Today's News

  • BREAKING: Robertson boys No. 3 seed, Beasties a 10 in state soccer

    Robertson has been awarded the No. 3 seed in the state boys' soccer tournament.

    And the Lady Cardinals AKA Beasties are in as the No. 10 seed.

    The Cardinals, who stunned 2016 state champion Santa Fe Prep for the district title on Saturday, will receive a first-round bye as one of the top four seeds. They will play either No. 6 Hatch Valley or No. 11 Bernalillo, who will meet this weekend in a first-round game.

    Robertson's boys, led by head coach Bryan Trujillo, will play in one of four quarterfinals on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

  • District champs! Cardinal soccer wins in double OT

    For the first time in a half dozen years, Robertson boys' soccer is heading to state.

    The Cardinals won their first district title since 2011 by edging the defending state champion Santa Fe Prep 1-0 in double overtime Saturday at RHS Field. The regular season finale, it was the second time in a week that the Cardinals shut out the Blue Griffins, one of the state's top-ranked programs.

  • Friday night football: Dons, Horsemen stay unbeaten in 2-4A

    In a marquee football clash pitting the top two teams in Class 4A against each other, No. 1 Robertson led No. 2 St. Mike's most of the night but wound up losing 33-27.

    Across town, West Las Vegas got out to an early lead and held on, despite Taos tying the game twice. The Dons won 35-27, matching the Horsemen with a 4-0 district record.

    The Cardinals (7-1, 3-1) and Dons (6-2, 4-0) meet for Vegas Bowl next Saturday at Cardinal Stadium; kickoff is 2 p.m.

    For more on the weekend in Las Vegas-area sports, check back with the Optic online and print editions for full coverage this week.

  • Discussion held on demolishing Paul D. Henry School

    By Gwen Albers, Special to the Optic

    Plans to tear down the Paul D. Henry Elementary School before next summer were discussed briefly during Thursday’s Las Vegas City Schools Board meeting.

    In addition, Superintendent Kelt Cooper said there’s various non-profit and private agencies interested in leasing space at the Legion Park Elementary School, which, like Paul D. Henry and a portion of Memorial Middle School, were closed at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Bernal-area man tries to keep junkyard, towing service

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation said it might initiate legal action against a Bernal junkyard owner who currently has no state or county authorization to conduct business.

  • Drug Court has new tasks, accreditation hopes

    Submitted by Zabrina Sandoval

    Special to the Optic The San Miguel County DWI “Sobriety” DWI Drug Court Program is a state-funded program brought into existance by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • The Nation In Brief, Oct. 22, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Federal budget rises to $666 billion

    WASHINGTON  — The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft a tax code rewrite that promises to add up to $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the coming decade.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

     Wire and staff reports

    Planned burn along Gallinas

  • NMHU professor publishes diversity study

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands University Spanish professor published a study aimed at advancing higher education curriculums anchored in diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Dr. Norma Valenzuela co-authored the paper in the International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice.

  • One nation, under God —divisible

    Just a thought .... by Rick Kraft

    Today, I stood at the base of the flagpole at Fort Sumter and helped carefully unfold the United States flag. I assisted the ranger as he hoisted it up the pole so it could fly proudly over the island and the harbor.

    The flag that was taken down from the pole on April14, 1861 only had 33 stars. The one we raised today had 50. As I helped raise the flag I thought of the importance of the flag to our nation and what it represents.