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Today's News

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

    Thursday, Oct. 12

    The 19th annual enchilada dinner to fund Mustard Seed grants to nonprofit groups in Las Vegas and the surrounding area will be held in the Flamingo Room at the Hillcrest Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the First United Presbyterian Church office (1000 Douglas Ave.), from Dr. Em Krall or at the door. For information, contact the church office at 505-425-7763.

    Thursday, Oct. 12

  • Noticias, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@ lasvegasoptic.com.

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Monday, Oct. 9, the court and all other San Miguel County offices will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017.

  • Does the City of Las Vegas have enough police officers?

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Years of debate have taken place between the City of Las Vegas and and its police department over what constitutes proper police staffing. The Optic decided to not only include some numbers from departments in similar-sized cities around the region, but also got feedback from police chiefs and other city officials about how they determine the proper amount of police to hire.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Money flowing to Pearce coffers

    SANTA FE — Republican Congressman Steve Pearce says his campaign for governor has raised more than $1 million in less than three months.

    Pearce said in a news release Thursday his campaign has received money from at least 930 contributors ahead of 2018 primary and general elections. The Pearce campaign has not yet made public its list of contributors and other detailed financial information due Monday at the Secretary of State’s Office.

  • The Nation In Brief, Oct. 6, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Dannon cuts ties with Panthers QB

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, is cutting ties with spokesman Cam Newton following what the company perceives as “sexist” comments the Carolina quarterback made to a female reporter.

    Company spokesperson Michael Neuwirth released a statement Thursday saying it was “shocked and disheartened” at the former league MVP’s behavior and comments toward Jourdan Rodrigue, a Charlotte Observer reporter.

  • State quiet on origins of proposed school science standards

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Education Department won't explain the origin of changes to the state's public school science standards that omit all references to climate change caused by human activity.

  • Volleyball: Lady Dons show progress in road win

    After falling 25-18 in the opening set, West Las Vegas’ volleyball team knew how critical game two was to their chances of beating Taos on the road Tuesday night.

    A 31-29 Lady Dons win in a dogfight second set tied the match at one set apiece. Brianna Maes served an ace for set point. The hard-won momentum stayed on West’s side, as the team won 25-21 and 25-16 to clinch victory for the third time this fall.

    West Las Vegas improved its record to 3-8 this fall under first-year head coach Felix Flores.

  • Weekend football previews: Dons back in action

    Both West Las Vegas and Santa Fe Indian enjoy winning records as they get ready to meet on the gridiron Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    Coach Adrian Gonzales’ Dons are coming off a bye week and looking to pick up where they left off, having trounced Pojoaque Valley 52-0 two weeks ago in Jacona. West (3-2) has gotten a good measure of balance from its offense.

    Antonio Bustamante is averaging 84.8 rushing yards a game, and he leads the team in touchdowns with 13, including 11 via the ground game.

  • Soccer: Cardinal boys conquer St. Mike’s

    Bruised and battered after a series of physical encounters on the soccer pitch, the Robertson Cardinals found themselves facing an always-tough St. Michael’s bunch on the road Tuesday in Santa Fe.

    This time, smart team defense paved the way to a Robertson win. The Horsemen (5-5-2) scored a first-half goal when Justice Johnson fed Wesley Reynolds. But Robertson didnt allow any other scores and were the more active outfit — putting 10 shots on goal.