Today's News

  • A musical treat for the ears

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Bach Society Chorale and three Highlands University choirs take the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ilfeld

    Auditorium for Bach Fest 2014, the biggest celebration of the classical composer’s work ever performed at the university.

    Tickets prices are $8 for general admission. The price is $6 for seniors, students and Highlands University faculty and staff. Highlands students with valid IDs are free.

    Ilfeld Auditorium is at 900 University Ave., Las Vegas.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 14, 2014

    The Robertson girls’ soccer team, best known as the “Beastie Girls,” had a phenomenal season that ended last week with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael’s. We would have loved to see the team play in the state championship, but what they accomplished this season was incredible, and we are already looking forward to next season.


  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 14, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Kearney (Nebraska) Hub. Nov. 7, 2014 on fracking:
    Just when it appeared Americans could take another step toward energy independence, there’s a setback that could turn off the valve on the wave of natural gas resources that current drilling technologies have made possible.

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  • Stein Romero’s artworks will be displayed at UWC

    Submitted to the Optic

    An opening event for local artist Janet Stein Romero will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the UWC-USA Kluge Art Center. The public is invited to attend and meet the artist.

    Stein Romero has lived in the village of El Ancon (25 miles from Las Vegas) for more than 30 years.  She works in a variety of media, including collages, watercolors, acrylic paintings, sculpture, monotypes, miniature nuevo milagro images, and non-traditional retablos.

  • Noticias - Nov. 14, 2014

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  • QuÉ Pasa - Nov 14, 2014

    • Nelson Illusions — Smoke and Mystery Tour, 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the NMHU campus. Tickets are general admission $10, children younger than 10, Robertson and West Las Vegas High School students with valid I.D’s are $5, NMHU students I.D.’s are $3. Advance tickets call 454-3238 or visit KEDP radio station, studio 103.

  • Gas prices predicted to stay low

    By Jonathan Fahey
    AP Energy Writer

    NEW YORK — Those low gas prices on station signs aren’t going away soon, the government says.
    In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be below $2.94 a gallon in 2015. That a 44-cent drop from an outlook issued just a month ago.
    If the sharply lower estimate holds true, U.S. consumers will save $61 billion on gas compared with this year.

  • Martinez won’t run for state House minority leader post

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico House Speaker Ken Martinez says he won’t seek any leadership position when House Democrats reorganize in the wake of losing their majority in the chamber.

    Martinez told legislative colleagues in a letter Monday that it’s a time to rebuild and to learn from the campaign, which saw Republicans win a House majority for the first time in more than half a century.

  • Mora County Notebook - Moberg’s garage and towing celebrates 50th anniversary

    Submitted to the Optic

    Ernie Moberg celebrated 50 years in business earlier this month with friends and family at his shop in Watrous. His brother and sister were able to come all the way from Minnesota to celebrate with him. 

    The celebration include barbecued elk and a huge triple flavored cake. A hilarious roast reminisced about the many injuries Moberg has survived and his friend, Randy Huston, sang a special song for him titled “Lucky.”