Today's News

  • RHS grad Yara wins twice for Highlands wrestling

    With help from a former Robertson High School state champ, NMHU wrestling won one of four duals to resume its schedule over the weekend at the Tracy Borah Duals in Gunnison, Colo.

    The Cowboys lost to Findlay 36-12 and Air Force 32-18 in a pair of morning duals. They rebounded to beat Simon Fraser 28-22 before closing with a 21-17 loss to Newberry.

    Jack Gaylor (125 lbs.) and Reis Humphrey (149) scored pins in the opener vs. Findlay.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 10-12

    WEDNESDAY (Jan. 10)

    • Mora boys (A,B) vs. Robertson, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Marr Gym
    • Pecos JV boys and JV girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Pecos


    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tourneys, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos girls vs. Monte del Sol, TBA, Sanchez Gym

  • Highlands to examine more cuts, tuition hikes

    Increasing enrollment and potentially decreasing funding from state appropriations are the ongoing challenge of universities everywhere.

  • Saturday hoops updates: Panthers, Rangers in NRG final

    Saturday basketball scores and notes:

    Northern Rio Grande boys championship: Pecos 91, Mora 54. Panthers repeat as boys' NRG champs. Pecos led 46-25 at halftime.
    NRG girls third place: Mora 37, McCurdy 36.
    NRG girls fifth place: Pecos 46, Escalante 36.

    Sandia Prep Sundevil Invite, third place: Robertson girls 51, Sandia Prep 15.

    West Las Vegas girls 63, Hot Springs 25. Lady Dons scored game's first 30 points.

    NMHU men 84, South Dakota Mines 56. Cowboys (11-4, 6-3 RMAC) win fifth straight and sixth of last seven.
    South Dakota Mines women 71, NMHU 55.

  • Police: Man fired gun at vehicle

     A Las Vegas man was recently arrested on several charges after Las Vegas Police say he fired a handgun at a moving vehicle during a fight.

    Marcos A. Lucero, 27, was arrested Dec. 23 after he fired a handgun at a vehicle fleeing the Enchanted Hills Mobile Home Park, located on Seventh Street near Hacienda Home Centers and Walmart of Las Vegas.

    A warrant affidavit shows police believe Lucero got into a fight with at least one other male and it escalated, with Lucero pulling a weapon and firing it.

  • Friday night hoops updates: Pecos, Mora to clash in boys' NRG final

    Friday night scores and notes:

    NMHU men 75, Black Hills State 62.
    Black Hills State women 72, NMHU 61.

    West Las Vegas boys 55, Santa Rosa 53.

    Portales boys 60, Robertson 54.

    Sandia Prep Sundevil Invite: Moriarty girls 63, Robertson 51; Lady Cards to play Sandia Prep for third place on Saturday.

    Northern Rio Grande tourney: Penasco girls 51, Mora 36; Rangerettes to play McCurdy for third on Saturday.
    NRG: Pecos boys 80, Escalante 50; Panthers advance to final vs. Mora on Saturday night.
    NRG: Mora boys 76, McCurdy 61; Rangers advance to final vs. Pecos.

  • Here are some of our top 2017 stories — what were yours?

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Here are five of the top Optic stories from 2017, in no particular order, based on impact to the community, direct reader feedback, Google analytics and website and social media traffic.

    What do you think were the most important stories we covered in 2017? Send your feedback to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    MainStreet wins grant contest for firehouse

  • City acquires permanent water storage

    The City of Las Vegas has finalized its water storage agreement with the Storrie Project Water Users Association.

    The amended agreement was approved by the city’s governing body on New Year’s Eve.

    The amended agreement gives the city 800 acre-feet of perpetual storage in Storrie Lake, at a price of $4 million.

    The original agreement with the SPWUA was for purchase of 2300 acre-feet at a price of $12 million.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Jan. 7, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 28, 2017 and Jan. 5, 2018:

    Cruz M. Gallegos, Municipal Court Warran,  Magistrate Court Warrant, Aggravated Assault Upon Peace Officer (2 Counts), Santa Fe District Court.

  • Snapped to success

    Three Luna Community College students have earned Snap-On certification on the car brake lathe.

    The students are Isaiah Gallegos, Jasmine Gallegos and Johnny Pino.

    They are certified to use pro-cut on the car brake lathe, which will allow them to resurface the brake rotors while on the vehicle without their having to remove them.

    LCC automotive instructor Gene Sandoval said these students will be the first of many who hope to become certified in the months and years ahead.