Today's News

  • Rams topple Cards in state championship game

    PORTALES -- The Robertson Cardinals' undefeated season came to an end Saturday in the Class 4A state championship football game, as Portales won 43-14 at Greyhound Stadium.

    The Rams (12-1) were the No. 2 seed in the playoffs but got to host the final because Robertson had hosted the teams' most recent postseason meeting, a semifinal last November won by the Cardinals.

    For Robertson (12-1), it was a  second straight appearance in the state championship game. The Cardinals hadn't lost since the 2015 final at Hatch Valley.

  • Helping victims - Justice center here to help

    Corinne Dominguez found herself in an abusive marriage when she was 19. She sought the help of the church, but to no avail, and she eventually filed for divorce 11 months after her wedding.

    “It was pretty brutal,” she said. “My divorce was a like a year-long process.”

    Dominguez often questions how someone you love can turn into one’s worst nightmare, and wondered what  did wrong to get black eyes?

  • NMHU Dean awarded $2.9M grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students will have more support to complete bachelor’s degrees in science and technology disciplines and math education, thanks to a $2.9-million U.S. Department of Education grant.

    The five-year grant is designed to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who enter the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM, as well as secondary education math teachers.

  • MainStreet needs your help

    Submitted to the Optic

    Leveo Sanchez has issued a “Challenge Grant” of $10,000 to support MainStreet de Las Vegas and invites the Las Vegas community to participate.

  • Another Perspective: Is city water enhancement program dying?

    By Bob Wessely

    Numerous questions about Las Vegas’ Water Enhancement Program have been raised at City Council meetings and elsewhere over the past six months. Clear answers have not been forthcoming. We hope the problem is simply poor communication vehicles, not that unpleasant facts are being deliberately hidden.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Home is where …

    By Beth Urech

    Last year I began my Christmas column with “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” I added that here I can see the stars from my back porch. All I have to do is look up.

    Since then we have moved from Ninth to Seventh Street. I can still see the stars, and now it’s from my very own front porch. The first porch I have ever owned — attached to a sweet little bungalow, of course.

  • Officials set to repackage radioactive waste

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Isolated in a temperature-controlled storage area at one of the nation’s premiere nuclear weapons laboratories, dozens of containers of radioactive waste similar to one that ruptured in 2014 remain under 24-hour surveillance, awaiting treatment so they can be stabilized and disposed of.

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that treatment of the 60 containers is expected to begin next spring following a series of safety assessments and upgrades to the building where the work will be performed.

  • Court upholds conviction

    The Associated Press

    CLOVIS — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Clovis man, who was sentenced to life in prison for the 2007 killing of his mother’s boyfriend.

    State Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that Albert Jose Ramirez will remain in prison after the court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division by affirming the murder conviction.

  • The Medal of Freedom

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Chicago Tribune and was originally published on Nov. 23.

    Think of a president of the United States as the world’s most powerful fanboy — or, someday, fangirl.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 4, 2016