Today's News

  • Noticias - Feb. 8, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 8, 2013

    • Tri-County Family Justice Center Annual Valentines Day Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Feb. 8 at the Civic Center featuring El Gringo. Tickets are $15 per person and are on sale at the center located at 2534 Ridge Runner Road or by calling (505) 718-7300. They can also be purchased at the door the evening of the event.


  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 8, 2013

    THUMBS UP! WELCOME THE NEW CEO. Kathleen Cahill, a New Mexico native with more than three decades experience in the health care industry, is the new chief executive a Alta Vista, succeeding Maridel Acosta, who left for Roswell after two years here.
    Cahill comes up to the northern part of the state after administrative positions in Las Cruces and Roswell. Here’s hoping for her success here in the Meadow City.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 8, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia - La Voz and the three amigos

    When Felix Martinez acquired La Voz del Pueblo and moved it from Santa Fe to Las Vegas in 1890, he also brought with him its Santa Fe editor and former owner, Enrique H. Salazar, who helped Martinez get the newspaper off the ground in Las Vegas.

    Salazar also penned many of the fiery editorials which first appeared here in La Voz, but he and Martinez soon parted ways, and Salazar would establish another Las Vegas newspaper, El Independiente, which later fell into the hands of political boss Secundino Romero, as will be related in a subsequent column.

  • RHS teams nab key wins

    Robertson’s basketball teams secured a couple of important victories — each significant in its own way — this week.

    The boys’ team pulled a road upset at non-district foe Sandia Prep on Tuesday night in a game that could pay off when state tournament seedings are decided.

    And the girls recorded a clutch win Wednesday at home against always tough Pojoaque Valley.

    Cardinals 71, Sundevils 65
    Sandia Prep (14-5 overall) was the No. 2 ranked team in Class 3A boys’ hoops going into Tuesday’s game.

  • Cowgirl tracksters rise through RMAC lists

    With the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships three weeks away, 12 NMHU athletes and both indoor relays are ranked in conference scoring positions on the RMAC season list.

    “We are starting to come together as a team that can really score some points at the conference meet,” said head coach Bob DeVries, “The next couple of weeks will be about getting focused on exactly what we need to do at the championships.”

  • Cowboy wrestlers fall to No. 9 Mavericks

    Travis Saxon, Easton Hargrave and Justin Rockhill all took convincing individual wins for the Cowboys, but nationally ranked No. 9 Colorado Mesa spoiled the home finale for Highlands on Wednesday at the Wilson Complex in a 30-11 verdict.

    The Mavericks, who are 19-2 in dual meets, won the first five matches to seize a 21-0 head start Wednesday.

    Saxon broke the Cowboys’ drought by winning a defensive clash over CMU’s Tyler Miles in the 165-pound class.

    Saxon’s takedown late in the first period proved huge in a 4-1 final.

  • Shovel races return to Angel Fire

    Submitted to the Optic

    ANGEL FIRE — A taste of Louisiana is coming to Angel Fire Resort as competitors of all ages are once again waxing up their snow shovels for the legendary Angel Fire Shovel Race Championship happening over Mardi Gras Weekend Friday and Saturday.  

  • Locals excel in 4-H rodeo

    Submitted to the Optic

    This past season in 4-H rodeo, two young Las Vegas cowboys took the reins on the competition.

    Sidney Sena and Carlos “Chip” Ortiz both represented the area in the New Mexico 4-H finals in Las Cruces and brought home top honors.

    Sena, a native of Mora, brought home a first place ribbon in calf roping, a second place in breakaway roping, a second in ribbon roping and a second in the All-Around for high points in the season.