Today's News

  • Hitting that home stretch

    Several Las Vegas, Pecos and Mora athletes put up strong performances in track and field meets this past weekend, with just less than a month to go before the state championships in Albuquerque.

    Teams were to participate in this week’s Meadow City Invitational. (See the Optic print and online editions this coming week for more coverage.)


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    Robertson’s boys placed fifth and the RHS girls were seventh in this past weekend’s Moriarty Invitational.

  • Little Leagues' openers on tap

    Both local Little Leagues host opening ceremonies this weekend in town.

    Las Vegas Little League opens at 9 Saturday morning at Keyes Park, with ceremony followed by a full slate of games.

    La Plaza has moved its opneing ceremony to 1 p.m. Sunday, and games will be played at Rodriguez Park throughout the day.

    Regular game schedules will run Monday through Friday starting next week.

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 13

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Gary Thomas of Estancia caught and released a 4.24-pound largemouth bass.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 13-15

    FRIDAY (April 13)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Luna at El Paso Community College (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Luna at Clarendon College (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado School of Mines, TBA, Golden, Colo.


  • Luna hears from president about accreditation site visit

    We're going into the home stretch of Luna Community College's attempt to hang on to its accreditation.

  • County Commission tables committee proposal

    After a lengthy discussion Tuesday about what it should take to make an ordinance or a resolution presentable at a San Miguel County Commission meeting for a vote, the Commission fittingly agreed to table such a policy change proposal. 

  • Pearce: Don’t outsource valuable services

    In a packed room filled with about 60 supporters at Republican Party headquarters on Bridge Street on Sunday afternoon, Congressman Steve Pearce highlighted issues that impact northeastern New Mexico and offered his remedies as part of his campaign for governor of New Mexico.

    He pitched jobs for the youth, and adults and the need to address poverty.

  • The President's Choice

    By Margaret McKinney/Highlands University

  • Let there be light

    I was 10 when I'd go to Marquez Grocery on Grand, a short distance from my house to buy a treat to enjoy on the way to Immaculate Conception School.

    In the store, I saw a scruffy kid around 7, who asked the grocer, Orlando Marquez, for "a bag of George Gershwins."

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, April 11, 2018.