Today's News

  • Cowgirls to take on No. 3 FLC

    For the second time this season, New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team is hosting a program ranked among the top three in the nation.

    Highlands faces Fort Lewis, ranked third in NCAA Division II, at 7 p.m. Friday at Perkins Stadium.

    The Skyhawks are undefeated with an 8-0-1 overall record and are the top team in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with a 5-0 mark.

    NMHU and coach Justin Wagar are 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the RMAC. The Cowgirls are coming off a 3-2 loss at No. 16 Regis in Denver this past Sunday.

  • Guerin, Baklini win in Lobo Cup

    Submitted to the Optic

    Juliana Guerin of Las Vegas and Susan Baklini won the Gold at the New Mexico Lobo Cup held Sept. 17-19 in Albuquerque.

    Guerin and Baklini received the No. 1 seed in the 16’s doubles division and held their standing throughout the tournament, beating three other doubles teams — Melissa Pick and Scarlett Rush (8-3); Sara Kuutila and Eva Lou Edwards (8-3); Meredith Rotwein and Natalie Tribados (8-6).

  • LV Xplosion: State Fair champs

    A 6-0 win streak in the State Fair Classic secured another tournament championship for the Las Vegas Xplosion 11-and-under softball team.
    In the championship game Las Vegas edged N.M. Sol 5-4.

    Sol had won a Ruidoso tournament the previous weekend, emerging victorious from a field of 12 teams from Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.

  • Gents roll
  • Go Fish - Sept. 30, 2011


    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.78 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas.

  • NMHU rodeo wins big at Cochise

    This past weekend, the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo teams made their way to the Mexican border to compete in the above 90-degree weather at the annual Cochise College rodeo, held in Douglas, Ariz.

    The second rodeo of the season, Cochise treated NMHU rodeo teams very well. Three championship buckles were brought back to Las Vegas, just as the weekend before at the Mesalands Community College rodeo. With the season beginning to take shape, many of the standings have NMHU at the top.

    The most prestigious award in rodeo may just be the all-around title.

  • Maldonado leads project

    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College Mass Media Communications student James “Jimmy” John Maldonado is leading a class project documenting the anniversary of 911.

    The project is part of a lesson in the introduction to television operation class under the direction of Kenneth Bachicha.

    “I, along with several other students are covering footage of the tragedy of 911,” said Maldonado. “We are interviewing people around Luna Community College and the surrounding areas.”

  • NMHU professor named to board

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University School of Education faculty member Shereen Kader was named to the editorial board of a new international journal, Thinking Skills and Creativity.

    Kader joins other board members who are also pioneers in the field of teaching for creativity and innovation such as Howard Gardner of Harvard University and Pamela Burnard of Cambridge University.

  • California school districts sue state

    By Terence Chea
    Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO  — A coalition of school districts and education groups sued the state of California on Wednesday, seeking the restoration of more than $2 billion in funding they say public schools are owed under state law.

    The lawsuit seeks the return of $2.1 billion in education funding that was cut from the 2011-2012 state budget. The plaintiffs say districts are owed that money under Proposition 98, a 1988 voter initiative that guarantees California public schools a minimum level of funding.

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 30, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Cops: immigrants ride school bus
    DEMING — Authorities say four more suspected illegal immigrants entered the U.S and then boarded a New Mexico public school bus.

    The Deming Headlight reports that Deming Public School transportation office director Ray Trejo says once the four were in Deming, the school bus driver notified the school district which in turn notified the Deming Police Department.

    Police Chief Michael Carillo says the case was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.