Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon - April 15, 2015
  • Work of Art: Absurd name change

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”
    — Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    • • •
    Search for the Española-based institution of higher learning and you’ll likely find web sites for Northern New Mexico College and Northern New Mexico University. It’s not a typo. Those who created the various web sites clearly knew what they were doing.

  • Heptathlon: Slack third in world

    NMHU Sports Information

    Salcia Slack blasted her own NCAA Division II record in the heptathlon (set last season) with 6,141 points this past weekend at the Jim Click Combined Events in Arizona, rising to third in the world in the event, according to the International Association of Athletic Federations.

    The New Mexico Highlands senior easily leads Division II and is second to only Georgia’s Quintunya Chapman (by just five points) in the NCAA.

  • West boys make top three in Moriarty track meet

    The West Las Vegas boys finished third and the girls eighth out of 10 schools in this past weekend’s Moriarty Invitational track and field meet. The Lady Dons in particular were shorthanded due to spring break, said head coach James Esquibel, but he noted that several of his athletes managed to have a productive outing.

    West’s boys (59 team points) trailed only Clovis (101) and Belen (86.5) in the standings. Of the participating schools, WLV and Estancia were the only ones from Class 4A or smaller.

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  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 15, 2015

    • Robertson JV at St. Mike’s (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Lincoln, 3 p.m., WLV
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV

    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Robertson JV vs. Taos (DH), 3 p.m., MMS

  • Gov axes Mora funding

    Gov. Susana Martinez signed the $6.2 billion state budget Thursday afternoon, but not before eliminating several earmarks, including the $1.8 million that lawmakers had inserted in the bill for the Mora County Complex.

    The governor didn’t hold back in her veto message, taking the opportunity to blast the Mora County project, which has been stalled for years.

  • East expects to end year with surplus

    For years, the Las Vegas City Schools district has battled with its finances. This time around, however, according to district Superintendent Ruben Cordova, the district is expecting a cash balance at the end of the fiscal year.

    Cordova said he is anticipating a roughly $39,000 cash balance at the end of the fiscal year that ends on June 30.
    “It seems like this year we will stay within our budget,” Cordova told the board during a recent meeting.

  • Helping the hungry

    Las Vegas Optic

    A total of 5,674 pounds of food was collected for hungry area residents during a community-wide food drive last month.

    The drive was facilitated locally by city councilor Vince Howell and was a collaborative effort by the Food Depot and the Agency Relations Council. The drive concentrated specifically on protein.

  • New trustees