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Today's News

  • Interior secretary makes his first visit to San Miguel county

    From Las Vegas Optic reports

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first visit to San Miguel County over the weekend, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

    Zinke was joined by Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Martin Heinrich on Saturday as they toured the 16,000-acre Sabinoso Wilderness, located between Las Vegas and Mosquero. The only site in the federal government’s wilderness preservation system that is legally inaccessible to the public, the Sabinoso is surrounded on all sides by private property.

  • World news, Aug. 1, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Venezuelan prisoner: ‘Resist’

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Supporters of Leopoldo Lopez have a released a video he taped a week before state security agents whisked him back to a military prison. It shows the opposition leader calling on Venezuelans to be firm in resisting President Nicolas Maduro. He also announces that his wife is pregnant.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

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  • Reflections of the West exhibit opens Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University presents the art exhibit, Reflections of the West, featuring artists such as nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt, with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
    The free exhibit, which coincides with Las Vegas Heritage Week, is in the university’s Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. It continues through Aug. 28.

  • Reflections of the West exhibit opens Friday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    New Mexico Highlands University presents the art exhibit, Reflections of the West, featuring artists such as nationally known sculptor Duke Sundt, with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
    The free exhibit, which coincides with Las Vegas Heritage Week, is in the university’s Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave. It continues through Aug. 28.

  • Que Pasa - August 2, 2017

    8.3.2017
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association at 49 Mira Sol Road in the Ojitos Frios Ranches subdivision. The public is welcome to attend.
    8.5.2017
    SATURDAY

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • WLV meeting for players, parents Aug. 8

    From Las Vegas Optic reports
    There will be a mandatory parent and athlete meeting for all parents and athletes competing for the West Las Vegas Schools at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 in the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.
    This meeting is mandated by the New Mexico Activities Association, said Richard Tripp, WLV athletic coordinator.
    Questions can be directed to Tripp, at 505-426-2517 or 505-429-5617.

  • Saloon Shots earn trip to national 9-ball tournament

    Submitted to the Optic
    A Las Vegas-based pool and billiards team, the Saloon Shots, has earned a shot at the upcoming American Pool Association World Championships Tournament in the other Las Vegas (Nev.) later this month.

  • Prodigal pitchers lead Cubs

    Former Albuquerque Isotope pitcher Eddie Butler came back to haunt his old club on a blustery Monday night at The Lab.
    Butler, who pitched for the Isotopes each of the last two summers, struck out five and limited Albuquerque to one run on six hits and one walk through a start that lasted five innings. That helped his current team, the visiting Iowa Cubs, take a 5-3 verdict over the Topes.

  • Roybal inducted into New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor

    The name Cindy Roybal is a household name when it comes to girls’ basketball. The longtime head girls basketball coach has led her teams to numerous state championships spanning her 40-year coaching career at both high school and college level. Roybal, a Pecos native, was inducted into the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.

    “It is surreal, it is unbelievable,” Roybal said during an interview following the ceremony. “I thought they were going to wait until I passed away.”