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Today's News

  • Santiago Aragon receives Michael Marr scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic
    Santiago Valentin Aragon, a 2013 Robertson High School graduate, as been selected as the recipient of the 32nd annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship. The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson High School student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 4, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The show-and-tell lion” by Barbara Abercrombie. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Sept. 4, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The Guidance and Counseling Program of New Mexico Highlands University is offering free counseling services to the community this semester. The counseling is provided by graduate students in the final phase of their training in the profession of counseling. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by a training professor of the program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointments, call 454-3564.

  • Partnership is good for city

    Congratulations to the city of Las Vegas and the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico for coming together to forge a partnership that we believe will benefit our community.

    The city has an animal shelter and a responsibility to deal with stray cats and dogs in our community. The Animal Welfare Coalition is a nonprofit organization that has dedicated itself to ensuring that animals in this area are treated humanely.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 4, 2013
  • Work of Art — It doesn’twerk

    If I have 11 pine nuts and I give you five, keeping six for myself, what do we have? We have a difference of a piñon.

    What if our differences concern not quantity but time? My wife, Bonnie, and I have radically divergent conception of time, which I will now explain.

    You see, I’m likely to say to Bonnie, “We haven’t seen Diana in two years,” to which my wife will reply, “It’s been more like 10 years.”

  • Repeat title for RHS

    For the second consecutive year, the Robertson girls’ soccer team captured the championship of the Rehoboth Christian tournament, which took place over the weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals didn’t allow a single goal in their three-match run, shutting out Hatch Valley 8-0, Navajo Prep 5-0 and host Rehoboth 4-0.

    Juniors Caitlin Diefendorf and Amber Yara scored two goals apiece and freshman Victoria Valdez added one in the win over Navajo Prep on Saturday morning. Sophomore Nicoletta Litherland and frosh Ruby Marquez split time at goalkeeper.

  • Isotopes end slate with win

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    METAIRIE, La. — Matt Angle hit a two-run home run into the hot tub at Zephyr Field and the Albuquerque Isotopes closed out the 2013 season Monday afternoon with a 4-3 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs.

    The Isotopes end the season with a record of 76-68, in second place in the PCL’s American Southern division, six games out of first place, and three games ahead of third-place Round Rock.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 4, 2013

    Wednesday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m, WLV field
    Volleyball
    • Mora Middle School volleyball vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Lovington, TBA, Lovington
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys vs. Grants, 4 p.m., RHS
    Volleyball
    • Pecos at Tucumcari tourney, TBA, Tucumcari

    Friday
    Football

  • Tying the knot - Dream comes true for local couple

    Joseph Lovato and Spencer Gallegos never thought the day would come in their hometown. Gallegos and Lovato were one of the six couples to pay a visit to San Miguel County Clerk’s office last week to obtain a same-sex marriage license.

    The two, both originally from Las Vegas, were married Thursday morning. For the two, it was a dream come true.