Today's News

  • McCaffrey photography exhibit reception Saturday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents an exhibit, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! — Photographs by Joe and Martha McCaffrey, with an artists’ reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Kennedy Hall Gallery.

  • Que Pasa - April 17, 2015

    • NMHU’s Jazz Ensemble in concert starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at Student Union Center Theater. $5 and students free with ID.

  • Noticias - April 17, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are at 6 p.m. every third Thursday in Faith Hall.

  • Judo taking hold in Vegas

    Taking up any type of martial arts may be intimidating for a lot of people.

    Whether it’s the physical exertion and mental discipline required or the prospect of engaging in hand-to-hand combat that spooks some folks, it would seem not to be an activity for everyone.

    Or is it?

    Bob Bell, a sensei who oversees local judo classes with the help of instructor Christian Montaño, contends that judo is something many people — of varying ages, backgrounds and existing physical activity levels — can learn and enjoy.

  • New coach building with frosh

    “We want our players to win on the field, we want our players to win in the classroom, and we want our players to win in the community.”

    It’s first-year New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Jeff Mills’ mantra as he tackles what figures to be a challenging construction project starting with camp this spring.

  • District races shaping up

    Several Robertson softball players shared top billing for their team’s emphatic 20-7 rout at district foe Taos on Tuesday evening.

    Pitcher Samantha Pino limited Taos to three hits.

    She had plenty of run support from the Lady Cardinal offense. Ashlea Lujan smashed two home runs to finish 4 for 4 at the plate. Kendra Duran pushed her season home run total to 10 with two long bombs in going 3 for 4. And Alicia Jaramillo also was 3 of 4 in what has been a fine senior campaign.

  • Luna teams still alive for playoffs

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Both the Luna Community College and baseball and softball teams remain in the hunt for postseason play.

    In baseball, the top four of 10 teams in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference advance to the postseason and the top six of eight teams in softball advance. Currently, both the baseball and softball teams are in sixth place.

  • Elite meet
  • Last mile
  • Go Fish - April 17

    Fishing report, April 14

    Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows for crappie. Fishing was good using jerk baits, swim baits, worms and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits, jerk baits, spinners and grubs for white bass. We had no reports on other species. Surface water temp in the mid to high 50s.