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Today's News

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    ENTRENCHED DIVISIVENESS. It was interesting the reasons why school board candidates on both sides of the Gallinas River opposed, favored or wavered regarding the idea of administrative consolidation of the two Las Vegas districts. But no one really mentioned the psychological impact upon our community.

  • To the Point: Another electoral crossroad

    The dreary ineffectiveness of many of our public schools is not news. Our collective failure to develop literacy in our students is at the root of our inability to gain social, cultural and economic well-being locally, nationally and globally. The news bulletin today is that New Mexico ranks 49th in eighth grade reading test scores.

  • Nuestra Historia - Luis María Cabeza de Baca

    Sometime in 1820, Luis María Cabeza de Baca traveled from his home in Peña Blanca to Santa Fe, and then to San Miguel del Bado.

    Don Luis, as he was known, was apparently looking to expand the already large land holdings he owned in and around Peña Blanca, which is located in Sandoval County, west of La Bajada. In San Miguel he heard about lush and extensive pasture lands located along a river to the northeast, and he joined eight others from San Miguel in filing an application for a grant of those verdant vegas.

  • Dulcey Amargo: Our cup runneth over — somewhat

    It might be an understatement that the atmosphere is rife for much comment about goings-on in Las Vegas. Yet, that is my thesis. Whether we talk of the weather or of other current conditions or issues, there is much to be said.

    So, my sincere wishes for a happy and prosperous new year to all of you, but let’s get down to brass tacks, eh?

  • Cowboy hoopsters 10th in region

    On the heels of its third consecutive victory, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball team checks in at No. 10 in the NCAA Division II Central Region rankings.

    The rankings, the first of the season, were released Wednesday afternoon by Amber Feldman, assistant coordinator for championships with the NCAA.

    The Cowboys, coached by Joe Harge, are 13-4 overall and 9-4 within the Central Region. They are 9-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • RHS girls go deep vs. Elkettes

    It took a second or two for the shot to fully register, not only for Eliana Herrera, but for just about everyone else inside Mike Marr Gym.

  • Cardinal Classic lights up Marr

    Nearly two dozen high school wrestling teams from across the state will be in town Friday and Saturday for the annual Cardinal Classic at Mike Marr Gym.

    Every corner of the state is represented in the tournament, which is hosted by Robertson High and staged by tournament director Leasa Martinez, RHS head coach Richard Martinez, and a number of volunteers.

  • Noticias - Jan. 28, 2011

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

    • A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 28, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Spay / Neuter / Shot Clinic, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28 to Jan. 30, 423 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas. For more information, call 305-479-3618.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Literacy Fair, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The theme for this year’s event is “Plant a Seed — Grow a Reader.”

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Mora County Notebook: Chamber of Commerce holds annual meeting

    The Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce its their annual meeting Monday, Jan. 24 at the CHET Fire Department in Cleveland. The meeting was well attended with more than  20 people present.