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Today's News

  • College Night takes place on Wednesday at Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Prospective college students can learn about career opportunities related to fields of study and more at College Night 2016 taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

    Highlands University and Luna Community College are sponsoring the 17th Annual College Night. It will be in Highlands’ Student Union Building Ballroom, 800 National Ave. It is free and open to the public.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 23, 2016

    10.24.2016
    MONDAY

    5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Noticias - Oct. 23, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________

    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

  • Showing Ranger pride in Las Vegas
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Oct. 23, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    MONDAY
    Barbecue chicken, creamy coleslaw, green beans, wheat roll with margarine, and chocolate pudding with topping

    TUESDAY
    Pork stir-fry with vegetables, salad with dressing, wheat roll and margarine, and apple cobbler

    WEDNESDAY
    Taco salad, Mexicorn, saltine crackers, and mixed fruit

    THURSDAY
    Spaghetti, buttered green beans, green salad with dressing, garlic bread, gelatin with topping, and pears

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Never underestimate power of mountain gusts

    Oh my! Those voracious March winds decided to pay us a visit here at the ranch in October. And to my amazement there are still some brilliant golden aspen leaves in the forest higher up. And, a 70 degrees this late October makes me wonder what winter will bring.

    My grandfather Brown bought this homestead from Marie Dunn, a widow, in 1921. The Dunns had planted two crabapple trees in the front yard by our beautiful two-story house.

  • Blue Thursday

    Robertson’s standing in District 2 soccer absorbed a hit Thursday at the hands (and feet) of visiting St. Michael’s, which swept a doubleheader featuring both boys’ and girls’ teams.

    Bryan Trujillo’s Cardinals and Jeff Houdek’s Lady Cards, who closed the regular season vs. Santa Fe Prep on Saturday, await state tournament pairings to be announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Defense dominates as MMS wins

    Rumbling down the sidelines or up the middle like a force of nature, Memorial Middle School’s Nico Martinez headlined the Junior Vegas Bowl on Thursday evening at Cardinal Stadium.

    The quick, scrappy West Las Vegas defense was there to meet that challenge throughout the game.

    Except for once.

    Martinez broke loose of a pack of Gents defenders to score in the first period. Other than that, the visitors limited the MMS power back to yards instead of scores.

  • It’s Cleveland’s turn in spotlight

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — The grueling four-month championship drought could soon be over.

    Cleveland, yes, Cleveland, a city kicked around for years and where sports heartbreak was engrained in the collective DNA of generations of fans and misery was a fumble or John Elway touchdown pass away, is on deck for another title celebration.

    This year, everyone else is playing for second place. It’s Cleveland’s turn in the spotlight.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 23, 2016

    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.

    Catches of the week
    Eagle Nest Lake: Mykeljon Vasquez, 7, of Las Vegas caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Oct. 16. He was using orange PowerBait.

    Storrie Lake: James Sandoval of Las Vegas caught a 34-inch catfish Oct. 14. He was using worms.

    Ute Lake: Kyler Smith of Portales caught and released a 5.08-pound smallmouth bass Oct. 16.