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  • Dispatch New Mexico - History will be written by young voters too

    The older you get, the more you appreciate history, because you’ve lived through so much of it.

    And in this year, history is being written in dynamic and unpredictable ways. So don’t blink or you might miss it.

    Here in New Mexico, the tumult isn’t so obvious. We mostly live in small villages, towns and cities, and that’s not where the action is. Consistent with history, most of the really big changes are going on in the urban centers of our nation, and with the young.

  • Looking Back April 29, 2015

    Tuesday, April 26, 1966 — Si Zentner and his orchestra have been engaged for the annual Spring Formal at Highlands University. Zentner and his award-winning band were hired by the Student Senate at HU for the formal to be held in University Hall, according to William Powell, student social coordinator for the activity.

  • Weather April 29, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 57° / LOW 36°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:11 a.m. to 7:46 p.m.

     

    Saturday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 36°

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
     
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:09 a.m. to 7:47 p.m.

     

  • Que Pasa April 29, 2016

    4.29.2016
    FRIDAY

    All day
    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Baby/Tiny Miss and Mister Las Vegas pageant on Saturday, June 11. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 29. The competition is open to boys and girls six months to five years old. The competition includes beauty in formal wear, personality in zoo wear, and pre-pageant photogenic competition. For more information call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-6848.

    4.30.2016
    SATURDAY

    4 to 8 p.m.

  • Noticias April 29, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    •Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • Vatos punch return ticket to nationals

    Submitted to the Optic

    Having disappointed themselves with only an Elite Eight finish in NSCRO rugby 15’s, the NMHU Vatos are determined to defend their national title in NSCRO rugby 7’s.

    They have a good start.

    This past weekend the Vatos decisively beat five other college teams at the Midwest Qualifier in Nebraska by a collective margin of 176-12.

  • West to host forum May 9

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas athletic coordinator Richard Tripp is inviting all parents and fans of WLV athletics to the district’s Second Annual Forum, 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the high school gym.

    “The purpose of the forum is to discuss, both positive and negative concerns there are within our program,” Tripp said.
    “We will not be discussing coaches hires and firings.”

    “We want to hear from our great parents and fan base how we can make WLV athletics better and the best in New Mexico.”

  • District tennis in town

    Las Vegas Optic

    Reigning state champion Robertson is hosting the district tennis tournaments Friday and Saturday at Leroy Fulgenzi Complex.

    RHS is expected to have a strong weekend on the courts after wrapping up top seedings in each bracket this past weekend in Taos for pre-district.

    Action begins at 7:30 a.m. each day with players representing RHS, West Las Vegas, Raton and Taos.

    Top four seeds follow.

    GIRLS’ SINGLES

  • Cowboys near finish

    Las Vegas Optic

    With just two series remaining in the regular season, New Mexico Highlands University baseball is rapidly nearing its conclusion for 2016.

    The Cowboys play at Colorado State-Pueblo this Friday through Sunday. Then it’s off to Denver the following weekend for a series at Regis to wrap up the spring.

    At 11-31 overall and 8-21 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Cowboys will miss the postseason for the second consecutive spring.

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