Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 12, 2011
  • Work of Art: We mustn’t exaggerate

    My mommy told me a hundred million times not to exaggerate. But I continue to do so. When something is outrageously expressed, we can always say, “Well, you ought to know I was exaggerating, deliberately.”
    For example, when we say, “We’ve been waiting for hours for Amtrak to arrive ...“ (Well, that would be accurate.) Let’s say instead, “We’ve been waiting for hours for the Rail Runner.” That’s an exaggeration.

  • Program aims to beautify and clean Las Vegas

    Submitted to the Optic

    Every year the city of Las Vegas has a great Summer Youth Employment Program during this eight- week program these employees help beautify, keep the community clean and learn the importance of recycling.

    This year the employees had the opportunity to work at the City Recycle Area and also help the student volunteers at the Highlands University Recycle Center.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 12, 2011

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Meet the Dragons” by Catherine Hapka and the theme is “Fire Prevention Week.” All programs are free and open to the public.

    • Search and Rescue meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Professional Home Health Care Annex, 1931 Seventh St. in Las Vegas, across from the Forest Service Building.


  • Noticias - Oct. 12, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Local runners keep pace in Jaguar Invite

    Though the races didn’t show full, healthy teams or peak performances for either Robertson or West Las Vegas cross country teams, this past Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational was still useful, coaches said.

    “I told them to go after the runners in our district and race with them,” said Robertson coach Pat Garcia.

  • Cowboys, Cowgirls race into top three in Denver

    Highlights from Saturday morning’s Metro State Cross Country Invitational in Denver:

    MEN’S 8K
    1. Carl Arnold, Metro State, 25:45
    2. Eiger Erickson, Metro State, 25:47
    3. Nicaise Kazingo, NMHU, 25:58
    4. Ismael Samano, NMHU, 26:03
    9. Justin Lueras, NMHU, 26:49
    10. Henrique Chavez, NMHU, 26:54
    12. Troy Madalena, NMHU, 27:03
    20. Alberto Espinoza, NMHU, 27:39
    23. Luis Chavez, NMHU, 28:11

    WOMEN’S 6K
    1. Ashley Rietman, Metro State, 23:30

  • Cowgirls back to .500 mark

    Breaking a 1-1 halftime stalemate with two unanswered second-half goals, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team defeated Nebraska-Kearney on Sunday to reach the .500 mark through a dozen games.

    The Cowgirls are 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. UNK fell to 3-8-1, 1-6-1 in the RMAC.

    The Lopers’ Raleigh Mercer drew first blood with a goal in the 34th minute.
    Julissa Rodriguez answered roughly five and a half minutes later, nabbing her league-leading 10th goal of 2011.

  • Ferrill serves up life lessons at LCC

    Luna Community College

    Former Highlands University football coach and NFL advance scout Carl Ferrill’s message to Luna Community College student-athletes on Thursday afternoon was clear and precise: be a good teammate and work within the team concept.

    Ferrill, who has won 13 championships during his 40 years in the coaching profession, emphasized the importance of communication.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12, 2011

    • NMHU women at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Pecos vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at New Mexico School for the Deaf, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo, 4:30 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Robertson girls at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo