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Today's News

  • S.F. foundation invests in Plaza, Castañeda

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE —  The Santa Fe Community Foundation is now a small part owner of the Plaza Hotel and La Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas after investing part of the dedicated funds from their Impact Investing Initiative.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, April 13, 2018

    Saturday, April 14
    The Amor de La Tierra Garden Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Traveler’s Cafe on the Las Vegas Plaza. Contact Nina Marquez Johns, ninamjohns@gmail.com or 505-425-5239, for information.

    Saturday, April 14

  • Poll shows New Mexicans want reforms

    In 2016, Americans threw a hand grenade into the nation’s body politic. Fed up with politicians in general and suffering from misinformation running amuck on social media, Donald Trump became that grenade and we’ve been dealing the consequences ever since.

  • Thumbs: Our high-country lowdown on the news, April 13, 2018

    THUMBS DOWN: WHAT BALLOONS REPRESENT
    To some, balloons represent flying to the heavens — a way to honor those no longer with us. To others, it’s merely a way to symbolize a happy event or celebration, and florists and gift shops recognize this.
    However, Sunday afternoon, balloons represented an enemy of the local electrical grid. PNM said balloons were the cause a of a power outage that affected about 2,000 customers in Las Vegas and the surrounding area to the north.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 13, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Locals help Cowgirl track get back to top 10

    New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field has returned to the national top 10 for outdoors for the first time since 2015.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob  DeVries, are 10th in this week’s U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

  • Both unbeaten in 2-4A, RHS and WLV softball to battle

    On paper, Robertson and Miyamura softball teams entered Tuesday’s head-to-head meeting as two evenly matched teams.

    On the dirt, it was a different story.

    Robertson (12-6 overall, 4-0 District 2-4A) swept the non-district doubleheader 5-0 and 12-8, sending the Class 5A Patriots home 9-7-1.

  • Hitting that home stretch

    Several Las Vegas, Pecos and Mora athletes put up strong performances in track and field meets this past weekend, with just less than a month to go before the state championships in Albuquerque.

    Teams were to participate in this week’s Meadow City Invitational. (See the Optic print and online editions this coming week for more coverage.)

     

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    Robertson’s boys placed fifth and the RHS girls were seventh in this past weekend’s Moriarty Invitational.

  • Little Leagues' openers on tap

    Both local Little Leagues host opening ceremonies this weekend in town.

    Las Vegas Little League opens at 9 Saturday morning at Keyes Park, with ceremony followed by a full slate of games.

    La Plaza has moved its opneing ceremony to 1 p.m. Sunday, and games will be played at Rodriguez Park throughout the day.

    Regular game schedules will run Monday through Friday starting next week.

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 13

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Gary Thomas of Estancia caught and released a 4.24-pound largemouth bass.