Today's News

  • Samaritan House fundraiser Saturday

    United World College-USA is giving back to the community once again. On Saturday, the college will host a community fundraiser “The Big Gala” to benefit Samaritan House. The event scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Montezuma Castle ballroom on the campus will include an international cuisine, special activities, a silent auction and a cultural performance.

    All proceeds from the event will donated to the local Samaritan House in support of its mission to provide food and shelter to homeless and people in the community.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 27, 2015

    • The Natural Resources Conservation Service office is currently taking applications for the 2015 Conservation Stewardship Program. The deadline to apply is Feb. 27. Applications may be picked up at the local NRCS office at 1927A Seventh St. in Las Vegas, Mora NRCS Office, 523 State Highway 518 in Mora, or online at www.nrcs.usda.gov/getstarted or call the Las Vegas office at 425-3594 ext. 3 or the Mora office at 575-387-2424 ext. 3 for more information.

  • Highlands alumnus honored by Queen of England

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Queen of England will honor a Highlands University alumnus for providing access to education for orphans and other vulnerable children in his homeland of Cameroon.

    This June in London, Queen Elizabeth II will present Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu, 27, with one of the Queen’s Young Leaders awards as part of her Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 27

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I have two very young children — a new baby, 5 months old, and an 18-month-old toddler. We have a slight history of hearing loss in our family, so I worry about the hearing of my two young children. The pediatrician says their hearing is fine. What should I do? — Worried

  • Obama threatens to veto ed. bill

    By Kimberly Hefling
    AP Education Writer

    WASHINGTON — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort “a significant step backwards.”

    The veto threat came as lawmakers began debate on the measure in the House. A vote is expected on Friday.

  • Highlands athletes reap honors

    NMHU and Optic reports

    Reis and Tre Humphrey gave opponents double trouble this season on behalf of the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team.

    This week, both brothers were recognized with selection to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team.

    Reis Humphrey, who competed in the 149-pound division, compiled a record of 18-8 with two pins and three major decisions. He was named to the All-RMAC first team.

    Tre Humphrey went 11-6 at 133 lbs., pinning three foes and taking two major decisions. He was named honorable mention all-conference.

  • Riders split with Trinidad

    The Luna Community College baseball team got offensive last weekend and took two games from visiting Trinidad State.

    The Rough Riders won the first and third games of the four-game series 8-4 and 14-1 and lost the second and fourth games 13-12 and 6-4.

    The Rough Riders are now 3-8 on the year. The 14-1 win was called after five innings.

  • State Wrestling - One for the books

    RIO RANCHO — Wrestling is the consummate individual sport, but there was a definite feeling of team synergy this past Saturday afternoon as Robertson’s finalists — all nine of them, out of 14 weight classes — gathered to warm up for the championship round at Santa Ana Star Center.

  • District basketball tourneys nearing conclusion

    West Las Vegas will host Taos in the District 2-4A boys’ basketball championship game at 7 p.m. Friday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons are regular-season champs in the district for the second consecutive season and hope to avoid a misstep like 2014’s loss to runner-up Taos in the title tilt.

  • Boise State snipers drop Lobo men

    By Mike Sullivan
    The Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho  — Derrick Marks scored 30 points and Nick Duncan added a career-best 26 as Boise State defeated New Mexico 76-65 on Tuesday night.

    Duncan made a career-high eight 3-pointers while Marks added five as the Broncos (21-7, 11-4 Mountain West) made a season-high 15 from behind the arc — one shy of tying the single-game school record.

    James Webb III collected 11 rebounds for Boise State, which has won 11 of its past 12 games.