Today's News

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Stemming the gender gap

    By Beth Urech

    As soon as I read about the new film “Hidden Figures,” I thought it would be an ideal way to introduce the girls and young women of Las Vegas to a possibility of pursuing a STEM career!

    Dare I admit that I only recently memorized what the initials stand for. Interested? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

  • NM allows greater scrutiny for conflicts of interest

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office plans to post financial disclosure statements on its website that detail income, investments and other business ties for hundreds of state officials including lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries and the governor.

    In recent years, the information has been available upon request only. Agency spokesman John Blair said disclose forms will be posted online as soon as next week.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 5, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 24 and Feb. 1:
    Phillip Archuleta, 24, probation violation: failure to report, Adult Probation Office
    Josette Martin, age unavailable, bench warrant: failure to appear, District Court
    Michael Baca, 22, bench warrant: unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Jorjette Zamora, 23, bench warrant: DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, interference with protective custody, San Miguel Magistrate Court

  • HU Loves Alumni event to benefit campaign for football field

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands Loves Alumni event this Thursday (Feb. 9) will be a festive and free evening of food, music, fun and a silent auction that benefits the Home Field Advantage Campaign aimed at replacing the university’s 14-year-old football field.

    The Valentine’s celebration will be in the Student Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • NM may join popular-vote compact

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico has taken a step toward joining a movement to elect presidents by popular vote.

    A Senate committee on Friday recommended approval of a bill to join an inter-state compact that requires Electoral College voters to cast ballots for the national popular vote winner.

    Senate bill sponsor Mimi Stewart of Albuquerque says she not only is concerned about political campaigns that focus on swing states but also how presidents govern.

  • Weather - Feb. 5, 2017


    HIGH 61° / LOW 33°
    Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Sunday night ­— mostly clear, with a low around 33.
    6:57 a.m. to 5:33 p.m.


    HIGH 57° / LOW 37°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy.
    Monday night —mostly clear, with a low around 37. Breezy.
    6:56 a.m. to 5:34 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Feb. 5, 2017

    Friday, Feb. 3, 1967 — The East Las Vegas Junior High basketball team will host today’s and Saturday’s East Las Vegas Junior Round Robin. The East Las Vegas players are Leroy Martinez, Pat Vigil, Marshall Sellman, Mickey Maes, Eddie Maestas, Oliver Ortiz, Don C de Baca, Don Guerin, John Johnson and Andy Jaramillo.

  • Julia Maestas appointed to sorority director position

    Submitted to the Optic

    Julia Maestas, a native of Las Vegas and daughter of Jose and Dalia Maestas, was appointed as the Director of Recruitment and Retention for the remainder of the 2015-17 term by the  Board of Directors of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 5, 2017


    Feb. 6 to April 17

  • Noticias - Feb. 5, 2017

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