Today's News

  • Highlands suicide prevention run set for Thursday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Highlands University is sponsoring an “Out of the Darkness” suicide prevention and awareness run this Thursday.

    “Suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 10 to 24, with over 1,000 suicides occurring annually on college campuses nationwide,” said Corilia Ortega, advocacy and education coordinator for the university’s Center for Advocacy Resources Education and Support. “

  • QuÉ Pasa - September 24, 2014

    • Kiwanis Annual Spaghetti Day, lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Hillcrest Restaurant Flamingo Room. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and younger. All proceeds support Kiwanis’ local youth programs.

  • Editorial: Time to study police pay

    The Las Vegas Police Officers Association minced no words last week during the public input portion of the City Council meeting.

    The message, delivered by officer Adam Vigil: “Over the past several years the LVPOA has been working towards helping its members to achieve a rate of pay which will enable them to better afford the cost of living in our city. The truth of the matter is we are constantly losing officers to other agencies which have put public safety at the top of their priority list.”

  • Work of Art: Is ‘jewlery’ alright?

    Maybe it’s time to give up the struggle. My temptation is to say, “All right, all you people on loudspeakers in big box stores, and all of you behind a microphone: It’s alright to call it ‘jew-lery.”

    It seems easier that way. We hear it on radio commercials: jew-lery; even jewelers, who make a living selling jewel-ry, still insist on putting the “l” in front of the “r.”

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  • Runners shine in Duke City

    Meadow City runners invaded the Duke City this past Saturday, and several in particular had an impact.

    West Las Vegas’ boys’ varsity placed third in the Manzano Invitational, and three Dons earned top 10 individual finishes.
    Moises Coca ran third, his second time in the top three in as many Saturdays. J.J. Esquibel was seventh and Kevin Villanueva ninth. Miguel Coca (18th), Conrad Atencio (23rd) and Enrico Tenorio (30th) rounded out the West Las Vegas boys’ effort.

  • Getting the ‘W’

    Ray Parks won a lot of games as the founding head coach of the Robertson girls’ soccer program.
    On Monday, he won his first as coach of the boys’ team.

    The young Cardinals (1-7) broke through in a 2-1 triumph over Desert Academy (6-3) as a light-drizzle-moistened RHS Field.

    That the win came eight matches into the schedule made it especially sweet for the players and coaches on the Robertson sideline.

  • Second-half goal lifts Skyhawks

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls managed to outshoot the Skyhawks 13-6, including 6-4 in shots on goal, but the New Mexico Highlands soccer team (3-2-1, 0-1-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) saw Fort Lewis (2-3-1, 1-1 RMAC) score the lone goal on a mad scramble in the box Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

  • Down 3, WLV girls fall at Taos

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer team has been defying odds all season.

    The Lady Dons took it to another level this past Saturday, playing shorthanded a full 80 minutes in a road match against a solid Taos team.

    According to reports, the Lady Dons fielded eight players against Taos’ 11 in a 9-0 win for the Lady Tigers.

    West Las Vegas will play its first home contest at 11 a.m. Saturday when Academy for Technology and the Classics comes to the Herrera Complex.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 24, 2014

    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson boys vs. Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

    • Robertson girls at Monte del Sol, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe