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Today's News

  • Contributors flock to Lujan Grisham in governor’s race

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham’s campaign for governor raised nearly $1.4 million over the past six months, giving her an early financial advantage over Democratic and Republican rivals including GOP congressman Steve Pearce, according to state disclosure forms filed Monday.

  • The Nation In Brief, Oct. 11, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Trump re: Sec. of State: ‘I’ll win’

  • Pecos NHP Receives ‘field trip’ grant

    Submitted to the Optic

    Pecos National Historical Park was selected to receive a 2017 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

    Pecos National Historical Park will partner with Pecos Independent Schools and El Dorado Community School for the 2017-18 school year to help educate their fourth grade classes both in the park and in the classroom.

    This grant, part of the Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program, supports Every Kid in a Park.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

    Wire and staff reports

    Candidate guide released

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver recently announced that the 2018 Candidate Information Guide is now available online on the Secretary of State’s website.

    The document is designed to help candidates for federal, statewide or county office in New Mexico meet important deadlines and comply with state campaign laws.

  • Hundreds more firefighters deploy to fight California blazes

    The Associated Press

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Hundreds more firefighters and law enforcement officials headed Tuesday to parts of Northern California to battle wildfires that have killed at least 11 people, including a 100-year-old man and his 98-year-old wife who were unable to escape their burning home.

    Authorities hoped cooler weather and lighter winds would help crews get a handle on the fires, which are among the deadliest in California history and were still burning completely uncontained.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2017

    Thursday, Oct. 12

    The 19th annual enchilada dinner to fund Mustard Seed grants to nonprofit groups in Las Vegas and the surrounding area will be held in the Flamingo Room at the Hillcrest Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the First United Presbyterian Church office (1000 Douglas Ave.), from Dr. Em Krall or at the door. For information, contact the church office at 505-425-7763.

    Thursday, Oct. 12

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

    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.

    Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

  • Bustamante scores four TDs in Dons win

    It took a mere six offensive plays for West Las Vegas to build a 20-0 lead against visiting Santa Fe Indian on Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    Coming off their bye week, the Dons (4-2 overall) looked rested and ready to take on the remainder of the district schedule. They coasted to a 48-6 win that went the distance probably only because West started inserting its backups before halftime.

  • Cowboys tumble in Rapid City

    Thirty-five unanswered points by South Dakota School of Mines transformed a nip-and-tuck gridiron chess match into a Hardrockers romp Saturday in Rapid City, S.D.

    South Dakota Mines defeated New Mexico Highlands 52-14, turning the Cowboys away empty-handed after a 715-mile (one-way) trek.

    Rodolph Zleh broke a 65-yard touchdown run, and Luke Jones added an extra point, to tie the game for the Cowboys with 4:59 left in the openring quarter. Ramone Atkins’ 16-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter got the Cowboys within 17-14.

  • Prep roundup: Dons take Los Lunas XC title

    On the heels of a series of high placings in this fall’s cross country meets, the West Las Vegas boys’ team broke through for a first-place team trophy this past Saturday at Los Lunas.

    The Dons harriers took much of the mystery out of the proceedings after their “big three” of Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel and Mikah Paiz crossed the finish line for an all-WLV top three. Jarrad Baca and Josh Ortega completed the varsity scoring to make it official.