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  • Small town battle
  • Que Pasa - Jan. 19, 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    • Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, Casa de Cultura and La Milpa Community Garden’s community volunteer day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at La Milpa Community Garden located at 319 Taos St. The day is in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Volunteers will build raised garden beds, remove trees and weeds, and perform basic garden cleaning duties to get the community garden ready for spring planting. For more information, contact lgarcia@hermitspeakwatersheds.org.

  • A man of peace

    Editor’s note: A version of this editorial appeared in the Jan. 21, 2013 Optic.

    On this holiday in which we remember a man who gave his life for “a more perfect union,” we should also remember how he acted. He was a man who lived in violent times, yet his response was peaceful.

  • Editorial cartoon - Jan. 19, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Working stiffs: Pay attention to upcoming session

    This will be a year for laws governing jobs.

    If you’re a blue-collar worker, this will be a good time to start keeping up with the activities of the New Mexico Legislature. It convenes Tuesday for a 60-day session and two measures — related to “right to work” and the state’s minimum wage — are getting plenty of ink already.

  • Hope-WLV: Clash of the Titans

    If Saturday night’s marquee matchup between No. 1 Hope Christian and No. 2 West Las Vegas is any indication of things to come, this March’s state tournament should be a treat.

    The Huskies prevailed 73-68 in the championship game of Hope’s three-day boys’ tourney in Albuquerque.

    The two teams battled to a 17-all stalemate after one period, with Hope pulling ahead 31-28 by halftime. It was 48-42 going into the final period.

    Jordan Leake led the defending champs with 24 points. Dedric Milford had 22.

  • Shorthanded Lady Cards find a way

    With a sideline that bore a strong resemblance to a MASH unit, the Robertson girls’ basketball team needed a big game out of the healthy players it had available Thursday night against visiting Bernalillo.

    It got that.

  • LV wrestlers take titles

    This time, Rico had some company.

    Robertson senior Rico Montoya on Saturday night added to his collection of championship hardware with a 138-pound weight class title at the Joe Vivian Classic.

    Montoya (31-0) pinned Isaac Lopez of Rio Grande at the 5:01 mark for his fifth fall in as many matches over the two-day event, held at Albuquerque’s Cibola High School.

    Teammate Diego Trujillo joined him in victory, taking the title at 170 with a 4-3 thriller against Manzano’s Travis Decker.

  • Buzzer beater lifts Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands’ Jonathon Mines racked up 27 points Friday night, but none were sweeter than the last three.

    Mines’ 3-pointer with 0.9 on the clock lifted the Cowboys past visiting Chadron State 98-95 for NMHU’s second victory of the winter under Craig Snow.

    Kendrick Nichols led all players with 30 points. Ricky Norris had 15 points, 10 boards, three assists.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 19

    Monday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C)  vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Grants, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym