Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 26, 2014

    • Robertson at Capital, 7 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas vs. Hatch Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

    • NMHU women at Colorado Christian, 11 a.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 6 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque

    Cross country
    • Meadow City Invitational and NMHU XC Jam, 8 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course

  • No charges for Stewart

    The Associated Press

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.

    A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and drivers, and looked at photographs and video decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during an Aug. 9 race.

    That doesn’t mean it’s over.

  • Charges filed in beating

    Las Vegas Optic

    A man who was on his way to work last week was attacked by three individuals and struck with a bat outside of Kocina de Raphael restaurant on Legion Drive, according to court documents.

    The man, identified in the court documents as Mario Peña, was transported by ambulance to Alta Vista Regional Hospital with a head injury and no hearing in his left ear.

  • Hands-on learning

    Patricia Segura is all about hands-on learning. The West Las Vegas High School science teacher is showing her two horticulture classes how to grow their own food from seed to harvest. 

    On Monday afternoon, she had students in her class plant seeds to grow lettuce in the future and harvest various vegetables from the school’s garden, located in the heart of the school campus.

  • Candidates for governor face off

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Republican incumbent Susana Martinez and Democratic challenger Gary King disagreed Monday over the economy and education in their first appearance together at a candidate forum in New Mexico’s race for governor.

    King went on the offensive quickly and complained in his opening remarks about a Martinez campaign ad that focused on his role as attorney general in the case of a felon who defrauded investors.

  • Former ambassador speaks at UWC

    By Jennifer Rowland

    Delano Lewis, who served as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa from 1999 to 2001, was the special guest speaker for UWC-USA’s Global Issues presentation this past Friday.

    The event was part of the international UWC Day, in which alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the United World Colleges gathered around the world to celebrate the school and its mission of peace and sustainability.

  • Weather - Sept. 24, 2014

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5-10 mph. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 24, 2014

    Kiwanis Annual Spaghetti Day
         The lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Hillcrest Restaurant Flamingo Room. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and younger. All proceeds support Kiwanis’ local youth programs.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 24, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Sept. 22 — The campaign committee of the United Fund organized yesterday afternoon. Those attending were Mrs. Ray Farmer and George Morton, campaign co-chairmen. Other Members are Mrs. J.C. Hope, R.C. Vander Meer, Dr. Dale Wickman, Dr. Robert Amai, Mrs. David Salman, Carter Bennett, John Gavahan, Dr. Lynn I. Perrigo, Joe Romero, Mrs. Dale Gerdeman and Mrs. Robert Detterick.

  • Highlands suicide prevention run set for Thursday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Highlands University is sponsoring an “Out of the Darkness” suicide prevention and awareness run this Thursday.

    “Suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 10 to 24, with over 1,000 suicides occurring annually on college campuses nationwide,” said Corilia Ortega, advocacy and education coordinator for the university’s Center for Advocacy Resources Education and Support. “