Today's Features

  • Submitted to the Optic

    Hundreds of local residents are joining forces to fight lung cancer, united in the belief that surviving lung cancer should be the expectation, not the exception.

     These everyday superheroes will be meeting at the Albuquerque Free to Breathe Bike Ride and Yogathon on Sunday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicating to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.  

  • Monday, April 4, 1966 — (Editorial) The crowd at McAllister Lake for the opening of fishing season there was estimated between 2,000 and 3,000 fishermen from all areas of the state and possibly elsewhere. It is a hope that everyone made a catch that will take outstretched arms to describe. It is also a hope that everyone had a pleasant break from his routine and will come back often for more fishing or other recreation at McAllister Lake or any of the other numerous fun facilities in the Las Vegas area.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 51° / LOW 21°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    6:49 a.m. to 7:21 p.m.



    HIGH 54° / LOW 24°

    Sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night
    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    6:47 a.m. to 7:23 p.m.

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    •The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.
    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • 3.30.2016
    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    10 a.m. to nooon
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association will be having a coffee to sign up members and new members at 769 Diane Ave. All women golfers are welcome. The group plays Wednesday mornings from April until the end of October. For information, call 429-0379

  • Monday, March 28, 1966 — The State Mutual team, the new City League Champions, accepted the championship trophy from Chris Chavez, owner of Graham’s Pharmacy, who donated the trophy. Members of the team are Chris Trujillo, Ted Maestas, Leland Abreu, Ben Estrada, Pete Ortega, Leo Segura, Frank Herrera and Maggie Valdez. The team beat Quality Chevrolet 88-64 in the finals at West Las Vegas Gym.

  • Friday

    HIGH 62° / LOW 28°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    6:56 a.m. to 7:17 p.m.



  • Submitted to the Optic

    Learn about the life of Civil War soldiers in New Mexico, interact with living history participants, participate in kids’ activities such as hand-tinting a daguerreotype or working on a personal journal page, see black powder demonstrations, and hear speakers share their expertise on life during the Civil War in the West at the Pecos National Historical Park annual encampment.

    Starting at 1 p.m. today (Friday) volunteers are being sough to help clean up the battlefield. Volunteers are asked to meet at the visitor center.

  • 3.25.2016

    1 to 5 p.m.
    San Miguel County Offices will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 28.

    1 to 5 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed at 1 p.m. in observance of Good Friday observance. Office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 28.


    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.