Today's News

  • Mariachi Vaqueros de Highlands scheduled to perform again

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    The Highlands University mariachi group has a long history of award-winning excellence and will resume performing fall semester 2018.

    “Mariachi music is a beloved and vital aspect of Hispanic culture in our region,” said Kimberly Blea, dean of students at Highlands. “Because Highlands is a  federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, we feel strongly that a mariachi group is important to our university’s identity.”

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Sunday, Aug. 5
    The Fifth Annual Salute To The Troops Concert and Dance, hosted by local music act Gonzalo, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Las Vegas Plaza gazebo. The theme is a tribute to Al Hurricane Sr., who passed away in 2017. It will feature La Familia Sanchez, Al Hurricane Jr., Jerry Dean, Erika and Christian Sanchez, Gonzalo and others in a free all-ages show.

    Wednesday, Aug. 8-Saturday, 11

  • Noticias, Sunday, August 5, 2018
    • The Alcoholics Anonymous local hotline is 505-425-3577.
    • Al-Anon Family Groups meet Mondays at 5:45 p.m. in the building behind St. Paul’s Peace Episcopal Church at 810 8th St. in Las Vegas. We help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking.
    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.
  • Here’s the down side of modern technology

    My last breath will be breathed in a world far different from the world I breathed my first breath. Oh, how the world has changed! One constant in our world is change.

    Some will argue that the world is changing for the better and others will argue that it is changing for the worse. It really depends on what you focus on.

    Early in the existence of mankind mere survival was success. Finding food and shelter were full time activities. As mankind spread and multiplied, time was freed up to enjoy leisure activities or to learn academically.

  • SFPS is on to something

    Even though Santa Fe Public Schools dropped a proposal this week that would have consequenced student-athletes themselves for their unruly parents’ actions, San Miguel and Mora county school districts should look into what similar policies it could enact to improve sideline behavior in this area.

  • Fall practices open this week

    Las Vegas Optic

    It’s that time again.

    Technically, New Mexico’s high school football teams may start practicing at 12 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6. And some teams — West Las Vegas, for example — are taking that literally.

  • Isotopes gear a hot seller

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes were once again among the Top 25 teams in licensed merchandise sales for 2017 as announced today by Minor League Baseball.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Highlands adds assistants to coaching staffs

    The New Mexico Highlands football program made two additions to its coaching staff as Matt Clark has been hired as the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach while Joe Fine will take over the running back and tight end coaching duties.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018



    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque




    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque