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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - July 21, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY

  • Require higher GPA

    We are baffled by the criticism that erupts every time one of our state’s universities begins considering increasing its admission standards.
    Regents at New Mexico State University are planning to vote this week on raising the minimum grade point average from 2.5 to 2.75, effective for Fall 2016. Officials at the University of New Mexico are also talking about implementing a similar change there.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 21, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Married to my best friend

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” A sign on my desk at home quotes these words of wisdom from the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. And words of comfort to a man whose best friend once promised him she will outlive him.
    I can close my eyes each night when I go to bed knowing that in the morning before I get out of bed I can start my day with a kiss and the peace that my best friend will be right next to me as my new day begins.

  • West LV cheerleaders reap honors

    Submitted to the Optic

    The West Las Vegas High School Cheer Team recently completed a two-day UCA Home Camp, earning Superior ratings.

    Four members of the team were selected as All American cheerleaders and may participate in the New Year’s Day parades in London and New York. The four members are Justice Atkins, Grace Gallegos, Maria Ortiz, and Krysten Cavazos.

  • Robbers on road
  • Luna fitness class a HIIT with students

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College
    A new type of training is sweeping America and  at Luna Community College, many students are taking advantage of it.
    High-intensity interval training is gaining more momentum than a locomotive. Although the traditional treadmill and machine weights remain popular, HIIT is literally becoming a big “hit” at the college.

  • State Little League baseball here

    Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 baseball team captivated its fans with a well-played best-of-three series against crosstown rival La Plaza for the District 4 championship a couple weeks back.
    Now, the team is hoping to replicate that with a deep run in the state tournament, which, as luck would have it, is being played at the same venue — La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park off Grant Street.

  • Cowgirls to offer soccer camps

    Area youth are invited to take part in a pair of instructional soccer camps led by members of the New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer team.

    An overnight camp for prep teams will be held July 29 to Aug. 1 on campus. Cost is $240 per individual camper and covers meals, lodging, instruction and feedback and a camp T-shirt. Rates may be discounted for participants who registered early or as part of a team.

  • Speed is focus of clinic

    Athletes of all ages looking to boost their speed and quickness in any sport are invited to take part in an upcoming camp hosted by NMHU track and cross country coach Bob DeVries and staff.

    The camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. daily Aug. 4-8 at the NMHU track.

    Cost is $50 for the five sessions.

    To register or to obtain more information, contact DeVries at rdevries@nmhu.edu, 429-2577.

    Highlands’ women’s track and field team earned a national ranking in both indoor and outdoor track this past season.