Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 22, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind-10 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Mostly clear at night, with a low around 44.

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 22, 2012

    • Glow in the Dark show featuring the West Las Vegas marching band, flags and dance team, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Frank Herrera Complex. Advanced tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children five and under. Tickets prices increase $1 at the gate. Advanced tickets may be purchased from a band student or at the band room.

  • Noticias - Oct. 22, 2012

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

  • Topic of Talk - Journalist Fried to speak about local Harvey Houses

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University presents journalist and author Stephen Fried in a free public talk Oct. 23 about the local Harvey Houses at the Montezuma Castle and the Castañeda Hotel.
    The talk will be at 7 p.m. in the Burris Hall Room 129, 903 National Ave.

    Fried is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of five books, including the 2010 nonfiction Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West One Meal at a Time.

  • Celebrity chef Mark Anthony to cook up free meal next week

    Submitted to the Optic
    A few years ago Mark Anthony was an Executive Chef for the largest hospital operating system in the country.
    He was also at his largest weight of 305 pounds. As he looked around at the patients in the hospitals, he discovered one common element to most of their conditions; they were almost all there for cholesterol-related problems. He thought to himself, “I’d better do something or I’m going to end up being one of the people in this hospital.”

  • Dumbed down ballots

    The removal of an option in New Mexico to cast a straight party ticket vote with one mark on your ballot has been called into question by a lawsuit brought by the state’s Democratic Party. As of last week, the lawsuit was put on hold by the state Supreme Court while a federal court considers the issue.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 22, 2012
  • Editor's Note - A look ahead to Nov. 6

    If the Albuquerque Journal’s polling is accurate — and I’m told it is about as accurate as polling gets — the five biggest races in New Mexico are pretty much done deals.

  • Oh so close - Chadron nips Highlands in epic RMAC football battle

    The Cardiac Cowboys finally let one get away.

    With New Mexico Highlands trailing by just three points, Chadron State defender Cole Montgomery stepped in front of intended receiver Kevon Williams and stole the football with 15 seconds left, preserving a wild 36-33 victory for the visiting Eagles on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands had led by 10 at halftime and by as much as 13.

    But Chadron moved the ball expertly, one short pass or modest run at a time, and chipped away before finally passing the Cowboys.

  • Warriors come out and play

    Robertson’s defense showed some ferocity Friday night in a prep football clash with third-ranked Ruidoso, and for a fleeting moment, it gave the Cardinals control of the game.

    A 9-yard fumble return by Devin Chavez resulted in a Robertson touchdown three minutes into the fourth quarter, and Dominic Lucero’s 2-point conversion gave the Cards a 21-18 lead.

    Then the Warriors came out to play-yay.