Today's News

  • Weekend roundup: Lady Cards win bracket in Santa Fe tourney

    A 3-0 run through the Silver bracket of this past weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Santa Fe doubled Robertson volleyball’s win total.

    The Lady Cardinals and head coach Stacy Fulgenzi are 6-0 as they gear up for another weekend tournament — this one at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque.

  • On Parade

    Hundreds of spectators lined the streets of Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 14 for the West Las Vegas Homecoming parade.

    The week included a 48-0 shutout of Albuquerque Academy in Friday night’ Homecoming football game.

  • A Walking Tribute

    Highlands University softball players marched in their school's Homecoming parade Saturday with a tribute banner for Danielle Cordova, a Bernalillo-area student-athlete who was a freshman on the Cowgirl team when she died in a car accident in April. Thousands of area residents watched or participated in Saturday’s parade.

  • Las Vegas man charged with his eighth DWI

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Las Vegas man was charged with driving while intoxicated for the eighth time, along with an assortment of other charges, after he tried to avoid a sobriety checkpoint and took New Mexico State Police on a brief chase.

    Police say Arsenio Anaya, 53, of the 4600 block of El Llano Road, was traveling northbound on Highway 65, toward Montezuma, in a vehicle with no license plate at about 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

  • No boundary changes for two N.M. national monuments

    By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press

  • In Brief - Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

    Staff and wire reports

    Plaza, Bridge Street to be closed Sunday

    A salute to military personnel will involve a closure of the Las Vegas Plaza this weekend. The fourth annual Salute to the Troops, an entertainment event that inlcudes the music of Darren Cordova, will be held at Historic Plaza Park on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bridge Street and Plaza Park will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

    Science teaching garners criticism

  • NMHU honored alumni: Reid receives spirit award

    NOTE: This is part of a series of profiles of the eight 2017 Distinguished Alumni being honored this month by Highlands University as part of its Homecoming celebration.

    Early Thursday mornings before he begins his Las Vegas clinic, John Barlow Reid III works with the sports trainers at Highlands, helping evaluate, treat and make recommendations for injured Cowgirl and Cowboy athletes.

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Sept. 20 2017

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

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

    9.20.2017 WEDNESDAY

    7:30 p.m. September Songs, a recital featuring tenor vocalist Marcos Vigil and pianist Ronald Maltais, will be performed in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom on the Las Vegas Plaza. Tickets are $20 per person and available at the Plaza Hotel and Las Vegas Arts Council.

  • Dons honor their football heritage

    West Las Vegas honored the following former Dons football coaches as part of its homecoming celebrations: Sam Caputo, Gillie Lopez, Ernie Abreu, Frank Herrera, Jimmy Ortiz, Victor Sanchez, Nick Trujillo, George Marquez, Will Jaramillo, Ray Pino, Darrel Ray, Joaquin Garcia, James Esquibel, Mike Maldonado, Mike Ulibarri, Robert Alarcon. Several of the coaches made it to the parade and to the game on Friday.