Today's News

  • Too bad pope isn’t visiting N.M.

    Unless you were living under a rock, you know the nation —especially Catholics and the media — were enthralled over Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S. last week.
    Though I’m not Catholic, I admire greatly this pope, who’s upset the status quo of his church, challenged the world’s economic and political powers that be, and shown nothing but love for humanity since becoming the church’s esteemed leader in March 2013.

  • Dons glad to be back home

    After three straight weeks toiling on the road, the West Las Vegas football team finally gets to play at home Friday night when former district foe Raton comes to the Frank Herrera Complex.
    Kickoff is 7 p.m.

  • Lady Dons down Espanola

    Remaining unbeaten at home, the West Las Vegas volleyball team earned a thrilling four-set victory over a tough Española Valley squad Tuesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym.
    The Lady Dons improved to 7-1 heading into this weekend’s Portales tournament. The Lady Sundevils are 6-5.
    With a string of recent state tournament appearances, Española was an important test for West Las  Vegas, which has its sights set on its own postseason run.

  • Crash course

    Mallory Bostic busted through the Colorado State-Pueblo defense for two goals in the first nine minutes Wednesday night, ending up with a hat trick and leading New Mexico Highlands to a 3-2 win at Perkins Stadium.

    The ThunderWolves had their chances in the rest of the first half, forcing Ashlyn Bruin to make several stops.
    Amanda Jorgenson sliced a shot from a difficult angle on the right side, beating Bruin’s save attempt, to get CSUP on the board in the 12th minute.

  • Youth Sports

    Las Vegas Young American Football League continues its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

    JUNIOR DIVISION: X-treme vs. Broncos, 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    SENIOR DIVISION: Steelers vs. X-Treme, 11 a.m., Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League continues its fall 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports-10-2-15

    Cross country
    n Robertson at Highland, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    n Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso
    n West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    n NMHU women at Colorado Christian, TBA, Lakewood, Colo.
    n NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    n Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    n Mora at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    n Wagon Mound at Maxwell, 5 p.m., Maxwell

  • Home cooking

    Kevin Villanueva of West Las Vegas and Makayla Quintana of Robertson set the pace for a good outcome for local teams in this past Saturday’s Meadow City Cross Country Invitational, held at Rodriguez Park on the west side.

    Robertson’s boys landed three in the top six and five in the top 16 to earn a team title with 43 points. West Las Vegas had three finish in the top five but tied with Española Valley for second place with 49 points. Mora and Cimarron tied for fourth with 110 apiece.

  • Outlaws hit double vs. foes

    Las Vegas Optic
    Four players scored touchdowns this past weekend to lead the Las Vegas Outlaws’ 7-8 division youth football team to a 28-0 win over Santa Fe’s Demons in the Outlaw home opener.
    The team is in first place at 5-1 with four shutouts, according to coach Carlos Perea.
    Ethan Tafoya, Josh Martinez, Deshaun Kensay and C.J. Perea scored for the Outlaws.
    The 9-10 division Outlaws also prevailed, beating the Pecos Panthers 12-6 for their second win in five outs.

  • Go Fish 10-2-15

    SEPT. 29

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow.

  • City leasing old state police digs

    The city of Las Vegas has entered into a 20-year lease for the old state police building at 301 Mills Ave.

    The city is planning to relocate its utilities department, currently located on 12th Street, to the Mills Avenue building.

    “It will be a major and very positive change from 12th Street to Mills Avenue,” Mayor Alfonso Ortiz said.

    Ortiz said the lease agreement was effective on Sept. 15. The city is paying the state of New Mexico $1 a year for use of the building, but it will have to pay for all improvements to the facility.