Today's News

  • Weather - May 10, 2017


    HIGH 59° / LOW 39°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    6 a.m. to 7:55 p.m.


  • Concert to benefit Kilgen pipe organ restoration

    Submitted to the Optic

    Our Lady of Sorrows Church will be the site of a special concert scheduled at 6 p.m. on Friday, as present-day musicians strive to help preserve one of the community’s historic musical treasurers. The fundraiser (for restoration of the 1885 Kilgen pipe organ at Our Lady of Sorrows Church) will draw on the talents of University of New Mexico Chamber Singers and Orchestra for a special performance with James Yeager serving as organist, and Kristin Ditlow directing.

  • Que Pasa - May 10, 2017

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    “Flower Power” sale sponsored by the Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance will take place in the back yard of Indigo Theater on Bridge Street. The sale includes annual and perennial garden plants, tomatoes, and herbs. The sale takes place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and if plants are still available Saturday.

  • Noticias - May 10, 2017

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    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Sanctuary not the problem

    The following editorial was published in the Denver Post on May 1.

    Last week’s arrest of Arturo Hernandez Garcia in Denver sent an awful and chilling message across the land, even after his temporary reprieve this week. We hope members of Congress are listening.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 10, 2017
  • Work of Art: License renewal woes

    Previous columns have detailed my family’s experiences during our travels since our retirement from teaching. We opted not to buy fancy cars or houses and instead put some funds into travel.

    Of course, the fact that our oldest son, Stanley Adam, moved to Denmark with Microsoft several years ago, took himself a Copenhagen bride and sired two daughters has something to do with where and how often we travel.

  • State champs! RHS girls win fourth in a row; boys back on top, too

    Dynasty? You know it.

    For the fourth consecutive year — and the fifth time overall — the Robertson girls’ tennis team captured a state championship this past weekend in Albuquerque.

    The Lady Cardinals beat Mesilla Valley Christian for the second year in a row in the finals. This time it was a 5-2 tally, and Robertson had the trophy in hand after singles with five wins.

  • Marrujo, Garcia race to titles

    Mora’s Natalia Marrujo and Pecos’ Julian Garcia took home two state championships apiece from this past weekend’s Class 2A-3A state track and field championships hosted by UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

    Marrujo ran first in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs and was 1.01 seconds behind the winner of the 800-meter run, finishing second in that race. The two state titles go with the individual Class 1A-2A state cross country championship she won in November.

  • Dons, Cards out

    Mora is the Las Vegas area’s last hope for a state baseball championship this spring.

    The Rangers, who play in the Class 1A-2A quarterfinals on Wednesday in Rio Rancho, have a solid chance as a projected top-four seed under coach Manuel Benavidez.

    Pecos, a state runner-up in 3A last May, and both Las Vegas teams were eliminated in their respective first-round contests this past week.

    The No. 8 seed Panthers lost 17-3 to visiting Tularosa this past Wednesday in Pecos.