Today's News

  • Mora County suing over complex

    Submitted to the Optic

    At its Dec. 12 meeting, the Mora County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the initiation and immediate filing of a lawsuit against Franken Construction Company, Hands Engineering, Inc., and Ortega, Romero & Rodriguez Architects, LLC, for damages arising from the faulty design and defective construction of the Mora County Complex.

  • Rollover leads to third DWI arrest

    A Rociada man was jailed after police found his vehicle overturned along N.M. Highway 94 on a recent evening.

    On Dec. 9 at about 8 p.m., New Mexico State Police were called to an area of Highway 94 near mile marker 2, where a white Ford F-150 pickup was found “on its hood” on the south shoulder, according to court documents. Debris found from the apparent wreck included a beer can with alcohol.

  • Cards cage Lions

    Robertson seniors Arjay Ortiz and Ishmael Martinez combined for 35 points and Emiliano Berged was a force on the boards as the Cardinals caged the Santa Rosa Lions 54-42 on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The win was big for a Cardinal squad seeking positive momentum going into this coming week’s Stu Clark Tournament, and it came against last year’s Class 3A state runner-up.

  • Six locals on North football lineup

    Six Meadow City football players have been selected to help represent the North in the annual Class 3A-4A North-South football game this June in Albuquerque.

    Darian Duran, Arjay Ortiz and Brooks Pavlic of Robertson, along with Gabriel Duran, Steven Sandoval and Cassius Trujillo of West Las Vegas, were among those named to the North roster this week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • All-state volleyball splash

    One more set of accolades arrived like a Christmas present for the Robertson volleyball program, which made it to the Class 4A state championship match a second year in a row this past November.

    Four Lady Cardinals — Alianza Darley, Brandelyn Fulgenzi, Lauren Fulgenzi and Ashlea Lujan — were named all-state players by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association this week.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 24-30

    SUNDAY (Dec. 24)
    No varsity events scheduled

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    No varsity events scheduled

  • International 'Cutters'

    There wasn’t a huge cash reward or a set of diamond rings that went with Charlie Pacheco’s family “Team Cutters” victory in a recent international contest.

    In fact, when the Garita team of Pacheco and his father, Elmo, and his wife, Karen, won the International RATical Build-Off 2017, there was only some welding equipment and some car-audio speakers as prizes in Las Vegas, Nev., for winning the national contest earlier this fall.

  • West Las Vegas school gets national recognition

    For its second consecutive year of earning an A grade from the New Mexico Pubic Education Department, Union Street Elementary has been cited as National Title I Distinguished School. Its principal, Thomas Sanchez, announced the award at Wednesday night’s West Las Vegas School board meeting. 

  • Uncharted territory

    By Sean Weaver, N.M. Highlands University

    A discovery of jade necklaces in Costa Rica inspired a quest by a Highlands student to find evidence of a human settlement lost to history. 

  • City of Las Vegas trash pickup holiday schedule

    Submitted to the Optic

    Residential routes normally picked up Mondays and Tuesdays will all be picked up Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Have rollouts placed curbside on Dec. 27 by 7 a.m. Do not overfill your rollouts and do not put Christmas trees or ashes in rollouts.

    Dec. 27-29 (Wednesday-Friday): Commercial and residential routes will run their regular schedules.