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Today's News

  • Holm headlines UFC 208 card

    By Dan Gelston
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Anderson Silva strode onto the stage toward his opponent, extended his hand and went for the hearty shake. He flashed a wide smile and threw his arm around Derek Brunson. Brunson slapped Silva on the back, they laughed, hugged and mugged for the cameras.

    Silva and Brunson seemed more amped for a night on the town than a few rounds in the cage.

    Where was the chair swinging? Where were the fur coats? The fighters storming off stage?

  • No. 3 Wolves too much for Cowgirls

    Trying to break a losing skid on the road against the No. 3 team in the nation is a tall order indeed.

    Unfortunately for Cowgirls fans, it was too tall an order Tuesday night.

    Colorado State-Pueblo’s women remained undefeated, their 69-45 win pushing their record to 24-0 overall and 18-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 10, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State, 2 p.m., Hays, Kans.
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Softball
    • LCC at Midland Classic, TBA, Midland, Texas
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Pecos hosts District 2-3A tournaments, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma (DH), TBA, Altus, Okla.

  • Castellano, Ludi, Martinez win

    West Las Vegas School Board incumbent Robert Witters was soundly defeated by political newcomer Ambrosio E. Castellano while Christine Ludi, who has served on the West board since 2005, managed to secure enough votes to be elected to her fourth term during Tuesday’s school board election.

    And in the race for the Position 5 board seat, Linda M. Martinez (Montoya) defeated rival Carla D. Benavidez.

    Ludi and Martinez were elected to four-year terms and Castellano was elected to a two-year term.

  • High-stepping: Irish dance group performing at HU

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents Rhythm of the Dance, the National Dance Company of Ireland, in concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Rhythm of the Dance showcases the journey of Irish Celts throughout history, combining dance and music to unite the contemporary and the ancient.

  • State high court rejects attempt to open primaries

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an attempt to open major party primary elections to independent voters but left the door open to legislative reforms on the issue.

    Only people registered as Republicans or Democrats can vote in their party primaries in New Mexico.

    In an opinion without dissent, the state Supreme Court found that the system has reasonably modest burdens that ensure the purity and efficiency of primaries.

  • Optic moving to new location

    For more than a century, the Las Vegas Optic has operated out of its sprawling building on the northeast corner of Seventh and Lincoln, but that will change beginning next week.

    The Optic is moving to leased offices at the northeast corner of Eighth and University this weekend and will open at the new location at 720 University Avenue on Monday.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 8, 2017
  • Weather - Feb. 8, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 61° / LOW 34°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind around 15 mph. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 34.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:54 a.m. to 5:36 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 63° / LOW 39°
    Sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Thursday night — mostly clear, with a low around 39.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:53 a.m. to 5:37 p.m.

    Friday

  • Martinez family story to be highlighted at event

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University alumna Desiree Martínez said she felt love from the Highlands family when her father, social work professor Rey Martínez, survived a deadly head-on car collision July 11, 2014.