Today's News

  • State football playoffs set

    The Class 4A state football bracket is out, and there were few surprises, particularly for Las Vegas' teams.

    Robertson (9-1 overall) was awarded the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye. The Cardinals followed their first loss of the fall -- a 33-27 setback against St. Michael's -- with lopsided wins over West Las Vegas and at Pojoaque Valley to wrap up the regular season.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017

    Send us Christmas events

    Thursday, Nov. 9 is the Optic’s deadline to submit Christmas calendar items to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com in order to appear in our Tradiciones special section. Events should be apart from regular religious ceremonies, described in one or two sentences and must be open to the general public.


    Wednesday, Nov. 8

  • Students of the Month: West Las Vegas Valley Elementary and Middle School

    Here are the West Las Vegas Valley Elementary and Middle School students of the month for October 2017. In the front row, from the left, are kindergartner Ariela Saiz, third-grader Luciano Ortiz  first-grader Sophia Cannone, second-grader Julissa Acosta and fourth-grader Angel Gutierrez. In back are sixth-grader Kasey Lopez, eighth-grader Israel Ortega, seventh-grader Nicholas Gibbs and fifth-grader Aaliyah Cruz.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Brotherly love is often acquired through time

    I remember being somewhat of a smart aleck as a kid. I, of course, lorded this attribute loudly —in any way that I could — to make my sweet brother Bill mad and angry with me.

  • State XC update: Runners in Rio

    RIO RANCHO -- Capping a big day for locals at the state cross country championships, West Las Vegas' "big three" of Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel and Mikah Paiz finished 1-2-3 individually in the 4A boys' race to lead the Dons to third place as a squad.

    It was also a historic day for the Pecos Panthers.

    After getting six runners in the top 10, the Pecos boys coasted to a repeat state title in 3A. Josh DeHerrera raced to an individual runner-up finish for the second year in a row.

  • Balderas expands generic drug price-fixing lawsuit

    Submitted to the Optic

    ALBUQUERQUE — This week, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and 45 other state attorneys general taking part in a wide-ranging multistate antitrust investigation of the generic drug industry today asked a federal court for permission to file a new complaint. 

  • NMHU jazz ensemble concert slated

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    The Highlands University Department of Music presents the university’s Jazz Ensemble in concert Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Theater, 800 National Ave.

  • Why charge for Las Vegas news?

    Recently, the Optic has received a number of questions about why we charge for our online content.

  • Solving the real problem

    From the Highlands President — by Dr. Sam Minner

  • Friday night football: Cards second, Dons third in district

    St. Michael's is the District 2-4A football champion.
    Robertson is district runner-up, and West Las Vegas third place.

    The hierarchy shook itself out Friday night in the regular season finales, as the Horsemen (9-1, 6-0) doubled up West Las Vegas (6-4, 4-2) by a 28-14 count at the Herrera Complex while Robertson (9-1, 5-1) beat up Pojoaque Valley 51-0 in Jacona.