Today's News

  • Fall practices open this week

    Las Vegas Optic

    It’s that time again.

    Technically, New Mexico’s high school football teams may start practicing at 12 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6. And some teams — West Las Vegas, for example — are taking that literally.

  • Isotopes gear a hot seller

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes were once again among the Top 25 teams in licensed merchandise sales for 2017 as announced today by Minor League Baseball.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Highlands adds assistants to coaching staffs

    The New Mexico Highlands football program made two additions to its coaching staff as Matt Clark has been hired as the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach while Joe Fine will take over the running back and tight end coaching duties.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018



    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque




    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Baby Cakes, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Police: Clovis man in low-speed chase ran over victims

    A Clovis man was arrested Tuesday on several charges after an incident that involved three pedestricans being struck by a vehicle, a low-speed chase along the streets of Las Vegas and damage to vehicles.

    Drewie Little, Jr., 38, was arrested Tuesday after police caught up to him near the intersection of Grand and University avenues at about 4:55 p.m. He was taken into custody after struggling with Las Vegas Police officers.

  • WLV Schools takes questions on proposed drug testing

    During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, West Las Vegas Schools discussed enacting policies that would require drug testing of staff members and students.

    Board member Ambrosio Castellano began the discussion by stressing his desire to formulate a policy that would require new employees to be tested for drug use as a condition of employment.

  • The great divide

    By Lauren Villagran, Serchlight New Mexico

    EL PASO, Texas and VALLE DE JUÁREZ, Mexico — Gabriela Castañeda and Adrián Hernández were lovestruck teenagers when, in 2002, they crossed the border to start a life together far from the violence-plagued valley east of Ciudad Juárez.

    They never imagined the border would one day keep them apart.

  • Getting a leg up in Vegas

    When extreme athlete Niki Rellon fell 45 feet from the side of a Utah canyon in 2013, she thought she was going to die.

    She survived, thanks to her physical fitness, but her doctors told her that the devastating injuries she suffered would likely put an end to her thrill-seeking outdoor lifestyle.

    Now an amputee, bicyling with a prosthetic left leg, she stopped in Las Vegas recently to visit Dr. Joe Whiteman and Mary Byers, and to continue on her trip across the U.S., east to west, along the US 66 bike route, which approximates old U.S. Route 66.

  • Judge: Vehicle seizure unconstitutional

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — A federal judge has found the vehicle seizure program operated in Albuquerque to be unconstitutional.

    A lawsuit was filed against the city over the program.