Today's News

  • Conference to feature international slate of presenters

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    MONTEZUMA — Feminist, author, and social and political activist Courtney Martin, who speaks at universities around the nation, will be among the guest presenters at the Annual Conference at the United World College-USA.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Jan. 26, 2018

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  • The demise of human customer service

    Older people, such as myself, like to think we’ve acquired the wisdom of the ages, but when it comes to the modern world, the young’uns have a leg up on us.

    That occurred to me when I had some questions about my cell phone account, and I didn’t want to sit on the phone all day trying to get the answers I was seeking. So I decided to go to the office in Las Vegas and talk, face to face, with a customer service representative.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

  • City, county, AVRH, ambulance co. all named in wrongful death suit

    Superior Ambulance, Alta Vista Regional Hospital, San Miguel County and the City of Las Vegas are named in a suit filed recently in a district court in Santa Fe.

  • Montezuma man jailed twice for damages

    A Montezuma man has been arrested twice recently at his parents’ home, the most recent involving New Mexico State Police deploying a taser in an effort to detain him.

  • Dons outwork Taos, top district

    Looks like these West Las Vegas Dons are District 2-4A boys’ basketball contenders after all.

    On Wednesday night, they hung tough against a talented Taos squad — a team branded the early frontrunner in the district by at least one out-of-town media outlet — for a 56-51 victory at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The win elevates West to 11-9 overall and 2-0 in district under first-year head coach Clyde Sanchez. Taos fell to 11-10 and 2-1.

    The third quarter proved to be huge.

  • Lady Cards cruise past Mora

    Although Mora posted a better second half than it had in the first, the Rangerettes could do little to keep up with the host Robertson Lady Cardinals in a 50-21 score on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Robertson (17-3) is the No. 2 team in Class 4A girls’ basketball (and 11th best overall in New Mexico, regardless of class) according to MaxPreps’ most recent ratings.

    The Lady Cards look up only at Portales, which recently ended Moriarty’s 18-game unbeaten start.

  • Cards take down Hilltoppers

    In a de facto warm-up for this weekend’s big Cardinal Classic, the Robertson wrestling team turned away Class 5A Los Alamos in a home dual Tuesday evening at McFarland Hall.

    The Redbird grapplers won 10 weight classes, including eight via pin, one decision and one forfeit. The only match to go the distance was Andrew Trujillo’s bout. A first-period miscue nearly led to a fall and cost him near-fall points, but he battled back in the second and pulled out a 7-6 verdict.

    Seven of the eight Cardinal pins didn’t go past the first period.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 26-28

    FRIDAY (Jan. 26)

    • NMHU women and men vs. Regis, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Rio Rancho, 4 p.m., Rio Rancho
    • Mora Middle School boys at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Track and field