Today's News

  • City manager’s wreck did not require drug testing

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The City of Las Vegas has responded to requests for information about an August vehicle accident involving City Manager Richard Trujillo.

    While leaving his home to inspect the impact of storms on Aug. 6, Trujillo struck a family member’s vehicle with the city’s 2015 Chevy Impala he was driving, but the damage was only to a tail light and fender.

  • Historic railroad depot in West Texas faces demolition

    By Ronald W. Erdrich, Abilene Reporter-News

    SNYDER, Texas (AP) — The Depot has reached the end of the line.

    "We felt like we've done everything we can, already," said Drew Bullard, chairman of the Scurry County Historical Commission. "We went through a very intensive process and we just couldn't get it done."

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

    Friday, Oct. 20

    A Zhikr, or Sufi ceremony of remembrance, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Buena Vida Therapy building at 601 Lincoln St. in Las Vegas. There is no charge; all are welcome. Donations for relief efforts of Puerto Rico will be accepted. For information, call 505-429-4344 0r 505-426-5087.


    Friday, Oct. 20

  • Cards rally past St. Mike's; can win district Saturday

    Surrounded by defenders, Musah Doumbia blasted the game-winning goal from the left flank with 1:47 left, lifting Robertson to a stirring 4-3 comeback victory over St. Michael's on Thursday at RHS Field.

    The Cardinals (13-6 overall, 10-1 in district) can win the district title outright Saturday against Santa Fe Prep. Match time is 10 a.m.

    Thursday's contest seemed well in hand for the home team after a 2-0 lead, but the Horsemen scored three straight goals to grab control with 7:15 left.

  • Noticias, Friday, Oct. 20, 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. 

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

    • The Alcoholics Anonymous local hotline is 505-425-3577.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct.20, 2017


    We applaud the Luna Community College Board of Trustees for deciding to hire a proffessional search firm in its effort to bring in a new permanent president. It’s understandable many will be skeptical of the board, especially when it’s only making statements and has yet to complete a truly fair president hiring process in recent years, but it’s a great start.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Oct. 20-22

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Los Alamos/Rio Grande, TBA
    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Westminster, noon, Salt Lake City
    • NMHU at Chadron State, TBA, Chadron, Neb.

    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 11 a.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • West Las Vegas at Rio Grande, 9 a.m., Albuquerque

  • Redbird boys soccer has shot at district title

    When Santa Fe Prep comes to town on Saturday morning, a district boys’ soccer title could be on the line.
    That’s because Robertson stunned the Blue Griffins 4-0 on Tuesday in Santa Fe, pulling into a tie with Prep for the top spot in the district standings. (RHS was to host St. Michael’s on Thursday in another contest that will have considerable impact as well; check lasvegasoptic.com for the latest updates.) Going into Thursday, both Robertson and Prep had just one district loss apiece, meaning must-watch soccer for the last games of the regular season.

  • Key weekend in district football race

    Now the high school football schedule gets interesting.
    Along with top-ranked Robertson, West Las Vegas and St. Michael’s are riding high in the rankings and carry 3-0 records in District 2-4A going into the weekend. Losses at RHS and to St. Mike’s have taken some wind out of Taos’ sails, but the Tigers remain a dangerous team on the rise. All four will be in town Friday night for the most interesting District 2-4A gridiron weekend of the regular season.