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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 10, 2013

    Letter carriers annual food drive is Saturday

    The Las Vegas letter carriers annual food drive is this Saturday. Leave non-perishable food items by your mailbox. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

  • Weather - May 10, 2013

    Friday
    Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 7 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. East wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

    Saturday

  • FYI - May 10, 2013

    State Police will be conducting a DWI checkpoint from 5 to 10 p.m. today (Friday) in San Miguel County.

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    The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service is available Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 am. Call 429-0336 for service.

  • New arrival
  • Que Pasa - May 10, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Volunteers remove 3,200 pounds of trash

    Submitted to the Optic

    Last Saturday, The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and the Conservation Club of Highlands University to organize a spring Gallinas River Clean-Up. With the help of many volunteers and other contributing clubs and individuals, the clean-up removed more than 3,200 pounds of trash from the Gallinas River.

    Donuts, coffee, bagels, fruit, trash bags, T-shirts, gloves, trash removal service, and cash for gift-certificates were all donated.

  • HU alumni partner with Yale

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University is the first U.S. college with which Yale University alumni consultants have formed a partnership.

    Prior to the recent meeting at the Las Vegas campus, Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange had concentrated its work of simulating alumni engagement outside the country. It is now turning its attention to smaller colleges and universities within the country.

  • Students win scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Four New Mexico Highlands University business students received scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek for writing outstanding business case studies.

    The scholarships were funded through Bloomberg Businessweek’s B-School Connection Program with a match from the Highlands University Foundation.  

    Elena Martínez, a dual-credit student from Las Vegas, won the $600 gold scholarship.

  • Garcia wins top spot for research

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands biology student Marcus García won first place for his research at the Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities annual conference in Tempe, Ariz.
    García, a 24-year-old Las Vegas native, will graduate Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.

  • In Brief - Education - May 10, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Compacts in the works for schools

    SANTA FE — Santa Fe’s public school system is moving to set new performance goals and transparency standards and for its four charter schools, a move that’s surprised some of the schools’ operators.
    The planned compacts would be customized for each school and be used in the process of renewing charters for the schools in 2015.