Today's News

  • Dept. of health to host flu clinic Thursday in Rociada

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host an outreach clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the fire department in Rociada. The immunizations are available to the public and free of charge.
     Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 12, 2014


  • Luna board erred

    There’s an old saying that actions speak louder than words, and that’s certainly the case with Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees.

    The board voted last week to ease its nepotism rules, which, to some degree, is understandable given how strict they had been. The previous policy prohibited the college from hiring in any capacity a person related to a current board member, administrator or employee of the college.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 12, 2014
  • Work of Art - ‘Your computer’s toast’

    Deep in the recesses of my files rests a photo of ‘60s vintage showing a gentleman inside a lab that has a dismaying similarity to Frankenstein’s workshop. The man looks like a scientist surrounded by huge rolls of paper (remember the perforated paper we used to feed through printers?); there’s a TV set with a tube the size of the Llano Estacado (no flat screens in those days), and an array of blinking lights in a control panel that rivals the Starship Enterprise.

  • Lady Dons smother Ruidoso

    As West Las Vegas girls’ basketball program paid tribute to its parents on Monday night, the evening felt a lot like homecoming.

    The Lady Dons feasted on overmatched Ruidoso 70-39 to wrap up their home schedule.

    The non-district Lady Warriors hung around and stayed closer than expected before West hit the accelerator and pulled away down the stretch.

    WLV’s lead was a modest 17-10 after eight minutes.

  • Next stop: District
  • Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch defends title

    The Associated Press
    SOCHI, Russia — Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch — another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

    Just as she did four years ago at the Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found herself trailing an American after the downhill leg before using her slalom skills to vault into first place and successfully defend her Olympic title in the dual-run event.

  • Slack leads NCAA II in 2 events

    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Highlands University junior Salcia Slack, who is already tops in the nation in the pentathlon, took over the NCAA Division II lead in the triple jump while senior Cici Cordova narrowly missed qualification in the pole vault to lead the Cowgirls in the final day of the 2014 New Mexico Collegiate Classic this past Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12, 2014

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • LCC at Lamar (DH), 9 a.m., Lamar, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas at Foothill, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, noon, Altus, Okla.
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton