Today's News

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

    Sunday, Dec. 17

    A children’s Christmas Pageant will be performed during the 10 a.m. worship service at St Paul’s Peace Church, National Ave. and 8th St. All are welcome.


    Sunday, Dec. 17

  • Noticias, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@ lasvegasoptic.com

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.


  • This is for those blessed with many years


  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.

  • NMAA shuffle on hold for now

    Schools across New Mexico are bracing for sweeping changes to classification and alignment set to take effect in the 2018-19 school year.

    The New Mexico Activities Association approved the round of changes in its Nov. 30 meeting but this past week agreed to consider several appeals before the year is out.

  • Capital grounds Cardinals

    Arjay Ortiz scored 19 points with eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks — all team highs — but it came in a losing cause Thursday night, as host Capital doubled up Robertson 90-45 in Santa Fe.

    Unlike the Cardinals’ triumph two nights earlier at home against Valencia, Robertson didn’t get off to a good start, and the Jaguars’ quickness on both ends of the floor made a difference.

  • Good start to Lujan tourney for area teams

    For these Pecos Panthers, the grind of three-day tournaments is second nature — not to mention practice for the more important tournaments down the road.

    The Panthers opened the first of their usual troika of annual regular-season tourneys — the Ben Lujan Tournament — by routing Monte del Sol 80-37 on Thursday in Jacona.

    Xavier Padilla led all scorers with 19 points, and Pecos teammates Mario Archuleta (12), Joshua DeHerrera (11) and Omar Dominguez (10) joined him in double figures.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 18-23

    MONDAY (Dec. 18)
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., TBA
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., Valley
    • Las Vegas YABL games, 5:30 p.m., Abe Montoya Recreation Center

    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Pecos boys (A,B) at Pojoaque Valley, 5 p.m., Jacona


  • Rociada-area camp to host large Boy Scout winter event

    Snow is hoped for, expected, and needed in January. That’s when more than 200 scouts with Boy Scouts of America are scheduled to recreate facets of the famous and historic Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s.

    Eddie Dry, activities director for the Sangre de Cristo district, said the annual event will take place from Jan. 12 to 15 at Camp Davis Guest Ranch in the Rociada area, about 27 miles northwest of Las Vegas. 

  • N.M. companies sign on to reduce emissions

    By Susan Montoya Bryan. The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Some of the biggest names in energy production in New Mexico have signed on to a national effort within the oil and gas industry to curb methane emissions as pressure mounts for states to enact more pollution laws.