Today's News

  • Looking Back May 4, 2016

    Tuesday, May 3, 1965 — San Miguel County voters early today were following the expected pattern of a light vote in the primary election. There appeared to be no problems of major concern. However,  Asst. Dist. Atty. E.R. Cooper protested to State Police that officers were not to stand on guard within polling places where voters were casting ballots. Cooper said the officers may stand guard outside the polls.

  • Weather May 4, 2016


    HIGH 72° / LOW 42°

    Sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. 

    6:05 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.



  • Diversity celebration
  • Helping parents of newborns
  • Senior Lunch Menu - May 4, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    Posole with pork, spinach, tosses salad, tortilla, and a cookie

    Sloppy Joe, tater tots, green beans, and ice cream

    Grilled ham and cheese, vegetable soup, cottage cheese with pineapple, and sugar cookie

    Grilled pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, biscuit, and fruit cobbler


  • Que Pasa May 4, 2016


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Las Vegas First IBA’s Flower Power Plant Sale will take place behind Indigo Theater. There are flowering annuals and perennials, herbs, veggies, tomatoes and chillies available at this year’s sale. The sale take places from Wednesday through Saturday.

  • Noticias May 3, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    • 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.

  • RHS No. 1 in state softball bracket

    The Robertson softball team, which finished unbeaten in District 2-4A and ranked first in statewide polls, is the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A state tournament that begins this weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals learned they will play host to No. 16 Taos, a district rival they beat three times in the regular season, in the single-elimination first round.

    The game is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at RHS Field.

  • Cowboys sweep Wolves

    Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands baseball (14-31, 11-21) pulled off its first series sweep of Colorado State-Pueblo since 2013 with three wins in as many days over the weekend in Pueblo, Colo.

    After snow and rain led to cancellation of Friday’s scheduled opener, the Cowboys swept a Saturday doubleheader 5-3 and 2-0, then finished with Sunday’s 5-4 triumph.

    CSUP had taken three of four at Brandt Park in mid-March.

  • Champs seek repeat

    Defending state champion Robertson tennis on Sunday learned its path to what players, coaches and fans hope will be another heaping helping of glory.

    The New Mexico Activities Association released state brackets Sunday evening.

    The individual state tennis tournaments begin Wednesday at Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque. The team portion begins Friday at Albuquerque Academy.