Today's Features

  • 5.13.2016

    1 to 2 p.m.

  • •Highlands Alumni Affairs office asks you to nominate an individual in one of the following categories to be honored at this year’s Homecoming Celebration: Distinguished Alum, Distinguished Young Alum, Distinguished Retired Faculty, Forever Cowboy Student Award, and Spirit Award. Follow the link nmhualumni.org/homecoming to read more and to fill out the simple online form. Any questions, call Juli Salman at 426-2155.

  • Thursday, May 12, 1966 — Mary London Walker, a senior from Houston, was crowned Miss Southwest Wind 1966 at the annual pageant in University Hall. Other finalists were Nancy Walkers, Gayle Gallagher, Rita Greene and Olivia Lovato. The judges were Orlando Maes, Jim Grebe, Bill Roush, Stuart Beck and Dennis Mitchell.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 73° / LOW 40°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

    5:59 a.m. to 7:56 p.m.




  • 5.11.2016

    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.


    1 to 2 p.m.

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas resident and retired Judge J. Michael Kavanaugh was honored on April 4 at the 2016 Lifesavers Conference in Long Beach, Calif. 

    Mark Rosekind, administrator for the National Highway Traffic Administration, presented the National Public Service Award to Judge Kavanaugh as part of that organization’s national gathering.

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  • The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit and margarine, and mandarin oranges

    Philly steak sandwich, French fries, broccoli, and cantaloupe

    Stuffed bell pepper, baked beans, carrots, biscuit, and fruit cocktail

    Pork stir fry, vegetables, salad with dressing, wheat roll and margarine, and apple cobbler

  • Sunday

    HIGH 65° / LOW 41°

    A slight chance of showers between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

    6:01 a.m. to 7:54 p.m.



  • Tuesday, May 10, 1966 — The Annual Junior High School Talent Show, at the Patio Gym, directed by Mrs. Sam Goodman, featured a number of winners. They include: Teddy Montgomery and Jerry Babbitt, original duets; Louis Plagge, Claude Leger, David Cook, Joe Strubbar and Billy Bothwell, in a pantomime; Martha McWilliams, piano solo, “The Swan”; David Trumbull, David Conklin and Charles Pace, rock and roll combo; Don Guerin, David Conklin, Scott Gensemer and Mike Edwards, drama; Beverly Sanchez and Kathy Fisher, Spanish dances.