Today's News

  • Que Pasa - May 23, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Memorial Day Surprise” by Theresa Martin Golding. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - May 23, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association, San Miguel County, New Mexico, hereby wishes to inform all interested parties of San Miguel County of the intent to file an application with USDA, Rural Utilities Service. The purpose of the application is to request financial
    assistance to improve the water system of El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association.

  • Settled, as it was before

    A recent ruling by District Judge Abigail Aragon finally puts to rest lingering questions about a costly agreement between the city of Las Vegas and Luna Community College. From our vantage point, the judge made the right call, especially since it all began as a city mistake.

  • Work of Art - Watching with a nude eye

    Two medieval beings chatted about the science of astronomy in the late 15th century.

    One marvelled, “The Renaissance is just barely beginning, and soon we’re supposed to become great painters, poets, scientists and philosophers, and already, scientists know the names of most of the planets. Without having traveled into outer space, how could anyone know these things?”

  • On to the next level

    Staying in shape.


    Working out.

    Getting mentally, physically and psychologically ready for the transition to college athletics and classes.

    In separate quick interviews Monday, Jamie Allen, Luke Aragon, Justin Bustos and Girard Maestas all said they had plenty of work on their agenda for the coming months, the summer of 2012.

    All four Robertson High seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level this coming fall.

  • Cowgirls head to outdoor nationals

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad will take the largest contingent in program history to this week’s NCAA Division II national championships in Pueblo, Colo.

    The Cowgirls enter the meet as the No. 5 ranked team in the nation and will have nine athletes competing in seven individual events and both the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays.

    Competition begins Thursday afternoon at the DeRose Thunderbowl on the campus of Colorado State-Pueblo.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 23, 2012

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Co-ed city league, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m., Abe Montoya Rec Center

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Hoops camps highlight summer slate

    Young basketball players have a number of chances to hone their hardwood skills this summer with a series of camps on the schedule.

    Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp
    For the past 10 years, former Mora standout Aaron Chavez has run a popular camp for youngsters ages 5-16 out of the Joseph Montoya Gym in his former hometown.

    But this year, Chavez — a coach at Bakersfield College in California — decided to do something a little different.

    He’s now dedicating a camp in honor of his cousin, the late Miranda Serna.

  • Judge tosses city lawsuit

    The long running dispute between the city of Las Vegas and Luna Community college over utility bills has finally been resolved, with a judge siding with Luna.

    The city filed suit against Luna last year seeking to recover $81,000 it said it was owed.

  • ‘Underdog’ Balderas touts his roots

    Some know him as the state auditor who has aggressively gone after waste, fraud and abuse, uncovering, among other things, a $3.3 million embezzlement scheme at one school district.

    To many others across the state Hector Balderas is the underdog who is trying to capture the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman.

    But to those in Wagon Mound and Mora and San Miguel counties he’s a native son who, despite  odds stacked against him, went out into the world and made his mark, becoming a prominent player on the state stage.