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Today's News

  • Go Fish — Oct. 15, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week

    Eagle Nest Lake: Tommy Ledoux of Cimarron caught a 44-inch, 24-pound northern pike Oct. 6. He was fishing from the bank and using a big lure.

    Conchas Lake: Dylan Dana caught and released a 15-pound blue catfish Sep. 22. He was using a Wally Diver and trolling for walleyes.

  • Football: Ortiz, Redbirds rise to 7-0

    Arjay Ortiz said hello to the Santa Fe Indian School Braves with three first-half touchdown passes Thursday night.

    Antonio Padilla’s 70-yard touchdown run made a fitting goodbye.

    Another prolific rushing performance by No. 1- ranked Robertson led to a 60-7 blowout win at Santa Fe Indian’s field. Coach Leroy Gonzalez has his Cardinals at 7-0 overall and 3-0 in District 2-4A with three games left in the regular season.

  • A new dean of students

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Kimberly Blea knows firsthand how an education at New Mexico Highlands University can lift individuals out of poverty.

    Blea, a Las Vegas native, is the new permanent dean of students at Highlands.

  • President search to start over

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    After four months of discussion since Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees terminated the school’s previous president, and beginning to assemble a search committee, the board changed course this week.

  • Man set to face trial on deadly weapon charge

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas man has a pre-trial hearing and a trial scheduled as he faces a number of charges from a July 21 incident.

    James Barber, 62, was arrested at an apartment complex along Mountain View Drive after he pulled out a weapon at the home of a woman and challenged and spat upon police.

  • City to host Old West outlaw-themed Halloween event

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection is inaugurating a new holiday tradition. The City Museum will have a Halloween Trick-Or-Treat event at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, incorporating a mixture of history and candy.

  • NMHU professor gets national writing honor

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands University Department of English professor is the winner of the prestigious 2017 Akron Poetry Prize.

    Tyler Mills’ poetry book, “Hawk Parable,” was selected from among 606 national entries for the award. The University of Akron Press will publish Mills’ book.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

    Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14

    The AAUW Fall Used Book Sale will take place at the Sala de Madrid, on the Highlands University campus, at the corner of Eighth and University, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Many types of books,as well as CDs and DVDs, will be available. All children’s books are free. Funds raised support educational activities and NMHU women’s scholarships.

    Friday, Oct. 13

  • New Mexico In Brief, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

    The Associated Press

    School board member quits

    ALBUQUERQUE — An Albuquerque school board member has resigned following an investigation into her role at a charter school under scrutiny in an embezzlement case.

    Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Tuesday that Analee Maestas resigned from her position effective immediately. Balderas says Analee Maestas was no longer qualified because of concerns regarding misuse of public funds at La Promesa Early Learning Center.

  • Comments sought on bike network

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico transportation officials want to establish a statewide bicycle network and they’re asking for the public’s help.

    The Transportation Department announced Wednesday that it has set up a website where cyclists and others can share information as part of the planning process for prioritizing routes that are safe and offer the most connectivity.

    The site for the project is www.bhinc.com/nm-bike-plan/