Today's News

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

    Friday, Oct. 20

    A Zhikr, or Sufi ceremony of remembrance, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Buena Vida Therapy building at 601 Lincoln St. in Las Vegas. There is no charge; all are welcome. Donations for relief efforts of Puerto Rico will be accepted. For information, call 505-429-4344 0r 505-426-5087.


    Friday, Oct. 20

  • Cards rally past St. Mike's, one win from title

    Surrounded by defenders, Musah Doumbia blasted the game-winning goal from the left flank with 1:47 left, lifting Robertson to a stirring 4-3 comeback victory over St. Michael's on Thursday at RHS Field.

    The Cardinals (13-6 overall, 10-1 in district) can win the district title outright Saturday against Santa Fe Prep.

    Thursday's contest seemed well in hand for the home team after a 2-0 lead, but the Horsemen scored three straight goals to grab control with 7:15 left.

  • Noticias, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. 

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

    • The Alcoholics Anonymous local hotline is 505-425-3577.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct.20, 2017


    We applaud the Luna Community College Board of Trustees for deciding to hire a proffessional search firm in its effort to bring in a new permanent president. It’s understandable many will be skeptical of the board, especially when it’s only making statements and has yet to complete a truly fair president hiring process in recent years, but it’s a great start.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Oct. 20-22

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Los Alamos/Rio Grande, TBA
    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Westminster, noon, Salt Lake City
    • NMHU at Chadron State, TBA, Chadron, Neb.

    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 11 a.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • West Las Vegas at Rio Grande, 9 a.m., Albuquerque

  • Redbird boys soccer has shot at district title

    When Santa Fe Prep comes to town on Saturday morning, a district boys’ soccer title could be on the line.
    That’s because Robertson stunned the Blue Griffins 4-0 on Tuesday in Santa Fe, pulling into a tie with Prep for the top spot in the district standings. (RHS was to host St. Michael’s on Thursday in another contest that will have considerable impact as well; check lasvegasoptic.com for the latest updates.) Going into Thursday, both Robertson and Prep had just one district loss apiece, meaning must-watch soccer for the last games of the regular season.

  • Key weekend in district football race

    Now the high school football schedule gets interesting.
    Along with top-ranked Robertson, West Las Vegas and St. Michael’s are riding high in the rankings and carry 3-0 records in District 2-4A going into the weekend. Losses at RHS and to St. Mike’s have taken some wind out of Taos’ sails, but the Tigers remain a dangerous team on the rise. All four will be in town Friday night for the most interesting District 2-4A gridiron weekend of the regular season.

  • Lady Dons soccer closes with two wins

    Last fall, West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer program measured progress by how many goals it allowed against particular opponents in otherwise lopsided affairs.
    This year, it’s a little different.
    The Lady Dons finished their regular season with back-to-back wins, the latter a 3-2 triumph over Hope Christian’s junior varsity on Tuesday afternoon at the Herrera Complex. Beating the Huskies is a first for the team.
    Briana Marquez, Cameron Sandoval and Savannah Montoya scored the goals for West in an action-packed first half.

  • RHS boys golf punches state ticket

    The Robertson boys golf team is going to state.
    Taos’ Josh Fambro continued his hot streak on the golf course this year, winning the boys’ individual title at the West Las Vegas Invitational on Tuesday at Gene Torres Golf Course.
    But he had some company — with Robertson’s Noah Gonzales coming within two strokes of the winning score.
    Fambro shot a 68, while Gonzales had a 70 amid idyllic conditions — high temperatures around 70 with little to no wind.