Today's News

  • Don’t nix men’s soccer

    When soccer players flop down onto the turf and seem to exaggerate injury in widely televised international matches, it draws the ire of the social media world — and brings more hate on a sport that already seems to draw the most hate of all.

    College soccer has its share of flops as well, but no sport has done more to further the development of young men and women through athletics in New Mexico and to further the economic development of the state.

  • What is it that really defines you?

    By Rick Kraft

    What is really at the heart of your existence? What do you value that impacts your life on a day-to-day basis? What is it that really defines you?
     We are all basically the same. We have the basic need to stay alive. We experience the same emotions. We desire to have joy in the world we live in.

    We are all different. How we go about the above and other basics is different for each one of us. We independently march to the beat of our own drum.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, July 22, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, July 22, 2017.

  • Matinee idols: Isotopes produce on both offense, defense

    ALBUQUERQUE — Five home runs. Five double plays.

    The Albuquerque Isotopes seemingly broke out of their recent doldrums with a 16-1 blowout over division leader El Paso in a midweek matinee Thursday afternoon at The Lab.

    It’s a key win as the Isotopes try to catch the Chihuahuas and the Salt Lake Bees, the two teams currently leading them in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern.

  • Youth soccer league in registration mode

    With 298 children ages 4 through 13 having played in the 2017-18 school year, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League remains one of the more popular sports activities for the Meadow City’s young people.

    The LVYSL is inviting area youngsters to sign up for the 2018-19 school year. Registration is open now and continues through Sunday, Aug. 12; after that date, late registration may take place, but players may be placed on a waiting list, and a late fee will apply.

  • NMHU soccer to hold camp for youth

    New Mexico Highlands University is hosting a youth soccer camp coming up Aug. 11-12 at Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium.

  • Report from Commission: LVPD handled May 5 incident well

    A report from an independent commission backs up the actions of Las Vegas Police in handling a May 5 incident on Eighth Street, near the Highlands University campus.

    The incident, which involved Highlands University football players, resulted in two arrests and injuries to police, including one injury severe enough to keep a sergeant off the job for weeks. 

  • WLV Middle School nearly ready to re-open its doors

    Renovations at West Las Vegas Middle School are wrapping up, just in time to welcome students for a new school year.

    Construction crews are currently working to make the final adjustments to bring the building into compliance with fire codes.

  • Man sentenced for sex abuse

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    District Attorney Richard D. Flores states that Louis I. Vigil, 46, has been convicted of multiple counts of sexually assaulting a child: three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor — a first-degree felony — and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, which is a second-degree felony.

  • Local cast, crew to put on Missoula production Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man Smee on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual — at first.

    Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan.