.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

    Monday, Jan. 1
    The 22nd Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Polar Bear Plunge takes place at Storrie Lake State Park at noon. There will be SCUBA divers, law enforcement, an ambulance, state park employees and media on hand. Admission is $5. After the plunge, ring in the new year with some hot chocolate and shop Las Vegas’ historic and merchant districts and antique shops.

    Thursday, Jan. 4

  • An international show

    Courtesy of Gwen Albers
    United World College students Noah Taylor, Franco Martin Salinas, Adama Diagne, Radia ElHallam and Jang Belche were set to be part of an annual winter concert scheduled to be held earlier this month in the castle dining hall.

    The evening was set to feature the Latin, Silk Road and String ensembles; jazz and contemporary musical improvisation; African Chorus and soloists.

    The free performance was open to the public.

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from Thursday, Dec. 28

    Scores and notes from the 64th Stu Clark Tournament, day one of three, Thursday, Dec. 28:

    Bernalillo 60, St. Pius X 44. The Battle of 528 turned into a one-sided affair, as Bernalillo stayed unbeaten at 12-0. Turnovers hurt the Sartans early, and the Spartans took advantage, going up 19-5 in the first quarter. Pius rallied, closing within 28-20 at the half. But another strong start to a half for Bernalillo led to a 53-25 spread going into the fourth.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Dec. 29, 2017

    GIMMIE SOME WATER
    Eddie Money was ostensibly on the lam when he wrote his 1979 song, but here we are, staying put, without measurable rain in some time. The whole Southwest is dry: Thursday was Albuquerque’s 84th consecutive day without precipitation; for Roswell, it was the 70th; for Las Vegas, Nevada, it was day 105.

  • The year in politics and culture

    Oh, what a year it has been.

    Political upheaval overtook us in January. In New Mexico, Democratic majorities in both Houses united the legislature against our Republican governor, while nationally, Donald Trump was being sworn in as our 45th president, thereby upsetting every applecart on the national political scene.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

  • Three from LV earn USA Today honors

    This week, Robertson’s Arjay Ortiz and Darian Duran and West Las Vegas’ Cassius Trujillo each raked in one of the more high-profile honors of the prep football season.

    All three were named to the USA Today High School Sports division all-state team for New Mexico. While the New Mexico High School Coaches Association recognizes all-state teams for each school classification, the USA Today honor is for all of the state, regardless of class.

    According to USA Today, the honor is based on on-field performance for this past season.

  • Hall pass for Maestas

    Longtime Highlands professor, coach, sports official and racquetball aficionado Ron Maestas was recently honored with selection to the 2017 class of the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.

    Maestas led the NMHU cross country team to an NAIA national runner-up finish, and he coached several runners to All-American status in the 1980s.

    As an official, Maestas has overseen contests in baseball, softball, wrestling and cross country. In 2014, he was inducted into the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame for his work in support of the sport.

  • Police seek help in locating vulnerable man

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Las Vegas resident who was reported missing by his caretaker on Dec. 5.

    Candido Lucero, 54, is blind in his left eye, and has a disability that limits his understanding of his whereabouts, according to Las Vegas Police Lt. Steve B. Pacheco.

  • A visit from the guy in red

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Ariella Lopez, who is blind, was one of many area children to receive at least one gift from Santa Claus and a team led by Las Vegas Police officers Saturday.

    The LVPD took in more than $3,700 this year in donations from businesses and organizations and delivered toys and a total of 46 turkeys to families in need.