Today's News

  • Mora High senior named Elks student of the month

    Submitted to the Optic

    Crystal Torres has been named Elk Student of the Month for Mora High School for September.  

    Torres, 17, is the daughter of Mr. Robert Torres of Rio de La Casa in Mora. She is a senior at Mora High School.  

    Torres has been an active participant in the Mora High School Marching Band, in Jobs for America Graduates Career Association, MESA, and Peer Educators.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 5, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Cow That Went OINK” by Bernard Most. Free and open to the public.
    • Career and Internship Fair, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Student Union Building ballroom on the Highlands University campus. More than 40 employers are scheduled to participate in the fair.


  • Significant progress

    There’s still a tremendous amount of work to be done, but the $44.2 million the city has secured to help pay for critical Phase 1 water infrastructure projects is a huge accomplishment.

    Best of all, the city has the funding in place to move forward with its top priority, the Bradner Reservoir expansion project, which will triple the city’s current water storage capacity.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 5, 2014
  • Work of Art - Ah! Those robo-calls

    “What time is it? No! I mean, what time is it — really?”

    That question I’ve needed to answer twice a year for 48 years. The query from my wife, Bonnie, occurs 1) when Daylight Saving Time begins and 2) when Standard Time begins and DST ends. And it takes her about six months to get used to the new time.

  • State quest begins for ‘Beastie Girls’

    Thursday’s state girls’ soccer quarterfinal between No. 3 seed Robertson and No. 6 Socorro figures to be a competitive matchup of a couple of veteran contenders with prolific offenses backed up by stingy defenses.

    Game time is 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex, Field No. 3.

    The teams have met before this fall. Robertson won a 3-2 nailbiter on Sept. 20 in Socorro, breaking a 1-1 halftime tie by outscoring the Lady Warriors 2-1 over the final 40 minutes.

  • WLV alumni shine for Cowgirls

    Former West Las Vegas star point guard Miranda Martinez scored a team-high 14 points in her collegiate debut for New Mexico Highlands Monday night in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Poor shooting and a rebounding disparity sank the Cowgirls’ upset bid as NCAA Division I Northern Arizona defeated Highlands 84-53.

    The exhibition game was the first of the season for both schools.

  • RMAC soccer tourney: NMHU hosts FLC

    To reach the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer semifinals, Highlands will have to do something it hasn’t been able to do in two previous tries this fall -- beat Fort Lewis.

    The Cowgirls (10-4-4 overall, 7-3-4 RMAC) are the No. 4 seed and host No. 5 FLC at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Stadium.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 5, 2014

    • RMAC tournament first-round match: NMHU women vs. Fort Lewis, 4:30 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • District 2-4A tournament: Robertson vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 5

    Vegas Bowl tickets on sale
    Advance tickets for Saturday’s West vs. Robertson football game will be sold starting Monday in the West Las Vegas athletics office. Tickets are $5 and $3. For more information contact the WLV athletics office at 426-2519.