Today's News

  • Noticias - July 14, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • $1,000 reward for information on arson at Rio Gallinas Charter School offered by the governing council of the school. The donated reward to Crime Stoppers seeks information that leads to the identity and conviction of the person(s) who committed arson at the school. If you have information about this crime, contact LVPD Commander Ken Jenkins at 426-3162 or Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

  • NMHU alumni reunion
  • Que Pasa - July 14, 2014

    • The New Mexico Highlands University swimming pool will be offering swim lessons for children ages four and older starting Monday, July 14. The lessons will run Monday through Thursday for two weeks at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. for a cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration will take place Monday, July 14 before each session.  For more information, call 454-3073.


  • Don’t gamble with fund

    Every time someone purchases a lottery ticket, a minimum of 30 cents of every dollar they spend goes into a scholarship fund for New Mexico high school graduates.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 14, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Rising above past wrongs

    By Rick Kraft

  • LV juniors lead pack of locals at state

    Las Vegas bats proved reliable as ever over the weekend, and the juniors softball team marched closer to defending its state championship in the 13-14 age division.

    Vegas, which also doubles as the successful travel team Xplosion, clobbered Zia Mile High 25-11 on Saturday morning in the state tournament opener at New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Field.

    The team then downed Southwest 16-2 to advance to the championship game against the winner of a playback bracket meeting between Southwest and Zia Mile High. LVLL led by 14-0 at one point.

  • LeBron returning to Cleveland

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James returns older, more mature, a polished champion. He’s got a little less hair, and a ton more experience.

    Like anyone, he changed in four years.

  • Run Fourth

    Reina Paredes couldn’t get enough of the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    After the 13-year-old Rio Rancho resident posted the fastest time among female runners in the 5-kilometer run, she “cooled off” with a triumph in the 1-mile children’s run.

    Her choice of race attire, a Wonder Woman costume, seemed appropriate.

  • Osos’ start dooms LV

    A 6-0 head start for the Raton Osos was more than enough to give them the edge Saturday night over the Las Vegas Train Robbers in a 10-4 final tally.

    Las Vegas was to play its final home game Monday night not at Rodriguez Park but at Santa Rosa High School. Former Las Vegas city manager Tim Dodge, now back in Santa Rosa, told the Guadalupe County Communicator he’d helped bring the team to the Meadow City and now he helped secure the game for Santa Rosa.