Today's News

  • One destination

    By Gwen Albers, Las Vegas Optic

    Taylor Doke figured she’d never leave her native Kentucky to go to college.

  • In my mother's mirror

    By Beth Urech

    I was with my mother when she took her very last breath. It was fitting; she was with me when I took my first.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 13, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Sunday, May 13, 2017.

  • State champs! Mora takes title

    ALBUQUERQUE — For the first time in school history, Mora is state champion in baseball.

    The Rangers (19-4) knocked off No. 1 seed Mesilla Valley Christian 12-2 in five innings Friday morning at Isotopes Park to capture the Class 1A-2A title.

    Mora’s win made it official — there’s room for more than just basketball in the hoops-happy community. In truth, others have made that statement in recent times. Natalia Marrujo, now competing at NMHU, won an individual state cross country championship two years ago.

  • Council adds items to agenda for upcoming meeting

    While the Las Vegas City Council was able to use last week's work session to add items to the consent agenda for this week's regular council meeting, the work session clearly highlighted how tension between Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón and three of the four councilors affects communication within meetings.

  • The French Connection

    By Beth Urech, Special to the Optic

    Christian Mayeur first visited the Land of Enchantment in the 1990s

    “I wouldn’t have wanted a gallery in Santa Fe,” declares Mayeur, who, with his wife, Anne, has opened Mayeur Projects in the Romero Building, 200-202 Plaza Park.

    Mayeur continues: “We love this city with its people who welcome us with our art projects. We are French, and I am proud to say that in France and actually throughout Europe people are realizing that the real Las Vegas is the one here in New Mexico.”

  • Battery on officer among 19-year-old’s felony charges

    A 19-year-old Las Vegas man has racked up several charges in a short period of time, including battery on a peace officer.
    Donald Abreu was charged with resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and battery upon a peace officer after being stopped for speeding on April 17.

    According to New Mexico State police reports, on April 17 around 10:44 a.m., an officer observed a car driving west on Mills Avenue — it was traveling 50 miles per hour in a 40 mph speed zone.

  • NMHU faculty recognized for excellence

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Faculty members of Highlands University received recognition for academic excellence ranging from scholarly research papers to conference presentations at a reception April 18.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, May 11, 2018

    Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron had more than enough time, within state statute, to plan an organizational meeting, and, according to the 2010 City Charter, could have held the meeting at Wednesday’s work session. Instead, the mayor chose to schedule a meeting on a Friday evening, when three councilors had already made plans to go out of town, and then blamed the councilors for not attending.

  • Digging in and taking root

    TOM’S NOTE: On May 6, 2013, Tom McDonald launched the New Mexico Community News Exchange, or CNEx, as well as his “Dispatch New Mexico” column — both of which are still being produced five years later. The following is the first column McDonald wrote for CNEx.

    Once there was a man (actually, he was me) who couldn’t seem to settle down.