Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 13, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Locals help Cowgirl track get back to top 10

    New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field has returned to the national top 10 for outdoors for the first time since 2015.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob  DeVries, are 10th in this week’s U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

  • Both unbeaten in 2-4A, RHS and WLV softball to battle

    On paper, Robertson and Miyamura softball teams entered Tuesday’s head-to-head meeting as two evenly matched teams.

    On the dirt, it was a different story.

    Robertson (12-6 overall, 4-0 District 2-4A) swept the non-district doubleheader 5-0 and 12-8, sending the Class 5A Patriots home 9-7-1.

  • Hitting that home stretch

    Several Las Vegas, Pecos and Mora athletes put up strong performances in track and field meets this past weekend, with just less than a month to go before the state championships in Albuquerque.

    Teams were to participate in this week’s Meadow City Invitational. (See the Optic print and online editions this coming week for more coverage.)


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    Robertson’s boys placed fifth and the RHS girls were seventh in this past weekend’s Moriarty Invitational.

  • Little Leagues' openers on tap

    Both local Little Leagues host opening ceremonies this weekend in town.

    Las Vegas Little League opens at 9 Saturday morning at Keyes Park, with ceremony followed by a full slate of games.

    La Plaza has moved its opneing ceremony to 1 p.m. Sunday, and games will be played at Rodriguez Park throughout the day.

    Regular game schedules will run Monday through Friday starting next week.

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 13

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Gary Thomas of Estancia caught and released a 4.24-pound largemouth bass.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 13-15

    FRIDAY (April 13)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Luna at El Paso Community College (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Luna at Clarendon College (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado School of Mines, TBA, Golden, Colo.


  • Luna hears from president about accreditation site visit

    We're going into the home stretch of Luna Community College's attempt to hang on to its accreditation.

  • County Commission tables committee proposal

    After a lengthy discussion Tuesday about what it should take to make an ordinance or a resolution presentable at a San Miguel County Commission meeting for a vote, the Commission fittingly agreed to table such a policy change proposal. 

  • Pearce: Don’t outsource valuable services

    In a packed room filled with about 60 supporters at Republican Party headquarters on Bridge Street on Sunday afternoon, Congressman Steve Pearce highlighted issues that impact northeastern New Mexico and offered his remedies as part of his campaign for governor of New Mexico.

    He pitched jobs for the youth, and adults and the need to address poverty.