Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 24, 2012

    • San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. Offices will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
    • The Las Vegas Optic will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 and will be closed all day on Tuesday, Dec. 25. The offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

  • Noticias - Dec. 24, 2012

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

  • One Solitary Life

    Years ago, someone wrote an essay that carried a Christian message, but much more. It’s a testament to the life of a single man, Jesus of Nazareth, who’s message grew to have a deep and lasting impact upon the entire world. We have reprinted it below. Regardless of your beliefs, we hope you will agree that it speaks to the spirit of Christmas day, when love and life are celebrated.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 24, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Memories

    In terms of pure economics, our biggest national holiday is, of course, Christmas. I read somewhere that Halloween comes in as a strong second, but I’d be surprised if it’s anywhere close to the money we Americans spend for the yuletide.

    Perhaps that makes me a little off the mark, because I don’t recall much about the Christmas presents I’ve acquired over the years.

    Instead, I remember experiences.

  • Shorthanded Lady Cards can’t stop Portales frontcourt

    When you’re trying to match the muscle and physicality of a team like Portales’ Lady Rams, you need all hands on deck if possible.

    That wasn’t the case Friday night for Robertson, which lost its home opener 45-36 while missing the services of three key players, all sidelined by injuries.

    Portales improved to 7-2 while Robertson slipped to 4-2.

    Both squads entered the weekend ranked in the middle of the Class 3A Top 10 — RHS at No. 5, Portales No. 6.

  • Lady Dons take down Bernalillo

    A string of 20 uninterrupted points changed the game Thursday night as host West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball team routed Bernalillo 62-36 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Beginning with a hoop by Lady Don guard Louanna Valencia with a couple of minutes left in the first quarter, West embarked on a run resulting in a 24-5 advantage by the 5:55 mark of the second period, when Michelle Tapia knocked down the second of two free throws.

  • Clippers on record run

    The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — After the Los Angeles Clippers set a record for the longest winning streak in franchise history, Chris Paul was thinking about Ron Harper, Corey Maggette and other former players who endured all that losing.
    Paul had 24 points and 13 assists to help the Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, break a 38-year-old club mark with their 12th consecutive victory Friday night, 97-85 over the Sacramento Kings.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 24, 2012

    No local sporting events scheduled

    No local sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell
    • Tri-Cities Boys’ Basketball Tournament: Santa Rosa vs. McCurdy, 1 p.m., Pecos vs. Escalante, 3 p.m., Wagon Mound vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Mora vs. Peñasco, 7:30 p.m., Montoya Gym, Mora

    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell

  • Mora teams sweep Springer

    With Chantel Rivera leading the way by tallying a game-high 24 points, the Mora girls’ basketball team stayed undefeated Thursday, rolling past Springer 55-39.

    The Rangerettes (5-0) got 10 points from Destiny Pacheco.

    Meanwhile, the Mora boys’ squad (5-2) romped past Springer 79-41 on Thursday.

    Lorenzo Chavez (22 points), Cody Najar (19), Jeremiah Olivas (10), Curtis Vasquez and Amrick Velasquez (10) led the Rangers.