Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 25, 2011

    • Used book sale sponsored by AAUW, noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the New Mexico HIghlands University Student Center. All proceeds go to scholarships for NMHU women students.


  • Noticias - Feb. 25, 2010

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

  • Nuestra Historia - Will it be red or green?

    It has been two months since our first column, and many Optic readers have contacted us with questions and comments. One continuing question is why Las Vegas and New Mexico history is alternately referred to as Spanish and Mexican.

  • Orgullo del Norte - From Oñate to Invenergy

    “It is very hard to remember that events now long in the past were once in the future.”
    — Frederic William Maitland

    The downtown mural will be erected from the outside in. The panels will begin with the earliest period (pre-Spanish incursion) and latest period (today’s issues, conflicts, and events), working its way to the middle (the turn of the century 1880-1912). Therefore we will skip back and forth in order to describe what the public will be viewing, albeit out of a traditional timeline sequence.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    Thumbs up! GREAT RECOGNITION. The West Las Vegas school district was honored at the State Capitol last week because four of its elementary schools were named among the top 20 schools in the state serving the needs of English language learners. The Don Cecilio Martinez, Tony Serna, Union and Valley elementary schools shared in West’s honor. The ceremony was part of the Bilingual Education Day at the State Legislature, and West was the only district to have four schools listed.

  • Another Perspective: Economic development

    Economic Development in our community. One has to ask, why is this important element missing in our community?

    What must we do to encourage economic development?

    I believe there’s a methodical, well-thought-out process we must develop and implement to assist our local businesses, search out new businesses to bring to our city so as to expand growth, generate new business and create new jobs and enhance our tax base.

    Creating a plan of action:

  • East, West to decide district

    It’ll be an East vs. West matchup in this weekend’s District 2-3A girls’ basketball tournament championships after West Las Vegas’ dramatic 48-46 win over Taos on Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The regular-season champ Robertson Lady Cardinals (19-6) have had the week off to wait for the survivor of the girls’ bracket. Taos, which beat Raton Monday, took the Lady Dons to the limit on Wednesday before falling.

    The girls’ district final tips off at 7 p.m. Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Bustos is Grizzlies’ all-time leader

    With the all-time career scoring record in her rear view mirror, Vera Jo Bustos can focus on the passing lane, where her Adams State Grizzlies hope to overtake a team or two in time for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout.

    Bustos, a West Las Vegas standout, broke the Grizzlies’ career scoring mark this past Saturday, tallying her 1,719th point in Adams State’s 81-52 rout of Colorado School of Mines.

  • Friday Night Frankie

    Frankie Archuleta’s long-awaited return to the boxing ring is on again — with a nationwide audience this weekend.

    Archuleta (27-7, 14 wins by knockout) is scheduled to fight Juan Carlos Bursos (25-1, 18 KOs) as part of a “Friday Night Fights” telecast set for 6 p.m. Friday on ESPN2. The card originates from the Million Dollar Elm Casino’s Osage Event Center in Tulsa, Okla.

  • La Plaza Little League meeting Saturday

    It’s almost “play ball!” time for the Meadow City’s hundreds of Little Leaguers and their fans.

    La Plaza Little League is holding an organizational meeting for coaches this weekend.

    La Plaza coaches are being asked to gather at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at West Las Vegas Middle School.

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    On the other side of town, early registration for Las Vegas Little League players in baseball, softball and tee-ball recently came to a close (Feb. 20).