Today's News

  • MainStreet momentum?

    Even though the group effort of Las Vegas and its supporters in winning a national online contest, MainStreet de Las Vegas doesn’t want to rest on its laurels. There are more projects and priorities ahead.

  • Optic staff take home top honors

    The Las Vegas Optic staff and former staff took home several important awards at the New Mexico Press Associationn’s 109th annual convention’s Better Newspaper Awards, announced Saturday at a banquet held at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort.

    This year, New Mexico’s submissions were judged by member papers of the Arizona Press Association.

  • The Nation In Brief, Nov. 15, 2017

    At least 4 killed in Florida shooting

    TAMPA, Fla. — Police searched a cordoned-off Florida neighborhood Tuesday after a fourth person was shot dead, possibly by a serial killer.

    Tampa police say residents of the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood reported hearing shots just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found the body of Ronald Felton, 60, in the street. They say Felton had been walking across the street to meet someone when the gunman came up behind him and fired.

  • Correction

    Two photos published on Page 1 of the Nov. 1 Optic had a misidentified location. The photos were taken at Calvary Baptist Church on Baca Avenue.

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  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

    Keller in the wrong; no penalty issued

    ALBUQUERQUE — An ethics board says Democratic Albuquerque mayoral candidate Tim Keller broke campaign finance rules when his publicly financed campaign accepted “in-kind” cash donations.

  • Soccer: Seven local players are all-state

    Perhaps no sequence showcased T.J. Trujillo’s speed, durability and shooting accuracy — in that chronological order — like one in an Oct. 12 win over Pojoaque Valley.

    Frustrating the Elks with his fast drive up the right flank, Trujillo was met with a crunching tackle attempt and a trip a few yards onto their half of the pitch. 

  • Dons break Colts

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Las Vegas Optic

    Normally not the most demonstrative of personalities on the West Las Vegas roster, Antonio Bustamante  couldn’t help himself this time.

  • College roundup: Hoops begins, football ends for Highlands

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    D.J. Bustos’ collegiate debut came on the same floor where he’d played his last high school game — the shiny surface of the fabled Pit.

  • RHS run ends in final

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Las Vegas Optic

    RIO RANCHO — For the second year in a row, Robertson’s volleyball team found itself playing in the Class 4A state championship match at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    For the second year in a row, the mighty Sandia Prep turned the Lady Cardinals away.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

    Wednesday, Nov. 15