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  • Weather March 2, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 72° / LOW 35°

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Windy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
     
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:29 a.m. to 5:57 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • Students of the month - Mar 2, 2016
  • Qué Pasa Mar. 2, 2016

    3.2.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    3.3.2016
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Association will hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision. The public is welcome.

    Upcoming
    & Ongoing

    March 5

  • Church seeking proposals for Mustard Seed grants

    Submitted to the Optic

    The First United Presbyterian Church (USA) of Las Vegas is announcing its 18th offering of Mustard Seed Grants. 

    Mustard Seed was created in 1999 as a community outreach program to help fund one-time/start-up projects of various community groups. The programs or projects submitted must be new, innovative, goal-directed ideas that are consistent with the church mission statement, “With Christ as the center of our ministry, FUPC is dedicated to sharing the love of Christ in our community and beyond.”

  • Cowgirls repeat in RMAC indoor meet

    RMAC and Optic reports

    CHADRON, Neb. — For the second year in a row, New Mexico Highlands’ women are Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field champions.

    The Cowgirls, guided by RMAC Women’s Coach of the Year Bob DeVries, won the meet at the Nelson Physical Activity Center on Saturday.

  • District champs!

    Las Vegas Optic

    Robertson asserted its position as the top boys’ basketball team in a strong District 2-4A and as the No. 2 team in the classification overall Friday with a 65-54 win over No. 3 West Las Vegas.

    The game was the fourth meeting in 2016 between the crosstown rivals, and RHS has won three.

    The Cardinals made their job easier by scoring the first 10 points and 14 of the first 16.

  • Eight area teams earn state seeds; six to host openers

    Eight Las Vegas-area teams on Sunday learned their opponents and seedings in the upcoming state basketball tournaments.
    It was generally good news. Six of the eight will be hosting first-round games this coming weekend after earning top-eight seeds in their respective divisions.
    CLASS 4A BOYS
    Robertson (24-4) is the No. 2 seed and will host No. 15 Wingate (15-14) at 5 p.m. Saturday at Mike Marr Gym.
    West Las Vegas (20-8) is the No. 3 and hosts No. 14 Taos (9-16) at 5 p.m. Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Mar. 2, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    •NMHU at Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), noon, Goodwell, Okla.

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •West Las Vegas at Valencia tournament, TBA, Los Lunas

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •LCC vs. Western Oklahoma, noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    Basketball
    •NMHU men at RMAC Shootout, opponent and time TBA
    •Girls’ state tournament first round games TBA, home campus sites
    Softball

  • BREAKING: State basketball brackets released

    Eight Las Vegas-area teams on Sunday learned their opponents and seedings in the upcoming state basketball tournaments.

    It was generally good news. Six of the eight will be hosting first-round games this coming weekend after earning top-eight seeds in their respective divisions.

    CLASS 4A BOYS 

    Robertson is the No. 2 seed and will host No. 15 Wingate. 

    West Las Vegas is the No. 3 and hosts No. 14 Taos. 

  • BREAKING: Pecos, Mora teams sweep district finals

    Basketball teams from Pecos and Mora swept district tournament championship games on Friday and Saturday and figure to earn strong seeds in the upcoming state tournaments. 

    On Saturday:

    Pecos boys routed Dulce 64-44;

    Pecos girls beat Dulce 56-45;

    Mora boys romped past Escalante 81-45, on a night that Mora honored program legend Mark Cassidy by retiring his jersey number 30.

    The previous day, the Mora girls won district by defeating Mesa Vista 44-39.