Today's News

  • Pecos park hosting a number of events

    Submitted to the Optic

    There are exciting activities planned at Pecos National Historical Park for the summer, many as part of celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. Here is what’s coming up:

  • Noticias - June 19, 2016

    •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.

  • Cavs force Game 7

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — From the edge of elimination to the brink of history.

    LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the NBA Finals to their limit. Game 7 is necessary.

    James scored 41 points, delivering another magnificent performance with the season on the line, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cavs sent the finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday night to even this unpredictable series and force a decisive final game.

  • U.S. reaches Copa semis

    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE — Clint Dempsey scored for the third straight game and set up Gyasi Zardes for a tap-in goal, boosting the United States into the Copa America semifinals with a 2-1 win over Ecuador on Thursday night.

    Playing before a boisterous and almost completely partisan home crowd in the soccer-mad Pacific Northwest, the U.S. won a knockout game against a nation outside its region for only the second time and will play Argentina or Venezuela on Tuesday in Houston.

  • No let-up for champs

    The New Mexico Highlands University community welcomed their Vatos rugby club — fresh off a second consecutive national championship in sevens rugby — with balloons and cake and atta-boy speeches from NMHU President Sam Minner and Las Vegas City Manager Richard Trujillo.

    Although the Vatos themselves were glad to take a victory lap, they also indicated they weren’t altogether satisfied with two gleaming trophies.

  • Captain Kirk returns
  • Topes Win

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jordan Patterson and Dustin Garneau homered and combined for three RBI as Albuquerque held on to edge host El Paso 6-5 on Thursday night.

    After falling behind in the first inning, the Isotopes tied it in the second and surged ahead with two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. Garneau hit 3 for 4.

    Albuquerque left 10 stranded but managed to withstand the Chihuahuas’ late rally. The Topes host Reno through Monday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 19, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Playoff: Las Vegas Grizzlies at Duke City Marshals, 2 p.m., Albuquerque

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

  • Working the ponies

    Las Vegas Optic

    Watrous Valley Ranch on June 11 and June 12 hosted a horse performance cattle clinic with world premier trainer Les Vogt.
    Vogt, who won 15 World Champion Reining and Working Cow Horse titles and countless other championships, worked with participants from Portales, Cloudcroft and Tijeras, and Parker and Black Forest, Colo. Ranch manager and resident trainer Barret Yates and his wife, Michelle, the reproduction manager and clinic organizer, also joined the group.

  • County conned out of $38K

    Sophisticated email scammers managed to persuade San Miguel County’s finance supervisor to transfer $38,000 to an outside account last month.

    Now the county is out that money as New Mexico State Police try to figure out who the culprit is. County officials are still holding out hope that the money will be recovered.