Today's News

  • Weather - Sept. 5, 2012

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5-10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable in the evening.


  • Mismanaging phone funds

    In the case of the Forgotten Phone System, that $1.2 million purchase in the West Las Vegas School District that must have sat hidden away in some bubble-wrap for about three years, there’s a lot to be concerned about, and plenty of questions that still need addressing. We hope school board members are digging away right now, trying to come up with answers soon.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 5, 2012
  • Work of Art - Fleeing a flea market

    “Did you catch that typo?” I asked my oldest son, Stan Adam, as we drove past a place of active outdoor sales.

    He said he hadn’t, so I made a U-turn to give him another look. “I don’t see anything unusual —  for Las Vegas,” he said, “unless you’re looking at the way the people misspelled “flea.”

  • Weekend Roundup - Hot start

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    It does help when that first step is a good one.

    Several Las Vegas-area teams got that positive start to their seasons this past weekend.

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    An inauspicious first quarter that saw the host Cowboys fumble the ball away twice led to a 14-0 deficit against  instate rival Eastern New Mexico.

  • Golf fiesta hailed a success

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual Fiesta de Golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Gene Torres course.

    Some 32 players from Las Vegas, Pendaries, Albuquerque and Santa Fe competed in the event put together by Tangee Dolan, chairman.

    Shellie Broyles, Jacquie Geoffrion, Em Krall and Emily Norman teamed up to win the tournament. Denise Franken, Judy Long, Doris Miller and Anne Pepper placed second. The team of Shirley Grong, Rita Hinds, Kay Homan and Carol Locklin was third.

  • Isotopes win South

    The Albuquerque Isotopes won’t have much time to bask in the glory of their newly won American Southern Division championship.

    The Pacific Coast League playoffs — pitting the ‘Topes against Omaha — begin Wednesday night in Nebraska.

    Coincidentally, Albuquerque and Omaha just finished the regular season on Monday, with the host Isotopes prevailing 4-3 to reach 80 wins, a franchise single-season record. The ‘Topes clinched the division title on Sunday with a 6-5 triumph.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 5, 2012

    • Robertson boys at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Goddard, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Mora Middle School at Escalante, 4 p.m., Tierra Amarilla
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Valley Middle School at Eldorado, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


  • West superintendent resigns

    Two years after taking the helm of the West Las Vegas School District, Superintendent Ruben Cordova has notified the district that he plans to leave the post.

    District officials confirmed that Cordova submitted a resignation letter to the board on Wednesday. The letter states that Cordova’s last day as superintendent will be Sept. 30.

    “I am very saddened,” board member Christine Ludi told the Optic Thursday afternoon. “He has done so much for us.”

  • Brewery to open in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is on the verge of getting its first brewery.
    New Mexico Craft Brewing is planning to establish the brewery at 1212 Railroad Avenue.
    The City Council last month unanimously signed off on the company’s request for a small brewers liquor license and a beer wholesalers liquor license.