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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - March 3, 2017

    3.4.2017
    SATURDAY
    7:30 p.m.
    United World College-USA students from the Middle East and India will present a free cultural show at 7:30 p.m. in Kluge Auditorium on the Montezuma campus. Through songs, dances and skits, the students will share their region’s culture and heritage. For more information, call 426-3373.

  • Thomas Mishler scholarship music recital set for Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Seven of Highlands University’s top music students will perform in a recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

    The program for the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital includes a variety of musical selections, from Chopin to Schubert, Mozart and Mendelssohn.

    Music faculty Andre García-Nuthmann, Linda King and Ashlyn Harrington will be the piano accompanists for the vocalists.

  • Noticias - March 3, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 3, 2017

    THUMBS UP! ALUMBRA CARES
    March marks one full year that Las Vegas has been without an OB department.  Since the closure, Alumbra Women’s Health and Maternity Care, LLC, a for profit nurse-midwifery practice, has lost half its income, and yet is still trying to keep its doors open and improve the health and lives of women in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.  They have applied for and received a federal 501c3 designation creating a non-profit organization that can receive tax-deductible donations, and are raising funds at the office and through crowdrise.com.

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 3, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Going down to the legislative wire

    Hold on to your hat, we’re closing in on the final couple of weeks of this 2017 New Mexico legislative session. The last day of the session is March 18, so there will be a flurry of activity in the days ahead as the intensity of lawmaking increases.

    The session will be remembered for its budget, of course, because that’s what will keep state government open. But there is always the possibility that a major reform or two will be passed into law as well.

  • Eighteen from Vegas make all-district teams

    Eight girls and eight boys, along with two coaches, from the Meadow City have been honored with selection to the All-District 2-4A basketball teams for 2017.

    The honorees were announced after the district tournament championship games held last week, Feb. 24 and 25, at Mike Marr Gym.

    ALL-DISTRICT 2-4A BOYS

  • Johnson, Lawton earn RMAC acclaim

    Marlon Johnson didn’t simply lead the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and his New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team in double-doubles this winter.

    He averaged a double-double all season, exceeding the threshold 13 times in 27 games played.

    Johnson, a 6-10 senior forward from Joliet, Ill., averaged 14.4 points and 10.3 rebounds a game. He also had 2.6 assists and 1.6 blocks per outing, leading the Cowboys in both categories.

  • Eastern takes two

    Errors proved costly for the Highlands Cowgirls on Wednesday afternoon, as visiting Eastern New Mexico took both games of a non-conference softball doubleheader at Cowgirl Field.

    NMHU (4-13 overall) committed six errors in game one and lost 9-7.

    Christian Bobian (3 for 5, four RBI) and Monica Caporal (3 of 4, one triple, one stolen base, three runs) shined for the Cowgirls. Highlands outhit Eastern 12-9, but the cause was hurt by untimely outs that stranded baserunners.

  • Champions