Today's News

  • Baca’s Grand Debut
  • Que Pasa - March 7, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in the children’s area of the public library. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - March 7, 2012

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

  • Amphibian conservation topic for upcoming talk

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University biology professor Sarah Corey-Rivas will present a free public talk, “Thinking Evolutionarily: New Tools for Amphibian Conservation” at noon today, March 7, in Burris Hall Room 129, 903 National Ave.

    The university’s chapter of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, is sponsoring the talk. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Madness is here!

    As the state high school basketball tournaments shift to the quarterfinals in the metropolitan area of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, Mora High head coaches James Branch and Mark Cassidy know their teams have a small-town secret weapon.
    Their fans.

    “I would like to thank the Mora fans for their support this season,” said Cassidy, whose Rangerettes were to play Clayton in Tuesday’s Class 2A girls’ quarters at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Cowgirls split with Mesa

    Beginning and ending their four-game home series against Colorado Mesa with wins, the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls moved their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record to 5-3 while getting to 10-8 overall.

    Highlands took the Saturday opener 12-10, then lost 11-1. The next day, the Cowgirls fell 11-6 before closing with a 7-4 win.

  • Cowboys sweep Rangers

    A clean sweep of Regis over the weekend in Denver has New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team off to one of its strongest starts in years at 10-1 overall and 4-0 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    Highlands has won six in a row and continues the RMAC schedule with a four-game series at Nebraska-Kearney this coming weekend.

    NMHU won 7-3 and 6-1 on Saturday and 14-9 and 7-5 on Sunday.

  • Riders nearly upset No. 1 Pioneers

    Luna Community College’s baseball team came within a half inning of a monumental upset of Western Oklahoma State — the top-ranked team in junior college baseball — over the weekend in Altus, Okla.
    The Rough Riders led 3-2 going into the final frame of one game in its four-game series but gave up crucial base hits and the tying and go-ahead runs. As a result, Western Oklahoma State completed a sweep of the series by scores of 7-0, 12-0, 4-3 and 9-2.

  • NFL teams rely on franchise tags to protect rosters

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK — It pays to play a skill position in the NFL, like New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, or receivers Wes Welker and Dwayne Bowe.

    It also pays to be a kicker, as five placekickers and one punter were given franchise tags, protecting their current teams from losing them without compensation.

    The NFL’s deadline for applying the tags was Monday afternoon, and a late flurry saw 10 players added to the list. In all, 21 players were tagged.

  • Lobos tie for MWC crown

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — In his final home game, New Mexico’s Drew Gordon scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Lobos overcome a second-half deficit and claim at least a share of the Mountain West regular-season title with a 76-61 victory over Boise State.

    Hugh Greenwood added 15 points for New Mexico (24-6, 10-4), while Derrick Marks scored 17 to lead the Broncos (13-16, 3-11).

    Boise State led 52-48 with 8:15 left after Marks banked a shot in.