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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 11, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    * NMHU at Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Lakewood, Colo.
    * Robertson JV, West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tournament, TBA, Pojoaque
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Softball
    * LCC at Howard (DH), noon, Big Springs, Texas
    Tennis
    * Robertson at Mayfield tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    Track and field
    * NMHU women at Mesa Classic and Sun Angel Classic, TBA, Mesa and Tempe, Ariz.

  • Crack smuggled into jail

    A 25-year-old Las Vegas man already jailed on an outstanding warrant is in even more hot water for allegedly smuggling illegal drugs into the San Miguel County Detention Center.

    Mario Romero, of the 800 block of Railroad Avenue, was charged late last month with three felonies, and his bond on the new charges was set at $15,000 cash.

  • Field of dirt - District says baseball field is safe

    Usually in baseball it’s all about being safe on base. But for at least one Robertson High School baseball parent, who did not want to be identified, the bigger concern is whether her kid is going to be safe on the dirt field he is forced to play on.

    While there has been much discussion among Las Vegas City Schools board members and administrators over the last few months about getting grass at Whorton Field, located near Memorial Middle School, the district has so far not been able to pull the trigger on the project.

  • Volunteers sought for city cleanup

    Las Vegas Optic

    The first of a number of community efforts to spruce up the Meadow City will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Plaza Park, with the Great American Cleanup.

    According to Diego Trujillo, coordinator of local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, “All the volunteers need to do is register, help clean up, and get treated to a free lunch.”

  • Highlands business school reaccredited

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs reaffirmed full accreditation for the New Mexico Highlands University School of Business.

    Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the ACBSP recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.

    Many of the programs in the Highlands University School of Business have been accredited since 2007. The university will not undergo reaccreditation with ACBSP until 2017.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

     The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 9, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire

  • Looking Back - April 9, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, April 7 — Members of the chorus line for the upcoming musical, “Guys and Dolls,” are rehearsing their dance routine. They are Kathy Stark, Raton; Olivia Lovato, Clayton; Liz McDuffie, New Orleans, La.; Beth Thomas, Santa Fe; Francine Parker, Las Vegas; Rhodina Fronabarger, Las Vegas; and Jean Sutherland, Las Cruces. The musical will have a two-day run at Ilfeld Auditorium.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 9, 2014

    Great American Cleanup
    Volunteers are needed to clean up the Plaza Park at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants may sign up at the park at 9 a.m. They will receive a ticket that entitles them to a free meal and refreshments. Keep America Beautiful, sponsor of the event, will provide tools, trash bags and gloves. Contact Diego Trujillo at (505) 426-3216, or kablvnm@ci.las.vegas.nm.us

  • Weather - April 9, 2014

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Thursday
     Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:36 a.m. to 7:29 p.m.