Today's News

  • Border, immigration issues subjects of conference

    Border and immigration issues are of increasing concern to us all. What are the issues facing families split by the border? Should undocumented migrants have driver’s licenses? What are the implications of people crossing the border? Do we have a responsibility to be informed and involved? What are the laws? What’s the Dream Act? How does immigration affect us in Las Vegas?

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS ... A handful of renewable energy projects in New Mexico will be funded through federal grants and loans, according to a recent Associated Press report. In all, more than 500 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country are being awarded funds for renewable energy and efficiency projects, with businesses in Deming, Belen, Roswell and Los Lunas getting a piece of the action.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Sept. 23, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - Montezuma’s United World College

    Charles, Prince of Wales, and heir to the British throne, came to Montezuma on Oct. 28, 1982, to dedicate the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West.

  • Editorial Roundup - Excerpts from editorials around the nation - Sept. 23, 2011

    The Oregonian, Portland, Sept. 17, on solar manufacturer Solyndra — If hyperbole could turn a turbine, the lights of Washington would be burning bright. Republicans are spinning the collapse of the solar manufacturer Solyndra, the Obama administration darling that churned through a $535 million federal loan, into an attack on all of green energy.

  • HU runners move up a notch

    After making a big splash with a men’s team victory in this past weekend’s Texas Tech Open, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboy cross country team is solidifying its position in the regional rankings.

    Highlands’ men moved up one spot to fifth in the latest NCAA Division II poll of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, released Tuesday.

  • Defense sets tone for Cowboys

    For the second time this season, a New Mexico Highlands University football player has been honored as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

    Jordan Campbell, a 6-0, 230-lb. junior linebacker from Corona, Calif., earned the award this past week after a monster effort in the Cowboys’ 40-34 upset of then-No. 20 Colorado School of Mines in Golden. Campbell led Highlands with 10 tackles, including three and a half for a total loss of 16 yards. He also intercepted a ball and ran it back 17 yards.

  • Los Alamos spikers overtake RHS

    Sometimes improvement happens by leaps and bounds, but other times it’s more like the jerky motion of a kid learning to drive a stick shift.
    Robertson volleyball put together a strong first set against visiting Los Alamos on Tuesday evening at Mike Marr Gym — only to slip out of gear and stall in the next three games.

    Los Alamos drove off with a 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-14 win.

  • Vatos double up on UNM

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    In a close game of southwestern college rugby heavyweights, the NMHU Vatos bested the well- coached UNM Lobos 20-10 in Perkins Stadium this past Saturday.

    “UNM had beaten NMSU and New Mexico Tech earlier this month suggesting, indirectly, that NMHU was the current de facto leader among state universities,” said Vatos coach Dick Greene.

  • Just passing through