Today's News

  • Looking Back - Nov. 23, 2016

    Monday, Nov. 21, 1966 — The Rev. Msgr. George V. Rieffer installed the newly elected officers of the I.C. Ladies Altar Society during a Society meeting at the home of Mrs. William Houston. Officers installed were Mrs. Joe S. Torres, re-elected president; Mrs. Steve Franken, vice president; Mrs. Robert Johnsen, secretary; and Mercedes Gutierrez, secretary.

  • Students of the month - Nov. 23, 2016
  • Welcome station added to Small Business Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Small Business Development Center at Luna Community College and the Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host a Small Business Saturday welcome center on Nov. 26.  Small Business Saturday is anchored between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The SBDC and Chamber of Commerce are encouraging locals to Shop Small on this day to support our local businesses.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 23, 2016

    Nov. 25
    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Merry Christmas Pageant on Saturday, Dec. 10. The contest is open to boys six months to five years and girls six months to 12 years. The contestants will compete in personality in holiday wear, beauty in formal wear, and photogenic. Entry deadline is Nov. 25. For more information, contact Philip Ortiz at 718-6848.

    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • What we’re thankful for

    In just 24 hours, most of us will be with family and friends enjoying a delicious turkey dinner and thinking about what we are most grateful for in our lives.

    Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because it’s built around spending time with those in our lives who mean the most to us and taking a moment to think about the blessings in our lives.

    As we prepare to celebrate another Thanksgiving, the Optic’s Editorial Board would like to wish you a wonderful holiday and to share some of the things we’re grateful for.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Nov. 23, 2016
  • Work of Art: Grateful for avoiding pedestrian

    I came close to creating another obituary for the Optic as I drove downtown on Hot Springs Boulevard Thursday night.

    I proofread all the obits after La Gente Editor Mercy López places them on the page. Thus, it’s safe to say we have a long-time vested interest in what appears on the Optic’s page three.

    On Hot Springs, as one approaches the Behavioral Health Institute, the speed limit drops from 45 to 35. I slowed down and soon noticed a woman close to the middle of the street.

  • Thanksgiving football

    Riding a 14-0 head start they’d gained in the opening quarter, the Robertson Cardinals stayed in front throughout their 34-22 win over visiting Ruidoso this past Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    As a result, Robertson stayed unbeaten at 11-0 and advanced to a Class 4A state football semifinal against Hatch Valley.
    Hatch is the last team to have beaten Robertson — in the 2015 state championship game last December. The rematch kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Cowboys outgun Mustangs

    The game was in Silver City, but James Healy’s shooting was pure gold.

    Healy scored a career high 27 points and swished seven of 14 attempts from three-point range this past Friday to lead New Mexico Highlands to a 77-70 win at Western New Mexico.

    The Cowboys broke into the win column for the first time in three tries. Their next game is a rematch against the Mustangs on Nov. 29 at the Wilson Complex.

  • West to host shootout

    West Las Vegas tips off basketball season with the Brian Gallegos Memorial Shootout this Friday and Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons, who finished their 2015-16 campaign as state runner-up in Class 4A boys’ hoops, will host 3A state semifinalist Pecos along with Clayton and the junior varsity team from Class 6A Cleveland.

    On the girls’ side, the round-robin event features the Lady Dons as well as Sandia Prep, Santa Rosa and Eunice.

    West’s boys were to host Bosque Tuesday.