Today's News

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 27, 2013

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is
    “I Am The Turkey” by Michele Sobel Spirn. Free and open to the public.

    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Noticias - Nov. 27, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Gov is on the right track

    If you’ve been paying attention to the announcements coming out of Gov. Susana Martinez’s office in the last week, you know that she’s planning to push for significant funding for water projects during the upcoming legislative session.

    On Nov. 19 she announced that she would be asking the Legislature to earmark $112 million — roughly 60 percent of the capital outlay funding available next year — for water infrastructure projects throughout the state.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 27, 2013
  • Work of Art — Back then, it was as if . . .

    It was as if the President had been shot and killed in downtown Gallup. The commotion, the panic, the floods of tears, the anger and confusion must have rained on every community in the nation. Yes, it was as if . . .

    Let me explain:

    Virtually every living U.S. senior citizen can recall precisely where each was and what each was doing the day President Kennedy was assassinated. The just-published Friday edition of the Optic, for example, compiled reactions from people who remember the event clearly.

  • Net Gains - Bustos and WLV teammates battled on to honor her mother and coach

    Caelin Bustos was admittedly ambivalent — at least at first — about the prospect of making the Class 2A-3A North All-Stars in volleyball.

    The untimely death of her mother (and her head coach at West Las Vegas), Mary Bustos, changed her perspective a bit.

  • Bradley learned lessons from Lady Cards’ challenging season

    Even the most trying of seasons can  bring valuable rewards — though they may not be the type of rewards measured in the win column or marked by any tangible trophy.

    Abbey Bradley has learned this first hand.

    The Robertson senior inherited her volleyball team’s primary on-court leadership role this past offseason. As the veteran presence amid a team of less experienced players, Bradley had to step up in a different role with a different dynamic than any she’d experienced before.

  • RHS coach on late WLV counterpart: ‘Amazing mentor’

    On this Thanksgiving holiday, Judith Trujillo says she is grateful for the opportunity to have learned from Mary Bustos.

    Even if Bustos’ Lady Dons didn’t give up a set to Trujillo’s Lady Cardinals on the volleyball court this fall.

    Trujillo said her players, faced with their impromptu matchup against West Las Vegas in the first round of the state tournament just hours removed from the loss of Bustos, wondered aloud how to approach the match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 27, 2013

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Capital, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    No local sporting events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Mora, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 8 a.m., Taos

    No local sporting events scheduled

  • 2 nabbed on drug charges

    Las Vegas police executing two separate search warrants last week discovered crack cocaine and methamphetamine, and now two individuals are facing serious charges.

    Arrested were Ricky Silva, 35, of the 300 block of Monia Street, and Ana M. Tafoya, 31, of the 1800 block of Romero Street.

    Silva has been charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, a second-degree felony, and with possession of hydrocodone, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors.