Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12, 2012


    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • NMHU women vs. Regis, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU vs. Black Hills State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Pecos (A,B) at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco
    • Memorial, Pecos middle schools at Española toruney, TBA, Española
    • Mora Middle School vs. Cuba, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., TBA

  • Closer to .500
  • WLV runners take on Duke City

    When the original plans to run in Capital’s Jaguar Invite this coming Saturday fell through, the West Las Vegas cross country teams replaced that meet with one in Albuquerque.

    Considering the squads’ successes in the Duke City to date, that might not be a bad Plan B.

    This past Saturday, West’s boys placed third and the WLV girls were fourth in Volcano Vista’s meet on Albuquerque’s west side.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 12, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    CHARETTE LAKES: No reports from anglers this week.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - The pesky cockleburs

    I now know the answer to the old adage: “What is worse, a bee in your bonnet, or a burr in your bathrobe?” I’ve been stung by a bee or two, but I haven’t had burrs in my bathrobe very often.

  • Ranger Pride
  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 12, 2012

    4 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Monte Del Sol, away, junior varsity and varsity
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H Club meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    4 p.m. — 7th and 8th volleyball vs. Peñasco, home
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Santa Fe Indian School, away, junior varsity and varsity


  • Little Miss Pageant is Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Who would have thought a little girl from Las Vegas would get to live in Spain at a young age?  Ten years ago Cheryl Conway was crowned the first Little Miss Las Vegas at the age of 12, and today she is living and studying in Granada, Spain.  

    “It shows that through vision, hard work and persistence dreams can come true” said Philip Ortiz, executive director, of the Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization.

  • In Brief - Local - Oct. 12, 2012

    Submitted to the Optic

    Open house for HU program
    The New Mexico Highlands University RN-BSN Program will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the university’s Engineering Building, 916 11th St., Room 104.
    Registered nurses who have earned an associate degree in nursing and want to learn how to transition to the RN-BSN Program at Highlands are encouraged to attend. Students who are still completing their ADNs are also welcome.
    The open house is free, and light refreshments will be served.

  • West administrators shuffled

    The West Las Vegas School District has undergone a series of administrative changes since the promotion of Gene Parson to the superintendent position last month.

    Former middle school principal Darice Balizan was promoted to associate superintendent, the position previously held by Parson.