Today's News

  • On to nationals

    Submitted to the Optic

    TUCSON, Ariz. — For the first time since 2008, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club has qualified for nationals.

    After winning the Rio Grande Union title against in-state competitors the Las Cruces Horny Toads, the Vatos headed to Tucson to compete in regional playoffs April 13-14. Enduring two hard-fought battles against the Tucson Magpies and the Phoenix Camelbacks the Vatos emerged victorious as nationals qualifiers for the Division III in college rugby.  

  • Cowboys rally past Grizzlies

    Tyler Hayes batted a perfect 5 for 5, including a home run and a double, to lead New Mexico Highlands in a nailbiter of an 11-10 win over upstart Adams State Sunday in Alamosa, Colo.

    Highlands won three of four over the Grizzlies, improving to 24-18 overall and 20-12 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASU is 10-31, 8-21 in its first season back after a long hiatus from baseball.

  • Meadow City motion

    Buoyed by several commanding individual efforts, the Robertson girls’ track and field squad earned a decisive team championship in Monday’s Meadow City Invitational.

    Meanwhile, the resurgent West Las Vegas teams captured runner-up trophies in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions, and Cardinal coaches gave a thumbs up to the RHS boys’ squad — a lineup thinned by ineligibility cuts earlier this season — for placing a strong fourth.

  • Isotopes snap skid, rock Hawks

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Isotopes (9-9) ended a four-game losing streak defeating the division-rival Oklahoma City (10-8) for the first time this season with a final score of 8-1 on Monday at Isotopes Park.

  • Little League - April 24, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    Wednesday games: Cardinals vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Owlz vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m.


  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 24, 2013

    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 10)
    • La Plaza Little League games
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    • Las Vegas Little League game
    • La Plaza Little League game

    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 24, 2013
  • Commission on right path

    Kudos to the San Miguel County Commission for standing up to the pressure from both anti-fracking activists and the oil and gas industry and its influential supporters.

    Undoubtedly, the easy route would have been to cave to one side or the other and to adopt the rhetoric that’s been spewed as its own.

  • Editor's Note - Optic printing moves north

    Saying goodbye to friends is never easy. Over the last two weeks the Optic has had to say goodbye to seven part-time employees.

    They are people you likely don’t know — people who, up until last month, worked behind the scenes making sure that all of your inserts, Homes & Property, American Profile and circulars, made it into your newspaper.

  • Work of Art - The process or the product

    The Internet has made it easy to get information. I was using Google, the main search engine, on many  computers, long before it became a verb in its own right, as in “I’ll Google that information.”

    A man who influenced me during my many years on the Highlands University faculty was also my major professor as an undergraduate, John Adams, who I wish I could have influenced as much as he did me.

    Let me explain: