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Today's News

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Happiness is having good friends

    Happiness is having what we call “always friends” come by, come back for a visit. Such was the case recently when our long- ago neighbors showed up to talk about our fun old times here when they lived just up the road from or ranch headquarters.

  • New addition
  • Orthopedic surgeon joins Alta Vista hospital staff

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital welcomes board-certified orthopedic surgeon John B. Reid III, M.D., to its hospital’s medical staff. Reid has 11 years of experience and is no stranger to the Las Vegas area.

    Reid earned his medical degree and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore., followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at Taos Orthopedic Institute in Taos.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 4, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 2, 2013

    THUMBS DOWN! CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
    It’s unfortunate that 800,000 federal employes, including several who reside in this area, are on furlough just because our elected officials can’t get their act together and pass a budget. This is a potential disaster for the economy and an outrageous example of the gridlock that pervades Washington, D.C. these days.

    THUMBS DOWN! MORE SCANDAL AT MORA SCHOOLS

  • Nuestra Historia: East & West named Consolidation Commission

    After the dust settled, following defeat of the Legislative proposal to require a referendum on the merger of East and West Las Vegas, the two municipalities did something that would result in a serious study of consolidation, and its eventual approval by the people.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 4, 2013
  • District soccer slate nears

    Amber Yara and Caitlin Diefendorf both scored hat tricks (three goals each) in the Robertson girls’ soccer team’s 7-0 shutout of Santa Fe Indian on Tuesday in the City Different.

    Freshman Victoria Valdez also netted a goal, and Diefendorf had two assists in the Lady Cardinal win.

    Unofficially, Diefendorf leads Class 3A girls’ soccer in scoring with 52 points — 23 goals and six assists. Yara is second on the scoring list with 37 points — 14 goals and nine assists.

  • Metro holds on to beat Cowgirls

    Unable to come back after falling into a four-goal chasm by halftime, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team nonetheless kept battling en route to a 4-1 defeat against Metro State on Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    Metro is one of the top four teams in the region and unoffically rates among the top 30 in the nation.

    Julie Essick scored the lone Highlands goal on a free kick from 35 yards away in the 68th minute.

  • NMHU-Mesa gridiron clash pivotal

    Saturday’s New Mexico Highlands football home game could be pivotal in determining the Cowboys’ standing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall.

    The Colorado Mesa Mavericks bring identical overall and league records at 2-2 and 1-1, respectively. They lost a close one Sept. 21 at then-No. 21 nationally ranked Chadron State, 30-24, then clobbered Black Hills State last week by a 49-11 count.

    Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.