Today's News

  • Weather - Sept. 11, 2013

    Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 70. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Showers and thunderstorms at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 54. South wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.


  • Talking diplomacy in Syria, Obama goes to Congress

    By Donna Cassata and  Nancy Benac
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Pushing military might and raising hopes it won’t be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he pushed the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Bashar Assad’s regime if that effort fails.

  • Unique cooking contest Saturday at SolanoFest

    Submitted to the Optic

    A unique cooking contest will take place Saturday at this year’s annual Solano Fest. Held annually at the Solano School Gymnasium in Harding County. SolanoFest IX brings together Dutch Oven Cooking contenders vying for top prizes in categories of bread, desserts and side dishes.

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 11, 2013

    • Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 and the city of Las Vegas are hosting an Honor and Remembrance Ceremony, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Carnegie Library Park, east side. Public invited.
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo” by Jonathan Allen. Free and open to the public.


  • Remembering 9/11

    Today is the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a day that irrevocably altered who we are as a nation.

    On Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center in New York and a third into the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 11, 2013
  • Work of Art — A graveyard for baseballs

    It’s great to come across someone who remembers when we played baseball without needing an instruction manual, and when we played with baseballs without covers. My dad wondered where all his black friction tape had gone before he saw the criss-cross patterns of my baseball — one of the few in the neighborhood.

  • City league champs crowned

    The Benavidez Construction Hackers spent the summer much like they have for the past several — beating almost everyone in front of them and winning championship trophies.

    The Hackers wrapped up the Las Vegas Adult Softball League schedule in late August by adding a men’s division tournament title to their regular season bragging rights.

    It came down to a battle between No. 1 and No. 2 squads from the regular season in the Aug. 29 final, with the top dogs prevailing yet again, extending their run past the half-dozen mark.

  • LV women’s golfers vie for prizes

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association members have been busy — hosting an invitational tournament on the last week of August and then competing for a club championship on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

    To be exact, 14 LVWGA members competed for the club championship at New Mexico Highlands University’s Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The winner of the low gross, Tangee Dolan, beat Anne Pepper in a one-hole playoff.

    Betsy Block won the low net.

  • Pecos XC solid in Alamosa

    Among a crowded field of distance runners participating in this past weekend’s Joe Vigil Invitational in Alamosa, Colo., the green and white of Pecos High lent some northern New Mexico color to the proceedings.

    The Panther boys varsity finished 12th and the girls were 16th in the high school portion of the meet.