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Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - July 21, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Jobless rate at 6.5 percent
    New Mexico’s unemployment rate stayed at 6.5 percent in June, down from 6.9 percent a year ago.
    The state Workforce Solutions Department said Friday that the state’s economy gained 2,500 jobs over the year.
    Gains in six industries offset losses in seven others, pushing growth into positive territory for the first time in nine months.
    Education and health services led all industries with an increase of 3,500 jobs, partly due to seasonal variability.

  • HU students’ work aid World Heritage Sites

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Two Highlands University media arts students developed a logo, took still photographs, and created a tourism video to help promote Aztec Ruins, Chaco Canyon, and Mesa Verde, all World Heritage Sites.
    The ancestral Pueblo sites are in the Four Corners region at the intersection of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah.
    Molly Enenbach, a media arts/biology junior, is an AmeriCorps intern based at Aztec Ruins National Monument this summer, along with media arts senior Craig Cassidy.

  • Que Pasa - July 21, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY

  • Require higher GPA

    We are baffled by the criticism that erupts every time one of our state’s universities begins considering increasing its admission standards.
    Regents at New Mexico State University are planning to vote this week on raising the minimum grade point average from 2.5 to 2.75, effective for Fall 2016. Officials at the University of New Mexico are also talking about implementing a similar change there.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 21, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Married to my best friend

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” A sign on my desk at home quotes these words of wisdom from the great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. And words of comfort to a man whose best friend once promised him she will outlive him.
    I can close my eyes each night when I go to bed knowing that in the morning before I get out of bed I can start my day with a kiss and the peace that my best friend will be right next to me as my new day begins.

  • West LV cheerleaders reap honors

    Submitted to the Optic

    The West Las Vegas High School Cheer Team recently completed a two-day UCA Home Camp, earning Superior ratings.

    Four members of the team were selected as All American cheerleaders and may participate in the New Year’s Day parades in London and New York. The four members are Justice Atkins, Grace Gallegos, Maria Ortiz, and Krysten Cavazos.

  • Robbers on road
  • Luna fitness class a HIIT with students

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College
    A new type of training is sweeping America and  at Luna Community College, many students are taking advantage of it.
    High-intensity interval training is gaining more momentum than a locomotive. Although the traditional treadmill and machine weights remain popular, HIIT is literally becoming a big “hit” at the college.

  • State Little League baseball here

    Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 baseball team captivated its fans with a well-played best-of-three series against crosstown rival La Plaza for the District 4 championship a couple weeks back.
    Now, the team is hoping to replicate that with a deep run in the state tournament, which, as luck would have it, is being played at the same venue — La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park off Grant Street.