Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

  • Three from LV earn USA Today honors

    This week, Robertson’s Arjay Ortiz and Darian Duran and West Las Vegas’ Cassius Trujillo each raked in one of the more high-profile honors of the prep football season.

    All three were named to the USA Today High School Sports division all-state team for New Mexico. While the New Mexico High School Coaches Association recognizes all-state teams for each school classification, the USA Today honor is for all of the state, regardless of class.

    According to USA Today, the honor is based on on-field performance for this past season.

  • Hall pass for Maestas

    Longtime Highlands professor, coach, sports official and racquetball aficionado Ron Maestas was recently honored with selection to the 2017 class of the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.

    Maestas led the NMHU cross country team to an NAIA national runner-up finish, and he coached several runners to All-American status in the 1980s.

    As an official, Maestas has overseen contests in baseball, softball, wrestling and cross country. In 2014, he was inducted into the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame for his work in support of the sport.

  • Police seek help in locating vulnerable man

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Las Vegas resident who was reported missing by his caretaker on Dec. 5.

    Candido Lucero, 54, is blind in his left eye, and has a disability that limits his understanding of his whereabouts, according to Las Vegas Police Lt. Steve B. Pacheco.

  • A visit from the guy in red

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Ariella Lopez, who is blind, was one of many area children to receive at least one gift from Santa Claus and a team led by Las Vegas Police officers Saturday.

    The LVPD took in more than $3,700 this year in donations from businesses and organizations and delivered toys and a total of 46 turkeys to families in need.

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 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.


  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

    Monday, Jan. 1

    The 22nd Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Polar Bear Plunge takes place at Storrie Lake State Park at noon. There will be SCUBA divers, law enforcement, an ambulance, state park employees and media on hand. Admission is $5. After the plunge, ring in the new year with some hot chocolate and shop Las Vegas’ historic and merchant districts and antique shops.


  • LCC welding programs gets boost

    The Luna Community College Welding Program has helped produce many students become job-ready. 

  • Quitting ‘cold turkey’?

    Don’t most of us use expressions that mean nothing, that can’t really explain why those combinations of letters come to mean something we agree on but don’t always know why?

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.