Today's News

  • A work of Art: ‘More muscle over here’

    It’s unsettling to see so much unrest in an institution that has been dear to us. I watched a clip of a lot of tussling on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus at the time the university’s president, Tim Wolfe  and a chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, resigned their jobs in response to complaints by students at the mostly-white university.

  • Looking Back Nov. 18, 2015

    Friday, Nov. 12, 1965 — American Legion Post 24 burned the mortgage on the American Legion property north of Las Vegas near the rodeo grounds. The mortgage has been completely paid off. At the ceremony were Legionnaires Ned Winston, J. Harvey Brown, Commander Sammy Martinez, Max Sandoval, Dale Gerdeman, George Lingnau, John Carlson and Seth Gray.

  • Weather Nov. 18, 2015


    HIGH 52° / LOW 23°

    Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the morning.

    6:39 a.m. to 4:52 p.m.


    HIGH 52° / LOW 29°

    Sunny, with a high near 52. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night -
    mostly clear, with a low around 29.

    6:40 a.m. to 4:52 p.m.


  • Call for scripts issued by Nat Gold Players

    Submitted to the Optic

    Nat Gold Players has issued a call for original scripts for 10-minute plays to be performed as part of the Boxed Seats production to be scheduled early in 2016, reports Nat Gold president Kayt C. Peck.

    Rules for scripts include:

    • Each script must be no more than 10 minutes

    • Sets are limited to four wooden cubes (the Box Seats) to be provided by Nat Gold Players

    • A maximum of four characters

  • Qué Pasa Nov. 18. 2015

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

    5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Noticias Nov. 18, 2015

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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.

  • Dig deep, go deep

    RIO RANCHO — Two Las Vegas-area volleyball teams battled their way to the Final Four in their respective classifications before falling on Friday night.

    Robertson and Mora both reached the semifinals, while West Las Vegas got as far as the quarterfinals.

    Seeded 10th to start the Class 4A tournament, Robertson emerged as the Cinderella of the weekend.


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  • UNLV turns Cowboys away

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Six Runnin’ Rebels finished in double figures as the NCAA Division I Nevada-Las Vegas men’s basketball team bullied visiting New Mexico Highlands 107-45 on Monday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in the “other” Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Nov. 18. 2015

    •West Las Vegas Middle School girls (6th) at Anton Chico, 4 p.m.

    •NMHU men at Wyoming, 7 p.m., Laramie, Wyo.

    •Robertson girls (B,C) host tournament, TBA
    •Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA
    •West Las Vegas Middle School girls (6th) host tournament, TBA
    •Valley Middle School girls at Cariños, 4 p.m., TBA

  • Holm win boosts spirits in Burque

    By Russell Cntreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two days after Holly Holm’s stunning win over UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, her victory still was a topic on Monday at Albuquerque cafes and burrito shops.

    So was the University of New Mexico’s upset over 30-point favorite college football powerhouse Boise State the same day, capping off one of Albuquerque’s best sports nights in its history.