Today's News

  • LV: Mixed results vs. Crush

    Submitted to the Optic

    While the 9-10 version of the Las Vegas Outlaws youth football team continues to roll, some of their Meadow City counterparts had a tougher time of it against Pojoaque on Saturday.

    With C.J. Perez throwing for three touchdown passes — to Ethan Tafoya, Zeke Villegas and Josh Martinez — the 9-10 Outlaws (4-0) shut out the visiting Pojoaque Crush 19-0.

  • Home stretch for Scully

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — As an 8-year-old in the Bronx, Vin Scully would grab a pillow, put it under his family’s four-legged radio and lay his head directly under the speaker to hear whatever college football game was on the air in 1936.

    With a snack of saltine crackers and a glass of milk nearby, the red-haired boy was transfixed by the crowd’s roar that raised goosebumps. He thought about how much he’d like to be at the game. As time went on, he thought he’d like to call the action himself.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 21, 2016

    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • Robertson boys JV vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Socorro (homecoming), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson girls and boys at Taos, 4 and 6 p.m., Taos
    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Non-profits feeling slighted

    Several nonprofits the city of Las Vegas contracts with to promote economic development and other community projects for the city staged a revolt during last week’s City Council work session.

  • System Failure: The Trujillo connection — Another fraudulent letter discovered

    By Martín Salazar and Mercy López
    Las Vegas Optic

    The letter to the state Public Education Department’s Professional Licensure Bureau looks legitimate.

    It’s on Luna Community College letterhead, and it spells out Vanessa Sidransky’s seven years of experience as a “full-time adjunct professor.”

  • Opiod makers rebelling

    The Associated Press

    The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the heart of a crisis that has cost 165,000 Americans their lives and pushed countless more to crippling addiction.

  • Cases of crypto investigated

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health are investigating cases of cryptosporidiosis among state residents.

    They say there have been six confirmed cases of “crypto” — a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites — since Aug. 31.

    Each reported consuming raw milk products.

    The affected individuals are from Bernalillo County.

    Epidemiologists, laboratory staff and inspectors are working to confirm the source of the outbreak.

  • Gov details fight for Facebook data center

    The Associated Press

    It won’t be long before the bulldozers start clearing a lonely patch of rangeland in central New Mexico to make way for the newest of the massive data centers located around the globe that keep Facebook humming.

    The social media giant plans to break ground in October, setting in motion what Gov. Susana Martinez and other officials hope to be a cascade of economic development in the high-tech sector.

  • Weather - Sept. 18, 2016


    HIGH 80° / LOW 49°
    Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Sunday night —mostly clear, with a low around 49.
    6:46 a.m. to 7:03 p.m.


    HIGH 82° / LOW 52°
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
    6:47 a.m. to 7:01 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Sept. 18, 2016

    Tuesday, Sept.13, 1966 — Dr. Henry Rynders will assume the duties of medical director of the Meadows Home Thursday. He replaces Dr. Joseph Shapiro who has retired and is moving to California. Dr. Rynders, a native of the Netherlands, where he has been in active practice prior to World War II, came first to the United States on an invitation from Columbia University’s College of Physicians to become a professor of anatomy.