Today's News

  • LV natives host ABQ benefit

    Las Vegas Optic
    ABQ Corks & Brews, a special benefit event taking place Saturday in Albuquerque, will provide guests the taste of various wines, craft beers and artisan chocolates.

    But it’ll have a little flavor of the Meadow City as well.

    That’s because Las Vegas natives Nicole Abreu, a West Las Vegas graduate, and David Stroud, a Robertson grad, are the individuals partnering to make the event a reality.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 2. 2015

    In 1965

  • Weather - Oct, 2, 2015


    HIGH 75° / LOW 48°
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    6:56 a.m. to 6:43 p.m.


    HIGH 71° / LOW 47°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 
    6:57 a.m. to 6:42 p.m.

  • Thumbs 10-2-15

    It seems as if everybody saw it. Of course, we’re referring to the super lunar eclipse Sunday evening that displayed a blood-red image. Many went to the Highlands Hilton Science-Technology building to look through the university’s telescope. Some gathered around Storrie Lake, Veterans Park, the Wildlife Refuge and Nine-Mile Hill, on NM 518. One curmudgeonly gentleman at Camp Luna grumbled, “Couldn’t they have scheduled the eclipse at a more convenient hour?”


  • 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