Today's News

  • HU professor hurt in Colorado crash

    A reported head-on collision Friday on a Colorado highway left a popular New Mexico Highlands University professor fighting for his life.

    Rey Martinez, 52, was in critical condition as of early Sunday as the result of injuries sustained in the crash, which took place early Friday afternoon on Highway 24 southeast of Buena Vista, Colo.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 14, 2014

    Meeting on adoptive, foster parents
    Information meeting to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the local CYFD office at 2518 Ridge Runner Road. Call Renee Valerio at 575-758-8871 or renee.valerio@state.nm.us.

  • Weather - July 14

    Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 79. Winds east at 10-15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Low 56.

    Scattered thunderstorms. High near 80. Low mid 50s.

    Scattered thunderstorms. High near 80. Low mid 50s.

    Scattered thunderstorms. High low to mid 70s. Low mid 50s.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    5:56 a.m. to 8:17 p.m.

  • Noticias - July 14, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

  • NMHU alumni reunion
  • Que Pasa - July 14, 2014

    • The New Mexico Highlands University swimming pool will be offering swim lessons for children ages four and older starting Monday, July 14. The lessons will run Monday through Thursday for two weeks at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. for a cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration will take place Monday, July 14 before each session.  For more information, call 454-3073.


  • Don’t gamble with fund

    Every time someone purchases a lottery ticket, a minimum of 30 cents of every dollar they spend goes into a scholarship fund for New Mexico high school graduates.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 14, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Rising above past wrongs

    By Rick Kraft

  • LV juniors lead pack of locals at state

    Las Vegas bats proved reliable as ever over the weekend, and the juniors softball team marched closer to defending its state championship in the 13-14 age division.

    Vegas, which also doubles as the successful travel team Xplosion, clobbered Zia Mile High 25-11 on Saturday morning in the state tournament opener at New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Field.

    The team then downed Southwest 16-2 to advance to the championship game against the winner of a playback bracket meeting between Southwest and Zia Mile High. LVLL led by 14-0 at one point.