Today's News

  • Varela leads Pecos; Mora runners exceed expectations

    Mora’s cross country teams were one of the pleasant surprises of this past weekend’s state championships.

    Pecos’ Antonio Varela, on the other hand, didn’t surprise too many people.

    Varela, a juniorstandout for the Panthers all season, jammed to a time of 16:05, which not only won him his second consecutive individual title among Class 1A-2A boys, it also was the fastest of any classification.

    The meet was held along with those for all classes on Saturday in Rio Rancho.

  • YAFL 49ers strike silver
  • Addressing bullying

    It’s good to see Las Vegas City school officials grappling with the problem of bullying. Not only are they taking the matter seriously, but they’re being open about how the problem exists, persists and must be addressed.

    Superintendent Richard Romero is right to make it a top priority. Bullying isn’t a “kids will be kids” issue; at best, it’s a form of harassment, at worst it’s, well, terrorism. In a few cases, it even results in someone’s death.

  • Work of Art: Try these movie titles

    Ah, the best-laid plans of mice and men ...            We wanted to provide an accurate list of movies you might enjoy seeing, but the poofreader took a few days off, and the typist got a bit careless. Nevertheless, let’s see how many movie titles you can ferret out of these descriptions.

  • Noticias-Nov. 10, 2010

    Submit your calendar items and notices to dgiuliani@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The Student Nurses Association of Luna Community College is running its first Children’s Coat Drive. Donations of any unwanted new or used coats are being accepted at the Luna Allied Health Building, the Student Services Support Center and at the fiscal office until Nov. 30. Donation will be given to local children. For more information, call 426-5426.

  • Que Pasa-Nov. 10, 2010

    • Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the children’s area at Carnegie Public Library. The theme will be “Honoring Veterans Day.” The book will be “The Littlest Lighthouse Keeper to the Rescue” by Heidi and Daniel Howarth. The craft will be the stand-alone star. All programs are open to the public.


  • Schools wrestle with bullying


    By Don Pace

    Las Vegas Optic


    During a briefing on bullying from East side school principals, board member Patrick Romero asked everyone at the board meeting to raise their hand if they had experienced bullying or had bullied. 


    Every person in the room raised a hand.


  • Man charged in chase


    Las Vegas Optic


    A man led state police officers on a long chase on Halloween, going around several spike strips laid in his path.


    Damian Coriz, 23, of Santo Domingo Pueblo, was charged with reckless driving, aggravated fleeing from officers, DWI, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. 


  • Mora officer fired after alleged DWI


    Las Vegas Optic


    The Mora County officer who is accused of driving drunk in his government car has lost his job.


    Ramon Montoya, 28, of Sapello was terminated last week, Undersheriff Michael Benajamin confirmed. It was done after an internal affairs investigation, he said. 


    On Oct. 25, Montoya was found passed out in an unmarked sheriff’s car on Interstate 25, state police said. 


  • HU plans turf for fields


    By David Giuliani

    Las Vegas Optic


    Highlands University has chosen a company to put in turf for the university’s baseball and softball fields. 


    The turf will be applied to the baseball infield and softball outfield and will cost $645,000.