Today's News

  • Looking Back - Sept. 11, 2016

    Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1966 —  The West Las Vegas Dons defeated the Hawks of Laguna-Acoma by a score of 43-20 behind the passing and running of Frank Montenegro Friday night. Montenegro passed for 115 yards and scored three times on runs of eight, 10 and 15 yards. He also passed for a touchdown to Salomon Esquibel on a 30-yard scoring toss. Esquibel scored two other touchdowns on runs of 50 and 25 yards. Carlos Montoya scored the other touchdown for the Dons.

  • Remember 9/11
  • Noticias - Sept. 11, 2016

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    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 11, 2016


    Sept. 11
    An honor and remembrance ceremony hosted by Woodmen of the World and the city of Las Vegas will be held at 2 p.m. at Carnegie Library Park. The public is invited to attend.


    10 a.m.
    Ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the renovated Trolley Building on the campus of Highlands University will take place at the facility located on 12th an San Francisco Ave.


    7 p.m.

  • Homeowners deserve better

    It’s a terrifying prospect: You find a house you like and make an offer on it. The offer is accepted, and you move forward on the closing process, buying title insurance and signing a mountain of paperwork for the mortgage on your new home.

    You take possession of the home and faithfully pay your taxes and mortgage. Then 10 years later, surprise! You can’t refinance or sell the house because it turns out you don’t actually have a clear title to the property.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 11, 2016
  • Another Perspective: What matters most in improving our higher education outcomes

    By Sam Minner

    The debates about improving the performance of New Mexico’s institutions of higher education have sharpened recently as the state budget faces daunting shortfalls.

    The budgets for all public colleges and universities have recently been reduced, and more cuts might be on the way. 

    State funding for higher education is not mandated in New Mexico and, as a result, when cuts in state government have to be made, higher education often bears them.

  • Just a Thought: Victims or heroes? The choice is yours

    By Rick Kraft

    “Honey, call 911. My flight’s been hijacked. I know we’re all going to die. I’m not giving up. We’re getting ready to do something. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you honey.” These were the words spoken by 38-year-old Tom Burnett 3,000 feet  in the air over the skies of Pennsylvania on the morning of Sept. 11, 15 years ago to his wife Deena who was having breakfast at home in California.

  • Darley leads Robertson sweep

    Alianza Darley torched the Socorro Warriors for roughly a dozen kills, four blocks and four aces Thursday night as the Robertson volleyball team ran its record to 2-0 under coach Stacy Fulgenzi.

    The Lady Cardinals had little trouble in a 25-11, 25-13, 25-13 sweep — the second in as many nights to begin the season.

    Robertson did not trail at any point in the evening, starting each set well and never allowing Socorro to make any serious runs.

  • Fiesta on the course

    Submitted to the Optic

    What do you get when you cross 40 women from 12 different golf clubs with perfect New Mexico weather and a pristine golf course?

    A Fiesta of fun.

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association recently hosted its annual Fiesta de Golf tournament on Aug. 31 at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Hole sponsors and silent auction donors helped to raise almost $2,000, which supports LVWGA course improvements such as planter beds, flags, tee boxes and high school student golf programs.