Today's News

  • Cowgirls win seventh straight

    It’s official,
    New Mexico Highlands softball is on a winning streak.

    The Cowgirls (11-19 overall, 7-14 in league) swept Black Hills State on the road all the way north in Spearfish, S.D., over the weekend to extend their number of consecutive wins to seven.

    “We played great this weekend,” said head coach Karin Gadberry in a news release from NMHU. “Anytime you can get a sweep, especially on the road, is great.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 2, 2014

    • Robertson JV vs. Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Fe Indian (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), 1 p.m., Portales
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson boys at Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls vs. Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    • Robertson at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • East hoping to improve meals

    The West Las Vegas School District outsourced its food services starting in the 2012-2013 school year, and it appears Las Vegas City Schools may soon be following suit.

    Despite district administrators saying they have improved food service, the board has unanimously approved a measure to seek proposals from vendors interested in taking  over East’s food service program. The vote took place during a meeting held earlier this month.

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  • UWC to open campus to local kids

    By Jennifer Rowland

    Children who’ve dreamed of spending time at the Montezuma Castle will have a chance this April when UWC-USA opens its campus to local kids for the first session of Camp UWC.

    The free camp will be held during West Las Vegas School District’s spring break, from April 14 through 18. Camp hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp is open to kindergarteners through eighth graders, and there are 38 spaces available.

  • Luna seeking input from residents

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College Board of Trustees Secretary Dan Romero, who represents a huge portion of El Valle, is urging area residents to attend Tuesday’s board of trustees work session. The work session will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Jesse Griego Gymnasium in El Pueblo.

  • Looking Back - March 31, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, March 30 — The “Outstanding Athlete” award of Robertson High School was presented to Lawrence Sandoval at the Second Annual Athletic Recognition banquet of the school at the Flamingo Saturday night. Sandoval, who has participated in football, wrestling and baseball, was selected for the award from a field of five candidates, all seniors and all of whom had participated and lettered, in at least two sports at Robertson. The candidates included Pat Macheski, Nat Kearns, Joe Montano and Byron Perrigo.

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 31, 2014

    Be a hero
    Robertson High School will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11 at the Mike Marr gym. Call Bryanna Duran at 426-6007 or Donna Ortiz at 429-4698 to sign up. United Blood Services, which is conducting the drive, recommends that donors give blood three times a year.

  • Weather - March 31, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Windy, with a west wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30. Breezy, with a south wind 15-25 mph, decreasing to 5-15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 67. Windy, with a southwest wind 5-15 mph, increasing to 25-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. Windy.


  • Accused school shooter competent to stand trial

    The Associated Press

    ROSWELL — A Roswell judge concluded Friday that the 12-year-old boy accused of opening fire in his middle school gym and injuring two students is competent to stand trial.

    State District Judge Freddie Romero presided over a brief hearing for the boy, who is too young to be tried as an adult.

    Romero set another hearing for the end of April and ordered that the boy be held in Bernalillo County after prosecutors raised concerns about keeping him in a juvenile detention facility near Roswell.