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Today's News

  • All-state volleyball splash

    One more set of accolades arrived like a Christmas present for the Robertson volleyball program, which made it to the Class 4A state championship match a second year in a row this past November.

    Four Lady Cardinals — Alianza Darley, Brandelyn Fulgenzi, Lauren Fulgenzi and Ashlea Lujan — were named all-state players by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association this week.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 24-30

    SUNDAY (Dec. 24)
    No varsity events scheduled

    MONDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

  • International 'Cutters'

    There wasn’t a huge cash reward or a set of diamond rings that went with Charlie Pacheco’s family “Team Cutters” victory in a recent international contest.

    In fact, when the Garita team of Pacheco and his father, Elmo, and his wife, Karen, won the International RATical Build-Off 2017, there was only some welding equipment and some car-audio speakers as prizes in Las Vegas, Nev., for winning the national contest earlier this fall.

  • West Las Vegas school gets national recognition

    For its second consecutive year of earning an A grade from the New Mexico Pubic Education Department, Union Street Elementary has been cited as National Title I Distinguished School. Its principal, Thomas Sanchez, announced the award at Wednesday night’s West Las Vegas School board meeting. 

  • Uncharted territory

    By Sean Weaver, N.M. Highlands University

    A discovery of jade necklaces in Costa Rica inspired a quest by a Highlands student to find evidence of a human settlement lost to history. 

  • City of Las Vegas trash pickup holiday schedule

    Submitted to the Optic

    Residential routes normally picked up Mondays and Tuesdays will all be picked up Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Have rollouts placed curbside on Dec. 27 by 7 a.m. Do not overfill your rollouts and do not put Christmas trees or ashes in rollouts.

    Dec. 27-29 (Wednesday-Friday): Commercial and residential routes will run their regular schedules.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

  • The best presents are given freely — not bought

    Christmas brings out the best and worst of our way of life. Crass consumerism runs rampant this time of year, as if owning things equates to happiness.

    If that was the case, then why are there so many miserable rich people?

    Sure, it’s the season of giving, but it’s also for getting. 

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 22, 2017

     HE’S REALLY UP THERE

    Las Vegas resident Jim Terr, the consummate satirist and promotor of the Meadow City, has jokingly tried to get Amazon.com to move some of its operations to THIS Las Vegas. 

  • Luna STEM students attend LANL workshop

    Luna Community College

    Six Luna Community College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math students attended the recent Los Alamos National Laboratory Regional Community Leader’s Update Tuesday at Northern New Mexico College in Española.