Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 22, 2014

    • Two short movies on fracking will be shown starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 in room 215 of the Lora Shields building, next to the Donnelly Library. These are two locally made documentaries showing the effects of fracking in New Mexico. Refreshments will be provided. Look for signs and balloons. Sponsored by the Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth. For more information, call 426-1468.


  • Noticias - Sept. 22, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help with the medical treatment expenses for Joel Baca. He has been receiving medical treatment in Denver at the University of Colorado Hospital and is battling several medical problems. The donation account is under Joel Baca at Wells Fargo bank.

  • An incredible summer

    With summer officially drawing to a close this week, it was fitting that the final weekend of the season would feature a classic car show at Fort Union Drive-In paired with showings of “Grease” and “Cantinflas.”

    Fitting because the summer of 2014 ended up being packed with fun things to do in Las Vegas and the surrounding area, events that gave locals an excuse to explore their own city, and tourists a reason to come to the Meadow City. The Fort Union event marked the 57th birthday of the classic 1957 vehicles.

  • Editorial cartoon - Sept. 22, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Outer space and our state in the news

    Outer space has been in the news a lot lately — and that’s just fine for the likes of New Mexico.

    Not only were we at the center of a couple of recent international news items, but we enjoy a rich history tied to humanity’s reach for the stars. But before we get to the “local” space stories, let’s take a quick look at what may soon be the biggest news to make its way to Earth in a long, long time.

  • No. 1 Cardinals shut out St. Mike’s

    Friday night’s marquee matchup left little doubt as to which side is the No. 1 team in the new Class 4A.

    Top-rated Robertson dominated visiting St. Michael’s — ranked either second or third in the polls this week — by a 20-0 count to remain undefeated at 4-0. The Horsemen, whose resume had included wins over Taos, Santa Fe and Capital, slid to 3-1.

  • Jaguars steal Dons’ thunder at homecoming

    A frequent homecoming opponent in recent years, the Capital Jaguars are figuring out how to spoil the party for their hosts.

    Capital dashed out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and held on for a 46-6 win over West Las Vegas on Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    The Dons and coach Adrian Gonzales remain in search of their first victory this fall. The next chance comes Friday vs. Hatch Valley (3-1, counting two wins at a pair of small Texas schools and one over Las Cruces' junior varsity).

  • Smash hit - Record-breaking day lifts Cowboys to homecoming win

    Records came crashing down Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    So did the Highlands football team’s 10-game losing streak.

    NMHU quarterback Lance Orender set Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference records for most touchdowns (eight) and most completed passes (56) by an individual in a single game, leading the Cowboys to a 59-38 shootout win over Western New Mexico.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 22, 2014

    • Robertson (B) vs. West Las Vegas, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, TBA, Taos
    • Robertson boys vs. Desert Academy, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Socorro, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLV


  • $70K awarded to EDC

    The city of Las Vegas and San Miguel County have thrown a lifeline to the local Economic Development Corporation, each agreeing to provide $35,000 in funding to the nonprofit to keep its doors open and bolster economic development efforts in the community.