Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 25, 2011

    • The Las Vegas Optic offices will be closed from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26 and reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27.


  • Editorial

    From time to time, someone takes offense to the use of the salutation “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and we think that’s unfortunate. In an attempt to be more inclusive in a world of many faiths and cultural practices, some people simply opt to use the holiday phrase. We know of no one who’s trying to exclude the Christian season from the many other celebrations during this festive and faith-filled time of year.

  • Editor’s Note

    A lot of you can relate to the fact that I come from a large family. My dear ol’ ma (I use “ma” to honor my hillbilly roots) gave birth to five boys in eight years, and a sixth popped out eight years after that. Then my parents “adopted” a seventh son who happened to come home with one of my brothers over a holiday break and “adopted” us.

  • Baylor QB snares another honor

    By Stephen Hawkins
    AP Sports Writer
    WACO, Texas — Robert Griffin III played football for years simply because he was good at it.
    Then Baylor’s exciting dual-threat quarterback tore the ACL in his right knee and missed the last nine games of the 2009 season. While stuck on the sideline watching, he realized just how much he loved the game.

  • Stu Clark tourney begins Wednesday in LV

    When they take the hardwood floor of the Wilson Complex on Wednesday, the Robertson Cardinals begin their quest for a third consecutive trip to the Stu Clark Tournament championship game. And head coach David Bustos and his club will be seeking their second Stu Clark trophy in that three-year span.

  • Sports In Brief:

    Taos’ Lady Tigers defeated West Las Vegas 51-24 in the fifth-place game of the Ben Lujan Tournament Thursday in Jacona. Marissa Cordova had nine points for the Lady Dons. Española won the girls’ tourney, beating host Pojoaque 67-38.

  • Sports: Looking ahead Dec. 25, 2011

    No varsity events scheduled

    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell

    • NMHU men vs. Northern New Mexico, 9 p.m., TBA
    • Stu Clark Tournament: Moriarty vs. Silver, 1 p.m., Capital vs. St. Pius X, 3 p.m., Bernalillo vs. West Las Vegas, 6 p.m., Portales vs. Robertson, 8 p.m.; Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell


  • City directors get contracts

    Despite vehement opposition from one governing board member, a divided City Council voted Wednesday to grant one-year contracts to the city’s department directors.

    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the contracts after Councilors Tonita Gurule-Giron and David Romero voted against the measure and Councilors Andrew Feldman and Diane Moore voted in favor.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 23, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Dec. 13 and Dec. 20:
    Ricky Gomez, 33, adult probation office commitment
    Steve Martinez, 44, disorderly conduct, traffic offense
    Edward Quintana, 71, criminal sexual contact of a minor, criminal sexual penetration
    Fred Montoya, 52, disorderly conduct, traffic offense
    Rudy Valdez, 23, adult probation office warrant
    Brenda Gonzales, 43, battery on a household member

  • Audit faults PRC for vehicle use policies

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    The Public Regulation Commission has failed to keep proper records for use of state vehicles by commissioners and agency workers, creating potential tax problems for those who commute in a government car, according to an independent audit released Wednesday.