Today's Features

  • Friday

    HIGH 58° / LOW 32°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Friday night ­— partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    7:03 a.m. to 5:25 p.m.



    HIGH 57° / LOW 34°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 34.

    7:02 a.m. to 5:26 p.m.


  • Submitted to the Optic

    Two women students attending Highlands University will have a lighter financial load, thanks to the local branch of the American Association of University Women.  

    Leticia Merrills-Gonzalez and Eliza Montoya have each received $1,000 from the AAUW Las Vegas Branch, funds raised through the group’s twice-yearly used book sales.

  • 1.30.2016
    1 to 3:30 p.m.
    Eighth Annual Literacy Fair will take place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center gymnasium. This event is sponsored by The Literacy Council of Northeastern New Mexico, a division of the LV Arts Council. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dorothy T. Maestas at 454-0005.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1966 — Pedro V. Gallegos, from Villanueva, was named as a community representative by Sargent Shriver, director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. Gallegos was one of 28 representatives of the National Advisory Council made up of residents in areas served by anti-poverty programs. Gallegos is chairman of the San Miguel County Land Use Road Planning Committee.

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 47° / LOW 19°

    Sunny, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

    7:04 a.m. to 5:23 p.m.



    HIGH 53° / LOW 26°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    7:04 a.m. to 5:24 p.m.



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    •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.

    •Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • 1.28.2016

    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The Robertson High School Dream Makers team will host a blood drive in honor of six-year-old Ayana Jaramillo, who is currently battling AML Leukemia. Anyone interesting in donating may contact Elicia Trujillo at 718-6619 or Judith Trujillo at 505-617-6015. Donors are asked to wear orange in support of Jaramillo.

    11 a.m.
    DWI Planning Council will meet at K-Bob’s at 1803 Seventh St. in Las Vegas. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Yolanda Cruz at 425-7998.

    5:30 p.m.
    The Rangerettes of Mora High School will face off with the Lady Cardinals of Robertson High School in Las Vegas.

  • Friday, Jan. 21, 1966 — Pete Roybal of the Olivas 7-11 team in the Classic League rolled a 289 game last night. He put 10 consecutive strikes on the score sheet before a stubborn five-pin ruined his chances for a perfect game. The game is the highest ever bowled in league in the history of the Vegas Bowl.