Today's News

  • College roundup: Cowboys win 3 of 4 at Adams

    Keeping its fading RMAC playoff hopes alive, the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (18-28, 13-19) won three of four games at Adams State over the weekend.

    Shannon Hunt’s Cowboys have one series left – a four-game homestand against Colorado Christian this Friday and Saturday at Brandt Park. They’ll likely have to win at least three and get help from Adams State to make it into the last playoff spot.

  • Mora baseball takes district title after split

    MORA -- Mora baseball seniors Alonzo Aragon and Javier Branch got to walk off their home field one last time as District 5-2A champions on Tuesday evening, as parents, coaches and teammates gave them hugs and high fives.

  • Twelve hundred seats

    When construction began on the Luna Community College, Brian Urlacher was still a fixture of the Chicago Bears defense and much of the world had never heard of Barack Obama.

    The LCC spring graduating class of 2018 will be making history on Saturday, May 12 when it becomes the first to graduate at the new Media Arts Auditorium.

    Construction of the auditorium, which was the second phase of the building, began in January of this year. It includes 750 fixed seats and 450 removable seats.

  • 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