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Today's News

  • Dear Teacher - June 19, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: How do children acquire reading-readiness skills? Like every other parent, I want my children to be ready to read when they enter kindergarten. — Eager

    Answer: Reading readiness is total body readiness. It may seem that the skills required to grasp a toy or bounce a ball have nothing to do with reading, but fine motor skills allow a child to grasp and turn pages in books, and gross motor skills provide the hand-eye coordination necessary for reading.

  • Looking Back - June 19, 2016

    Monday, June 13, 1966 — An interesting and informative brochure on points of historic or scenic interest in and near Las Vegas (Meadow City) has been prepared by Dr. Lynn I. Perrigo, professor of history at Highlands University. Perrigo, author of “Our Spanish Southwest,” details concisely the location, history and pertinent features of 25 points on a “circle tour” of Las Vegas. It features the Castaneda Hotel, Lincoln Park, the old Presbyterian church in West Las Vegas, Hermit’s Peak and the Gallinas skating pond.

  • Weather - June 19, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 93° / LOW 53°

    Sunny, with a high near 93. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 53.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.

     

    Monday

    HIGH 95° / LOW 53°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:45 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.

     

  • Senior Lunch Menu — June 19, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    MONDAY
    Beef and cheese enchilada with red chile, pinto beans, Spanish rice, and
    vanilla pudding

    TUESDAY
    Baked fish squares, tartar sauce, green beans, potato wedges, and fruit pie with topping

    WEDNESDAY
    Chicken wrap, celery sticks, pasta salad, and sugar-free brownie

    THURSDAY
    Lasagna, garden salad, mixed vegetables, French bread, and fruit cobbler

  • Que Pasa - June 19, 2016

    6.19.2016
    SUNDAY

    1:30 p.m.

  • Pecos park hosting a number of events

    Submitted to the Optic

    There are exciting activities planned at Pecos National Historical Park for the summer, many as part of celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. Here is what’s coming up:

  • Noticias - June 19, 2016

    •Highlands Alumni Affairs office asks you to nominate an individual in one of the following categories to be honored at this year’s Homecoming Celebration: Distinguished Alum, Distinguished Young Alum, Distinguished Retired Faculty, Forever Cowboy Student Award, and Spirit Award. Follow the link nmhualumni.org/homecoming to read more and to fill out the simple online form. Any questions, call Juli Salman at 426-2155.

  • Cavs force Game 7

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — From the edge of elimination to the brink of history.

    LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the NBA Finals to their limit. Game 7 is necessary.

    James scored 41 points, delivering another magnificent performance with the season on the line, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cavs sent the finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday night to even this unpredictable series and force a decisive final game.

  • U.S. reaches Copa semis

    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey scored for the third straight game and set up Gyasi Zardes for a tap-in goal, boosting the United States into the Copa America semifinals with a 2-1 win over Ecuador on Thursday night.

    Playing before a boisterous and almost completely partisan home crowd in the soccer-mad Pacific Northwest, the U.S. won a knockout game against a nation outside its region for only the second time and will play Argentina or Venezuela on Tuesday in Houston.

  • No let-up for champs

    The New Mexico Highlands University community welcomed their Vatos rugby club — fresh off a second consecutive national championship in sevens rugby — with balloons and cake and atta-boy speeches from NMHU President Sam Minner and Las Vegas City Manager Richard Trujillo.

    Although the Vatos themselves were glad to take a victory lap, they also indicated they weren’t altogether satisfied with two gleaming trophies.