Today's News

  • Looking Ahead, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017


    Football : Robertson at Bernalillo, 7 p.m., Bernalillo; West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona

    Soccer: NMHU women vs. Black Hills State, 11 a.m., Eco Park, Tao; Robertson boys at Sandia Prep Invite TBA, Albuquerque;

    Volleyball: NMHU at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, TBA, Rapid City, S.D.; Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque; Mora Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora.


  • Golf: Benefit events on tap

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Luna Community College Athletics Booster Club is hosting a benefit golf tournament Sunday at Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada. A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

    9.22.2017 FRIDAY

    6 p.m. The New Mexico History Museum will present a public overview of the “Turn On, Tune In” storytelling project in the NMHU Student Union Building, Room 322. The project intends to shine a light on the 1960s and 1970s counterculture’s relevance and how it might activate and inspire people today.

    7:30 p.m. “Los Tropicales The BIG Band” will be playing at Pam’s Event Center at the Palms Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at The Coffee Shop, at the Palms at Pam’s Flowers and Love Music.

  • Noticias, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@ lasvegasoptic.com.

    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

    • The Las Vegas Community Soup Kitchen is looking for volunteers to Prepare and serve lunch on Thursdays. It is an ecumenical ministry. All are welcome. Call 425-7283 for information.

  • Living through the unthinkables

    We think we know where we’re going. But do we, really?

    The world has changed a lot in our lifetimes, and I’m not just talking to the old fogies out there. A lot of unthinkable things have happened, and they linger in the news and in our lives — often as unexplainable events.

    For example, violence has taken some incredible turns in recent years. When I was a kid, there were occasional reports of airplanes hijacked by desperate criminals or revolutionaries with political agendas.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 22, 2017


    Roofers who won’t provide estimates — or who skimp on time, materials or follow-up plans, who aren’t properly credentialed or who aggressively and mysteriously solicit work — aren’t welcome here.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

  • Weekend roundup: Lady Cards win bracket in Santa Fe tourney

    A 3-0 run through the Silver bracket of this past weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Santa Fe doubled Robertson volleyball’s win total.

    The Lady Cardinals and head coach Stacy Fulgenzi are 6-0 as they gear up for another weekend tournament — this one at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque.

  • On Parade

    Hundreds of spectators lined the streets of Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 14 for the West Las Vegas Homecoming parade.

    The week included a 48-0 shutout of Albuquerque Academy in Friday night’ Homecoming football game.

  • A Walking Tribute

    Highlands University softball players marched in their school's Homecoming parade Saturday with a tribute banner for Danielle Cordova, a Bernalillo-area student-athlete who was a freshman on the Cowgirl team when she died in a car accident in April. Thousands of area residents watched or participated in Saturday’s parade.