Today's News

  • NM Land Office, UNM sign research agreement

    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico Land Office and the University of New Mexico have signed an agreement that clears the way for sharing information about plant and animal species on state trust lands.

    The memorandum of understand was signed during a ceremony Monday on the university’s campus in Albuquerque.

    Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the agreement will lead to a better understanding of state trust lands as well as better management practices.

  • Gov. Martinez faces heat for helping in senate race

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez is drawing heat from a few Republicans for throwing her might and her political action committee’s money in a contested GOP primary for a state senate seat in eastern New Mexico.

    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Martinez is supporting Angie Spears over two other Republicans in a race for the state Senate in a rural, heavily Republican district around Clovis.

    Spears’ two opponents say they do not appreciate Martinez taking a side in a campaign where no Democrats are running.

  • The gala’s success

    Could the success of Saturday night’s Highlands University President’s Gala be a watershed accomplishment for Las Vegas? To hear some people talking about the event, it just might be the beginning of something even bigger.

    Of course, it’s easy to say it was a great success for a good cause, since more than $100,000 was netted for student scholarships, but what went into the gala, and what was celebrated, adds exponentially to its overall value.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 25, 2012
  • Work of Art - Hopefully this is correct

    The issue still isn’t settled. It might never be. Hopefully, this column will enlighten some people and bring a few to my way of thinking. Notice I said “hopefully.”

    For years, language purists recoiled in horror over the misuse of words and phrases that the Miss Grundys of our youth would implore us to avoid.

    Let me explain:

  • Free legal fair Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Attorneys and other legal providers will be available this Saturday to give free legal information, answer legal questions and offer resource information to all citizens of Guadalupe, Mora and San Miguel Counties.

    Thanks to the efforts of the judges in the 4th Judicial District Court, and many volunteer attorneys from Guadalupe, Mora, San Miguel and Bernalillo counties, a Legal Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Kennedy Hall on the New Mexico Highlands University Campus located at National and University.

  • Noticias - April 25, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • The Las Vegas Optic is updating its noticias. Organizations are asked to resubmit their submissions to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com For questions, call 425-6796 ext. 239.

  • Que Pasa - April 25, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Llama Llama Home with Mama” by Anna Dewdney. Free and open to the public.
    • United World College students provide free homework help from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Travelers Café on the Las Vegas Plaza. All age levels. Any questions, call Sharon Seto at 454-4206.

  • Cowgirls win nine events in Arizona

    NMHU Sports Information

    A trip to the desert led to some hot performances for the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls — ranked seventh in the nation — returned home from the Glendale (Ariz.) Last Gasp Invite with nine first-place finishes in the 13 events in which they competed on Friday, April 20.

  • Cowboys hold on to 2nd place in league

    After the weekend’s four-game split with visiting Regis, the New Mexico Highlands baseball team fell four games behind first-place Colorado Mesa in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball standings.

    The Cowboys (29-12 overall, 22-10 RMAC) remain the top team in the RMAC Plains Division. They remain tied for second overall with Colorado State-Pueblo, which also lost Sunday.