Today's News

  • Looking Back - Oct. 12, 2016

    Thursday, Oct. 6, 1966 — James Almanzar, who has played parts on television for the past several years, has been selected for a role in “Iron Horse,” to be shown Monday at 7 p.m. The son of Dan Almanzar, formerly of Las Vegas, James makes his home in Los Angeles.

  • Bring on the enchiladas

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 18th Annual Enchilada Dinner to support nonprofit projects in the community will take place on Thursday in the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours of service are 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m.   

    The total of donations to nonprofit organizations thus far from the Enchilada Dinner is more than $140,000, nearly $5,000 coming from last year’s dinner alone.

  • Noticias - Oct. 12, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • 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.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 12, 2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    1 and 5 p.m.
    The AAUW Las Vegas Annual Fall Used Book Sale will be accepting donations at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. The sale begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

    6 p.m.

  • Giving rise to populism

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Alton, Illinois, Telegraph and was originally published on Oct. 8:

    Whatever the outcome of November’s presidential election, one particular note should be apparent to political leaders going forward: Populism is alive and strong in American politics.

    But it’s not unique to the United States this year; populism is trending globally.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 12, 2016
  • Work of Art: ‘Twenty-five cents, please’

    Some readers possibly don’t realize that part of my alleged sense of humor comes from holding doors open for people, and as I do the honors, asking them for a quarter for my efforts.

    PLEASE realize this is a joke. I ask for the 25-cent tip mainly to test their reaction and discover how quickly they’re able to think on their feet.

    One such experiment (I’ve written about this before) happened a few years ago as I held the door for a man and his family as they entered the Santa Fe Souper Salad.

  • Robertson spikes Portales

    Brandelyn Fulgenzi has battled injury this fall, but the Robertson volleyball player looked all too healthy for Portales’ liking on Saturday evening.

    Fulgenzi riddled the Rams’ defense with a match-high 25 kills    on a .371 attack percentage as the Lady Cardinals (9-5) won in four sets at Mike Marr Gym.

    Game scores were 14-25, 25-21, 25-12, 27-25.

    Portales, whose long volleyball history against Robertson includes a state championship match victory back in 2007, opened this encounter by taking the first set.

  • Kickers split with Taos

    T.J. Trujillo picked up another hat trick Saturday, and it came at a perfect time — a critical district soccer match with a tough Taos bunch.

    Robertson’s boys edged the visiting Tigers 3-2 to improve to 6-8-1 overall and 4-3 in a loaded District 2.

    Earlier this fall, Taos had won 4-1 on its home field.

    But the Cardinals found a way to take the rematch without key playmakers Tonati Aparicio-Blythe and Brandon Larrañaga.

  • Rocky homecoming for Cowboys

    Despite turning in one of the better offensive efforts of the Jeff Mills era, the young New Mexico Highlands football team couldn’t match the explosive output of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    The visiting Hardrockers (5-1 overall, 4-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) piled up 536 yards of offense, spoiling Highlands’ homecoming game 44-17.

    The Cowboys fell to 0-6 and 0-5 as they hit the road again for a game at Chadron State.