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Today's News

  • Cowboy poetry event set for Sat. in Donnelly building

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Saturday, an evening of cowboy poetry and music will be held in the Leveo Sanchez Room adjacent to Donnelly Library on the Highlands Campus.

    The poet who penned the works got rolling after he won a local essay contest in 1911.

    The Las Vegas Citizen’s Committee for Historic preservation, the Friends of Fort Union National Monument, and Highlands University are sponsoring two activities highlighting the legacy of the Barkers.  

  • Weather - Sept. 1, 2017

    FRIDAY

    HIGH 83°/ LOW 51°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:33 a.m. to 7:28 p.m.

    SATURDAY

    HIGH 81° / LOW 51°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    Thursday night — a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

  • Highlands homecoming festivities begin Sept. 8

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    This year’s Highlands University homecoming festivities kick off Sept. 8 and continue through Sept. 17.

    Some highlights include the Sept. 16 homecoming parade at 10 a.m. and homecoming football game at 2 p.m. with the Cowboys taking on the Texas Wesleyan University Rams.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 1, 2017

    9.1.2017
    FRIDAY

    Sept. 1 to Sept. 30

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 1, 2017

    THUMBS UP! A CASE OF ECLIPTOMANIA
    Even better than looking at the recent solar eclipse through plastic lenses was the chance of hundreds of area folk to see it up close and in more detail.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 1, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Snide remarks in this age of the big lie

    Donald Trump has been in the swamp he promised to drain for about eight months now, and guess what he’s found: It’s filled with Republicans!

    I’m not saying that just because the GOP owns the swamp these days, with its control of all three branches of our federal government, but because Trump is essentially saying so himself.

    He’s ripping into members of his own party more than he is the Democrats, who must privately feel giddy over the self-destructive nature of this embattled president.

  • Run to the hills

    Miguel Coca and J.J. Esquibel both raced to top-four individual finishes for West Las Vegas in the Del Valdez Invitational this past weekend in Española.

    “We did all right, considering we started late (in preseason training),” said West coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo. “Some kids have only been running one or two weeks.”

    Robertson had a slight edge in terms of pack time for its front five and earned a fifth-place team finish while West landed in sixth.

  • Bonus baseball at Lab

    Thanks to Tuesday’s rain delay, Isotopes fans got to see a Wednesday doubleheader with two games that both spilled into extra innings. Albuquerque settled for a split, taking game one 6-4 and losing the nightcap 7-6.

    At 65-71, the Isotopes were on the verge of elimination from postseason contention. They were to conclude the series (and home schedule) against the Aces on Thursday night, then finish the regular season on the road. Reno is 78-59.

  • Dons hope for better luck on road; RHS home

    The extra point that was — and then wasn’t.

    The extra point that wasn’t — and then was.

    A hustle play that resulted in a quarterback-turned-receiver to become a quarterback once again.

    West Las Vegas’ football team can only hope the strange string of adverse conditions it encountered this past Friday against Moriarty will be a one-off thing as it gets ready for a trip to Grants in week two.