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Today's News

  • Dispatch New Mexico; Partisan divides

    Last week I heard a DJ on the radio talking about a list of the most liberal and conservative cities in the U.S., so I looked it up online.

    Turns out it’s a dated listing, from last August, but I’d say it’s still applicable. And, hey, it’s a “Top 10” list and that always gets our categorical attention.

  • Perea now state chief of FBU

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas native Carlos Perea has been named director of New Mexico Football University.

    FBU is a national organization that operates youth and high school football camps.

    “FBU runs the only true sixth-, seventh- and eighth- grade national championship,” Perea said. “FBU is the organization that runs the US Army All-American Bowl televised on national television.”

  • Wanted: Lady golfers
  • Dodgers bolster pitching staff at trade deadline

    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on Thursday that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leader.

  • Pumping up fitness

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College Gerald P. Ortega Wellness Center Manager Carl Vigil is welcoming returning and new students, community members, and LCC employees who want to register for the fall and spring semesters.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 3

    Luna golf benefit Aug. 29
    Area golfers are invited to take part in the 2015 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.
    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.  A four-person team sponsor is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. Entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a lunch.
    Money raised will be used for scholarships, according to the college.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - August 3, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games: WOMEN, all-star game, 6:30 p.m.; MEN, all-star game, 8:30 p.m., city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Softball

  • Centennial Celebration - Parade to feature 200+ horses

    Get your boots ready, folks! It’s time for the Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration. After a 48-year hiatus, the reunion will once again take center stage in Las Vegas, thanks to Ron and Elaine Querry.

    As in years past, festivities will include a parade and a rodeo. This year’s reunion celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Cowboys Reunion. The last Cowboys Reunion was held in 1967.

    It wasn’t quite a 52-year run because the reunions were put on hold during the Great Depression.

  • Highlands loses key grant

    Officials at New Mexico Highlands University are scrambling to limit the impact to students from the loss of a $572,000 federal grant that the university had been using to provide support services to low-income and first-generation students.

    The funding loss will also result in the loss of eight full-time positions at Highlands.

    The university’s regents were briefed on the situation during their meeting last Friday.

  • 1953 rodeo queen recalls the good ol’ days

    For Dolores Montaño, 1953 was a special time in her life that she will never forget. Montaño, now 82,  is the 1953 Cowboys Reunion Rodeo Queen. To this day, the mild-mannered cowgirl has vivid memories of that year.

    “It was wonderful, I loved it,” Montaño said. “I wish I was still that young.”