Today's News

  • Weather - Sept. 16, 2016


    HIGH 73° / LOW 48°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:45 a.m. to 7:06 p.m.


    HIGH 73° / LOW 48°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:45 a.m. to 7:04 p.m.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 16, 2016

    Monday, Sept. 12, 1966 — Not only the incoming freshmen but also the returning upperclassmen will be startled at the difference in the appearance of Highlands University campus. A new million-dollar library, appropriately named for Dr. Thomas C. Donnelly, president of Highlands since 1952, is scheduled for opening by the middle of September. The new three-story building has storage space for 250,000 volumes, according to William Wallace, head librarian.

  • Sundaes on a Sunday
  • Annual trash cleanup Saturday at Plaza Park

    Submitted to the Optic

    Two upcoming events will bring city residents together to help beautify Las Vegas.

    The Third Annual “Don’t Trash Our Trails” cleanup takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Plaza Park. Lunch, as well as door prizes and all necessary equipment, will be provided.

    The City Solid Waste Department will hold its annual Amnesty Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. This is a day to get rid of pretty much anything which the transfer station normally accepts, free of charge.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 16, 2016

    7 p.m.
    Mike Super-Magic and Illusion show will take place at 7 p.m. at Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands University campus. Advance tickets are on sale at KEDP radio station, studio 103. For more information, call 454-3238.

    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 18, 2016

    The Higher Learning Commission has placed Highlands University on probation after determining that the school is out of compliance with accreditation standards it is required to follow. Highlands remains accredited while on probation, but there’s no question that this is a serious matter for the school. Highlands President Sam Minner said he’s confident he can institute the changes needed to get Highlands off probation as soon as possible.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 16, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - We’re overloaded with communication and information

    In the beginning, people communicated face-to-face, or at least within earshot of each other. It was primitive but effective enough, and the social creature we call “human” evolved into the dominant species we are today.

    Then came long-distance communication through messengers and the mail, followed by the invention of the telegraph to speed it all up. By the time the 20th century rolled around, we were talking with each other on telephones, grounded by electrical lines until wireless came along.

  • Beasties leash T-Wolves

    With the still-young defense exhibiting an increasing amount of maturity and poise, the Robertson girls’ soccer team had little trouble handling East Mountain on Tuesday afternoon at RHS Field.

    The Lady Cardinals scored once in each half to secure a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Timberwolves, a program with a history of postseason appearances.

    Gabriella Montoya booted the ball roughly 20 yards away, driving from the right edge of the penalty area with 21:10 left in the first half.

  • Cowboys face NAU

    Previews of this weekend’s gridiron action involving Meadow City teams:

    Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Friday, Cardinal Stadium
    Back home at Cardinal Stadium after two weeks on the road, the No. 1 ranked Robertson football team hosts Ruidoso on Friday night.

    The Warriors are 1-2 and ranked No. 5 in Class 4A. After opening with losses at 5A Roswell and 4A defending state champ Hatch Valley, the Warriors defeated Lovington 57-34 last week.