Today's News

  • Que Pasa - April 1, 2015

    • NMHU Women’s Center’s Open Mic Night, doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a discission followed by poetry reading from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Student Union Building theatre. All creative expressions and recital of other women’s works welcome.   
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.


  • Noticias - April 1, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Editorial cartoon - April 1, 2015
  • Raise GPA requirement

    Students attending a New Mexico college or university on the Legislative Lottery Scholarship should prepare themselves for yet another decrease in the funds awarded.

    The scholarship fund is in trouble because tuition has been increasing and because more students have been taking advantage of the program.

    The lottery scholarship has historically covered the full cost of tuition for qualifying students. Last year, the fund came up short, prompting the state to decrease the award given to students.

  • Work of Art: ‘I don’t appreciate it’

    Now please don’t start calling welfare agencies inquiring about the Trujillo family — at least not without letting me explain.

    You see, we raised three boys, and that translates to a lot of rough-housing. We made up games which we called “Pay-Dirt,” “Jump the Gun,” “Balance,”  “100 Percent” and “Bone Crusher.”

  • Cowboys get offensive in sweep

    Morgan McCasland smashed a home run and a double to fuel New Mexico Highlands’ 8-5 win over Colorado School of Mines in Sunday’s finale of a weekend baseball series at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys completed a four-game sweep of the Orediggers and climbed to the .500 mark at 13-13 overall. NMHU is 7-9 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Mines is 9-14, 4-12.

    Coming on in relief, pitcher Mike Chavez limited the Orediggers to one earned run on two hits and one walk in four and two-thirds innings. Chavez is 2-0.

  • WLV Invite: Area athletes win 13 girls’ events, 3 boys’ events

    The following are results of this past Saturday’s West Las Vegas Track and Field Invitational held at the Herrera Complex.

     1. St. Michael’s, 103.5
     2. Española Valley, 76
     3. Santa Rosa, 56
     4. Pecos, 53
     5. West Las Vegas, 51
     6. Santa Fe Prep, 36
     7. Robertson, 28.5
     8. Santa Fe Indian, 19
     9. Taos, 6
    10. Mora, 2


  • Two teens shot in drive-by

    Las Vegas Police have arrested and charged a man and a woman in connection with a shooting that left two teen-age boys wounded on Saturday.

    The shooting occurred at about 4:30 p.m. on University Avenue near Ilfeld Auditorium

    Styles Gold, 19, and Rene Maestas, 41, who both reside on the 1400 block of Eighth Street, are now facing multiple felonies. Through their investigation, police determined that Gold was the shooter and Maestas drove the vehicle.

    The boys, who are identified only by their initials in court filings, were treated and released.

  • A celebration of culture
  • City close to finalizing Storrie Lake agreement

    The city of Las Vegas and Storrie Project Water Users Association have come to a tentative agreement that would permanently increase the city’s water storage capacity by 2,300 acre-feet in exchange for $12 million.