Today's News

  • High-stepping: Irish dance group performing at HU

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents Rhythm of the Dance, the National Dance Company of Ireland, in concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Ilfeld Auditorium.

    Rhythm of the Dance showcases the journey of Irish Celts throughout history, combining dance and music to unite the contemporary and the ancient.

  • State high court rejects attempt to open primaries

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an attempt to open major party primary elections to independent voters but left the door open to legislative reforms on the issue.

    Only people registered as Republicans or Democrats can vote in their party primaries in New Mexico.

    In an opinion without dissent, the state Supreme Court found that the system has reasonably modest burdens that ensure the purity and efficiency of primaries.

  • Optic moving to new location

    For more than a century, the Las Vegas Optic has operated out of its sprawling building on the northeast corner of Seventh and Lincoln, but that will change beginning next week.

    The Optic is moving to leased offices at the northeast corner of Eighth and University this weekend and will open at the new location at 720 University Avenue on Monday.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 8, 2017
  • Weather - Feb. 8, 2017


    HIGH 61° / LOW 34°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. West wind around 15 mph. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 34.
    6:54 a.m. to 5:36 p.m.


    HIGH 63° / LOW 39°
    Sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Thursday night — mostly clear, with a low around 39.
    6:53 a.m. to 5:37 p.m.


  • Martinez family story to be highlighted at event

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University alumna Desiree Martínez said she felt love from the Highlands family when her father, social work professor Rey Martínez, survived a deadly head-on car collision July 11, 2014.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 8, 2017


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Gorsuch deserves fair hearing

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Philadelphia Inquirer and was originally published on Feb. 3.

    About an hour after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was announced in February 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would not hold a hearing, let alone a vote, on anyone President Barack Obama nominated as a replacement until after the presidential election.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 8, 2017
  • Work of Art: Going bankrupt? Again?

    Pick up any news article that deals with the bestowing of some sort of honor, be it the Super Bowl championship, winning the presidency of the United States, being named a beauty queen or being appointed hallway monitor at your high school. It doesn’t matter.

    What these supposed honors have in common is the choice of words the awardees use. Invariably, you’ll run across “humbled,” as in “I’m humbled to have been elected president.”