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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Nov. 22, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, Nov. 22 — President Kennedy has been assassinated.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 22, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Merry Christmas Pageant to benefit John, Paul, Ashley, Cheyenne and Savannah Lujan who lost their home and belongings to a fire, Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Pageant entry is $50 per contestant and the deadline for entry is Friday, Nov. 22. Children from 6 months to 12 years old are eligible to participate. For more information, contact Shannon Saiz at 429-5803 or by e-mail at mantha1krysten@yahoo.com.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • NMHU’s Original Music Concert tonight at Ilfeld

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) in  Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Students will showcase their original music in a wide variety of styles, including alternative, dubstep, hip-hop, rock, metal and more.  

    Department of Music professor Edward Harrington directs the Music Technology Program.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 22, 2013

    THUMBS UP! SHOEBOXES OF HOPE

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 22, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: The Highlands revolution of 1970

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    The decennium between 1965 and 1975, as already noted, was a time of great change in Las Vegas, and even our tale of two cities culminated with consolidation in 1970. In the same year, the ever-spinning wheels of change also overtook Highlands University, and we now begin the stirring tale of the titanic struggle that occurred at Highlands 43 years ago.

  • Dulcey Amargo - Country lost its innocence

    It was beyond belief! It happened 50 years ago, Nov. 22, 1963, but in my mind, the images are as vivid as though it happened just yesterday.

    It was lunch hour at Sacred Heart Cathedral High School, a closed campus parochial school in Gallup, and the whole student body was assembled in the gym/cafeteria. As was our mode, all females sat at the south end tables, while the males sat across the gym floor at their stations. Our teachers, mostly Franciscan nuns and priests, circulated as we unpacked our lunch or brought our cafeteria trays to the tables where we socialized.

  • Book chronicles HU era

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Elizabeth Orem’s book, A Fine Frenzy — New Mexico Highlands University Artists and Teachers in the 1960s, chronicles the visual arts renaissance in this era and is available through the university’s Foundation.
    All proceeds from the sale of the book will be used for scholarships for Highlands art students, awarded through the Foundation.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 22, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Woman cites fear in shooting

    SANTA FE — The Memphis woman whose minivan was fired on by a New Mexico state police officer after a chaotic traffic stop says she was trying to keep her five children safe when she fled police, according to a written statement.

  • Mora County Notebook: Wagon Mound native celebrates birthday

    Zack Montoya, life- long resident of Wagon Mound, currently living in Albuquerque, celebrated his 100th birthday on this month. It was a grand birthday party with almost 200 family and close friends. Attendees came from as far as Hawaii, Tennessee, California, Colorado, Washington State and many communities of New Mexico.