Today's News

  • Exhibit features unique selection of art collection

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the Fine Arts Collection Summer Exhibition in the Ray Drew Gallery though Sunday, July 19, offering the public a chance to view a number of artworks that have not been featured before.  

    The university’s Ray Drew Gallery is in Donnelly library at 802 National Ave.

  • Qué Pasa - June 29, 2015

    • The New Mexico Highlands University pool staff will offer swim lessons for children ages four and older starting Monday, June 29. The lessons will run Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at a cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration will take place until Monday, June 29 before each session. Call 454-3073.


  • Noticias - June 29, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

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  • Dispatch New Mexico - We’re messing with Mother Nature’s predators

    A lot of critters have been in the news lately. Predators, mainly, as a couple of meetings in recent weeks highlight. One was in the southwestern region of the state, the other up north.

    People are debating the Mexican gray wolf in and around the Gilas, while others are considering ways to control bears, cougars, coyotes and other meat-eating animals in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

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  • Robbers win 4 of 5 on road

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers are enjoying their most successful stretch of the season, having won four of five games this past week — all on the road.

    After a quick stop in Alamogordo on Monday the 22nd — a 12-7 win over White Sands — the Robbers took three of their first four games at Las Cruces. They won 16-9 on Tuesday, lost 27-2 on Wednesday, then rebounded with 8-3 and 10-6 wins on Thursday and Friday.

    Kyal Williams’ masterful performance at pitcher and Max Garza’s offensive outburst highlighted the Thursday victory.

  • U.S. edges China

    By Anne M. Peterson
    AP Sports Writer

    OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field.

    Aided by tweaks in the lineup, the 32-year-old midfielder was able to roam more Friday night, scoring for the United States in a 1-0 victory over China that sent the Americans to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup against Germany.