Today's News

  • Crisis or speed bump?

    By David McHugh
    AP Business Writer

    FRANKFURT, Germany  — Britain’s vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to a world economy that is still struggling to reach full speed years after the global financial crisis.

    The most immediate pain will be felt in Britain. But economists say the ripples could be felt much farther afield.

  • Looking Back June 26, 2016

    Thursday, June 16, 1966 — There will be a different sound to the telephone dial tone in Las Vegas Friday, L.G. Eubanks, manager here for Mountain States Telephone, announced today. The tone will be changed to a lower pitch and is necessary for the inauguration of touchtone dialing. Beginning with touch-tone service all Las Vegas customers using this new telephone must use all seven digits of the telephone number they are calling.

  • Weather - June 26, 2016


    HIGH 83° / LOW 55°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    5:47 a.m. to 8:20 p.m.



  • Que Pasa June 26, 2016


    1 p.m.
    Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a bingo at the Immaculate Conception religious education center at Sixth Street and National. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by an OLOS Court #1301 CDA member for $5.


    10 a.m. to noon

  • Noticias June 26, 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.

  • Arguello awarded Marr Memorial Scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    Francisco Palemon Arguello, a 2016 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate and affectionately known as “Koko,” has been selected as the recipient of the 35th Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.  The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson High student-athlete who has excelled academically and participated in the football program. 

  • Palabras Pinturescas: ‘Picturesque New Mexico’ issue featured writer, pet dog

    The many boxes of books  we have at the ranch beg to be unpacked, classified, shared with family  and friends and more. The problem is ... I just can’t flip through them, then quickly move on to the next one.

  • Mora all-stars
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - June 26, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Beef fajita, pinto beans with green chile, salsa, flour tortillas, oatmeal cookie, and peaches

    Sloppy Joe, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, pickle and onion slices, cottage cheese, and
    pineapple salad

    Quick saucy chicken, baked sweet potato with
    margarine, cranberry salad, and pumpkin pudding

    Pepperoni pizza, bean salad, pasta salad, and

  • Dear Teacher - June 26, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and
    Peggy Gisler

    Question: My first-grader has been slow to make friends during the school year. There are not a lot of children in our neighborhood, so I am afraid that she will have a rather lonely summer. How can I avoid this and put her on the track to having some friends at school next year? — Too Lonely