Today's News

  • Qué Pasa - October 7th, 2015


    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of library. All programs are free and open to the public.


    11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • RHS, WLV 4th and 5th in tourney

    Both Las Vegas high school volleyball teams competed in this past weekend’s Peyton Chavez Tournament of Champions in Portales. Robertson finished fourth and West Las Vegas fifth.

    Robertson fell to the host Rams three games to two in the third-place match on Saturday. West Las Vegas defeated Hatch Valley for fifth place. In the final, Sandia Prep topped Ruidoso in straight sets, 25-21, 25-16, 25-21.

  • Quick night for Dons

    Back home after three straight Fridays on the road, the West Las Vegas Dons punished Raton 59-7 Friday night at a rain-soaked Herrera Complex.

    West, which hosts its homecoming game against Tucumcari this week, improved to 2-4. Raton, a former district rival, fell to 2-4.

    The Dons scored on their second possession. WLV freshman running back Darion Williams rushed for a couple first downs and Jordan Martinez’s pass to Miguel Sena earned another on the drive, which resulted in a 3-yard score by Martinez with 4:04 left in the first quarter.

  • Redbirds win third straight

    Robertson boys’ soccer has won three in a row after opening the season winless in 11 matches.

    The latest triumph came Saturday as the Cardinals rallied to defeat Pojoaque Valley 3-2 in Jacona.

    Robertson’s first score came after Ian Parks delivered the ball on a throw-in to T.J. Trujillo, who split two defenders in the penalty area and got tripped. Parks nailed the penalty kick.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - October 7th, 2015

    •NMHU at Oklahoma Panhandle State and Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1 and 4 p.m., Goodwell, Okla.
    •West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Grants (homecoming), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    •Valley Middle School vs. Cochiti, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    •Memorial Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., MMS
    •West Las Vegas Middle School at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari
    •Robertson girls, boys at Taos, 4 and 6 p.m., Taos

  • Dons put Raton away early
  • Trash Talk

    All you trash scofflaws out there, beware. The city isn’t going to take it anymore, literally.

    The city’s solid waste department is cracking down on people found violating Las Vegas’ solid waste ordinance. That could mean that the trash collector skips an overfilled rollout when he’s making his rounds, or it could mean that the violator ends up with an unexpected bill or a fine, said city Solid Waste Director Matt Griego.

  • Schools down 448 students since ‘10

    The trend of overall declining enrollment in local schools continues, although one district gained some students this fall. 
    Las Vegas City Schools has a total of 1,647 students enrolled compared to 1,693 this time two years ago, a 5.4 percent drop. It’s a 2.8 percent drop compared to last fall’s enrollment.

    West Las Vegas Schools has 1,567 students this school year, a 1.3 percent dip from the 1,588 enrolled two years ago. The number is a slight increase from last fall, when 1,551 students were enrolled.

  • E. Romero firehouse returning to old glory

    By Cindy Collins
    For the Optic

    On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the community is invited to attend a celebration marking the completion of Phase 2 of renovations on the historic E. Romero Hose & Fire Building. 

    The celebration will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridge Street location.

    The 1937 Seagrave Fire Truck will be on display after being carefully protected by the City of Las Vegas Fire Department and “hidden” from public view for 40 years. 

  • Nine dead in Oregon shooting


    The Associated Press

    ROSEBURG, Ore.  — Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at a community college in this rural Oregon town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple gunshots. One witness said the attacker demanded to know students’ religion before shooting them.