Today's Features

  • Friday, May 27, 1966 — West Las Vegas High School graduated 131 students Thursday night. It was the largest graduating class in the history of the school. Leopoldo Moya gave the valedictory address and Clara E. Garduño delivered the salutatory address. Honor addresses were given by Donald E. Romero, Louise G. Segura,  Michael L. Tejada, and Patricia M. Garcia.



    HIGH 66° / LOW 44°

    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy. Northeast wind around 10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

    5:46 a.m. to 8:11 p.m.



  • By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A Highlands University alumnus is the principal of an Arizona public school that was named an A+ School of Excellence.
    Michael Crudder, B.A. 1986 and M.A. 1987, leads Copperwood Elementary School in Glendale, Ariz. The Arizona Educational Foundation tapped Copperwood for the A+ honor in May.

  • 6.1.2016

    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.


    Las Vegas Dollies Third Annual Benefit Run will take place. All vehicles are welcome. For more information, contact Veronica Karla Martinez at 426-7791 or mamakar505@gmail.com.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

    June 15 to July 13

  • •  Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Yes, I wrote this column nine years ago. And now the dear little wrens are back and the housekeeping chores are back in full swing. I realized I couldn’t paint a better word picture (palabra pintorescas) than this so perhaps it is worthy of a rerun. And yes, I discussed it with the little birds and they agreed with me. They were too busy nest building to be interrupted by some character carrying a notepad and a pencil.

  • The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Closed for Memorial Day holiday

    Chicken salad, creamy coleslaw, glazed carrots, crackers, and cherry cobbler

    Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus, bread with margarine, and applesauce

    Green chile enchiladas, pinto beans, garden salad, breadstick with margarine, and cantaloupe


  • Tuesday, May 24, 1966 — Mike Craig and Ray Gallegos of Robertson High School were awarded full athletic scholarships to New Mexico Western University. Craig was center for the Cardinals, while Gallegos played fullback. Both were leading players for the Cardinals last year on offense and defense.

  • Friday

    HIGH 70° / LOW 42°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

    5:48 a.m. to 8:08 p.m.



    HIGH 78° / LOW 44°

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

    5:48 a.m. to 8:09 p.m.


  • Las Vegas Optic

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30.