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Today's News

  • Correction - April 16, 2014

    An article that appeared in Friday’s Optic about the T-4 Ranch wanting to be annexed into Quay County should have stated that while the Bidegain family has had oil and gas leases in the past, it no longer does, according to Phil Bidegain.

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    A story in Monday’s Optic about the Ward 1 runoff election should have said that incumbent Tonita Gurule-Giron has a Master’s in Business Administration.

  • Helping out
  • Art Auction to benefit Animal Welfare Coalition

    By Jennifer Rowland
    UWC-USA

    More than 40 New Mexico artists, including local favorites David Perez Escudero, Amber MacLean, Diane Moreno, Meredith Britt, and David Lobdell, have donated original works to ArtBark, an art auction to benefit the Animal Welfare Coalition Animal Shelter in Las Vegas.

  • Que Pasa - April 16, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • NMHU Jazz Ensemble concert, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in the Student Union Building. General admission is $5 and NMHU students with valid ID are free.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 16, 2014
  • Shenanigans, indeed

    Disappointment doesn’t even begin to describe our feelings about the blatant political posturing that played out during last week’s City Council meeting.

    In case you missed it, here’s a synopsis.

    City Attorney Dave Romero proposed a resolution to the governing body declaring that the community rights ordinance that was approved by a 3-1 Council vote in April 2012 is not valid because it is unconstitutional.

  • Work of Art: Lack toast . . . and tolerant

    On a trip last weekend to Missouri, my wife and I were among the last breakfast eaters on the Amtrak unit, their probably having run out of items on the menu. I chose toast with my omelet but received a (not-too-shabby) croissant instead.

  • Cowgirls lead nation in long, triple jumps

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands track and field team took over the national lead in both the long jump and triple jump courtesy of freshman Shanice McPherson and junior Salcia Slack while senior Lindsay Hayes became the first Highlands athlete to provisionally qualify for the NCAAs in the weight throw to lead the Cowgirls at the West Texas A&M Open Saturday afternoon.

  • Locals shine in elite track meet

    Monday’s usually a day for training and recuperating in the New Mexico high school track and field season.

    But for three West Las Vegas standouts, this past Monday was earmarked for a special competition reserved for the premier tracksters in the state.

    Distance runner Moises Coca and throwers Nicholas Gurule and Salvador Lopez represented the Meadow City in the annual Marilyn Sepulveda Classic hosted in Albuquerque.

    Gurule and Lopez finished sixth and seventh in the boys’ javelin throw with distances of 162-2 and 155-9, respectively.

  • LV bodybuilders secure hardware in Duke City

    Submitted to the Optic

    High Desert Physique, Northern New Mexico’s all-natural competitive bodybuilding team, recently competed at the OCB Natural Albuquerque Championships on March 30 in Albuquerque.

    The team had six members competing, and returned home with a total of nine top five placement trophies.

    HDP’s coach and founder, Paul Aragon, works as a performance specialist, trainer and instructor at Luna Community College’s Wellness Center. The team includes LCC students, employees, and one member in Denver.