Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 6, 2013

    Camera Club exhibiting photos
    Meadow City Camera Club has an exhibit of photographs in the El Fidel Restaurant until Dec. 6. Eight local photographers have taken “Points of Departure,” each seeing something unique. A reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at El Fidel Restaurant.

  • Weather - Nov. 6, 2013

    Sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 58. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 10-15 mph in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Clear at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunny, with a high near 60.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:28 a.m. to 5:01 p.m.

  • Photo club invites members

    Submitted to the Optic

    Photographers naturally flock together. Members of the Meadow City Camera Club in Las Vegas get together and shoot favorite scenes, then talk about the best way to process and print the results.

    They exchange ideas and inspire one another. Although most photograph digitally, now members produce innovative work in film, using old cameras or even rejuvenated Polaroids.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 6, 2013

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the children’s area of the public library. Free and open to the public.

    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board meeting, 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 40 Mirasol Road, Ojitos Frios Ranch Subdivision.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 6, 2013
  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 6, 2013
  • Exercising and proselytizing

    One of the most beneficial things a body can do after a solid night’s sleep is to stretch, to kick-start the body into motion.

    Few would argue with that prescription. However, according to one New Mexico lawmaker, you need to be careful what you call it. According to 8th District Rep. Alonzo Baldonado, a Republican, if the stretching takes on the appearance of some yoga motions, that puts the practitioners in danger of getting too close to Eastern religions.

  • Work of Art — Scout leaders messed up

    The aphorism, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” has an interesting pedigree, variously credited to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a 12th century cleric, and to Virgil’s Aeneid written shortly before the time of Christ, and whose translation reads, “It’s easy to go to hell.”

    Those notions certainly apply to the three men who are likely to be facing felony charges for toppling over a huge rock in Goblin Valley State Park in Utah. The unusual formations date back to the Jurassic era.

  • Punching pals - Childhood friends beat each other up to help each other out

    With the hard rock — Def Leppard’s “Gods of War,” to be specific — cranked up at top volume on a nearby sound system, longtime friends Arturo Crespin and Fidel Maldonado Jr. set their camaraderie aside.

    Then they began punching each other.

    It’s hardly unusual for reunions of these two to involve such violence. And this past Sunday, each of them welcomed the opportunity to slam his fists into the other and to be treated in kind.

    It’s what they do.

  • RMAC: Cowgirls host Regis

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament is coming to Las Vegas.

    New Mexico Highlands University will host a first-round match with Regis at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls (9-6-3 overall) earned a No. 4 seed in the tournament by finishing 7-6-1 in RMAC play. Regis is 8-7-2 and 6-6-2, respectively, getting into the tourney as the No. 5 seed.