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Today's News

  • Tapia receives pharmacy doctorate from UNM

    Submitted to the Optic

    Krystle Tapia received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree on May 16 from UNM College of Pharmacy.

    While working for her doctorate, Tapia earned the following distinctions: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Winner; APhA-ASP Member of the Year; APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition Winner; Dean’s List; and the Burroughs-Wellcome Pharmacy Education Scholarship.

  • QuÉ Pasa - June 18, 2014

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES
    • Entrepreneurship Forum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at El Fidel Hotel lobby/ Presentations by Leroy Lujan, Oneida Aragon and Michelle Sandoval. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Andrea Gottschalk at 425-6113.

  • Fire danger remains high

    There’s no question that the recent rainfall in this area has been a blessing and that we’re heading into summer better off than we usually do.

    But along with the rainfall, we’ve had hot days and strong winds, and that means much of the moisture we’ve had has been sucked out of the ground.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 18, 2014
  • Work of Art: ‘That’s nicht German’

    We read often about the disappearances of languages. Bill Bryson, the author of “The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way,” estimates that currently, there are 2,700 languages; throughout history, many have died; perhaps there have been more language deaths than there are currently extant languages.

  • Spurs celebrate fifth NBA title

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be his full-time running mates.

    Duncan’s eventual retirement — whether it’s next week, next summer, or after the next championship — probably won’t end what’s been a 15-year run at or near the top for the San Antonio Spurs.

    San Antonio appears to be positioned to keep rolling along.

  • Crush on
  • Back in The Pit

    For Vera Jo Bustos, The Pit once represented the promised land.

    Now it’ll simply be her place of business.

    Bustos, a onetime West Las Vegas High School multi-sport athletic standout, has accepted a job as video coordinator for the University of New Mexico’s women’s basketball program, the school announced.

  • Late goal lifts U.S. in Cup debut

    By Jim Vertuno
    AP Sports Writer
    NATAL, Brazil — After Clint Dempsey’s historic early goal, the United States spent more than an hour struggling to hold off wave after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.
    Once again, the Black Stars — who had eliminated the Americans at the past two World Cups — were poised to ruin the tournament for the U.S.

  • Robbers, Triggers trade Pecos wins

    Hunter Ridge led Las Vegas in going 3 for 5 at the plate, and Gary Owens and Kyal Williams both homered as the Train Robbers pulled out a 10-8 road win at Trinidad (Colo.) on Monday night.

    The home-and-away series shifted to the Meadow City for games on Tuesday and Wednesday at Rodriguez Park.

    At 12-18 as of Monday, Vegas is in third place in the Pecos Northern Division, sandwiched between Trinidad (15-14) and Raton (11-19). Santa Fe (20-12) and Alpine, Texas (25-11) lead their respective divisions with a little more than a month left in the season.