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Today's News

  • Early East-West basketball game set

    Robertson and West Las Vegas boys' basketball teams weren't supposed to play each other until mid-January, but they will meet for the first time on Saturday morning in Albuquerque.

    The Cardinals (0-3) and Dons (3-3) will play for seventh place in the Sundevil Invitational hosted by Sandia Prep; tip-off is set for 10 a.m. Robertson lost to Silver 69-37, and West lost to Valencia 67-56 in consolation bracket play Friday to set up their impromptu matchup this weekend.

  • Educated right here in town

    By Jesse Gallegos, Luna Community College

    About five months from now, Brittney Mares and JaMarcus Trujillo are set to receive bachelor of science degrees in biology from New Mexico Highlands University.

    The couple is thankful for the start they got at a local community college. 

  • N.M. senators, reps under scrutiny

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Limited safeguards against self-enrichment in the nation’s only unsalaried legislature are under scrutiny in the wake of a corruption trial and felony convictions against a former New Mexico state senator.

    Accused of using his position to profit from the sale of a state-owned building, former Sen. Phil Griego is awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty of fraud, felony ethical violations and other charges.

  • Assassin disguised himself to enter H.S.

    By Russell Contreras, The Associated Pres

  • Police: Abq. man fired handgun near Las Vegas park

    A man was arrested in the early morning hours of Nov. 19 for discharging a weapon in a residential part of Las Vegas.

    Johnny Angel Arias, Jr., of Albuquerque was arrest shortly after 1:45 a.m. after Las Vegas Police received a call about shots fired in the area, and at least one officer heard shots fired himself.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Deputies keep pulling over black agent

  • The Nation In Brief, Dec. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Racehorses killed in  Calif. fires

  • Small SweetHearts

    SweetHearts Cheer is a noncompetitive spirit group created by Andrea Southworth and Amber Wiese to bring community support to Highlands University, cheering at every weekend home basketball game in 2017-18.

    The group was created to support a good friend, Highlands mens basketball coach Craig Snow, with the hopes of boosting attendance.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

    Friday, Dec. 15

    The Letters to Santa are due for publication in the Dec. 22 issue of the Las Vegas Optic. Please bring your child’s letter in to 720 University Avenue, Suite B, or email attachments (in Microsoft word) to composing@lasvegasoptic.com.

    Friday, Dec. 15

  • Noticias, Sunday, Dec. 10, 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.