Today's News

  • UNM to cooperate with state audit

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico acting President Chaouki Abdallah says the school will cooperate with state auditors as they review the spending of public money on a 2015 golf trip to Scotland that included university athletics officials and private donors.

    Abdallah said Wednesday that the university is looking forward to a timely process.

    The state auditor’s office says the review has been ongoing for at least three weeks.

  • Jail Log - May 26, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 17 and May 24:
    Adam Chavez, 37, back from forensic, San Miguel County District Court
    Leandra Pino, 29, hold for court, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Alfred Waldo Jr., 36, battery against a household member, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Andres Vigil, 26, dwelling burglary, larceny, San Miguel County Magistrate Court
    Julia Lucero, 23, DWI (first offense), reckless driving, San Miguel County Magistrate Court

  • Fifth grade students learn from Highlands professors

    Submitted to the Optic

    Fifth grade girls from Las Vegas gained hands-on career knowledge from Highlands University science faculty and community members at an AAUW Girls Can program on May 19 at the university.

    The Las Vegas Chapter of the American Association of University Women joined forces with Highlands to present Girls Can, which aims to generate early interest in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM, and other careers.

  • Weather - May 26, 2017


    HIGH 82° / LOW 47°
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    5:49 a.m. to 8:07 p.m.


    HIGH 79° / LOW 43°
    Sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 10 to 20 mph. Saturday night —partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
    5:48 a.m. to 8:08 p.m.


  • Noticias - May 26, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    • The “Sí Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 800-925-4186 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Que Pasa - May 26, 2017


    1:30 to 7 p.m.
    The grand opening celebration of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center from 1:30 to 7 p.m. All recreation services will be available free of charge during the celebration, including free open swims in the newly renovated pool. Food, a DJ and children’s activities including a kiddy bounce will also be part of the celebration.


    10:45 a.m.

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  • Editorial Cartoon - May 26, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The twists and turns en route to special legislative session

    OK, settle down, everybody seems to be saying as this latest special session approaches in Santa Fe; the only way to accomplish anything is to sit down and talk. And so they did, late last week and into this week, in preparation for the gavel coming down, at noon on Wednesday (May 24), on yet another attempt to pass a state budget everyone can live with.

  • United World College commencement