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Today's News

  • An early September to remember

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    The theme for this year’s New Mexico Highlands University’s homecoming festivities is “Highlands Home Field Advantage – Blazing New Trails” — and the theme will be used very early in the school year.

  • Lawsuit alleges Co-op chair is using water illegally

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A Mora County man is being sued by a group of northern Wagon Mound-area farmers over water use and rights. A group filed a lawsuit in New Mexico’s Fourth Judicial District in Mora County, seeking an injunction against Robert M. Quintana and his company and Phoenix Ranch operation to stop what is described as “illegal water use” in court documents filed in April.

  • City of Las Vegas now has e-billing

    From Las Vegas Optic reports

    Out of the mailbox and into the inbox.

    ity of Las Vegas utility customers can now save paper and postage and get their monthly utility bills by email. The feature, called “e-billing,” is a recently-added feature to the City’s online bill-pay website, which has been operational since February 2017.

  • NMDOT has several projects in/near Las Vegas

    From Las Vegas Optic reports

    In addition to the ongoing Highway 434 project in northern Mora County, the New Mexico Department of Transportation has two other smaller projects beginning soon near Las Vegas.

    Crack sealing operations resume this week on Highway 104 from mile marker 0 to mile marker 5, both eastbound and westbound, just east of I-25. On North Grand Avenue in Las Vegas, at the Douglas Avenue Intersection, a streetlight repair project will be in operation Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4 through Aug. 11.

  • Show features original works honoring veterans

    Submitted to the Optic

    The concept for “New Mexico Heroes,” a show with original works for, by, and about veterans, began as part of a state-wide initiative using the arts to serve veterans and facilitated by the state-sponsored New Mexico Arts.

    The Nat Gold Players will present this production Saturday at the Palms Event Center on the Plaza, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

    8.5.2017, Saturday

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 2017 Places in the Past historic homes and buildings tour, featuring “Ghost Stories,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour features nine historic properties, each with its own story to tell of adventurous spirits and restless souls. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call 425-8803 or visit www.lvcchp.org.

  • (Senior) Olympic dreams

    When Rose Lucero was in school back in the 1950s and 60s, she wanted to play organized basketball.

    Such opportunities just weren’t available to girls in those days before federal Title IX and other gender-equity laws were introduced.

    Lucero, whose athletic inclinations and talents never quite went away even without the chance to showcase them, had to wait. In the late 1990s — decades later — she learned about Las Vegas’ Senior Olympics program, and in 2001 she gave it a try.

  • RHS to host volleyball camp for youngsters

    From Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Robertson High School volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball camp for children entering second through seventh grades for this upcoming school year.

    The camp starts Monday, Aug. 7, and goes through Thursday, Aug. 10, with daily sessions from 9 a.m. to noon at Mike Marr Gym. The cost is $30 per child. Participants are asked to wear appropriate athletic shoes and bring their own water bottle and snack. Kneepads are also recommended.

  • Deadlines near for youth football, soccer

    Deadlines are approaching for local youngsters to get signed up for youth football and soccer leagues this fall. The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is registering participants for its youth football league through Aug. 12.

    Forms and information are available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Coaches are also needed and must complete volunteer applications, also available at the Rec. The youth football league includes Juniors (ages 8-10) and Seniors (ages 11-12) divisions. Sports physicals are required for these tackle-football divisions.

  • Isotopes nip Iowa in 12 innings

    Jordan Patterson’s sacrifice fly allowed Ryan McMahon to score the winning run in walk-off fashion Tuesday night, and the Albuquerque Isotopes edged visiting Iowa 7-6 in 12 innings.

    The win salvaged a split of the four-game series. Patterson also hit his team-high 22nd home run for the Topes, who were idle on Wednesday.