Today's News

  • Weather June 1,, 2016



    HIGH 66° / LOW 44°

    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy. Northeast wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    5:46 a.m. to 8:11 p.m.



  • McPherson 3rd at nationals

    Las Vegas Optic

    For the last athletic event of the school year, it was a pretty nice finish.

    Shanice McPherson captured third place in the long jump this past weekend in the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships in Bredenton, Fla.

    The New Mexico Highlands University junior finished in the top three nationally in the long jump for the second consecutive season.

    McPherson was Highlands’ lone representative in the outdoor nationals.

  • Golf event June 18 to help WLV

    Las Vegas Optic

    Area golfers are invited to take part in the WLV Athletics Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 18, at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The event will benefit the West Las Vegas athletic department.

    The tournament will follow a two-man scramble format. A fee of $110 per person will cover prizes, range balls, greens fees, carts and lunch.

    Registration will take place at 8 a.m. that day, with tee time at 9.

    For more information, those interested may call Richard Tripp, 429-5617.

  • Warriors rally past Thunder to reach Finals

    By Janie McCauley
    AP Sports Writer

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more.

    A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long list of accomplishments.

  • I-Cubs sweep Topes

    Tripped up by a four-game sweep at the hands of the Iowa Cubs, the Albuquerque Isotopes found themselves in the cellar of the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division as Memorial Day weekend came to a close.

    The Isotopes (22-29) are back in Albuquerque for a quick four-game set against Fresno through Friday. They’ll trade home and away series one at a time, in fact, through the All-Star break in mid-July.

    Monday’s matinee in Des Moines saw the Topes endure an 11-0 shutout loss.

  • Penguins win Game 1

    By Will Graves
    AP Sports Writer

    PITTSBURGH — Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a career making a living in tight spaces, putting his body in places on the ice that aren’t for the meek.

    Those instincts, honed from years of finding order in the middle of chaos, lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to the early lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 1, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park; La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • Highlands, provost to part ways

    A little more than two years after she was hired as New Mexico Highlands University’s provost and vice president of academic affairs, Teresita Aguilar and the university are parting ways.

  • National group chides Alta Vista

    The National Organization for Women delivered a swift rebuke to Alta Vista Regional Hospital earlier this month, criticizing the local hospital for its decision to close its obstetrics unit in March.

    The organization’s Santa Fe regional chapter wrote a scathing letter to Chris Wolf, chief executive officer at the local hospital, expressing the organization’s dismay over the hospital’s decision.  

  • Missing artwork replaced

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    For decades, seven Depression-era murals that lined the lobby walls in Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium were missing one of their own, a blank space on the wall testified to a mysterious missing mural. The series of eight murals is complete again, thanks to a new oil painting by a Highlands student.