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  • Highlands business school reaccredited

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs reaffirmed full accreditation for the New Mexico Highlands University School of Business.

    Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the ACBSP recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.

    Many of the programs in the Highlands University School of Business have been accredited since 2007. The university will not undergo reaccreditation with ACBSP until 2017.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

     The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 9, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire

  • Looking Back - April 9, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, April 7 — Members of the chorus line for the upcoming musical, “Guys and Dolls,” are rehearsing their dance routine. They are Kathy Stark, Raton; Olivia Lovato, Clayton; Liz McDuffie, New Orleans, La.; Beth Thomas, Santa Fe; Francine Parker, Las Vegas; Rhodina Fronabarger, Las Vegas; and Jean Sutherland, Las Cruces. The musical will have a two-day run at Ilfeld Auditorium.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 9, 2014

    Great American Cleanup
    Volunteers are needed to clean up the Plaza Park at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants may sign up at the park at 9 a.m. They will receive a ticket that entitles them to a free meal and refreshments. Keep America Beautiful, sponsor of the event, will provide tools, trash bags and gloves. Contact Diego Trujillo at (505) 426-3216, or kablvnm@ci.las.vegas.nm.us

  • Weather - April 9, 2014

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Thursday
     Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 10-20 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 43.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:36 a.m. to 7:29 p.m.

  • Training graduate
  • Career fair
  • East board picks Cordova

    During a marathon meeting on Saturday, the Las Vegas City Schools board unanimously chose Ruben Cordova for superintendent.

    Cordova, who is currently retired, will be offered a two-year contract to run the east side school district at a $110,000 annual salary. The other finalist for the position was longtime educator and Las Vegas native Barbara Perea Casey, who interviewed with the board late Saturday morning. Neither Perea Casey nor Cordova stayed for the board vote that was held around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the board room.

  • Band Fest