Today's News

  • Las Vegas native has inland assignment with Navy

    By Lt. Lauryn Dempsey, U.S. Navy Office of Community Outreach

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – A 2004 Robertson High School graduate and Las Vegas, New Mexico native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission at Strategic Communications Wing ONE.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Nikki Garcia credits her grandfather for influencing her decision to join the service.

  • Grassroots leaders meet in Santa Fe

    Submitted to the Optic
    SANTA FE — Acequias gathered for their annual statewide meeting, the Congreso de las Acequias, on Nov. 4 at Santa Maria de la Paz Parish Hall in Santa Fe. Acequias, also known as community ditches, are the centuries-old irrigation systems that provide water that supports thousands of acres of farms and ranches in New Mexico.

  • New Mexico in Brief, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Grandmother gets probation for DWI
    SANTA FE  — A Santa Fe woman was sentenced to three years of supervised probation after police say she drove while intoxicated with her 9-month-old granddaughter in a car seat dangling from an open car door.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports 65-year-old Bertha Boling was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and no contest to a child abuse charge.

  • The Nation In Brief, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Charges: Coach molested 125
    LANSING, Mich.  — A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.
    Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to digitally penetrating seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic, between 1998 and 2015.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Nov. 26, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 17  and Nov. 22:
    Nicholas S. Loomis, Bench Warrant Arrest, Las Vegas Municipal Court.
    Juan Martinez-Sandoval, San Miguel Magistrate Court / Adult Probation.
    Miguel T. Rodriguez, Traffic Offense, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Joseph A. Atencio, Aggravated Driving Under The Influence, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Angelina C. Lopez, San Miguel Magistrate Court / Bernalillo Metro Court, Battery, Bench Warrant Arrest,

  • Don't curse at the refs

    The Robertson High School football team has hosted five regular-season and two playoff games this fall. Each officiating crew has undoubtedly missed at least a few calls in each of those seven contests. 

    The next time a football game is played anywhere, officials are probably going to miss a few more calls. Let’s stop turning those situations into new, worse ones by cursing out the refs.

  • I’m thankful for the era of dirt roads

    Just a Thought .... by Rick Kraft

    As we gathered together with family to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I thought of the world our parents, our grandparents, and our great grandparents grew up in.

  • Noticias, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

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

  • NMHU students network at Hispanic conference

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A contingent of four students from New Mexico Highlands University learned best practices for career building and networking at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ annual conference.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

    Sunday, Nov. 26

    Fall Flight Festival at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Take the self guided wildlife drive through the Refuge six miles southeast of Las Vegas. Interpretive programs presented at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The program will be Prairie Dog Pals by James Trevor.For information, call Ted Winston at 505-429-2032.

    Wednesday, Nov. 29