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Today's News

  • Local flavor on HU teams

    Homegrown student-athletes will have a definite role for all three of New Mexico Highlands’ winter sports programs this year. 

  • Disney musical is final season concert for NMHU’s music department

    The Highlands University HU Singers present Disney: Through Light and Dark Saturday, at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave

    The Disney extravaganza includes a two-act medley of songs from 15 Disney musical movies through the years ranging from Cinderella, Mary Poppins, and Sleeping Beauty to Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Lion King.

  • Noticias, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@ lasvegasoptic.com

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

    Friday, Nov. 17

    Holiday Show and Sale (Juried) Call for Artists, deadline midnight tonight. Seeking mostly small and reasonably priced fine crafts and artwork appealing to both art lovers and holiday shoppers.  Framed wall work, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, tin work, soaps, etc. Check website lvfiba.org for information.

     

    Saturday, Nov. 18

  • Optic office to be closed Thursday, Friday

     

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    The Las Vegas Optic’s office, located at 720 University, will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.

  • City of Las Vegas: Decades-long acequia feud might have resolution

    The City’s conflict with the acequias, which has dragged on since the 1950s, might be coming to an end.

    On Oct. 31, as part of the on-going adjudication of the City’s water rights, the Special Master, appointed by the District Court, released a draft report that would provide the City with an equitable remedy based on the New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision that the City does not have a pueblo water right.

  • Prep football: A second helping

    In the Meadow City, some prefer red and some prefer green. Even the ones who say “both” (or “Christmas,” in restaurant parlance) will inevitably show their true allegiance if prompted enough.

    But offer up a second helping of Vegas Bowl, and the answer is simply “Yes, please!”

  • NMHU hoops: A winning debut

    Ten Highlands players scored and 14 saw playing time in a balanced — and winning — effort against Western New Mexico on Wednesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The 91-78 win — Highlands’ second against Western New Mexico — gives the Cowboys a 2-1 start to the season.

  • College wrestling: Humphrey goes 4-2

    NMHU Sports Information Dept.

    Highlands’ wrestling team traveled up I-25 for the University of Northern Colorado Open on Nov. 10-11.

    The UNC Open is highly regarded as one of the tougher open tournaments and is the second of three open tournaments for the Cowboys before heading into the dual meet and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

  • Highlands football: Jackson reaps RMAC honor

    NMHU Sports Information Dept.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Terrence Jackson Jr. is the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.

    Jackson is one of six major award winners named by the RMAC for the 2017 football season. Jackson was a standout in the Cowboy defensive backfield throughout the 2017 schedule. The native of New Orleans was among the top five in the RMAC in passes defended this fall with two interceptions and 12 passes broken up.