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Today's News

  • Las Vegas man arrested on sex abuse charges

    A Las Vegas man has been charged with felony criminal penetration and child abuse following a disturbance at a home in Las Vegas early Thursday morning.

    Christopher M. Chavez, 38, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Thursday on six charges: criminal sexual penetration, abuse of a child for placing a child in a dangerous situation, false imprisonment, all of which are felonies, two counts of interference with communication, a misdemeanor, and aggravated battery against a household member, also a misdemeanor.

  • Football: Cardinals, Dons both get hard-earned wins

    Both Las Vegas-area high school football teams came away with hard-earned victories Friday night.

    The Robertson Cardinals held off their Homecoming opponent. Socorro, scoring the game's last nine points for a 33-24 win. The West Las Vegas Dons took a long trip the Hatch Valley and outlasted the host Bears, 40-21.

  • West’s Homecoming in the week ahead

    West Las Vegas Schools didn’t provide a great deal of information about this week’s upcoming Homecoming events, but a basic schedule was provided.

    This year’s theme is “Now Starring…Your WLV DONS!”

    Monday’s theme is Dynamic Duo Day. Tuesday is Decades Day, featuring the Senior\Junior Powder Puff game and mushball game at the Herrera Complex.

    Wednesday is Favorite Movie Character Day. Thursday is Class Color Day, featuring a 9:30 a.m. pep rally with skits.

  • Speaking blessings on one another

    Okay, just sit back and relax. I know you deserve it. You have had a long week. Wherever you are, whatever lies ahead for your day or week, regardless of what has you anxious or uptight right now, just inhale slowly, exhale gently and relax.

    Clear your mind of your worries and let’s walk a few steps together. And please allow me to speak blessings over you. It is my desire that you receive every blessing possible that you can receive.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • We Love Paris in the fall

    Cole Porter’s haunting song comes to mind: “I love Paris in the spring time ... I love Paris in the fall.”

    And why? Remember in April in the Plaza Ballroom, Ronald Maltais and Mary Kay Robinson delighted us with flute and piano pieces with French flair. This fall we are in for another sumptuous musical treat.

  • Statewide rule change prohibits huddles at midcourt, midfield, etc.

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The New Mexico Activities Association’s Board of Directors voted Wedensday in favor of a proposal to add rules in all sports that would prohibit team huddles on or near the center of the field, court, diamond or mat. 

    The vote took place as part of a regular Board of Directors session held in the NMAA Hall of Pride and Honor in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, September 23-25

    SUNDAY
    Women’s soccer

    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 1 p.m., Sanchez Family Stadium

    MONDAY
    Football

    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Escalante, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex.

    Volleyball

    • Valley Middle School vs. Mora Middle School, 

    TUESDAY 
    Soccer

  • LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team

    The Las Vegas City Schools board approved the adoption of a competitive video game team at its regular meeting Thursday night.

    Recognized by the New Mexico Activities Association, the school-sanctioned activity known as “e-sports” pits a team of video game players from one school against other schools across the state. The best-performing teams will even compete for a state championship title.

  • Mayor, Council still don't agree on Housing Authority path

    The path going forward for the Las Vegas Housing Authority seems to be, as the saying goes, clear as mud.