Today's News

  • 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.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 11, 2013

    Cross country
    • Pecos Middle School meet (includes Pecos, MMS, WLVMS) 3 p.m., Pecos
    • Robertson boys at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    • Robertson girls at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Memorial Middle School vs. De Vargas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Pecos at Fort Sumner tourney, TBA, Fort Sumner
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Amtrak route in jeopardy

    East Las Vegas came to life with the railroad in 1879, but our city’s long association with trains could come to a screeching halt in the near future unless a deal can be reached to upgrade the tracks.

  • Diamond resodding
  • High court to take up gay marriage

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court signaled Friday it may quickly resolve whether gay marriage is legal in the state.

    The five-member state Supreme Court issued an order setting an Oct. 23 hearing in a case that finally could decide whether marriage licenses can be issued to gay and lesbian couples.

  • Review - Poet mesmerizes Highlands group

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    Educator, poet, novelist and screenplay creator, Jimmy Santiago Baca entered the lobby of the new NMHU Student Center about 10:45 a.m. last Friday.

    There was no fanfare preceding his entry. Along with his cohorts, the renowned gentleman lugged in a few boxes and proceeded to the Student Center Theatre on the ground floor.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 9, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 9, 2013

    9-11 ceremony planned
    Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 and the city of Las Vegas are holding a remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m. this Wednesday at Carnegie Library Park. The public is invited.