Today's News

  • Editorial: Give all voters a say

    We’re not sure of the measure’s prospects for success this legislative session, but we nevertheless applaud Reps.

    Antonio Maestas, D-Albuquerque, and Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, for attempting to open up primaries in New Mexico.

    The two lawmakers have introduced a constitutional amendment to open Democratic and Republican primary elections in this state to all voters. Under the system currently in place in New Mexico, only Democrats and Republicans can vote in their respective primary elections.

  • Work of Art: Let them keep their licenses

    Here’s hoping my auto insurance provider doesn’t read this column, lest the Trujillo family graduate to a higher rate bracket.

    Let me explain:

    Unlike some whose names appear often in the Optic’s jail log, I have been issued only four traffic tickets in my long life.

    One was for rolling a stop sign on Mills, way back in 1955, when making my morning delivery of the Denver Post. My mom and I delivered that massive newspaper every morning to homes and a sprinkling of businesses

  • Looking Back - Jan. 27, 2016

    Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1966 — Pedro V. Gallegos, from Villanueva, was named as a community representative by Sargent Shriver, director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Gallegos was one of 28 representatives of the National Advisory Council made up of residents in areas served by anti-poverty programs. Gallegos is chairman of the San Miguel County Land Use Road Planning Committee.

  • Weather - Jan. 27, 2016


    HIGH 47° / LOW 19°

    Sunny, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    7:04 a.m. to 5:23 p.m.



    HIGH 53° / LOW 26°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    7:04 a.m. to 5:24 p.m.



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  • Noticias - Jan. 27, 2016

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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 27, 2016


    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The Robertson High School Dream Makers team will host a blood drive in honor of six-year-old Ayana Jaramillo, who is currently battling AML Leukemia. Anyone interesting in donating may contact Elicia Trujillo at 718-6619 or Judith Trujillo at 505-617-6015. Donors are asked to wear orange in support of Jaramillo.

    11 a.m.
    DWI Planning Council will meet at K-Bob’s at 1803 Seventh St. in Las Vegas. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda Cruz at 425-7998.

  • Cowgirls win first RMAC game

    Michelle Traynham swished two go-ahead free throws with three seconds left to lift New Mexico Highlands to a 51-49 verdict over Adams State Friday night in Alamosa, Colo.

    The clutch foul shots helped the Cowgirls snap a losing skid that had reached 14 games, and it gave them their first win in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this winter.

  • Redbirds fourth in Trinidad tournament

    With Johnathan Trujillo and Bradlee Jordan winning their weight classes and Joseph Paul Griego also reaching the finals, Robertson came away with fourth place in this past Saturday’s Gene Gagliardi Invitational in Trinidad, Colo.

    West Las Vegas and Pecos finished 14th and 16th, respectively, out of the 21 schools represented in the tournament.

    Coming up on Friday and Saturday is the Cardinal Classic, which draws many of the state’s wrestling teams to Mike Marr Gym for one of the last grappling events of the regular season.

  • Three straight for RHS girls, Pecos boys

    Jazmine Jenkins led three Robertson girls in double figure scoring Saturday as the Lady Cardinals won a matinee game with Thoreau.

    Jenkins scored 20 of her 26 points in the second half as Robertson turned a 34-33 halftime deficit into an 80-65 victory at Mike Marr Gym.

    Samantha Montaño (20 points) and Alianza Darley (15) joined Jenkins in double digits. Angelica Montoya had 8, Rachele Portillo 5, Hannah Lopez 4 and Brandee Fulgenzi 2.