Today's News

  • WLV meeting for players, parents Aug. 8

    From Las Vegas Optic reports
    There will be a mandatory parent and athlete meeting for all parents and athletes competing for the West Las Vegas Schools at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 in the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.
    This meeting is mandated by the New Mexico Activities Association, said Richard Tripp, WLV athletic coordinator.
    Questions can be directed to Tripp, at 505-426-2517 or 505-429-5617.

  • Saloon Shots earn trip to national 9-ball tournament

    Submitted to the Optic
    A Las Vegas-based pool and billiards team, the Saloon Shots, has earned a shot at the upcoming American Pool Association World Championships Tournament in the other Las Vegas (Nev.) later this month.

  • Prodigal pitchers lead Cubs

    Former Albuquerque Isotope pitcher Eddie Butler came back to haunt his old club on a blustery Monday night at The Lab.
    Butler, who pitched for the Isotopes each of the last two summers, struck out five and limited Albuquerque to one run on six hits and one walk through a start that lasted five innings. That helped his current team, the visiting Iowa Cubs, take a 5-3 verdict over the Topes.

  • Roybal inducted into New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor

    The name Cindy Roybal is a household name when it comes to girls’ basketball. The longtime head girls basketball coach has led her teams to numerous state championships spanning her 40-year coaching career at both high school and college level. Roybal, a Pecos native, was inducted into the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque.

    “It is surreal, it is unbelievable,” Roybal said during an interview following the ceremony. “I thought they were going to wait until I passed away.”

  • West leader reacts to PARCC scores

    Union Street Elementary is once again on the top of the list when it comes to test scores. The school, which houses students from second through fifth grade, excelled in this past year’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC standardized test.

  • Monsoons have arrived
  • Perkins field won’t be ready for opener

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Make no mistake — New Mexico Highlands University personnel, students and alumni are excited about the new athletic facilities made possible by a large donation.

    However, some complications with the Perkins Stadium turf replacement and recent rains have slowed the project to a projected stadium-readiness date of Sept. 8,, and the NMHU football team will need to play its home opener elsewhere.

  • Gallinas River project is focus of Watershed picnic

    By Gwen Albers
    For the Optic

    Should San Miguel County experience another rainfall similar to September 2013, which left behind millions of dollars in damages, the flooding likely will not be as severe, thanks to improvements made to the Gallinas Watershed.

    To celebrate the completion of a five-year, $325,000 project, the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is hosting a “Picnic on the Gallinas” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, on property adjacent to the La Placita Fire Station in Gallinas Village.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 30, 2017

    The Associated Press
    N.M. has four new oil, gas rigs
    HOUSTON  — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 958.

    A year ago, just 463 rigs were active.

    Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 766 rigs sought oil and 192 explored for natural gas this week.

    Among major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico gained four rigs, Oklahoma increased by three and Louisiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Wyoming each gained one.

  • Early candidate to Vegas