Today's News

  • Regulators consider disclosure rule

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico oil and natural gas producers would be required to disclose the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing operations under a proposal pending before the state Oil Conservation Commission.

    A public hearing before the commission started Thursday in Santa Fe.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS DOWN! POLITICAL WINDS SHIFT. Las Vegas City Council member Andrew Feldman is ready to hang it up. Fellow councilor Diane Moore is too. Neither will seek re-election next year, and Feldman, who announced last summer his intention to run for mayor, has decided not to run for that position either.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 18, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Highlands’ Eyring left office in his chair

    We conclude our myth, legend or fact series with the bizarre departure of a Highlands University president 60 years ago.

    On Nov. 23, 1951, the Highlands University board of regents fired university president Edward Eyring, who had served in that position since 1939. Eyring had apparently served well for more than a decade, but in the last year had become erratic, according to the board.

  • Forests to Faucets: Connecting the dots after the wildfires

    Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns by Egan.

    From the Track, the Pacheco Canyon and the Las Conchas fires in the northern part of the state to the Miller, Quail Ridge, and Ruidoso Downs fires in the state’s southern tier, New Mexico is emerging from its most severe wildfire season ever. Given prevailing climate patterns, it is generally believed that a season like the one we just experienced will be more the norm than an exception.  

  • Dancing queen
  • Que Pasa - Nov. 18, 2011

    • The Nat Gold Players presents Agnes of God, a drama, by John Pielmeier at 7 pm. on Friday, Nov. 18 and Sat., Nov. 19 and at 3 p.m. on Sun. Nov. 20 at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are GA $10, Sr $8, Students with ID $5, at Plaza Lobby Nov. 14 -18 10 am to 1 pm, from Jane Hyatt at 425-6182 or at the door. Advance ticket purchase recommended.


  • Noticias - Nov. 18, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.

    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

  • Rodriguez: Best of Central region

    By Sarah Meier
    Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

    ALAMOSA, Colo.— After leading the region with 16 goals and 40 total offensive points, New Mexico Highlands University senior Julissa Rodriguez has been named the Daktronics Women’s Soccer NCAA Division II Central Region Player of the Year for the second straight season.  

  • Playoff puzzler

    Most of the time, predicting prep football playoff games is fairly simple. Usually, the pollsters get things mostly right, and once the seedings and matchups are set, the brackets play out predictably with few upsets.

    But as the Class 3A playoffs reach the quarterfinal round, it’s considerably more difficult to predict winners. Clear favorites?

    Impossible to say this year.