Today's News

  • West, Mora teams shine in Shootout

    Although Robertson’s good fortune didn’t carry over to the following day’s football game between the schools, the Lady Cardinal basketball team got the weekend off to a strong start by vanquishing Ruidoso 75-28 Friday evening.

    The road win, Robertson’s second in as many games this young season, moved the team to 2-0 going into a scheduled Tuesday game at Class 3A Santa Rosa.

    Alianza Darley scored 13 of her team-high 24 points in the second quarter as the Lady Cardinals grew a 19-5 advantage to a 47-20 halftime cushion.

  • College basketball: Highlands open RMAC slate

    Five Cowboys scored in double digits Saturday night as New Mexico Highlands fell 91-79 against nationally ranked Fort Lewis at the Wilson Complex. The Cowboys, who lost the previous night to Adams State, fell to 5-3 overall and 0-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Jordan Jones led Highlands against the Skyhawks with 17 points, and Chris Lewis had 15. Nmamdi Okoro (12), Mike Nwabuzor (11) and Jacob Holland (11) also scored in doubles.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 6-8

    WEDNESDAY (Dec. 6)
    • Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLV
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley

    • Robertson, West Las Vegas boys at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Capital City tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Pecos girls vs. Mesa Vista, 6:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

  • Heartbreak in Cardinal country: Ruidoso wins state title, 57-54


    One minute and seven seconds.

    That’s how much time it took to turn elation to heartbreak for Robertson football fans on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, where the visiting Ruidoso Warriors pulled out a 57-54 win in the Class 4A state championship game.

  • Intercepted: Plan to smuggle drugs into Detention Center thwarted by LVPD

    Six men were recently booked after an investigation revealed attempts to smuggle into drugs into the San Miguel County Detention Center by soliciting the help a food service contractor — and the sewing skills of an inmate’s mother.

    A Las Vegas Police Department investigation determined a scapular — a type of religious necklace — was used to try to smuggle strips of Suboxone, a Schedule V narcotic used to treat opioid dependence, into the jail.

  • Birth at Alta Vista highlights return of Labor & Delivery Unit

    When baby Julius greeted the world on Nov. 22, not only did he bring joy and relief to his family, but he introduced Las Vegas to the re-openng of the Labor & Delivery Unit at Alta Vista Regional Hospital.

  • Jail Log - Sunday's Optic, Dec. 3, 2017

     The following indviduals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 23 and Nov. 29:

    Sharise L. Herrera, Felony Warrant Arrest, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Loren Padilla, bench warrant arrest, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Sandoval, district judge, out on medical leave

    Court and county personnel are adjusting to having one fewer judge to hear cases locally after Fourth Judicial Court Judge Matthew Sandoval went on medical leave this week.

    Sandoval was taken to an out-of-area hospital recently for an unknown period of time. Not much information is available about his condition or prognosis, but those affected by his absence seem to be preparing as if Sandoval might not return to the bench for some time, if at all.

  • Valley essay contest winners

    West Las Vegas Valley Elementary and Middle School recently recognized Cancer, Violence & Drug Prevention Awareness Month in October with an essay contest.

    The winners were Charlotte Gallegos, Ben Sandoval, Gabriella Salinas, Isaiah Ortiz and Ezekiel Gallegos.

  • Memorial Middle School Honor Roll, Nov. 6

    Seventh Graders

    Carrillo, Estrella E

    Gallegos, Isaiah Robert

    Harris, Kristalynn C

    Leger, Trey J

    Martinez, Alexia M

    Medina, Corazzon

    Mello, Eduardo William

    Montano, Tomas J