Today's News

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017


    Football: City youth league games TBA Soccer n LVYSL games, 1:30 p.m., UWC fields, Montezuma


    Footbal: West Las Vegas (B) vs. Moriarty, 5 p.m., Herrera Complex. Soccer: West Las Vegas girls (B) at Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Albuquerque.

    Volleyball: Memorial Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS; Valley Middle School at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora.


    Golf: West Las Vegas Invite, TBA, Gene Torres Golf Course.

  • The Cowgirl Way: NMHU student-athletes earn recognition

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Two hard-working Highlands University women athletes have earned Cowgirl Way scholarships.

    Joedy Quintana, a 400-meter hurdler for the track team, and Andrea Medina, a defender for the soccer team, both received $500 scholarships from Southwest Capital Bank.

    Quintana is a junior from Sapello majoring in biology. She maintains a 3.0 GPA. Medina is a junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, majoring in forestry. She maintains a 3.7 GPA.

  • For RHS teams, mixed results vs. Taos

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Musa Doumbia scored twice and Deleon Rodriguez once to lift Robertson (4-3) to a 3-2 win over Taos (1-7-2) on Thursday evening in one of the key tests of the district boys’ soccer schedule.

    There’ll be bigger tests, with St. Mike’s and Santa Fe Prep lurking. But the win, which included assists from Brandon Larrañaga and T.J. Trujillo, had clear value for Robertson’s resumé.

  • Go Fish —Sept. 24, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catch of the week

    Clayton Lake: Aaron Earle of Clayton caught a 12.2-pound channel catfish Sept. 16. He was using chicken liver.

    Fishing report, Sept. 19

  • Poll shows refugee support

    By Bob Pearson, Special to the Optic

    The world is facing the greatest refugee crisis since the end of World War II. The number who have had to flee their countries is over 22 million — half of whom are children.

    What do people in Las Vegas think that the U.S. should do about this problem?

  • NMHU honors: Luisa Pacheco

     NOTE: This is the latest in a series of profiles of six 2017 Highlands University people being honored this month by as part of the school’s Homecoming celebration.

    Luisa Pacheco, a psychology junior and accomplished musician, was chosen for the 2017 Forever Cowboy Student Award. Pacheco, 19, is on the fast track to graduate in May 2018.

    The Las Vegas, New Mexico native and 2015 Robertson High School graduate entered Highlands as a sophomore, thanks to taking advantage of dual credit courses. She traces her interest in psychology to childhood.

  • Museum presenting educational, after-school programs

    Submitted to the Optic

    The City of Las Vegas Museum, in partnership with the Recreation Center, is launching a weekday community outreach program series this week.

    The museum will find guest speakers with important messages, and the Abe Montoya Recreation Center will provide a hosting location with good parking and room for a large audience.

    The programs allow those agents to educate the public on important issues, while providing the public an opportunity to meet those people who normally work behind the scenes.

  • The Nation In Brief, Sunday, Sept. 24

    The Associated Press

    Senate health care bill nearly dead

    WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Panel seeks crime solutions

    ALBUQUERQUE — A group of New Mexico lawmakers is scheduled to hold another meeting as they search for legislative solutions to reforming the state’s beleaguered criminal justice system and curbing crime in one of its most populated areas.

    The bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform subcommittee will be meeting next week in Albuquerque. Co-chair Sen. Sander Rue says the crime wave has turned into an ocean of crime for Bernalillo County.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 24, 2017 Optic

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21:

    Aaron Salazar, 33, failure to appear, San Miguel District Court. Deangelo Rodriguez,24, probation violation, involuntary detention, adult probation.

    Apolinario Gonzales, 34, revoked conditions of release. San Miguel District Court.