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Today's News

  • Fall Flight Festival at refuge each Nov. Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, east of Las Vegas, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday in November the Traditional Annual Fall Flight Festival featuring a 4-1/2 mile self-guided auto drive. This tour allows visitors to enjoy the  spaciousness of the short-grass prairie in areas of the refuge that are not open for general public use the rest of the year.

  • Concert Choir show Sunday with holiday favorites

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will present a “Holiday Favorites” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    The concert choir will perform pieces such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Silent Night, and The First Noel, among other holiday favorites.

    Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral program, will direct the concert.

    Lydia Madrick of the Santa Fe Symphony is the piano accompanist.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 2, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The city of Las Vegas Museum’s Dia de los Muertos, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at the museum. Watch Martha Johnsen create an ofrenda as she explains its meanings and the messages. This event is free and open to all ages. For information, contact Kristin Hsueh at 426-3204 or e-mail at khsueh@desertgate.com.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Noticias - Nov. 2, 2012

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

  • Gross receipts

    Proposals to raise area sales taxes are on San Miguel and Mora county ballots this Nov. 6, and while we think one of them is well worth a “yes” vote, we can’t quite bring ourselves to endorse the other.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 2, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - East Las Vegas claimed Highlands

    Plans are for Nuestra Historia to recount, in a latter series, the history of Highlands University, from its founding through the tumultuous times in the early 1970s, when the Hispanic community fought for and won its rightful place in the university’s governance.

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 2, 2012

    The Oklahoman on President Obama’s on sequestration (Oct. 30) — Sen. Joe Lieberman vows to do all he can to make sure, when Congress returns to work in November that $500 billion more isn’t cut from the defense budget as part of a government sequestration set to begin in early January.

  • Taking on No. 1

    All the Highlands Cowboys have to do is beat Colorado State-Pueblo this Saturday, and they are back on track for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football title.

    Uh, what’s that, you say?

    Oh yeah.

  • ‘Pokes back on the radar

    Colorado State University at Pueblo remains No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association national rankings of NCAA Division II football after beating Colorado Mesa 48-10 this past Saturday.

    After being shut out of the poll entirely a week ago on the heels of a 36-33 loss to Chadron State, NMHU picked up some votes in the AFCA poll, unofficially ranking 35th. The Cowboys went as high as 27th before falling to the Eagles on Oct. 20.

    Chadron, a 41-23 winner over Western New Mexico last week, moved up to 28th, unofficially.