Valley in the runner-up position. The West cheer team lost by a narrow margin in 2016, but took top honors the year before.


  • Editorial Cartoon - April 7, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Filmmaking in New Mexico runs strong, brings revenue

    The following column was published in the Optic on June 24, 2016.

    My older daughter tells a great story about how she met Jeff Bridges and didn’t even know it.

  • L’Esperance leads Redbird golf win

    Justin L’Esperance of Robertson shot a 74 on Monday, leading the Cardinal boys’ golf team to a win in the West Las Vegas Invitational held at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    L’Esperance’s score was good for an individual championship as well.

    The RHS junior qualified a first leg (of three required) toward qualification to the Class 1A-4A state tournament. So too did Robertson’s boys as a team, coached by Sam Hillis, in his first year.

    Robertson’s girls also scored a win as a team.

  • East-West hits diamonds

    Brandon Lucero held West Las Vegas to six hits and three walks, striking out five — including two in the last at-bats — to stake Robertson to a 3-1 win Wednesday at WLV Field.

    Lucero won a good pitcher’s duel with Robbie Alarcon, yielding only one run in the final frame on an RBI single by Joaquin Barela.

    The Dons’ defense was arguably the more efficient, however, in the early part of the game. Alarcon and company stranded Richard Armijo in the first inning, then retired the side in order in each of the next three innings.

  • Opening day Saturday

    Opening day ceremonies for Las Vegas Little League’s 2017 season are set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Keyes Park.

    The league’s tee-ball, baseball and softball teams are all expected to be on hand for the ceremonies, which will be followed by a full day of games.

    The season continues through June with games on weekday evenings.

    Also on the way are La Plaza Little League’s first week of games starting Monday, April 17, with opening ceremonies Saturday, April 22, all at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street.

  • Martinez bros to be honored on Dukes Night

    By Kevin Collins
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome brothers Ramon, Pedro and Jesus Martinez to its ranks on Saturday, April 8. The trio of brothers are scheduled to appear and will be inducted together in an on-field ceremony coinciding with Dukes Retro Night  at Isotopes Park.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 7, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park  
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m. n Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    • Luna at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    • Robertson at Albuquerque Academy Invite, TBA, Albuquerque
    Track and field  
    • NMHU women at Jim Click Multis, TBA, Tucson, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    • West Las Vegas at Portales, 3 p.m.