Today's News

  • Lady Cards stun No. 1 Portales on the road

    With five seconds left in Friday night's game and her team trailing 45-44, Robertson guard Maria Barela fired up a prayer from well beyond the three-point line.

    Barela's long-range shot was right on target, stealing the lead from No. 1 Portales on the Rams' home court. The Robertson defense picked up at three-quarter court, preventing the Rams from advancing up the floor, and time ran out.

    Final score: Robertson 47, Portales 45.

  • Friday night hoops updates: Ben Lujan & more

    The West Las Vegas Lady Dons will play for the Ben Lujan Tournament girls' championship on Saturday evening in Jacona.

    West beat Penasco 51-46 in the semifinals Friday, improving to 6-1. The Lady Dons will meet tourney host Pojoaque Valley, which toppled Mora 60-19 in the other semifinal, at 6 p.m. Saturday.

    In other results from the Ben Lujan Tournament:

  • Las Vegas’ own YouTube star

    Jim Terr has received plenty of exposure for many of the videos he’s made through the years. His YouTube channel, jaimejaime, is closing in on two million total views.

    One recent has received particular interest — an invitation for Amazon to build a facility in or near Las Vegas — but Terr has been chipping away at the cybersphere of American politics and government for more than 10 years.

  • Meet Alice L. Wagoner

    Meet Alice Wagoner. 

  • City Schools accepts 90-day plan

    In its nearly four-hour meeting Thursday night, the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education discussed issues, took actions, accepted 90-day plan reports from the schools’ principals, recognized students in various events, honored district employees, and even made time for a dinner break.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 17, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 30 and Dec. 15:

    Jacob Patrick Mejillas, Apo Warrant,  San Miguel Magistrate Court / Adult Pobation.

    Alexandria L. Darley, Aggravated Driving Under The Influence, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Andres Gallegos, Resisting, Evading, Or Obstructing An Officer; Las Vegas Municipal Court / Santa Fe Magistrate / San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Don Cecilio September Students of the Month

    Here are the Don Cecilio Elementary School students of the month for September 2017:

    They are Larissa Martinez, Ami Madrid, Lily Arguello, Zamantha Hernandez, Janessa Williams, Jaylynn Rodriguez, Santiago Romero, Harold Santillanes and Bella Rose Martinez.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Ranch preparations for a long, cold winter

    Is it really almost December 1st as I write this? I will admit I don’t keep track of time vey well, and both September and October flew by rapidly, as in fast up here in the mountains this year.

    Back in the day, the ridgeline snowpack was already beginning to fill in, pack down and reflect the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountain sunrises that often are spectacular (as are the sunsets up here as well).

  • ‘Dreamland-ing’ in Wagon Mound

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced earluer this fall that the feature “Dreamland,” produced by Romulus Entertainment, Automatik Entertainment and LuckyChap Entertainment, would shoot principal photography in New Mexico, including some in the Wagon Mound area.

    Production was set to begin in mid-October through mid-November. 

  • 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