Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 10, 2014

    • Robertson vs. Raton (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Tucumcari, 7 p.m., Tucumcari
    • NMHU women at Adams State, 4 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Española tourney, TBA, Española

    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Los Lunas, 8 a.m., Los Lunas

  • National prize for group

    El Valle Women’s Collaborative has been working hard getting things done for the Pecos River Valley.

    That work caught the attention of a national non-profit, and in late September, the group was notified that it was selected to receive a $10,000 Torchlight Prize from the Family Independence Alliance. The area group was one of four organizations to receive the prize.

  • Setting them free - Lending Mother Nature a hand

    Fall is starting to show its presence with twinkles of yellow leaves on trees and butterflies migrating south for the winter.

    Joining in on the migration are hundreds of Monarch butterflies that were given their freedom at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge and at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge recently.

  • Medical pricing website proposed

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico could help make health care more affordable by establishing a website to provide consumers with information about the cost of medical procedures and quality of care at hospitals, according to a report by an independent think tank.

    Think New Mexico plans to push for the proposal when the Legislature meets next year for a 60-day session.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 8, 2014

    • CASA Fourth Judicial District Annual Silent Auction, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Faith Hall, behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Las Vegas. Gift certificates for food, auto detail, books, haircuts, along with jewelry, household goods and more. A $10 donation will be collected at the door. Come eat, bid and mingle. For more information, call 454-0223.

  • Noticias - Oct. 8, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child, call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Martinez, King debate in Spanish

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The moderator gave New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the nod to start her opening statement. She smiled, then looked at the camera.

    “Welcome. And thank you very much for the opportunity to talk to the Hispanic people of my community,” Martinez said in Spanish.

  • Obama OKs aid for San Miguel County

    The Associated Press

    Local governments and some other entities in New Mexico are now eligible for federal assistance to recover from flooding and storm damage suffered during last summer.

    The White House says a disaster declaration by President Barack Obama applies to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in Guadalupe, Rio Arriba, and San Miguel counties and in the Pueblo of Acoma.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 8, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Oct. 5 — Mrs. Loyd Anderson, a first-grade teacher at Gallinas School, has seven brother-and-sister combinations in her room: Mary and Modesto Cordova, Lillian and Salvador Ulibarri, Carol and Donna Berniger, Marilyn and Doris Connell, Gilbert and Grace Torres, Michael and Lorraine Saiz, and Leroy and Martha Gonzales.

  • Looking ahead - News - Oct. 8, 2014

    Annual enchilada dinner
    The annual enchilada dinner to fund Mustard Seed grants to nonprofit groups in Las Vegas and the surrounding area will be served on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.