Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Feb. 29, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Board ousts superintendent
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe school board has ousted Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the board voted late Monday to end Gutierrez's contract before it was scheduled to expire June 2013.

    The move followed a closed-door session that lasted more than two hours.

  • Death toll rises in school shooting

    By Thomas J. Sherran
    The Associated Press

    CHARDON, Ohio — The death toll rose to three Tuesday in the shooting rampage in an Ohio high school cafeteria as schoolmates and townspeople grappled with the tragedy and wondered what could have set the teenage gunman off.

    The teenager under arrest in Monday's attack, T.J. Lane, faced an afternoon hearing in juvenile court.

  • ‘Breaking Bad’ actor to host gala

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico actor and comedian Steven Michael Quezada will be the master of ceremonies April 21 at the New Mexico Highlands University President’s Gala: Dollars for Scholars.

    The gala is a scholarship fundraiser that will also celebrate Highlands President James Fries’ five-year anniversary. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the university’s Wilson Complex, 1241 9th St.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 29, 2012


    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Lama Llama, Mad at Mama” by Anna Dewdney. The theme for the month is “Leap Year Laughter.” All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - Feb. 29, 2012

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

  • Sticking with Ortiz

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 29, 2012
  • Work of Art - Covering your assets

    My friend Chad Boliek turned what might have been a criticism into an advantage. Recall my having mentioned in a recent column that I had planned and planted misuses of the English language?

    That week I received numerous e-mails, phone calls and hand-delivered responses to these assaults on the language, several people having caught expressions like “a blessing in the skies” and “cut off my nose despite my face.” But others, like Anne Kennedy, went beyond what I said was a deliberate misuse and corrected things I had not intended to be erroneous.

  • Cowgirls fourth in RMAC indoor meet

    Joining the elite of the league, New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team earned a fourth-place finish in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships over the weekend in Chadron, Neb.

    The Cowgirls compiled 102 team points, behind repeat winner Adams State (186), Nebraska-Kearney (126.5) and Western State (110) and ahead of a half dozen schools.

  • On to STATE!

    Eight area teams received the news they were hoping for on Sunday afternoon and are headed to the New Mexico state high school basketball tournaments.