Today's News

  • NMHU choir concert Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Concert Choir presents “A Joyful Noise – Schubert and Jazz” at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral and vocal program, will conduct the concert.

  • Los Niños student heading to state Spanish Spelling Bee

    Submitted to the Optic

    More than 30 students will compete for the honor of being crowned the champion of the 22nd Annual NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee. The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, will host the event on Saturday.  

    Clayton Crawford from Los Niños Elementary will represent Las Vegas City Schools at this year’s competition.

  • LCC to host transfer, registration advisement, career day Thursday

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College will be having a Transfer, Registration, Advisement and Career Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at the Media Education Center.

    Throughout the day, current, future, and graduating students will have the opportunity for advisement, talk to representatives of four-year universities about transferring, meet with potential employers and have the opportunity to register early for both the summer and fall semester.

  • Dear Teacher - April 10

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I’m facing the problem that so many parents have written to you about: Should I keep my 4-year-old out of kindergarten this fall? His birthday is in late September, so he just meets our district’s cutoff date for enrolling in kindergarten. What is the latest research on redshirting? — Undecided

  • Kid doctors tasked with diagnosis

    By Alisa Brantz
    The Sheridan Press

    SHERIDAN, Wyo. — There are perhaps few things more challenging in the medical profession than patient diagnosis — transforming a list of symptoms and a review of medical history into a potentially life-saving conclusion in a short period of time.

    Attempting this feat is even harder when you are 10 years old, but that is exactly what the students in Sheridan County School District 2 Seminar class were tasked with recently.

  • Passing the tests - RHS tennis teams look like strong state contenders

    Warren Fulgenzi Jr. was all business Wednesday afternoon, returning serve without much wasted motion — or emotion.

    Upon closing out a set, he allowed himself a fist pump, then went back to work.

    Since transferring — along with sister Brandee and father Warren — from Santa Fe High to Robertson in the offseason, the junior tennis standout has quietly led the Cardinals on a promising run.

  • Topes have new look

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Isotopes reliever Ken Roberts admits he didn’t know a whole lot about his new hometown before arriving last week.

    “All I know is that ‘Breaking Bad’ was here,” Roberts  told the Optic on Monday, the team’s Media Day, at Isotopes Park. “I’m definitely going to check out the Walter White house. When we got into town, the first stop was either there or the stadium, and I figured we’d better get to the stadium first.”

  • Just like old times for Cards, Tigers

    A few years back, the Robertson-Raton baseball rivalry packed postseason electricity into just about every regular-season game between the two. And for good reason, as these longtime 2-3A mates often battled it out for district titles and jockeyed for state seeding in that time period.

    It’s not the same anymore, with Raton out of the district and in an entirely different classification. But Tuesday’s clash at Whorton Field was a throwback to those times when both Cardinals and Tigers were near the front of the pack on the Class 3A diamond.

  • Cowgirl tracksters No. 4 in nation

    NMHU Sports Information

    In the rankings released Tuesday by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls are ranked fourth in the nation and second in the South Central Region.

    Central Missouri holds on to the top spot with Azusa Pacific second. Angelo State leads the South Central Region and is third in the nation.

  • Go Fish - April 10

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catch of the Week