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Today's News

  • A measure of revenge: Lady Cards upset state champ Shiprock

    Through a quirk of scheduling, the Robertson girls’ basketball team got to play defending state champion Shiprock — the team that ended the Lady Cardinals’ state tournament run this past March — in the season opener Saturday

    This time, the game belonged to Robertson.

  • Cardinals rally past Portales, reach title game

    For the third consecutive season, the Robertson football team will play for a state championship.

    The third-seeded Cardinals rallied to beat defending 4A champion Portales 20-14 on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Portales overcame a 12-0 deficit and led 14-12 with 7:23 left in the third quarter.

    The Rams had a chance for a go-ahead score from inside the RHS 5 with nine minutes left, but a Wildcat-style direct snap to the running back was foiled, and Robertson took possession.

  • For those who bark and meow

    Angela Stell, the founder and director of the nonprofit helper organization NMDOG and a passionate supporter of animal welfare, paraded a dog around the ARTBark Animal Welfare Coalition annual fundraiser in the ballroom of Highlands’ Kennedy Hall last weekend.

    The dog, a female Bull Terrier named “Honor,” well-mannered and happy to be petted, is reminiscent of a canine counterpart, “Hubble,” a victim of severe abuse in Las Vegas. Hubble died in 2015.

  • Santa Fe Trail marker restored

    A small group of Bernal residents gathered on the morning of Veterans Day to restore a piece of history.

    A marker one of 19 across the state  was erected in 1910 by the New Mexico chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. It was damaged earlier this year when it appeared someone tried to relocate it, said Kerri Sedillo, a local resident.
    Sedillo, her husband, other community members, a New Mexico DAR official, and N.M. State Rep. Tomas Salazar, played their parts in its restoration.

  • Las Vegas native has inland assignment with Navy

    By Lt. Lauryn Dempsey, U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – A 2004 Robertson High School graduate and Las Vegas, New Mexico native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission at Strategic Communications Wing ONE.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Nikki Garcia credits her grandfather for influencing her decision to join the service.

  • Grassroots leaders meet in Santa Fe

    Submitted to the Optic
    SANTA FE — Acequias gathered for their annual statewide meeting, the Congreso de las Acequias, on Nov. 4 at Santa Maria de la Paz Parish Hall in Santa Fe. Acequias, also known as community ditches, are the centuries-old irrigation systems that provide water that supports thousands of acres of farms and ranches in New Mexico.

  • New Mexico in Brief, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Grandmother gets probation for DWI
    SANTA FE  — A Santa Fe woman was sentenced to three years of supervised probation after police say she drove while intoxicated with her 9-month-old granddaughter in a car seat dangling from an open car door.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports 65-year-old Bertha Boling was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and no contest to a child abuse charge.

  • The Nation In Brief, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Charges: Coach molested 125
    LANSING, Mich.  — A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.
    Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to digitally penetrating seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic, between 1998 and 2015.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Nov. 26, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 17  and Nov. 22:
    Nicholas S. Loomis, Bench Warrant Arrest, Las Vegas Municipal Court.
    Juan Martinez-Sandoval, San Miguel Magistrate Court / Adult Probation.
    Miguel T. Rodriguez, Traffic Offense, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Joseph A. Atencio, Aggravated Driving Under The Influence, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Angelina C. Lopez, San Miguel Magistrate Court / Bernalillo Metro Court, Battery, Bench Warrant Arrest,

  • Don't curse at the refs

    The Robertson High School football team has hosted five regular-season and two playoff games this fall. Each officiating crew has undoubtedly missed at least a few calls in each of those seven contests. 

    The next time a football game is played anywhere, officials are probably going to miss a few more calls. Let’s stop turning those situations into new, worse ones by cursing out the refs.