Today's News

  • Looking Back - Oct. 15, 2014

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Oct. 14 — Cowboy coach Jack Scofield figures that the College of Southern Utah will have the edge Friday in Cedar City because of size, experience and the advantage of a home field. The Utah line will be the largest faced by the Pokes this season with but one man under the 200 pound mark. The Thunderbird forward wall will average 211 pounds with a 186 pound backfield. The Cowboy line will average 210 pounds, thanks to big Ronnie McCraig’s 299 pounds, but only McCraig and 240 pound Bob Lee are over 200 pounds.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 15, 2014

    Forum on education and community development
       Ron Brenneman’s public forum on education and community development at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the ballroom of the Highlands University Student Center. He has spent the last 30 years in El Salvador as a humanitarian aid worker and founder of Amún Shéa Center for Integrated Development. Sponsored by UWC-USA, NMHU, Casa de Cultura, the McCune Foundation and the Mission/Peacemaking Committee of Presbyterian church.

  • Weather - Oct. 15, 2014

    Sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 47. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43.

    Sunny, with a high near 70. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 45.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:07 a.m. to 6:25 p.m.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Oct. 15, 2014

    Optic Staff and The Associated Press

  • Health officials urge hospitals to ‘think Ebola’

    By Emily Schmall and Nomaan Merchant
    The Associated Press

    DALLAS — Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.

    The World Health Organization called the outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times.”

  • Student of the month
  • LCC Student Government begins winter coat drive

    Submitted to the Optic

    In 2013, the Luna Community College Student Government collected 150 pieces of winter clothing that were given away in the community. This year, the goal is to reach 200.

    Several boxes will be placed around campus for those wanting to give. Although the emphasis will be on coats, any type or article of cold weather clothing such as hats, gloves, and scarves is welcome.

    Items will be distributed in late November.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 15, 2014


  • Noticias - Oct. 15, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Samaritan House of Las Vegas in conjunction with the Las Vegas Skatepark Advocates are selling items to benefit the advocates group. If you would like to donate items, contact Brian Marquez at facebook.com/Lasvegasskateparkadvocates for pickup.

  • HU faculty deserve a say

    We haven’t always agreed with New Mexico Highlands University President Jim Fries. The move in recent years to institute double-digit tuition increases for the sake of not having the lowest tuition in the region never sit well with us.

    And it goes without saying that there is room for improvement at Highlands, especially when it comes to things like growing main campus enrollment and the delay in finding deans for the School of Education, School of Social Work and the College of Arts and Sciences.