Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 6, 2011
  • PED’s big mistake

    Last year, New Mexico school districts were facing an across-the-board cut of more than 3 percent when then-Gov. Bill Richardson decided he didn’t want it to happen on his watch. So he used some stimulus money as a band-aid and passed the bleeding on to the new governor.

    Then came the Susana Martinez administration, ready to take on the state budget by cutting but not taxing. So when public education cuts came in at about 1.5 percent, everyone breathed a sigh of relief.

    It was too good to be true.

  • Work of Art: I just had to send this to you

    Imagine receiving a letter so eye-catching that it makes you want to send a copy to 100 friends. But wait! With postage costing $44, not to mention the price of paper, envelopes and ink, well that starts to run into money.

    The only time I succumbed to such expenditures was in 1972, when an acquaintance whom I met at a workshop in Charlottesville, Va., sent me a letter with the notation “This one really works!” with the urging that I send copies of the letter to 25 friends.

  • UConn wins ugly in final

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    HOUSTON — The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut’s amazing run was the final buzzer.

    On a night when the massive arena felt like a dusty old gym, UConn made Butler look like the underdog it really was, winning the national championship Monday night with an old-fashioned, grinding 53-41 beatdown of the Bulldogs.

  • LV junior wrestlers excel

    Submitted to the Optic

    It is said that those things that are worth having in this world take hard work, effort and dedication in order to have them.

    The Las Vegas Junior Wrestling Club knows this all too well. “Each child who participated in this season understands the need to be focused on his or her goals to be the best they can be,” said Chris Trujillo, one of the club’s coaches. “This season has been a testament to that fact.”

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson at Bosque Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Track and field
    • NMHU-Puma Joe Abrams Classic (includes Robertson, WLV, others), TBA, Perkins Stadium

    • WLV Gents at Pecos JV (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos


  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is announcing the first
    organizational meeting for the 2011 Meadow City adult men’s and women’s
    softball league. League coaches and managers are asked to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All interested coaches and managers are urged to attend; there will be important information at this meeting.
    For more information, contact Misty Williams, recreation coordinator, at
    426-1739 or 426-3191.

  • ‘Dream’ year for Daniel

    Daniel Martinez the wrestler finished his exhilarating 2010-11 season without a loss.
    Daniel Martinez the person wasn’t quite so fortunate.

    The Robertson High senior and his family lost Daniel’s grandfather, Luciano Martinez, midway through the wrestling season. The death cast a somber tone to Daniel’s quest to become only the third five-time state champion in New Mexico history.

    It also helped inspire it.

  • Driver in fatal crash released

    The Wagon Mound man convicted of killing his five passengers in a 2004 drunken driving crash was released from prison this week.

    Mario Trujillo was sentenced to 36 years in prison in 2006 after he was convicted of four counts of vehicular homicide, one count of child abuse resulting in death, one count of driving while intoxicated and other charges.

  • School Breakfast and Lunch Menu - Wagon Mound

    School Breakfast and Lunch Menu - Wagon Mound
    May 2016

    Tuesday - 3rd
    B: Quesadilla with ham, green chile, fruit juice, bananas
    L: Bean tostadas, spanish rice, salsa, salad bar

    Wednesday - 4th
    B: Breakfast on a stick, syrup, cold cereal, fruit juice, apples
    L: Chicken nuggets, french fries, corn, salad bar