Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 16, 2014

    Silent Voices of WWII
    Glimpses of the Past program, 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center in 116 Bridge St. This month’s topic is “Silent Voices of WWII: When the Sons of the Land of Enchantment Met the Sons of the Land of the Rising Sun.”

  • Weather - April 16, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming north in the evening.

    A 10 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 31.


  • Correction - April 16, 2014

    An article that appeared in Friday’s Optic about the T-4 Ranch wanting to be annexed into Quay County should have stated that while the Bidegain family has had oil and gas leases in the past, it no longer does, according to Phil Bidegain.

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    A story in Monday’s Optic about the Ward 1 runoff election should have said that incumbent Tonita Gurule-Giron has a Master’s in Business Administration.

  • Helping out
  • Art Auction to benefit Animal Welfare Coalition

    By Jennifer Rowland

    More than 40 New Mexico artists, including local favorites David Perez Escudero, Amber MacLean, Diane Moreno, Meredith Britt, and David Lobdell, have donated original works to ArtBark, an art auction to benefit the Animal Welfare Coalition Animal Shelter in Las Vegas.

  • Que Pasa - April 16, 2014

    • NMHU Jazz Ensemble concert, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 in the Student Union Building. General admission is $5 and NMHU students with valid ID are free.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 16, 2014
  • Shenanigans, indeed

    Disappointment doesn’t even begin to describe our feelings about the blatant political posturing that played out during last week’s City Council meeting.

    In case you missed it, here’s a synopsis.

    City Attorney Dave Romero proposed a resolution to the governing body declaring that the community rights ordinance that was approved by a 3-1 Council vote in April 2012 is not valid because it is unconstitutional.

  • Work of Art: Lack toast . . . and tolerant

    On a trip last weekend to Missouri, my wife and I were among the last breakfast eaters on the Amtrak unit, their probably having run out of items on the menu. I chose toast with my omelet but received a (not-too-shabby) croissant instead.

  • Cowgirls lead nation in long, triple jumps

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands track and field team took over the national lead in both the long jump and triple jump courtesy of freshman Shanice McPherson and junior Salcia Slack while senior Lindsay Hayes became the first Highlands athlete to provisionally qualify for the NCAAs in the weight throw to lead the Cowgirls at the West Texas A&M Open Saturday afternoon.