Today's News

  • Sierra Vista Elementary February 2018 Students of the Month

    Sierra Vista Elementary first lunch students of the month for February 2018. 

    They are Awnika Tapia, Aidan Romero, Estevan Morales, Jayden Lucero, Raylynn Herrera, Brenen Deisler and Kaylee Sena.

  • Sierra Vista Elementary February 2018 Students of the Month

    Sierra Vista Elementary second lunch students of the month for February 2018.

    They are Mariah Garcia, Tatiana Kavanaugh, Ariana Sanchez, Roman Salazar, Sean Garcia, Elijah Martinez and Will Esquibel.

  • Recommendation to HLC Trustees: Highlands should be taken off probation

    Monday, Highlands  University received the most encouraging words to date regarding its accreditation probation.
    Highlands President Sam Minner emailed dozens of university administrators and others Monday afternoon to let them know about an email he’d received from the Higher Learning Commission, the organization that accredits most colleges in the central U.S.

  • Ninth annual seed exchange set for April 14

    Come to the table with your seeds. Pick up some seeds at the table to take home and grow some food.

    The ninth annual Las Vegas Seed Exchange scheduled for Saturday, April 14, is geared to inform and share how seeds can introduce management of your food.

    Dianne Lindsay, one of the co-founders of the event, said food security and sovereignty are important to ensure people have access to healthy food.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Wednesday, March 21
    “Paying for College: Financial Literacy and FAFSA Workshop” will take place in the West Las Vegas High School Career Lab from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New Mexico Highlands University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will present a financial literacy workshop to help students complete their FAFSAs. Call Alexis at 505-454-3318 for information.

    Friday, March 23

  • Robertson High School Band now scheduled to compete for state

    Members of the Robertson High School Redwave Band qualified in a district meeting held on March 6 at Los Alamos High School to compete in the state band music challenge.

    Under the direction of Martin Sena, the band represented one of three schools to earn a “superior” rating.

    They were judged on criteria such as concert music and sight reading.

    The band is scheduled to perform for state honors in April at an Albuquerque location.

  • Don’t end it with a 'prop' -osition

    As my wife, Bonnie, and I read Sunday’s Optic, she said, “Did you notice the grammatical error in one of the articles?” As a comma chaser for much of my life,

    I became curious.She said that some people misuse words because they sound much like other words. She said she notices when people use “aggravated” when they mean “irritated.”We noted how pe

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

  • Prep roundup: Gonzalez stars in WLV Golf Invite

    A little late-winter breeze couldn’t cool off Noah Gonzalez’s golf game on Monday.

    The Robertson senior overcame the elements to shoot a 72 and capture first place in the West Las Vegas Invitational at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Gonzalez’s strong performance was one of several state-qualifying efforts Monday.

    Raton’s Sydni Silva shot an 86 to win the girls’ individual title, and she and Taos’ Taylor and Madison Tomashot — close behind with an 87 and 91, respectively — all turned in qualifying scores.

  • Former AD, coach Singleton dies in California

    Joe Singleton, who coached at Robertson High School in the 1960s and returned to town as athletic director at his alma mater New Mexico Highlands in the late 1990s, has died.

    Singleton, 82, was residing in his longtime hometown of Davis, Calif., at the time of his death this past Tuesday, March 14. He is survived by wife Corrine and their five children and several grandchildren.