Today's News

  • Dulcey Amargo - Let the games begin

    We’ve got so many phrases that refer to games and our human penchant for competition, but the Greeks, in the sixth century, started something that has become much bigger than they ever imagined.

    I’m referring to our modern-day phenomenon, online games.  Curious, I did an online search of the term, which revealed that more than 500,000 apps are available for online gamers. These games are a far cry from the boxing, running, wrestling, equestrian, etc., games that the Greeks offered in their heyday.

  • Nuestra Historia - ‘Who is on trial?’

    District Attorney Luis Armijo’s role quickly receded at Carl Magee’s trial in June 1923, and the young Armijo limited his participation to jury selection.
    Once a jury was seated, the special prosecutors took over, with former attorney general O.O. Askren taking the lead.

  • Triathletes brave Storrie Lake

    Highlights of the 2012 Storrie Lake Triathlon, held this past weekend at Las Vegas' Storrie Lake State Park:

    1. Randy Arriola, 28, 2:02:01
    2. Richard Sena, 38, 2:09:59
    3. Clay Moseley, 42, 2:10:15
    4. Scott Kimbrell, 27, 2:12:17
    5. Brandon Wells, 32, 2:13:54
    6. Chris Werth, 29, 2:14:58
    7. Justin Newcomer, 32, 2:16:56
    8. Marty Moriarty, 39, 2:18:26
    9. Justin Drummond, 42, 2:18:37
    10. Nathaniel Kiser, 42, 2:18:40
    11. Tom Fraser, age unknown, 2:19:00

  • Back-to-back Champs!
  • Mora, WLV, Hobbs prevail

    Two of the three tournament champions from the recent Cowgirl Basketball Camp for prep teams hail from the Las Vegas area.

    NMHU head women’s coach Tiffany Darling said the camp featured 200 games in three days at several venues in town.

    Mora’s Rangerettes took first in the small-school varsity category. West Las Vegas Lady Dons won the JV division. Hobbs Lady Eagles won the large-school varsity competition.

  • North-South baseball in town

    The Class 1A-3A North-South All-Star baseball games are in town this weekend, bringing many of the state’s premier prep sluggers and hurlers from the Class of 2012 to the Meadow City.

    Game one ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. Friday at Brandt Park, home of the nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys. The best-of-three series continues with a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • Youth soccer sign-up begins

    Submitted to the Optic

    Registration for the fall 2012 season of the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is now open.

    To register online, parents may go to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or visit Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street during business hours. Registration deadline is July 31.

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization and is seeking help in continuing to maintain a quality league. 

  • Go Fish - June 29, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
    Clayton Lake: June 22, Mikie Montoya of Clayton caught a 9-pound walleye. He was using a spinner.

  • Mora County Notebook - County, State Land Office sign memorandum

    Mora County Commissioners attended the 76th annual New Mexico  Association of Counties earlier this month in Las Vegas. County Manager Tomas Sanchez was also in attendance.

    It was a busy three days for the commissioners and county managers. and presenters of the workshops. People from all over the state of New Mexico converged on Las Vegas for the gathering of the counties.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The Mansard style of roofing

    Well, the older I get, the more I realize how many opportunities I’ve missed…mainly, the opportunities to visit with those who were much older than I, and who knew so much local history.