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Today's News

  • Correction

    The Nov. 10 print edition of the Optic incorrectly listed the Las Vegas Outlaw 11-12 football team as an AYF state championship winner. The Outlaws 9-10 team won the state title in its division.

    The 11-12 Outlaws also reached the finals in its bracket, finishing as a state runner-up.

    The error was made in transcription.

  • Cowboys' Holland, Jones have big game vs. Northern

    Jacob Holland poured in 30 points, including an old-fashioned three-point play that gave Highlands the lead for good in a 90-81 win over upstart Northern New Mexico College on Saturday at the Wilson Complex
    It was the high-point effort of the young season not only for Holland but for any of the Cowboys.
    Jordan Jones scored 24  — including four 3-pointers — in another strong effort, while West Las Vegas alumnus D.J. Bustos tallied 10 points, his most prolific scoring to date as a college player.

  • Eastern outguns Cowgirls

    Eastern New Mexico’s women’s basketball team hopes to make noise this winter in the Lone Star Conference, and in-state rival New Mexico Highlands got to hear it in person.

    The Cowgirls fell to 1-3 after a 53-34 setback against the visiting Greyhounds in a Saturday matinee at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cards nip Dons in playoff classic

    Robertson held off crosstown rival West Las Vegas 14-13 in an instant classic of a state football quarterfinal Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson (10-1) will host Portales, which beat Taos on Friday, this coming weekend for a spot in the Class 4A final. West, which last week won its first playoff game since 2003, was 24 yards away from the potential winning score, but John Balizan's pass to brother David in the end zone went incomplete, and the Cards took over on downs with six seconds left.

  • Jury convicts Griego on some corruption charges

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press
    SANTA FE  — A former state senator, who lives in San Miguel County, was convicted Thursday of fraud, bribery and felony ethical violations in a corruption trial over accusations he used his position as a lawmaker to profit from the sale of a state-owned building.

  • Opening the Sabinoso

    Submitted to the Optic

    Recently, U.S. senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján welcomed the completion of the process to accept the Wilderness Land Trust’s donation of 3,595 acres, known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch, to the American people. The property is adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico and is now part of the wilderness area.

    The donation includes a road easement that provides the public with access to the wilderness for the very first time.

  • Wagon Mound boss still being paid

    The public school administrator who was relieved of her duties with a Mora County school district earlier this year is still being paid her salary during a contract dispute, according to a law firm representative.

  • City Schools grade remains stable

    One fact was unchanged, while another has changed, as disclosed during Thursday night’s Las Vegas City School board meeting. 

    First, the district still maintains a “C” grade, according to the 2017 –18 report card issued recently by the state Public Education Department. 

  • Jail Log - Sunday Optic, Nov. 19, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 10  and Nov. 16:

    Anthony Benavidez, no-injury abandonment or abuse of a child, aggravated assault of a household member, false imprisonment, interference with communications, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

    Estevan Alarcon, shooting at a dwelling/occupied building, San Miguel Magistrate Court.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

    Monday-Monday, Nov. 13-20

    Calvary Chapel, 2310 7th St. in Las Vegas, is the Operation Christmas Child shoebox dropoff location for the Las Vegas area. The 2017 dropoff dates are Monday-Friday, Nov. 13-17, 4 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For information, call 505-425-2817.

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 21