Today's News

  • Mid-school hoops
  • HU and National Hispanic Cultural Center join forces

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University and the National Hispanic Cultural Center formalized a partnership that will bring the center’s traveling exhibits and programming to the university’s main campus. In turn, the university’s faculty will present cultural research in Albuquerque through museum installations and multimedia presentations at the Cultural Center.

  • Dear Teacher - Nov. 14

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy  Gisler

    Question: While my children do all right in math in elementary school, they usually get just B’s. I wonder if you have some tips that might help them get A grades. — Seeking Help

    Answer: What you do to sharpen your children’s math skills will depend on what grade they are in school. Since your children are already receiving good grades, slight tweaks could result in even better grades.

  • Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — You don’t get to be the longest-running children’s show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching “Sesame Street” can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.

  • Vegas Bowl 2014

    A near-capacity crowd jammed the Frank Herrera Complex for the annual East-West football game on Nov. 8.

    Visiting Robertson, the defending state champion and No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A, completed an undefeated regular season and clinched the district title with a 41-0 win.

    Joseph Paul Griego rushed for three touchdowns, Dominic Lucero ran for two and Marcelo Cedillo scored one for Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals (10-0).

    West Las Vegas finished 3-7 in Adrian Gonzales’ first season at the helm.

  • Chamber director sues city

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    The executive director of the Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit against the city of Las Vegas, Mayor Alfonso Ortiz and others alleging that she was retaliated against after reporting accusations that the mayor had sexually harassed two women.

  • Smoke and Mystery Tour

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    The award-winning Nelson Illusions is the largest touring illusion show in the United States. The show features four magicians performing a creative and engaging theatrical blend of mystery, music, drama, romance and comedy.

  • Charges filed in pot grow case

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas police have charged a 72-year-old man with distribution of over 100 pounds of marijuana and two other felonies in a case that reportedly stems from a marijuana grow discovered last month in the Santa Fe National Forest north of Villanueva.

  • Prescribed burn planned in area

    Submitted to the Optic

    Fire managers at Santa Fe National Forest are planning to conduct a prescribed burn in the Gallinas Watershed on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District this week.

    The Gallinas Watershed burn may be conducted today through the month of December, only on favorable days as conditions allow.

     A total of 1,000 acres may be treated in the Gallinas Canyon area approximately 20 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Small blocks may be treated each day to decrease the daily smoke volume.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 12, 2014

    San Miguel County Magistrate Court is tentatively scheduled to reopen its Seventh Street building this Thursday. Until then, essential magistrate services are being handled out of District Court.