Today's News

  • West wrestlers earn split despite missing five

    Field enough of a team, and you give yourself a chance.

    That’s the lesson West Las Vegas’ wrestling program is learning this season.

    The Dons grapplers split a pair of duals on Wednesday evening, beating St. Michael’s and losing to triangular host Taos. They were missing wrestlers in five weight classes, meaning they gave up 30 points in forfeits in each dual.

  • Hoops roundup: Lady Cards win big at St. Mike's

    Alianza Darley, Maria Barela, Angelica Montoya, Jazmyne Jenkins and Brianna Roybal all scored in Robertson’s 22-6 first quarter Wednesday at St. Mike’s.

    The Lady Cardinals never looked back, hammering their district foes in an eventual 62-17 road rout.
    Robertson — ranked in the top three of Class 4A in both major ratings — improved to 15-3 going into the weekend.

    Tessa Ortiz’s bucket pushed the RHS lead to the quarter-century mark at 35-10, and it was 35-12 at the half.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 19-22

    FRIDAY (Jan. 19)

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Valley boys vs. El Dorado, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at UNM, TBA, Albuquerque


    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 5 and 7 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Thoreau, TBA, Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Marr Gym

  • Council approves refugee resolution

    After an off-and-on discussion that began more than six months ago, the Las Vegas City Council approved a resolution at Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting in support of the state's cities that can support refugees.

    By a unanimous 4-0 vote, the Council passed Resolution 18-04 by voting in favor of a consent agenda. A copy of the lengthy resolution, which calls for the city to symbolically support New Mexico cities that are better equipped to house refugees.

  • First major storm

    After one of the most delayed starts to winter in recent memory, the season came crashing through Las Vegas’ door Monday evening and into Tuesday morning.

    Freezing rain, rapidly dropping temperatures and snow Monday evening led to several wrecks along area highways, which included at least two fatalities, as well as a delay Tuesday morning for most area schools and government offices.

  • Nursing compact deadline Friday

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The Optic has contracted with the Santa Fe New Mexican to use their coverage of the 2018 State Legislature’s general session. Look for stories like these throughout this year’s 30-day session.

  • 2018 State Legislature: Senate elects majority whip

    By Steve Terrell, The Santa Fe New Mexican

  • 'LCC Matters'

    Luna Community College students Iliana Garcia, Jovanna Gastelum, Savannah Ruiz, Chavela Colio and Dontae Robertson sport Luna Community College t-shirts with the hashtag #LCCmatters during a recent gathering.

    The idea behind the #LCCmatters campaign is to reinforce and strengthen all stakeholders’ belief the college is important to the community.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

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