Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 8, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42. West wind around 15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 37.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 44.

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

  • Cowboys avoid upset

    Abdul Kanneh’s fourth-quarter interception may have saved homecoming for New Mexico Highlands University.

    The Cowboys’ defensive back picked off a Brian Duboski pass in Highlands territory — on what could’ve been a go-ahead drive for Western State Colorado with four minutes left — and returned the ball 36 yards to the Mountaineer 24-yard line.

    The turnover led to a critical insurance score by the Cowboys, who went on to win 31-17 on a chilly Saturday afternoon in front of a packed crowd at Perkins Stadium.

  • Weekend Roundup - Lady Cards rock Tigers

    A 4-0 shutout of visiting Taos this past Thursday gave the Robertson girls’ soccer team an important win over a chief district rival.

    “As expected, it was an extremely competitive battle between the two teams,” said RHS head coach Ian Williamson.

    After allowing two goals in the first eight minutes, Taos put up a fight, with a physical, hard-playing defense funneling the ball upfield.

    But the Lady Cardinals were ready, and goalkeeper Ashley Jaramillo was credited with 12 saves while preserving a shutout.

  • Beating the block
  • HU runners: Dual wins in Oklahoma

    Racing at the Oklahoma Panhandle Open on Saturday, both the New Mexico Highlands men and women took team titles at the same meet for the first time in several years.

    A challenging course and temperatures in the 30s “brought out the best” in the NMHU runners, said assistant coach Joe Quintana. Both teams swept the top three individual places on the way to winning the first-ever college cross country meet at Oklahoma Panhandle.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 8, 2012

    • Mora (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Valley, 4 p.m., TBA
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., Portales
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • New Arrival
  • Que Pasa - Oct. 8, 2012

    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Wells Fargo bank locations will be open that day as will the Las Vegas Optic offices.
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees October meeting, 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Plaza Hotel / Conservatory. Post-mortem review of the 2012 NMAER State Convention is the topic for this meeting. For more information, contact Tomás at 575-421-2455.


  • Noticias - Oct. 8, 2012

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

  • Troubled tenure

    Thomas Garcia’s resignation as superintendent of the Mora Independent School District is, to say the least, timely.