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Today's News

  • Weather - April 21, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 70° / LOW 33°
    Sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    Friday night — mostly clear, with a low around 33.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:20 a.m. to 7:39 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 59° / LOW 34°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
    Saturday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:19 a.m. to 7:40 p.m.

  • Highlands hosts open house for prospective students

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Day as a Cowboy open house at Highlands University April 22 will be a fun and informative day for high school seniors to experience college life.

    From touring the residence halls to a carnival fair and free lunch in Melody Park, prospective students and their parents can get a sample of what Highlands has to offer.

  • Noticias - April 21, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    • If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Que Pasa - April 21, 2017

    4.21.2017
    FRIDAY

    3:30 to 4 p.m.
    The City of Las Vegas and the Community Development department will host a singing competition. The competition will be held from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 1700 North Grand Ave. The winner of the competition will sing the National Anthem at the opening ceremonies on June 30 in order to kick off the 2017 Fourth of July Fiestas. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to be a participant in the competition. For more information or questions, contact Community Development at 426-3271.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - April 21, 2017

    THUMBS UP! HELPING OTHERS LIVE

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 21, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Climate change realities and Donald Trump’s denial

    President Donald Trump and his minions can stick their head in the sand if they want to, but the realities of climate change will continue nevertheless. Ask any scientist with any credibility at all.

  • Ulibarri, Duran dual threats on diamond

    Strengthening a hold on second place in District 2-4A softball, West Las Vegas took care of Pojoaque Valley 18-5 in a road game.

    WLV sophomore Andrea Ulibarri hit her first career home run and then did it again, and Elena Archuleta hit a home run and a double to highlight a stellar offensive performance for the visitors. Marquisa Montoya and Jennifer Sanchez were credited with driving in runs for the Lady Dons, who improved to 13-8 overall and 6-3 in district.

    Ulibarri also recorded the pitching victory, going the distance for Tuesday’s win.

  • Dons win Meadow City meet

    Miguel Coca’s sweep of the distance running events keyed a rousing team victory for West Las Vegas’ boys in this past week’s Meadow City Invitational.

    Coca won in the 800-meter run as well as the mile and 2-mile races, part of an afternoon in which the Dons won seven individual events. As a team, West’s boys amassed 127.5 points, easily outpointing runner-up Santa Rosa (79).

  • Isotopes’ skid hits six games

    Zack Godley was almost unhittable Wednesday, striking out seven and giving up just one single in seven innings of work.

    As a result, Godley and the Reno Aces took a 5-1 win over Albuquerque, sending the Isotopes to their sixth consecutive defeat.

    The Isotopes, who’d won six of their first eight games, fell to 6-8 heading into Thursday. The team completes the Reno series Friday night, then hosts Tacoma for a four-game set beginning Saturday night.