Today's News

  • State studies economic impact of hunting, fishing

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Game and Fish Department says the state’s hunters and anglers spend more than $613 million on their recreational activities.

    The department says they also contribute another $51 million to the state’s economy in labor, income and taxes.

    The dollar figures are highlighted in a study commissioned by the department to determine the amount of participation and subsequent economic impacts hunters and anglers have on the state and on individual counties.

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  • Que Pasa - Nov. 17, 2014

    • A hearing is scheduled for the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Landfill solid waste permit renewal and modification. The hearing will be held at  6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Wagon Mound Public Schools auditorium. Public comments will be taken starting at 6 p.m. A permit modification is requested for acceptance of five special wastes, vertical expansion of the landfill, and other operational changes. For more information contact the NMED Solid Waste Bureau at 505-827-0197.

  • Noticias - Nov. 17, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.

  • A job well done

    San Miguel County reached a milestone last week with the adoption of one of the strictest oil and gas drilling regulatory ordinances in the nation.

    It goes without saying that the ordinance isn’t making everyone happy. Those who are pro-drilling argue that it creates so many barriers to oil and gas exploration that it’s going to keep the industry out of San Miguel County. Many local environmental activists have argued that approving anything short of a ban puts the county at risk.

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  • Dispatch New Mexico - With elections over, it’s time to govern

    Now that all the noise of the election is over, can we turn our attention back to governing?

    We’ll soon see how Susana Martinez intends to run things in her second term. She certainly has a different dynamic going for her legislatively, now that the House is under the control of her very own Republican Party. But since the Democrats still have the Senate, getting actual legislation passed and onto the governor’s desk for signing will continue to be a formidable challenge.

  • WLV, Mora spikers reach state quarters

    Just a couple of points separated West Las Vegas’ volleyball team from the Class 4A state semifinals on Friday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    With Deanna Bustos on the service line, the Lady Dons had knotted the score at 13-13 in the decisive fifth set of their early-morning quarterfinal against Portales. But the Lady Rams had the last laugh, launching an attack that West couldn’t quite handle, and they pulled out a 15-13 set win to clinch a 3-2 match victory.

  • No. 8 Wolves pull away

    With the swagger of a team that has won four consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football championships, Colorado State-Pueblo limited  the high-octane New Mexico Highlands offense to a single touchdown on Saturday.

    The host ThunderWolves won 44-21 to move to 10-1 overall and 8-1 in the league, enough for a share of the RMAC title with Colorado School of Mines, another nationally ranked team.

    NMHU, which finished 3-8, 3-6, lost its last four games and six of the last seven. The team tied for sixth place with Adams State and Western State.

  • Highlands hoops debuts in Texas

    NMHU Sports Information

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas — No. 10 nationally ranked Tarleton State forced 23 turnovers and outscored New Mexico Highlands 29-9 in points off miscues in a 72-52 verdict Friday night in the Texan Tip-Off Classic in Stephenville, Texas.