Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 5, 2012

    • Robertson boys at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Goddard, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Mora Middle School at Escalante, 4 p.m., Tierra Amarilla
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Valley Middle School at Eldorado, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


  • West superintendent resigns

    Two years after taking the helm of the West Las Vegas School District, Superintendent Ruben Cordova has notified the district that he plans to leave the post.

    District officials confirmed that Cordova submitted a resignation letter to the board on Wednesday. The letter states that Cordova’s last day as superintendent will be Sept. 30.

    “I am very saddened,” board member Christine Ludi told the Optic Thursday afternoon. “He has done so much for us.”

  • Brewery to open in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is on the verge of getting its first brewery.
    New Mexico Craft Brewing is planning to establish the brewery at 1212 Railroad Avenue.
    The City Council last month unanimously signed off on the company’s request for a small brewers liquor license and a beer wholesalers liquor license.

  • Artists reception slated

    Aristotle wrote that the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. The up-coming art event in La Tienda Art Exhibit Space at Eldorado touches on Aristotle’s view in interesting ways.

    The artists who will be featured in the month-long exhibit express the inward significance of their work with a variety of media and styles.

    The Northern Nine group show opened Friday and runs until Sept. 25, with an artists’ reception set for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4-7 p.m.

  • Fracas at Highlands leads to arrest

    A 21-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Tuesday because of an incident that occurred last Friday on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.
    Highlands police prepared an arrest warrant affidavit for Joseph R. Dominguez accusing him of battery on a peace officer, fleeing from police and public affray.
    The affidavit states that a fight broke out at a dance at the Sala de Madrid last Friday and that when those in the crowd saw the Highlands officer approach, they left the building.

  • Group pulls plans for $3M Wilson ad buys

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - News - Sept. 3, 2012

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  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 3, 2012

    Bean Day festivities wrap up today
    Wagon Mound Bean Day festivities continue today (Monday) with a parade at 9:30 a.m. on Main Street followed by a free barbecue. The rodeo begins at 2 p.m. For a complete schedule go to www.wagonmoundnm.com/BeanDay

  • Weather - Sept. 3, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.


  • Que Pasa - Sept. 3, 2012

    • Wagon Mound Bean Day continues, 9:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 3, parade, main street; noon to 1:30 p.m., free barbecue; and 2 p.m. rodeo. For a full schedule, visit www.wagonmoundnm.com/BeanDay
    • San Miguel County Offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4.