Today's News

  • 2018 State Legislature: Senate elects majority whip

    By Steve Terrell, The Santa Fe New Mexican

  • 'LCC Matters'

    Luna Community College students Iliana Garcia, Jovanna Gastelum, Savannah Ruiz, Chavela Colio and Dontae Robertson sport Luna Community College t-shirts with the hashtag #LCCmatters during a recent gathering.

    The idea behind the #LCCmatters campaign is to reinforce and strengthen all stakeholders’ belief the college is important to the community.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

    Saturday, Jan. 27

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

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

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

  • We can't live on tips

    How much might a person earn as a door holder opener? I can answer that in a heartbeat: exactly 25 cents.

    Let me explain:

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

  • Two Redbirds win at Joe Vivian Classic

    Two Robertson wrestlers earned coveted championships over the weekend in the annual Joe Vivian Classic held at Albuquerque’s Cibola High School.

    Jonathan Trujillo (138 lbs.) triumphed at the Joe for a second year in a row. This time, he had company in the finals from RHS teammate Tristan Trujillo (160), no relation.

    It was a strong overall showing for the Cardinals and head coach James Mark Martinez, who finished 10th (104 points) out of nearly three dozen teams.

  • Lady Cards all business vs. CHS

    Robertson’s girls ran their record to 14-3 with a 54-15 romp against visiting Capital on Saturday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    It was the fourth straight win for Robertson — all by double-digit margins — and the second this season against Capital.

    The Lady Cardinals led 41-4 at the break and had a running clock in effect through the second half.

  • Highlands tripped up in Colorado

    Field goals were hard to come by for the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys, who shot just 29 percent from the floor in a 73-41 setback at Metro State on Saturday night.

    Mike Nwabuzor (15 points on 4-of-10 shooting) was the lone player to reach double digits for the Cowboys (11-6, 6-5 RMAC).

    Nwabuzor made all seven of his free throws, but the Cowboys got just nine total attempts at the foul line compared to 32 for the Roadrunners, who made 23 of them. Nwabuzor and Nmamdi Okoro both fouled out, and two other Cowboys were saddled with foul trouble.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 17-19

    WEDNESDAY (Jan.  17)

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Pecos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Valley Middle School boys at Wagon Mound, 4 p.m., Wagon Mound
    • West Las Vegas at Taos quadrangular, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Pecos hosts Panther Duals, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym