Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: H.U. fraternities, sororities added life and fun to campus

    I just read Art Trujillo’s Column where he asks if anybody remembers Jan Black, the Highlands University candidate for homecoming queen, way back in 1953. I  know this dates me, but I knew her. I was a senior at Highlands in 1954 when Jan entered the freshman class there.

    I have to begin with a bit of history from that era. Senior girls lived upstairs in the West Wing of Kennedy Hall. Freshmen lived across the way in the east wing.

  • Looking Back Feb. 7, 2015

    Friday, Feb. 4, 1966 — A big black cat, shipped from Fort Lee, N.J., to make its home here with the family it owns, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Bowman and children, who have moved here to make their home, arrived in Las Vegas with a stowaway, a tiny white mouse, in its shipping crate. The black cat, shipped air freight to Albuquerque in a wooden crate with air holes in it, was transferred to a truck in the Duke City and then shipped on to Las Vegas. It is not known when or where the stowaway mouse joined the black cat.

  • Celebrating their success
  • Weather Feb. 7, 2016


    HIGH 49° / LOW 21°

    Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning. Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 21.

    6:56 a.m. to 5:34 p.m



    HIGH 51° / LOW 26°

    Sunny, with a high near 51. Monday night — mostly clear, with a low around 26.

    6:55 a.m. to 5:35 p.m.


  • Que Pasa Feb. 7, 2016

    Feb. 8 to April 18

  • Noticias Feb. 7, 2016

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Girls win district debuts

    Deanna Bustos went off for 14 points in the third quarter Thursday night and West Las Vegas outscored Taos 20-5 in that period on its way to a 56-38 win to begin District 2-4A play at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Bustos finished with 22 points to lead all scorers.

    West Las Vegas improved to 18-3 and 1-0 heading into the Robertson game late Saturday (see the Optic online edition for coverage).

    After a tentative start, Taos led 3-1 by virtue of Midnight Lujan’s old-fashioned three-point play at the 6:16 mark.

  • Local coaches share insights on the big game

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Super Bowl turns 50

    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — It’s the perfect scenario, a Hollywood-type script: Peyton Manning emulates John Elway and rides off into the sunset with the Lombardi Trophy in his grip.

    Will it really happen?

    For Manning to take the Denver Broncos to their first NFL title since the team’s current general manager, Elway, did in 1999 before retiring, seems the sentimental choice across the nation.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Feb. 7, 2016

    •NMHU vs. Fort Hays State, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    •NMHU vs. California State-Dominguez Hills, 3 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    •NMHU vs. Fort Hays State, noon, Brandt Park
    •Valley Middle School boys at Aspen, 4 p.m.

    •Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Academy for Technology and the Classics, TBA, Sanchez Gym
    •Memorial Middle School boys vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS gym