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  • Que Pasa - Aug. 22, 2011

    • The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge will be open to mourning dove hunting from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. The refuge will start selling mourning dove permits on Aug. 22. For more information, call Lori Casados at 425-3581 x203.

  • Noticias - Aug. 22, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Hungry bears pose danger

    Perhaps the editorial cartoon on the right is indicative of the differences between city life in the eastern reaches of the U.S. and country life out here in the West. For New Mexicans, a bear is a bear, but back East, it’s nothing but a slumping market.

    No wonder our salsas are so different.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 22, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: The Roosevelt Republicans

    David Cargo, the former Republican governor, was honored last week in the state Roundhouse with the unveiling of a bronze bust in his likeness. The crowd that gathered for the ceremony included Gov. Susana Martinez, out of respect for one of her predecessors, and a host of friends and relatives out of loyalty to this man and the mark he made on New Mexico.

    Interestingly, Cargo observed that there were probably more Democrats in the audience than Republicans, which illustrates a sad reality to politics today.

  • J-Rod: Preseason Player of Year

    After the history-making season she had in 2010, there’s little wonder why New Mexico Highlands University’s Julissa Rodriguez has been selected the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year in women’s soccer.

    Rodriguez’s honor was announced this past Wednesday as the RMAC released the preseason coaches’ poll in the sport. NMHU, which made its first-ever NCAA regional appearance in women’s soccer last season, is picked to finish fifth in the 11-team league.

  • NMHU 2011 women’s soccer schedule

    Saturday, Aug. 27: NMHU Alumni game, 5 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Saturday, Sept. 3: College of St. Rose, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Monday, Sept. 5: Sioux Falls, noon, Perkins Stadium
    Sunday, Sept. 11: West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Friday, Sept. 16: at Colorado Christian, 1 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    Sunday, Sept. 18: at Metro State, noon, Denver
    Wednesday, Sept. 21: Adams State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • Robertson High School 2011 soccer schedules

    Monday, Aug. 29: Robertson girls’ soccer at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Tuesday, Aug. 30: Robertson boys’ soccer at Roswell (A,B), 4 p.m., Roswell
    Thursday, Sept. 1: Robertson boys’ soccer vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., RHS field; Robertson girls’ soccer at Goddard (A,B), 3 p.m., Roswell
    Saturday, Sept. 3: Robertson girls’ soccer vs. Clovis (A,B), 3 p.m., RHS field