Today's News

  • A special gift from Walt Disney

    The recent PBS program on the life of Walt Disney was a real and fun surprise that I watched. Sweet Brother Bill and I grew up with Mickey Mouse, way back in the late 1940s.

  • Ahead of schedule

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team took on an especially tough week of practice recently, with the self-ascribed “Beastie Girls” pushing themselves beyond the norm physically and mentally.
    As the dust settled and everyone retreated to their homes, Gabriella Montoya asked her coach for a ball so she could get some extra reps in.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - September 27, 2015

    n Las Vegas YAFL games
    n NMHU women vs. Western State, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    n Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches
    n NMHU at Johnson & Wales, 1 p.m., Denver

    n Robertson boys vs. Questa, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    n West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    n West Las Vegas girls JV vs. Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex

  • This week’s games

    n Washington at N.Y. Giants

    n Cincinnati at Baltimore, 11 a.m.
    n New Orleans at Carolina, 11 a.m.
    n Oakland at Cleveland, 11 a.m.
    n Atlanta at Dallas, 11 a.m.
    n Tampa Bay at Houston, 11 a.m.
    n San Diego at Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    n Jacksonville at New England, 11 a.m.
    n Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 11 a.m.
    n Indianapolis at Tennessee, 11 a.m.
    n San Francisco at Arizona, 2:05 p.m.
    n Buffalo at Miami, 2:25 p.m.
    n Chicago at Seattle, 2:25 p.m.

  • West volleyball stops Bernalillo

    Bernalillo made some real noise for the first two sets Thursday night, but West Las Vegas never quite let the Lady Spartans have the last word.
    The Lady Don volleyball team won in three, 25-19, 25-22, 25-12, to move to 6-1 under head coach Eric Zamora.
    Jenika Padilla’s kill put an end to a first set in which West stayed just enough ahead to keep fans at Gillie Lopez Gym alert.

  • Two charged in Hubble case

    Hubble, the emaciated dog whose plight galvanized animal lovers around the state and prompted city officials to step up how they handle animal abuse and neglect cases, has died.
    NMDOG, the Rio Rancho nonprofit that was paying the veterinarian bills for Hubble, announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that he had died.
    “RIP our Hero Dog HUBBLE,” the organization posted. “I am so sorry Village ... but I am without words. Please allow us some time to grieve.”

  • Robertson High School Retro
  • Enrollment down slightly at Highlands main campus

    Officials at New Mexico Highlands University received both good and bad news on enrollment recently.
    The good news is that total enrollment at Highlands for the fall semester that’s under way is up by 23 students, an increase of less than 1 percent. The bad news is that enrollment on the main campus is actually down slightly, with 24 fewer students attending the Las Vegas campus, a drop of roughly 1.1 percent.
    “I’m pleased we are up a bit overall on headcount,” Highlands President Sam Minner told the Optic on Thursday.

  • Duran seeks delay in court proceedings

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    The attorney representing embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran declared her client’s innocence Wednesday and defended her decision to ask a judge for more time to mount a defense.
    Attorney Erlinda Johnson has filed a request seeking to push back a deadline next month for filing motions in the case and a preliminary hearing that’s scheduled for late October.

  • Que Pasa 9-25-15

    1:30 p.m.
    Robertson High School parade will take place starting at 5th Street and Friedman. Parade lineup starts at noon. Later that evening the Robertson High School football team will square off the Jaguars of Capital High School at Veterans Field at Cardinal Stadium.
    7 p.m.