Today's News

  • They searched in ‘vein’

    Work of Art

    Although it’s now a few days past Halloween, the subject of ghosts, goblins, gore and blood are still relevant.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

  • Being president requires enjoying politics

    By Mark Shields, co-host of the PBS NewsHour and formerly of Inside Washington and CNN’s Capital Gang.

    On the consensus list of the most significant American presidents following George Washington, there is a common trait. Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Harry Truman -- each of these great leaders was first a very good politician who actually enjoyed politics.

  • Candy and Costumes

    Between decorating homes, trick-or-treating,  a city event in the Las Vegas Plaza Park and many other activities, San Miguel County children created a lot of new memories this Halloween.

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  • In Brief, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Man sentenced in baby’s death 

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico man was sentenced to 30 years in prison and must register as a sex offender after he was convicted in the rape and death of his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter.

  • Jail Log, Nov. 5, 2017 Optic

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 28 and Nov. 3:

    Lovette Gomez, Aggravated persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Brenda Lucero Gonzales, Las Vegas Municipal Court Warrant.

    Jason Romero, driving on suspended / revoked license, Mora County Magistrate Court.

  • What are the questions you ask?

    Just a Thought ... By Rick Kraft

    Sometimes the answer is in the questions that you ask. What questions do you ask? What do your questions reveal about you?

    Maybe you know it all and don’t need to ask questions. Probably the most dangerous among us are those who don’t ask questions.

  • Lady Cards win district tourney, No. 2 seed at state

    As projected, the Robertson volleyball team has earned the No. 2 seed in this week’s Class 4A state tournament.

  • State football playoffs set

    The Class 4A state football bracket is out, and there were few surprises, particularly for Las Vegas' teams.

    Robertson (9-1 overall) was awarded the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye. The Cardinals followed their first loss of the fall -- a 33-27 setback against St. Michael's -- with lopsided wins over West Las Vegas and at Pojoaque Valley to wrap up the regular season.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

    Send us Christmas events

    Thursday, Nov. 9 is the Optic’s deadline to submit Christmas calendar items to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com in order to appear in our Tradiciones special section. Events should be apart from regular religious ceremonies, described in one or two sentences and must be open to the general public.


    Wednesday, Nov. 8