Today's News

  • Time running out on N. Korea

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (Fla.) Daily News.

    It’s as if North Korean President Kim Jong Un is doing one of those Verizon commercials repeatedly asking the rest of the world, “Can you hear me now?”

    If there were any doubt before, the answer now that North Korea has successfully test-fired a missile capable of reaching the interior of the United States is “Oh yes, we hear you now. And we don’t like what we are hearing.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 9, 2017
  • Work of Art: What’s opposite of fiction?

    Back in fifth or sixth grade at Immaculate Conception School, Sister Mary Espantosa ran us through the reading curriculum by telling us that books are generally divided into two classes: fiction and non-fiction. We’d wonder: Is that all? Either it’s fiction or it’s not?

  • Cowboys in RMAC cellar

    About to kick off his debut season as New Mexico Highlands University head football coach, Marty Fine can at least look forward to laboring unburdened by high expectations.

    The Cowboys were picked to finish in the cellar of the 11-school Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference gridiron ranks this coming season, according to a preseason coaches’ poll.

  • RMAC football: Wolves again lead the pack in predictions

    RMAC and Optic reports

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado State-Pueblo sits atop the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football preseason coaches’ poll for the fifth consecutive year.

    The ThunderWolves have been a preseason favorite since 2013. In a four-year span, the Pack has won three RMAC championships (2013, 2014, 2016) and an NCAA Division II national title (2014). CSU-Pueblo garnered 93 points and four first-place votes in this year’s coaches poll after finishing the 2016 season 8-2 in the RMAC and 8-3 overall.

  • WLV, Pecos cheer champs recognized

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Several New Mexico state championship teams from the 2016-17 school year hailed from northeastern New Mexico. With the start of school approaching, a few of them are already gearing up for another season.

    Coach Isabel Cavazos and her West Las Vegas cheer squad, as well as coach Jessica Flores and Pecos’ cheerleaders, are among the first to jump back into the fray. West won state in Class 1A-4A co-ed cheer, while Pecos took the title for Class 3A cheer at the state spirit competition this past March

  • Volleyball camp

    A weeklong youth volleyball camp got under way at Robetson High School's Mike Marr Gym on Monday.

    The camp, presented by Fulgenzi and other coaches and players from the program that finished as Class 4A state runner-up last November, drew about 100 participants who are entering the second through the seventh grades.

  • Close call for Baby Cakes

    Eury Perez drove in the game-winning run with two out in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday, lifting New Orleans to a walk-off 6-5 win over visiting Albuquerque.

    The Isotopes lost for the fourth time in the past five games, sliding to 57-58 — two games out of first place in the division race. Salt Lake won Monday, ending a four-game skid to improve to 59-56.

  • NMHU on national list for moving up ladder

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University is one of the leading colleges in the country for boosting its students’ social mobility, according to the Brookings Institution.

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

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

    First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

    Comedor Soup Kitchen will offer a second evening meal at the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall on the Plaza. Join us Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 4 p.m. for a hot meal and good company. Fresh produce and bread often available, as well as food pantry bags.