Today's News

  • Volleyball: RHS wins marquee matchup

    Excelling from the service line, Robertson volleyball looked in midseason form Thursday night, sweeping to a 3-0 win over Mora in the Lady Cardinals’ home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    It was a marquee matchup — pitting the Class 3A state champion Rangerettes against the Class 4A runner-up Lady Cards — that never lived up to its billing. Robertson did not trail at any point in winning 25-7, 25-10, 25-12.

  • Soccer roundup: Cowgirls battle to tie at WTAMU

     Zinnia Hannig’s goal in the 18th minute — coupled with a strong defensive performance from the team — was enough to secure New Mexico Highlands’ women a 1-1 tie at West Texas A&M on Thursday in Canyon, Texas. Hannig, who was assisted by Abigail Chavez, took advantage of a bad clear attempt by the Lady Buffs.

    WTAMU answered less than seven minutes later when Marlene van Mourik took a shot set up by Shanelle Arjoon and Mackenzie Taylor, tying the match. Neither side could break through again.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 8. 2017


    It took a 47-yard field goal by kicker Luke Jones and some strong second-half defense to help put the Highlands University Cowboys back on the winning side. The 23-22 victory for the local crew is welcome news following a 12-loss skid that stretched back to Nov. 7, 2015.

  • Houston, we all have a problem; a huge one

    If ever there was a time to convert to science, this is the moment.

    Hurricane Harvey and the incredible flooding it caused should be reason enough to start believing that global warming is more than a Chinese hoax, as President Trump has said. Like it or not, we had best get ready for a future filled with extreme weather.

  • Editorial Cartoon — Sept. 8, 2017

    Editorial Cartoon — Sept. 8, 2017

  • Students take to streets to defend DACA principles

    By Mercy López-Acosta, Las Vegas Optic

    The signs spoke volumes.

    “Resist,” “We are here to stay,” “Education, not deportation” were some of the slogans on display during a demonstration Tuesday afternoon at Highlands University. Demonstrations occurred across the country after President Donald Trump’s administration announced the dismantling of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

  • Robbery victim kidnapped, forced to strip

    By Jason W. Brooks Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas man was taken to jail last week after Las Vegas Police say he and another man forced a third man to strip naked at gunpoint while committing a robbery — even though the victim was apparently also provided heroin by the accused.

  • Highlands set to celebrate with parade and much more

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Homecoming is getting under way slightly earlier than usual at Highlands University — but the variety of events and activities will still be vast. This year’s NMHU Homecoming festivities begin Friday and continue through Sept. 17.

  • City Lodgers board makes recommendation

    By Jason W. Brooks Las Vegas Optic Editor

    In Tuesday’s two-hour, 15-minute special meeting, the City of Las Vegas Lodgers Tax Advisory Board didn’t do a lot of voting or creating of recommendations.

    However, it cleared up a number of responsibility-sharing questions involving the role of the board versus those of various city staff and the Las Vegas City Council, and did make one concrete short-term recommendation on how to distribute lodgers tax funds.

  • Area roundup: Montoya scores five in rout

    Maricela Montoya was a force to behold on Tuesday, rocking the Santa Fe Indian School defense for five goals and one assist as Robertson cruised to a 10-0 shutout in girls’ soccer at RHS Field.

    The Lady Cardinal sophomore has scored eight this season — second on the team behind sister Gabriella’s 11.