Today's News

  • The time for courage to change is now

    From time to time, as I travel around my district and to other areas of the state, I hear criticism that the Legislature has not done enough to solve one problem or another. Take your pick: our economy, capital outlay, education, crime. The list goes on.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 27, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 27, 2018.

  • Robertson tennis teams wrap up district titles

    Robertson dominated this week's pre-district tennis tournaments for District 2 1A-4A, collecting dual 5-0 championship runs at the Capital tennis complex Friday in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals defeated St. Michael's 5-0, getting straight-set wins from their top three singles players.

    Meanwhile the Cardinal boys beat Santa Fe Prep 5-0.

    Robertson, coached by Warren Fulgenzi, will attempt to add to its state championship trophy case May 2-5 in Albuquerque.

    Brandelyn Fulgenzi d. Haley Garcia, 6-0, 6-0
    Lauren Fulgenzi d. Cameron Calbrese, 6-0, 6-0

  • San Miguel Magistrate Judge — candidate questionnaires
  • Brandee's next step: Lady Card tennis star signs with Texas school

    Robertson senior Brandelyn Fulgenzi will still be wearing Cardinal red this coming fall.

    Only she’ll be doing so representing the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

    Fulgenzi on Wednesday afternoon made official her college destination, and it just so happens that UIW shares a mascot and school colors with Robertson.

    She becomes the latest of the Las Vegas Fulgenzi tennis dynasty to take her talents to the collegiate ranks.

  • Coca wins in Marilyn meet

    Miguel Coca made a convincing claim on the title of fastest mile runner in New Mexico, finishing first in the Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions on Monday in Albuquerque.

    The Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions is an annual invitation-only track and field competition hosted at the University of New Mexico’s complex. It’s a de facto all-star meet bringing top prep athletes from different school classifications together for each individual event.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 22-25

    SUNDAY (April 22)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 1:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    • NMHU vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

  • CYFD cabinet secretary makes stop in Las Vegas

    Monique Jacobson, cabinet secretary for the Children Youth and Families Department, plans to emphasize one fact as she visits staff around the state: CYFD serves the children.

    She stopped in Las Vegas Wednesday morning, and had scheduled appearances in Raton, Eagle Nest, Taos, and Española for Thursday.  
    Jacobson formerly worked in the state’s tourism department for four years. She became CYFD cabinet secretary in 2015. She spoke of her challenges.

  • Film industry officials hope next governor boosts business

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE  — Officials in New Mexico’s film and television industry say a new governor may help boost business for film production in the state.

    Gubernatorial hopefuls seeking to succeed term-limited Gov. Susana Martinez say some potentially consequential tweaks to the state’s film and television tax incentive program could round out this increasingly prominent piece of the state economy, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.

  • Noticias, Friday, April 20, 2018

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

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.