Today's News

  • Super Mario: Pecos senior surpasses 2,000 career points

    Over the course of his career with the Panthers, Pecos senior Mario Archuleta has made some shots to remember.

    There was the time he was a freshman and threw up a prayer from half-court as the third quarter came to an end, and the basketball found its target.

    Then last March, he put up a triumphant 3-pointer in The Pit, the rumble of the crowd providing musical accompaniment, as Pecos beat Santa Rosa for the Class 3A state championship.

  • Miracle on ice, Part 2: U.S. women surprise Canada

    By Teresa M. Walker
    The Associated Press

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea  — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 25-March 1

    SUNDAY (Feb.  25)

    • NMHU vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, noon, Brandt Park
    • State tournament selection and seeding announcements, 7 p.m.
    • Luna vs. Trinidad State (DH), noon, WLV field
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian (DH), 11 a.m., Lakewood, Colo.


    • Luna vs. Dodge City (DH), noon, Brandt Park

  • Courting the Shifts

    The judge, who received inspiration from her grandfather, Luis E. Armijo, reflected on her career as she shifts into retirement. Chief Judge Christina Armijo said she chose to retire from active into seniority status “because I enjoy the work I do very much.”

    “It’s a personal choice I made and I look forward to providing public service with a slightly reduced case load,” she said.

  • Winners, losers at the 2018 state legislative session

    By Andrew Oxford and Steve Terrell, the Santa Fe New Mexican


    College students: The New Mexico Lottery’s staff and various legislators wanted to rewrite state law to eliminate the requirement that 30 percent of gross revenue from the lottery go for college scholarships.

  • O’Rear has interim tag removed; is Alta Vista's CEO

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital has announced earlier this month that Caleb F. O’Rear, MHA, FACHE was named chief executive officer, effective Feb. 12.

    O’Rear has served as interim chief executive officer for the past five months. Prior to coming to New Mexico and Alta Vista, O’Rear most recently served as interim hospitalpresident for Metrocrest Hospital Authority.

  • Acequias defend use of Spanish language

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Acequia Association has joined a local acequia in a case currently before the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
    In January, the Court of Appeals approved the filing of an amicus brief (friend of the court) filed by the NMAA and other parties in the case Parkview Community Ditch v. Peper.  

  • Philanthropist pledges $100 million to global educational movement

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Philanthropist Shelby Davis has pledged more than $100 million to theglobal education movement known as the United World College, whose only U.S. campus is in Montezuma, north of Las Vegas.

    The donation to the UWC will fund 100 scholarships annually for students from more than 150 countries to attend one of the 17 campuses worldwide for their final two years of high school. UWC brings students from around the globe to live and learn together with a shared mission for peace. Many could only dream of this opportunity.

  • Noticias, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Submit yourcalendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • HOPE (Housing Opportunities Programs for Elders) is offering transportation services locally for seniors 55 and older. Call 505-398-0170 for membership forms to join or to volunteer.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Saturday, Feb. 24
    Saturdays at the Museum presents “Buffalo Soldiers.” Deputy James Shephard, of Fort Union National Monument, will make a presentation at 11 a.m. at the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection, 727 Grand Ave. in Las Vegas. Call 505-426-3204 for information.

    Wednesday, Feb. 28