Today's News

  • Cowgirls, Skyhawks split series

    The New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls gained some traction in its uphill battle within the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball standings, earning a four-game split at Fort Lewis over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls (6-19, 3-13 RMAC) lost Sunday’s opener 8-7 but closed out the set with a win.

    Game two — and the finale of the two-day series — saw the Cowgirls storm to an 8-1 win.

  • Optic moving online content behind paywall

    The Las Vegas Optic is moving toward a subscriber-based website, beginning Monday.
    Visitors to lasvegasoptic.com will need to buy a subscription to have full access to all content on the website. Free limited access options will also be available.

    The change will have no impact on Optic readers who get their news, advertising and information only from the newspaper’s hardcopy editions. Subscribers who wish also to have full online access to the Optic’s content need only to register for the service.

  • City water fight rages on

    The ongoing fight between the city of Las Vegas and the acequias over water rights on the Rio Gallinas rages on, and the battleground right now appears to be the court of public opinion.

    Acequia users in recent weeks have used the radio airwaves and the newspaper opinions page to spread their message. Wednesday evening, they went a step further, showing up at the City Council meeting and appealing to the city’s governing body to settle the dispute through mediation rather than litigation.

  • Gov. grateful for legislative victories

    By Barry Massey and Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez wrapped up her first legislative session Saturday, feeling grateful that she was able to make good on at least some of her campaign promises to trim state spending, crack down on criminals and start reforming New Mexico’s education system.

  • Movie Night

    Erma Sena and Bonnie Grace were among the movie goers walking to  Ilfeld Auditorium to watch a film at a venue one doesn’t often think of as a movie theater.

    “I like to enjoy a good movie, but the thing that really adds to my enjoyment, is coming to this most beautiful and historic auditorium to see a film,” Sena said.

    Grace said while the movies are free, she and others like to leave a little donation.

  • Looking Back

    In 1968

  • Looking ahead

    Annual Fiesta this Saturday
    Fiesta de la Hispanidad will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ilfeld Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and admission is $4. The event is sponsored by Community First Bank, NMHU President Jim Fries and the NMHU School of Social Work. For more information, call 454-0438.

  • Weather

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37. Windy, with a southwest wind 25-35 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a west wind 25-30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy and breezy at night, with a low around 26.


  • FYI

    Albuquerque’s first electric car charging stations are powered up. According to an Associated Press report, the downtown stations are part of a pilot project, and for the next six months, owners of electric vehicles can bring their rides to the station and say charge it and pay nothing. Mayor Richard Berry said they will pay dividends once people start buying electric cars.

  • Que Pasa - March 21, 2011

    • “SLIDE-Ireland” — Celtic music from Ireland, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at NMHU’s llfeld Auditorium. Ticket prices: General admission: $10, NMHU students w/valid I.D.’s: free and local band/choir students: free. Advance tickets on sale from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at KEDP radio station, studio 103 on the NMHU campus for more information, contact Donna Martinez at martinezda@nmhu.edu or 454-3238.