Today's News

  • In Brief, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Rep. Nick Salazar to retire

  • Qué Pasa, Nov. 24, 2017

    Friday, Nov. 24
    Contestants are being sought for the Merry Christmas Pageant scheduled for Dec. 9. The deadline to enter is Nov. 24. The contest is open to boys ages 6 months to 5 years and girls 6 months to 12 years. Entry forms available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center or the Carnegie Library. Sponsored by the Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization. Call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-6848 for information.

    Sunday, Nov. 26

  • Noticias, Nov. 24, 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.

    • 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.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news, Nov. 24, 2017


    Many of us had plans to watch pro football games on Thanksgiving Day. If we have a favorite team, we can usually think of an unsung star who doesn’t get much limelight.

  • Luna trustees hear from students

    Amid a nearly full hall in the Student Services building Tuesday morning, four members of the Luna Community College Board of Trustees heard concerns and frustrations during a special meeting.

    Questions focused on what it and LCC administration was doing, and how it was going to make its case to retain accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. In its Nov. 8 letter to Luna Interim President Ricky Serna, HLC cited five areas in which the school is in non-compliance.

  • Dons hoopsters beat Bosque

    West Las Vegas boys' basketball won 80-51 Tuesday night at Bosque Prep on Albuquerque's west side.

    It is the first win for the Dons (1-1) under new head coach Clyde Sanchez, who took over for David Bustos.

    The Dons lost their season opener 83-59 at Lovington on Saturday. They were missing players who were helping the WLV football team battle Robertson in a state playoff game back in town.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

  • Thanks to a world that's 'wide enough'

    It's that time of year when America gives thanks. It's my favorite holiday of the year, and for good reason.

  • We’ve got spirit — yes, we do

    In the week leading up to the West Las Vegas High School football team’s Nov. 3 regular-season finale against St. Michael’s, the school handily won KRQE-TV’s online Spirit Stick contest.

    The Dons received more than 20,000 votes in the contest, easily outpacing St. Michaels and the other two schools involved that week, Pojoaque Valley and Atrisco Heritage.

  • LCC culinary skills on display at event

    By Jesse Gallegos, Luna Community College

    Luna Community College hosted a Leadership New Mexico Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 2 at its media arts and theater building. Over 50 leaders representing 19 cities from throughout New Mexico were in attendance.