Today's News

  • The gala’s success

    Could the success of Saturday night’s Highlands University President’s Gala be a watershed accomplishment for Las Vegas? To hear some people talking about the event, it just might be the beginning of something even bigger.

    Of course, it’s easy to say it was a great success for a good cause, since more than $100,000 was netted for student scholarships, but what went into the gala, and what was celebrated, adds exponentially to its overall value.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 25, 2012
  • Work of Art - Hopefully this is correct

    The issue still isn’t settled. It might never be. Hopefully, this column will enlighten some people and bring a few to my way of thinking. Notice I said “hopefully.”

    For years, language purists recoiled in horror over the misuse of words and phrases that the Miss Grundys of our youth would implore us to avoid.

    Let me explain:

  • Free legal fair Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Attorneys and other legal providers will be available this Saturday to give free legal information, answer legal questions and offer resource information to all citizens of Guadalupe, Mora and San Miguel Counties.

    Thanks to the efforts of the judges in the 4th Judicial District Court, and many volunteer attorneys from Guadalupe, Mora, San Miguel and Bernalillo counties, a Legal Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Kennedy Hall on the New Mexico Highlands University Campus located at National and University.

  • Noticias - April 25, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The Las Vegas Optic is updating its noticias. Organizations are asked to resubmit their submissions to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com For questions, call 425-6796 ext. 239.

  • Que Pasa - April 25, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Llama Llama Home with Mama” by Anna Dewdney. Free and open to the public.
    • United World College students provide free homework help from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Travelers Café on the Las Vegas Plaza. All age levels. Any questions, call Sharon Seto at 454-4206.

  • Cowgirls win nine events in Arizona

    NMHU Sports Information

    A trip to the desert led to some hot performances for the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls — ranked seventh in the nation — returned home from the Glendale (Ariz.) Last Gasp Invite with nine first-place finishes in the 13 events in which they competed on Friday, April 20.

  • Cowboys hold on to 2nd place in league

    After the weekend’s four-game split with visiting Regis, the New Mexico Highlands baseball team fell four games behind first-place Colorado Mesa in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball standings.

    The Cowboys (29-12 overall, 22-10 RMAC) remain the top team in the RMAC Plains Division. They remain tied for second overall with Colorado State-Pueblo, which also lost Sunday.

  • Highlands closes year with wins

    Highlands’ softball team swept host Sunday’s twinbill at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., earning a series split and punctuating a much-improved season on a winning streak.  

    The Cowgirls finished 26-28 overall and 18-22 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Highlands pounded out 18 hits and took advantage of four Grizzly errors in winning Sunday’s first game 16-7. Then the Cowgirls clamped down on defense to prevail 6-1.

  • Isotopes’ Castellanos honored by PCL

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    and Las Vegas Optic

    Albuquerque Isotopes second baseman Alex Castellanos has been named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for games beginning on April 16 and continuing through April 22 after a torrid week that saw him bat .440.

    The infielder is the first Isotopes player to earn the PCL's weekly accolade in 2012.