Today's News

  • Show tests the limits of aerial dancing

    Submitted to the Optic

    VAULT, an internationally acclaimed aerial dance company, is coming to Peñasco Theatre this Saturday and Sunday.

    The brainchild of Amy Ell, a performance artist with more than 20 years of dance and theatre under her belt, VAULT tours nationally and internationally and challenges the conventions of contemporary dance.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 14, 2012

    • Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival, 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept 14 at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Plaza Park Gazebo. The dance on Friday evening is $8; however, the concert on Saturday is free. For more information, call 454-6771.


  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 14, 2012

    THUMBS DOWN! NINETY POUNDS AND CHILD ABUSE. Drive through Las Vegas once with no seat belt fastened, en route to see a sick uncle in Santa Fe (you say), and maybe a deputy will let you off with a warning. Drive through again, going the other way, and maybe the officer will get suspicious. And if you happen to be carrying about 90 pounds of marijuana, your trip might just come to an abrupt end here.

  • Nuestra Historia - New Town glittered with Tamme Opera House

    Emerging as a separate and independent municipality following the failed attempt at unification with the west side in 1882-84, East Las Vegas quickly took root as a dynamic American city. Major water works, and gas and electric projects soon got under way in New Town, and Protestant churches were erected at Zion Hill and on Douglas Avenue. (See “Zion Hill and the Early Protestant Churches,” Nuestra Historia, Jan. 6, 2012.)

  • Editorial Cartoons - Sept. 14, 2012
  • In Brief - News - Sept. 14, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Library offers free training
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico State Library is offering free computer training this month in Santa Fe.
    Three-hour classes will be offered twice a day on Sept. 26, 27 and 28 at the library. The classes cover use of the Internet and computer security.
    People are required to register in advance for the classes by calling 505-265-0290 or send an email to sequoia(at)nets.com.

  • Purple violin causes uproar

    By Ryan Boetel
    The Daily Times

    FARMINGTON — When it comes to fiddling around, the classic wooden body seems to be preferred in the orchestra class at Farmington’s Tibbetts Middle School.

    Camille Cruz was told that her purple violin was not suitable for the orchestra class and the sixth-grader would have to rent one of the district’s violins that is a more traditional color for $30, Sherry Lopez, the 11-year-old’s mother, said.

  • Nation says goodbye to Armstrong

    By Seth Borenstein
    AP Science Writer

    WASHINGTON — The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap on to the moon.

    The powerful of Washington, the pioneers of space, and the everyday public crowded into the Washington National Cathedral for a public interfaith memorial for the very private astronaut.

    Armstrong, who died last month in Ohio at age 82, walked on the moon in July 1969.

  • Novel test ahead for 2-0 Cowboys

    Two commanding victories are in the books for the New Mexico Highlands football team this young season, spurring talk of the Cowboys across the community and — to a lesser degree — the league.

    Things will get more interesting on Saturday, as the team visits Southern Utah, an NCAA Division I school based in Cedar City, Utah.

    It’s not a trip the Cowboys are accustomed to making, for one thing.

  • Local standout now at LCC