Today's News

  • Noticias, Sunday, Feb. 11, 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.

  • NMHU program designed to help bring life to language

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    PECOS — The New Mexico Highlands University Spanish Program is planning activities for 2018 that aim to bring the language alive through enriching students’ understanding of Hispanic history and culture in Northern New Mexico and the U.S.

  • Councilor should resign, educate

    We’ve all heard some type of drunk-driving statistics, and most of us have been affected by a crash and/or case involving someone we know. We blame politicians, parents poverty, and lack of substance-abuse resources — but we only seem to make it a big deal for short periods, after it comes up in a visible way.

    Las Vegas City Councilor David A. Ulibarri Jr. has a chance to make it a big deal — in perhaps a positive way.

  • Democrats: Where are our 40 acres?

    I like to ponder, study, and read about history — whether it’s Biblical, family, community, state, national or world.

  • Tools to make capital outlay more efficient

    Capital outlay funding is a controversial and difficult process. The demand for state money far exceeds the funds available; for the 2018 legislative session, state and local governments have requested over $2 billion for capital outlay funded by general obligation and severance tax bonds.

    The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), the General Services Department and legislators are responsible for prioritizing these requests and allocating funds, but frequently find themselves missing the tools necessary to do so.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.

  • One hundred years — minus one day

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” Words of wisdom spoken by great philosopher Winnie the Pooh. I have a plaque on my desk here at home that reminds me of this daily.

  • Silver Alert issued for Ribera woman

    Las Vagas Optic reports

    The New Mexico State Police are asking the public's assistance in locating a Ribera-area woman who went missing Thursday.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 11-17

    SUNDAY (Feb. 11) 
    No varsity events scheduled


    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym (RESCHEDULED from Friday, Feb. 9)
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 3:30 p.m., WLV
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex


  • Roundup: Foul trouble hampers Cowboys; Cowgirls just shy

    Foul trouble slowed NMHU’s men in a 90-82 loss to Westminster (Utah) on Thursday night at the Wilson Complex.
    Jacob Holland fouled out, and three other key players had four fouls apiece by game’s end.

    Both sides had a good shooting game, and the Cowboys made 15 3-pointers, with Adrian LaFleur swishing five treys in six attempts and finishing with a team-high 18 points.