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Today's News

  • Senior Center remodeled

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    Roughly six months after the Las Vegas Senior Center building on Sabino Street shut down, it is back open, and it’s sporting a brand new look.

    City officials unveiled the renovated Senior Center at an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday. The revamped facility was a big hit with the seniors, many of whom danced at the unveiling.

    “It’s very nice. The people are all happy here,” said Viola B. Herrera, who volunteers at the Senior Center.

  • Regents hike tuition

    If you’re planning to attend New Mexico Highlands University in the fall, you better start saving.

    By a vote of 3-to-2 on Friday, the university’s regents approved steep double-digit tuition hikes that will increase the annual cost of attending Highlands by between $582 and $976. Regents also signed off on a new $150 per year student fee to improve campus life for students.

  • Author speaks about NM’s opiate crisis

    By Mary Hudetz
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The author of an award-winning book that called attention to the nation’s opiate epidemic on Monday described the resurgence of opiates, saying dealers used the framework of a pizza delivery system to peddle heroin while medical providers prescribed unprecedented levels of hydrocodone and other drugs for pain.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 13, 2016
  • Editorial: Bigotry is bad for business

    Journal Record of Oklahoma and originally ran on Tuesday.

    Canadian rocker Bryan Adams drew a crowd to Catoosa’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Monday night. Thank the Oklahoma Legislature.

    From Catoosa, he’ll take his show to San Antonio on Tuesday, but then he’ll have a little time off. He cancelled the Biloxi, Miss., show that was scheduled for April 14.

  • Work of Art: Voy a typiar mi column

    When two languages bump into each other, they borrow stuff.

    English: “Hey, Español! I need a word for these flying pests. Can I borrow ‘mosquito’?”

    Español: “No problemo. While we are on the topic, I could use ‘boycott’ (though I might spell it ‘boicot’).”

    Ahora voy a typiar mi column. Come on now! You had no trouble getting el gisto of that sentence. And in the near future, you’re likely to be seeing much more of this kind of linguistic mélange.

  • Weather - April 13, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 67° / LOW 40°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:30 a.m. to 7:33 p.m.

     

    Thursday

  • A music melting pot
  • Que Pasa April 13, 2016

    4.13.2016
    WEDNESDAY
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5:30 p.m.

  • Cowboys take 3 of 4 vs. Metro

    Breaking out the bats for a four-game home series with Metro State, New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team won three and came within a couple runs of sweeping the Roadrunners.

    Highlands’ 5-0 shutout in Saturday’s series opener snapped a losing skid that had reached 15 games. The Cowboys are 8-29 overall and 5-21 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference heading into a four-game set at Colorado Christian this weekend.

    Joseph Cilladi hit a two-RBI triple and scored twice in game one. Jesus Caporal and Jermey McCarty each had RBI singles.