Today's News

  • Cowgirl Way honors 2

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Two current New Mexico Highlands student-athletes were presented with the Southwest Capital Bank Cowgirl Way Scholarship by the bank’s regional president Mike Melton, the school announced Sept. 10.

    The athletes who received the scholarship are junior Destiny Dilworth (track and field) and senior Jacquelyn Wood (softball).

  • Dagnino helps Cowgirl soccer to two key wins

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Las Vegas, New Mexico, area Subway restaurants and Manger Regina Denardo are pleased to announce that soccer sophomore Anyssa Dagnino has been named the Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 15.

    Dagnino helped the Cowgirls soccer team (3-1) not only pick up two pivotal region wins, but helped Highlands record a pair of shutouts in the first home-opening weekend. She made the most of her three shots in those two combined games, finding the back of the net twice.

  • West Las Vegas homecoming tickets on sale

    Submitted to the Optic

    Tickets for the 2014 West Las Vegas homecoming game vs. Capital, Friday at 7 p.m., are now on sale at the West Las Vegas Athletic office, located in the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 5 years and younger as well as senior citizens.

    Tickets can also be purchased at the tailgate party, which will take place after the parade, at the south end of the West Las Vegas football field.

    The homecoming pep assembly will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at the gym.

  • Amid outcry, Vikings OK Peterson return

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Sports Writer

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

    The Vikings brought Peterson back to the team anyway even as the public furor over the NFL’s approach to addressing domestic abuse reached a fever pitch.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 17, 2014

    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 3:30 p.m., Española
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson boys vs. East Mountain, 5 p.m.
    • Robertson girls vs. East Mountain, 3 p.m.
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty

  • 3 boys suspected in break-ins

    Three juveniles are in hot water after Las Vegas police say they broke into the Las Vegas Senior Center, two West Las Vegas schools and vehicles in the area last weekend and committed acts of vandalism and burglary.

    Ken Jenkins, a commander with the Las Vegas Police Department, declined to identify the three boys, who he said range in age from 10 to 12.

    He said the boys’ parents have been notified, reports are being filed and the case is being referred to the Juvenile Probation Office for further action.

  • Stumping in Vegas - King slams Martinez policies

    Gary King, the Democratic nominee for governor, decried the current administration’s education policies as he stumped for votes in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon. The stop was part of a statewide Educational and Listening tour that he and Deb Haaland, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, have undertaken.

  • State police investigate stabbing

    A Trujillo man who was stabbed Wednesday evening managed to scare one of the assailants away when they returned to his home later that night by telling them he had a firearm, New Mexico State Police are reporting.

    Neither the name of the victim nor names of any suspects had been released by state police as of press time. But state police are saying that a father and son are suspects in the stabbing.

    Trujillo is a small village located roughly 20 miles east of Las Vegas on NM 104.

  • O’Keeffe Museum selling 3 paintings

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico said Friday it will sell three works by the American modernist painter to benefit its acquisitions fund.

    Going on the auction block is one of O’Keeffe’s most well-known flower paintings — “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1.” The painting is expected to fetch as much as $15 million when Sotheby’s offers it as the centerpiece of its American art sale in New York in November.

  • Deportations down 20 percent

    By Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.

    The Homeland Security Department is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007, according to an analysis of its data by The Associated Press.