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Today's News

  • Why charge for Las Vegas news?

    Recently, the Optic has received a number of questions about why we charge for our online content.

  • Solving the real problem

    From the Highlands President — by Dr. Sam Minner

  • Friday night football: Cards second, Dons third in district

    St. Michael's is the District 2-4A football champion.
    Robertson is district runner-up, and West Las Vegas third place.

    The hierarchy shook itself out Friday night in the regular season finales, as the Horsemen (9-1, 6-0) doubled up West Las Vegas (6-4, 4-2) by a 28-14 count at the Herrera Complex while Robertson (9-1, 5-1) beat up Pojoaque Valley 51-0 in Jacona.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.

  • Plenty at stake as dinged-up Dons host Horsemen

    As the West Las Vegas Dons get ready for Friday night's regular season finale vs. St. Mike's -- a game that figures to essentially decide the district championship among three teams now in contention -- health could be a factor.

    The Dons (6-3, 4-1) expect to play without starting quarterback John Balizan and leading tackler Steve Sandoval due to injuries sustained in last week's Vegas Bowl.

    While WLV head coach Adrian Gonzales said he expects both players to be back in time for the first round of the state playoffs, their absences will be felt in one of the biggest games of the season.

  • Mariachi masters

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University will be presenting Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles in concert Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Regents name UNM’s first female president

    The Associated Press

    Regents at the University of New Mexico have selected Garnett Stokes to serve as the first woman president in the school’s 128-year history.

    The decision came Thursday morning during a special meeting in Albuquerque.

    Provost of the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus, Stokes replaces Bob Frank, who left the office last year.

  • In Brief, Friday, Nov. 14, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Daylight Saving falls back Sunday Daylight Saving Time comes to an end Sunday. Don’t forget to “fall back” an hour, from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday. The result will be a sunrise and sunset on Sunday that are about an hour earlier than the day before. N.M. drops in drug deaths ranking SANTA FE — New Mexico is likely to fall further in a national ranking of states when it comes to drug overdose deaths, largely because fatalities have increased elsewhere.

  • Defense at trial: Griego’s $50K commission legal

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A former New Mexico state senator went on trial Tuesday on accusations he used his elected office to profit from the sale of a state-owned building, in a high-stakes corruption trial that has spurred calls for government ethics reforms.

  • Choir to swing into Sunday concert

    By Beth Urech, Special to the Optic

    The Highlands University Madrigal Choir is turning a deaf ear to traditional music and swinging out to jazz this weekend.

    Hence the title, from a song written for Frank Sinatra by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen in 1957:  “Come Fly with Me!”