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Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.

  • One hundred years — minus one day

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” Words of wisdom spoken by great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. I have a plaque on my desk here at home that reminds me of this daily.

  • Silver Alert issued for Ribera woman

    Las Vagas Optic reports

    The New Mexico State Police are asking the public's assistance in locating a Ribera-area woman who went missing Thursday.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 11-17

    SUNDAY (Feb. 11) 
    No varsity events scheduled

    MONDAY
    Basketball

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym (RESCHEDULED from Friday, Feb. 9)
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 3:30 p.m., WLV
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    TUESDAY
    Basketball

  • Roundup: Foul trouble hampers Cowboys; Cowgirls just shy

    Foul trouble slowed NMHU’s men in a 90-82 loss to Westminster (Utah) on Thursday night at the Wilson Complex.
    Jacob Holland fouled out, and three other key players had four fouls apiece by game’s end.

    Both sides had a good shooting game, and the Cowboys made 15 3-pointers, with Adrian LaFleur swishing five treys in six attempts and finishing with a team-high 18 points.

  • Ortiz could be dual threat for Highlands

    A chance to compete for a meaningful role — not the mere comforts of familiar surroundings — is what drew Arjay Ortiz to choose New Mexico Highlands as he continues his education and football career.

    Ortiz, the Robertson senior who led the Cardinals to its third consecutive appearance in the Class 4A state championship game this past fall, officially signed with NMHU on Wednesday morning.

    An All-State pick in football, he is a leading scorer for the basketball team.

  • Peaceful, easy feeling: Pavlic to join Eagles

    Once he visited the campus of Chadron State College, there was no turning back for Brooks Pavlic.

    The Robertson senior offensive lineman said the place just felt like home.

    On Wednesday, Pavlic made it official that he will be attending school at the Chadron, Neb., university and playing on the line for the Eagles this coming fall.

  • Highlands football adds to roster

    New Mexico Highlands Cowboy football has announced the following commitments from Wednesday’s national signing day.

  • Reflections of Company C

    By Maurilio Vigil, Special to the Optic

    The story is the first in a multi-part series. Part two can be found here: goo.gl/mkUDeP

    Frank Belisandro “Billy” Rodriguez was not feeling particularly patriotic or overly “gung ho” to be a soldier on Sept. 16, 1940, when he decided to enlist in the New Mexico National Guard.

  • Driver of pickup truck cited

    The driver of the truck that crashed into a Douglas Avenue building on, Feb. 1, injuring two female pedestrians, has been cited for careless driving by Las Vega Police.

    According to police reports, Russell Ritchie, 53, of Springer, was trying to park his GMC truck at 715 Douglas Ave., but instead of using the brake, he accidentally hit the gas pedal.

    The truck jumped the curb and struck Clynn Finnegan, 73 of Las Vegas, and Annette Baca, 46, also of Las Vegas.