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Today's News

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 23, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Officials mull Zozobra date
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe group that organizes the annual Zozobra ritual is considering moving the event from Thursday to Friday nights.
    The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe’s Zozobra director says the group is considering the day move. Ray Sandoval tells the Santa Fe New Mexican its awaiting a change of officers at the Santa Fe Fiesta Council before making a final decision.

  • Noticias - Nov. 23, 2012

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

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 23, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic will be closed Friday, Nov. 23. The office will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 26.
    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. They will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 23, 2012

    Looking for reasons for the season? Here are three gratuities gleaned from recent events in and around Las Vegas:

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 23, 2012
  • Another Perspective - Bullish on the state’s GOP

    Election Day was a tough one for Republicans. It was tough for our candidates, our volunteers and Gov. Martinez. Despite an investment of nearly $3 million by the governor and her related political action committees, a well-funded U.S. Senate race and an active GOP Victory operation, let’s not fool ourselves; the Republican Party frankly got wiped out.

    Although Republicans had a net gain of three seats in the state Senate, we experienced a net loss of at least two in the House of Representatives, thus dashing our hopes of taking control of this chamber.  

  • Nuestra Historia - ... sometimes go awry: Raynolds, Long and Storrie

    He helped rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, and had just completed the famed Rock Mile tunnel in that city, when he heard he might be needed in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

    He was told the land grant board in that faraway city was having trouble with its plans for a mammoth reservoir and irrigation project, which was at a standstill after D.A. Camfield gave up in frustration and abandoned the project in 1912.

  • Another Perspective - Overcoming New Mexico’s challenges

    The 2012 election season was one of the most divisive, partisan and personal that New Mexico has faced. It will be hard and it will take time to heal the wounds, but it is critical that we do so and move away from campaigning and toward governing as fast as possible if we are to make any progress overcoming the tremendous challenges facing New Mexico.

  • RHS reaps All-State soccer acclaim

    Robertson High sophomore forward Caitlin Diefendorf led a list of 10 local athletes honored on All-State soccer teams recognized by New Mexico High School Soccer Coaches Association.

    Over the past couple years, Diefendorf has emerged as a prolific scorer for the Lady Cardinals, helping lead a run to the state quarterfinals last fall under longtime mentor Ray Parks and the state semifinals this past month with coach Ian Williamson.

  • Cardinals, Warriors eye playoff rematch

    The last time Robertson and Ruidoso met on a football field, there wasn’t all that much separating them on the gridiron or on the scoreboard, never mind their rankings.

    In fact, the Cardinals led that game in the fourth quarter, albeit briefly, thanks to a fumble return touchdown that made it 21-18 Robertson.

    But the Warriors went on to score the next eight points and took a 26-21 verdict Oct. 19 at Cardinal Stadium.