Today's News

  • Worrying life away in a rocking chair

    It has been said that worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair rocking away hour after hour after hour.

    You can burn a lot of time and you can burn a lot of energy, but after you are through, you end up right where you started from. Time and energy are both precious commodities we have in limited quantities.

    What we put our time and our energy into defines the lives we live. They determine our story. There are definitely better investments that we can pour ourselves into than rocking away in a rocking chair.

  • Don’t forget to scream it

    There are a ton of serious issues to tackle in the world. We should tackle as many as we can, collectively and individually, and we should take some time to have some fun once in a while.

    Judging by how hard some folks “work” at having a good time, it isn’t necessary to remind them to stop and have fun. For the rest, we let them know it’s very important to pursue where their tax money goes — but it’s also important to think about Dokken.

  • Volleyball:Lady Cardinals dispatch St.Mike’s in four-set clash

    In a showdown between two of the best setters in Class 4A volleyball, Robertson’s Lauren Fulgenzi got the better of St. Mike’s Miquela Martinez on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    None the worse for wear after a recent foot injury, Fulgenzi appeared the more comfortable of the two, connecting with hitters across the front line and zipping in the occasional over-set to help the Lady Cardinals to a four-set victory.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017


    Soccerr: NMHU women vs. CSU-Pueblo, 1 p.m., Taos; Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC fields, Montezuma.


    Football: West Las Vegas (B) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex Soccer; Robertson boys (B) vs. Santa Fe Waldorf, 5 p.m., RHS Field.


    Golf: West Las Vegas Invite, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course; Soccer: West Las Vegas girls vs. Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex.

  • Soccer: It's Elk season

    Eight different players scored goals for Robertson on Thursday evening in an emphatic 9-0 girls’ soccer win over visiting Pojoaque Valley.

    Maricela Montoya led the way with two goals and one assist. Miranda Montoya and Gabriella Montoya each had a goal and two assists. Also scoring were Sierra Atencio, Krysta Cunico, Jasmine Jaramillo, Leann Salazar and Sydney Weathers. Jasmine Montoya added an assist.

  • The glass is half full in the Meadow City

    Beth Speaks for Herself — By Beth Urech

    Is it coincidental that the Delta Institute’s panelists sat in front of a huge sepia-toned photograph of the devastating Chicago fire as they spoke about equitable and ethical ways to build community?

    I could almost smell the smoke. In fact, Naomi Cole of Eco-Disticts, who is based in Portland, Oregon, lamented, “For months we have suffered forest fires. Hazy skies. We cannot breathe.”

  • Go Fish — Oct. 15, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week

    Eagle Nest Lake: Tommy Ledoux of Cimarron caught a 44-inch, 24-pound northern pike Oct. 6. He was fishing from the bank and using a big lure.

    Conchas Lake: Dylan Dana caught and released a 15-pound blue catfish Sep. 22. He was using a Wally Diver and trolling for walleyes.

  • Football: Ortiz, Redbirds rise to 7-0

    Arjay Ortiz said hello to the Santa Fe Indian School Braves with three first-half touchdown passes Thursday night.

    Antonio Padilla’s 70-yard touchdown run made a fitting goodbye.

    Another prolific rushing performance by No. 1- ranked Robertson led to a 60-7 blowout win at Santa Fe Indian’s field. Coach Leroy Gonzalez has his Cardinals at 7-0 overall and 3-0 in District 2-4A with three games left in the regular season.

  • A new dean of students

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Kimberly Blea knows firsthand how an education at New Mexico Highlands University can lift individuals out of poverty.

    Blea, a Las Vegas native, is the new permanent dean of students at Highlands.

  • President search to start over

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    After four months of discussion since Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees terminated the school’s previous president, and beginning to assemble a search committee, the board changed course this week.