Today's News

  • National Day of Prayer

    Some Las Vegas residents will be joining Americans across the nation to pray during the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3.

    Scheduled at Plaza Park from 11:30 a.m. when people will gather, to pray from noon to 1 p.m., the annual event — open to the public — will feature local clergy leading prayers for various entities and needs.

    Fabiola Sanchez, event coordinator, said prayers will be offered for America, New Mexico, Las Vegas, government and leaders, the military and first responders, the schools and families, and other needs.

  • Equipment in pond not stuck, city says

    By Jason W. BrooksLas, Vegas Optic Editor

    Several readers pointed out to the Optic within the past week that a large piece of earth-moving equipment appears near submerged in mud and water in the skating pod located along Highway 65 near Montezuma.

    No reason to fear potential damage to the equipment, says City of Las Vegas Public Information Officer Lee Einer.

    While it appears it would be tough to remove the equipment, known as an escalator, under present conditions, that’s not the plan, Einer said.

  • Senior Center breakfast menus, May 7-18

    Senior Center Breakfast Menu

    Here is the breakfast menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    for the weeks of May 7-11 and May 14-18.

    Cup cereal, Half bagel w/2t cream cheese

    Muffin, 2 boiled eggs, 1 orange, 4 Oz. Yogurt.

    Two pancakes and sausage, 4 Oz. yogurt, one orange.

    Two oz. Peanut butter, 1 tsp jelly  on half slice toast, 4 oz cereal.

    FRIDAY, MAY 11

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Wednesday, May 2
    Alta Vista Regional Hospital will  host a talk by Raymond Ortiz, M.D. called “Asthma vs Allergies” at noon in recognition of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The presentation will take place in the AVRH Classrooms A and B, 104 Legion Drive, Las Vegas.

    Thursday, May 3

    The monthly board meeting of the El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association will be held at 7 p.m., 49 Mira Sol, Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision.  The public is welcome.

  • Never break a prom date

    Ah! Spring is the time when a young man’s fancy — and an old man’s plain.

    True, that’s a slight distortion of the old saying, the last part having to do with “thoughts of love.”

    But forgive the looseness of my rendering of that quote as we delve into the prom fever that’s on many people’s minds during this time of rising temperature (but still precious little rain).

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

  • Several local winners in Horsemen Invite

    Highlights from the Horsemen Invitational this past Saturday at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe:


    100-meter dash: 5. Darion Williams, West Las Vegas, 12.11; 9. Jonah Ortiz, Robertson, 12.44; 10. Deleon Rodriguez, Robertson, 12.52; 13. Samuel Garcia, West Las Vegas, 12.75; 16. Fabian Valdez, Robertson, 12.92; 19. Jeremy Cordova, West Las Vegas, 13.05; 23. Martin Moreno, Robertson, 13.08; 27. Billy Chang, Robertson, 13.45; 30. Zachery Schmidt, Robertson, 13.73; 36. Eric Duran, West Las Vegas, 15.81

  • Cowgirls' big finish wins RMAC outdoor track meet

    Rallying from nearly 20 points down, New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team came through when it counted this past weekend, earning the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor title in Golden, Colo.

    Taneika Elliston of NMHU was named Athlete of the Meet after racking up 26 points to contribute to the Cowgirls' winning total of 157.

    In addressing the team afterward, head coach Bob DeVries called his athletes “the small squad with hearts bigger than the mountains to the west of the track.”

  • Lucero, Cardinals frustrate Horsemen

    Twice, the St. Michael’s Horsemen threatened to steal control — of the game and the District 2-4A baseball title — in Saturday’s game one of a baseball doubleheader at Robertson.

    Twice, they maneuvered baserunners into scoring position.

    Twice, Cardinal ace Brandon Lucero sent them away frustrated.

  • Headed to NMMI: Jenese Fulgenzi a key player in title reign

    Four straight Class 1A-4A state tennis championships for the Robertson girls’ program — and Jenese Fulgenzi has been on board for all of them.

    It’s probably not a coincidence.

    Fulgenzi has been integral in the state team competitions throughout the four-year run. In the individual portion of the state tourneys, she has been an especially tough doubles player. She and sister Jaci teamed to win state in doubles in 2015, then finished as runners-up the following season in an all-RHS final vs. their first cousins Brandelyn and Lauren.