Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 8, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Magritte’s Marvelous Hat” by D.B. Johnson. Free and open to the public.

    • Woodmen of the World Chapter 2 and the city of Las Vegas will be hosting the September 11 Honor & Remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Carnegie Public Library. The public is invited to attend.

  • Noticias - Sept. 8, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

  • High court must step in

    Several religious organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether it’s constitutional for states to outlaw gay marriage.

    The Mormon church joined The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Ethics & Religious Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the friend-of-the-court brief asking the nation’s highest court to hear Utah’s marriage case, according to The Associated Press.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 8, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Football takes a pounding

    It’s happening in stadiums all over the country. Football! — America’s most popular sport.

    It’s my favorite sport too, but that doesn’t mean I can turn a blind eye to the severe health consequences that can happen to those who participate.

  • Only the beginning - Cardinal frosh Ortiz shines in Cobre win; Cowboys fall in debut despite linebacker’s effort

    As a Robertson High School freshman, Arjay Ortiz doesn’t have the lengthiest of varsity resumés.

    But he’s already loading it with impressive statistics.

    Ortiz threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to J.R. Gonzalez as he filled in briefly at quarterback on Saturday afternoon in Bayard. Earlier, he intercepted a pass, a turnover that led to the game’s first touchdown. And later, he recovered a fumble to help the Cardinals seal a 14-6 victory.

  • Cowboys triumph in Arizona

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country team claimed a victory in the open 4.5 mile run while the women’s team took sixth in the 2.6 mile run despite being down a pair of runners Saturday at the Northern Arizona George Kyte Invite.

  • ‘Beasties’ repeat in Rehoboth

    With a combined score of 26 to 0 over three matches, the Robertson girls’ soccer team cruised to a repeat championship in this past weekend’s Rehoboth Christian tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-0) quieted host Rehoboth 7-0 in the championship on Saturday as Caitlin Diefendorf scored a hat trick with three goals and two assists.

    Diefendorf now has 12 goals for the season.

  • Surprise in Open final

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises Saturday.

    First, Japan’s Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship match by staying fresher than Djokovic in stifling heat and winning 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 8, 2014

    No varsity sporting
    events scheduled

    • Robertson boys at Belen, 4 p.m., Belen
    • Robertson girls vs. Belen, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Valencia, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., RHS field