Today's News

  • Editorial Roundup - May 15, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Lebanon (Pennsylvania) Daily News on freedom of speech:
    I take my freedom of speech straight up — no mixers; no chasers; not shaken; not stirred.
    We forget, in our world where everything is “the biggest,” ‘’the best,” ‘’the greatest ever” that not every strong statement is mere hyperbole to be ignored.

  • Editorial cartoon - May 15, 2015
  • Just a Thought - To the class of 2015: Bend history

    By Rick Kraft

    The energy, the excitement, the enthusiasm is always amazing. Flashing cameras and flowing tears. Family and friends, some of who have traveled great distances, anxiously awaiting the ceremony. High school seniors finishing their 12th year of schooling, about to gain their independence. Excited teenagers all dressed up in their caps and gowns ready to make the rite of passage on to life’s next challenge.

    Graduating from high school is a big deal. Seniors, congratulations!

  • Another perspective - Why I call San Miguel County home

    By Harold Garcia

    I was born and raised in northern New Mexico, but it wasn’t until about 30 years ago that I felt like I was really home.

    That was when my parents moved my brothers and me to San Miguel County to be closer to the wilderness. My mother grew up in southern Colorado and wanted her children to have the same incredible outdoor experiences that she had.

  • Back in the high life - For Robertson tennis, building champions a true team effort

    This past winter, when Warren Fulgenzi Jr. and sister Brandelyn found themselves joining father Warren in switching schools from Santa Fe High to Robertson, the move didn’t come without mixed feelings.

    Having to uproot and leave their friends, classmates, teachers and teammates behind wasn’t easy.

  • State golf: Quintana 4th

    Consistent effort despite variable conditions led Joedy Quintana back to fourth place in this week’s Class 1A-4A state golf championships.

    The West Las Vegas senior and other participants weathered cool temperatures and gusty wind that generally drove scores upward Tuesday, the second day of the two-day tournaments, at The Canyon Club in Albuquerque.

  • State brackets unfold

    Las Vegas Optic

    No. 14 seed Pecos stunned No. 3 Capitan Wednesday afternoon at Rio Rancho High in the second round of the Class 3A state softball tournament. The Lady Panthers won 20-6 and advanced to play Rehoboth Christian, a 15-9 winner over McCurdy.

    Pecos baseball saw its strong 2015 campaign come to an end Wednesday morning in the Class 3A state tournament quarterfinals. The fourth-seeded Panthers (18-11) lost 15-3 to fifth-seeded Mesilla Valley Christian (13-7) at Lobo Field in Albuquerque.

  • Free hoops clinic Saturday at HU

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team and head coach Brianna Finch are pleased to announce a free basketball clinic for boys and girls, age 6-13, at the Wilson Complex on Saturday.

    The camp will run from 9 to 11 a.m.

    “We are excited to offer a basketball clinic for boys and girls, ages 6-13 years, and all skill levels,” said Finch.

  • Youth Soccer - May 15

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Peru vs. Italy, Field 1; USA vs. Russia, Field 2; Chile vs. Croatia, Field 3; Greece vs. Mexico, Field 4

    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    France vs. Portugal, Field 1; Germany vs. Switzerland, Field 2; Belgium vs. Spain, Field 3; England vs. Norway, Field 4; Colombia has a bye

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 15, 2015

    • State tournaments, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • State tournaments, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • Class 4A-6A state championships, 8 a.m., UNM Track Complex, Albuquerque

    • State tournaments, Albuquerque