Today's News

  • Highlands’ Gonzales RMAC Player of the Week

    NMHU Sports Information and Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands softball player Victoria Gonzales was named this week’s (Feb. 21) Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Subway Athlete of the Week.

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls won three of four games in their home-opening series this past weekend against Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

  • East-West in tournament final

    Would the third time be a charm for St. Michael’s against West Las Vegas in their girls’ basketball series this season?
    Not hardly.

    Jenna Bustos found her shooting touch from outside and buried four three-pointers in leading the Lady Dons past St. Mike’s 50-38 in the District 2-4A tournament semifinal on Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West (19-8) will play at regular-season district champion Robertson (20-5) at 7 p.m. Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Officiating on the state level
  • Rams drop Lobos to fifth

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gian Clavell scored 24 points and had an answer when Colorado State needed it as the Rams beat New Mexico 68-56 on Tuesday night.

    The Lobos slipped to fifth in the Mountain West chase.

    The Rams (19-9, 11-4 Mountain West) never trailed in the game. Emmanuel Omogbo added a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Clavell had four 3-pointers, three steals and two blocks.

  • In Brief - Sports - Feb. 24, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Lakers begin overhaul
    With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention.

    And she removed her own brother from his job to do it.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 24, 2017

    • LCC vs. Otero (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Texas-Permian Basin (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Mesa, 5:30 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • District 2-4A tournament final: Robertson girls vs. West Las Vegas, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • District 2-4A junior varsity championship: West Las Vegas girls vs. Pojoaque Valley, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • District 5-2A tournament final: Mora boys vs. Escalante, 6 p.m., Montoya Gym

  • Liquor license proposal rejected

    The San Miguel County Commission voted unanimously last week to deny an application for a liquor license transfer that would have allowed the Giant station in Romeroville to begin selling package liquors.

    Among those who argued against the transfer was Ray Collins, who lost his daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters in an alcohol related crash east of Santa Fe in 2006.

  • Powerful play - Nat Gold offers ‘Grim Paperwork’ in local performance

    Submitted to the Optic

    Nat Gold Players will be performing the original dark comedy “Grim Paperwork” by James Walczy on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU Campus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 7.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Let’s be outrageous!

    By Beth Urech

    Years ago, newly arrived in Chicago from Zurich, I attended a Storytelling Workshop in a knotty-pine-paneled basement in Evanston.

  • House unveils budget plan

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The Democratic majority in the New Mexico House of Representative pushed forward Monday with a budget plan that would hold state government spending steady in the coming fiscal year, as the state wrestles with stunted revenues linked to a downturn in the oil sector and a sluggish economy.

    The $6.1 billion spending bill would maintain current overall funding levels for public schools, boost resources for the judiciary and restore money for business incentives linked to expansions and job training.