Today's News

  • New Mexico Press Women announce 2019 Communications Contest

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The New Mexico Press Women invites entries for the 2019 Communications Contest recognizing excellence in communications. The contest is open to any New Mexican over the age of 18 who works on a broad range of communications media – news and feature writing, editorials, headlines, editing and page design, photography and graphics, radio and television, web and social media, advertising, public relations, speeches, collegiate materials, and books and creative writing.

  • Corrections: November 9, 2018

    A person featured on Page 2 of the Oct. 31 Optic was misidentified. The person wearing the large wide-brimmed hat in a photo of the West Las Vegas Down Syndrome Awareness Walk is Mario Mascareñas. The error occurred in notetaking. The Optic apologizes for the error.

    An editorial that appeared on Page A5 of the Sunday, Nov. 4 Optic should have indicated Kim Delgado served recently on the incorrect citizens committee. She served on a committee to review applicants for the city attorney position. The Optic apologizes for the error.

  • Choir to showcase history of Hispanic choral music

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a concert, Nuestra Musica, at 3 p.m. Nov. 17, in the First United Methodist Church in Las Vegas at Eighth Street and National Ave.

    The musical selections encompass the history of Hispanic choral music from the early Renaissance through the folk tradition and into the 21st century.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, November 9, 2018

    Saturday, Nov. 10
    The American Association of University Women is sponsoring a community forum on the ground-breaking Yazzie v. State of New Mexico lawsuit. Hear expert guest speaker, Deputy Director of the Legislative Finance Committee, Charles Sallee, explain the lawsuit, which will change the way public schools are funded in New Mexico. The event is at 10:30 a.m. at the NMHU Student Union Building, Governance Room, or Room 320. For information, contact Barbara Casey at 505-454-1117.

    Saturday, Nov. 10-Sunday. Nov. 11

  • Noticias, Friday, November 9, 2018
    • The “Sí Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For information, call the NA helpline: 800-925-4186 or Frances at 575-815-8544.
  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, November 9

    While season outcomes that determine success are not yet in the books, Robertson High fall varsity sports programs once again quietly kept the bar high.

    Football finished second in its district, boys soccer ends up with a playoff seed that was well within its capability, volleyball is ready for another deep postseason run and both cross country teams are headed to state.

  • Boomers did rock and roll right

    If there’s anything the baby boomers did well, it’s music. We rocked.

    Of course, rock and roll wasn’t borne entirely out of our generation. It was the byproduct of all sorts of musical genres, including and especially rhythm and blues and Southern gospel.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, November 9
  • College hoops: Cowgirls, Cowboys prep for tough seasons

    This basketball season, the New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls will have a tough challenge ahead of them. The team has only nine players and head coach Joseph Anders’ strategy for the season had to change a little bit.

    “My expectations for us this season has been dimmed a little bit because one of our transfers has ACL injury so she is out for the season,” Anders said. “The freshman that the NCAA deemed ineligible, so she is out for the season.”

  • BREAKING: Democrat Torres Small wins U.S. House seat

    Staff and wire reports

    LAS CRUCES — Democrat Xochitl Torres Small has won the open Second District U.S. House seat, representing southern New Mexico, in a closely watched race after two key New Mexico counties finished counting ballots Wednesday in a closely watched U.S. House race.