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Today's News

  • Man accused of taking drugs into jail

    A Las Vegas area man was scheduled to be arraigned in San Miguel County Magistrate Court this morning for allegedly smuggling drugs into the San Miguel County Detention Center back in June.

    An arrest warrant affidavit filed in the case in August and recently obtained by the Optic sheds light on the case.

  • Prof researching low birth weight

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University social work professor Julius Harrington published a new conceptual model that sheds light on low birth weight in African American babies.

    Harrington was the lead author of the article, “The Relationship between Race-Based Self-Talk among African American Women and Poor Birth Outcomes,” in the International Journal of Childbirth Education.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 30, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, Sept. 27 — A Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate has been elected to the presidency of the sophomore class at Highlands University. Jimmy Sampson, son of Mrs. and Mrs. James C. Sampson, was elected president at a meeting of the sophomore class recently. Sampson was also president of the freshman class last year. He is active in Beta Chi social fraternity, Circle K and Modern Choir.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 30, 2013

    Plein Air Paint Out
     Las Vegas Plein Air Paint Out will be Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sun, Oct. 6. Opening night, artist registration, slide show and lecture with NMHU Assistant Professor of Art, Ester O’Fearghail at El Zocalo Artist Coop. from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Cost is $25 per participant and $10 for students, but no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Duffy at 426-6688 or Amber at ambmaclean@mac.com.
     

  • Weather - Sept. 30, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind around 10 mph. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 47. West wind around 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a nigh near 79. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tuesday night clear with a low around 47.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 76. At night, mostly clear, with a low around 47.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:55 a.m. to 6:46 p.m.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 30, 2013
  • Showing Mercy - An important milestone

    There has been so much debate over gay marriage,  with many bringing up the Bible and other religious beliefs against it. For the record, I am a Christian, and I am in support of same-sex marriage.

    It is simple: Our country was built on the foundation of freedom. Brave men and women have fought and died to preserve our right to freedom, and many of them were gays and lesbians.

  • Invest in children

    A three-day series in last week’s Albuquerque Journal highlighted the growing sentiment that states need to invest in early childhood programs and even prenatal care in order to gain ground in student achievement.

    It’s an important topic and one we should all pay attention to, given that New Mexico has long struggled with getting students to succeed in the classroom. Indeed, the 2013 National Kids Count Data Book ranks New Mexico last in overall child well being.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 30, 2013

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • “5 for 5” Frida Kahlo/Dia de Los Muertos ATC Swap, all ATC’s must be mailed to Bambi Doe Blake byTuesday, Oct. 1 so they can be swapped and mailed for “El Dia De Los Muertos,” on Saturday, Nov. 2. For more information, email Blake at doee@desertgate.com.

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES

  • Weekend Roundup - Lucero lights up the Jaguars

    Homecoming 2013 proved to be soothing for the Robertson football program.

    Following back-to-back losses to Class 2A and 3A state champions, the Cardinals reversed course with a 47-8 blowout of Capital on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Itching to get back on the field after being required to sit out the St. Mike’s game, Dominic Lucero delivered his most explosive effort yet.