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  • Grand opening for auto collision building today

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College Auto Collision Instructor Anthony Baca has been waiting nearly a decade for a new auto collision building. The wait for Baca and the college is over.

    A grand opening and ribbon- cutting ceremony for the new building will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today (Friday).

    The public is invited. The new building is located on the southwest corner of the Luna Community College campus.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 20

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to get a jump on helping my child to learn to print. She’ll be going to kindergarten next year. What is the best way to do this? I don’t want to teach her how to make letters incorrectly. Am I wise to start teaching her to print now? — Getting Ready for Kindergarten

  • Bill will put more local food into schools

    By Kristen Wyatt
    The Associated Press

    DENVER — A Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias passed its first test Wednesday at the Legislature.

    But the measure passed by a single vote after complaints that it takes money from classroom instruction.

    The bill sets up a grant program to make Colorado the 17th state to chip in grant money in addition to federal programs to help get more locally grown foods on cafeteria plates.

  • Students of the month - Feb. 13
  • Business school gets new computers

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College School of Business Students and instructors are working on 16 new computers, thanks to a collaborative effort from department staff, administration and the fiscal department.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 13

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: This year, my daughter, a high-school sophomore, has really studied for tests. She re-reads the material and then reviews several nights before the test. Unfortunately, the new material doesn’t stick, so she rarely gets better than a low B grade on tests. It seems to me that she is doing everything that she can to prepare for tests. Do you have any suggestions that might help her get better grades? — Studying a Lot

  • High school students soar in N.H.

    By Rik Stevens
    The Associated Press

    NEWPORT, N.H.— On a crisp February night at the rim of the forest behind New Hampshire’s Newport High School, Ruby Spitz perches on long, wide skis at the edge of a steep ramp, 65 feet above the ground and peering down at a snowy, brightly lit landing hill.

  • Students of the month - Feb. 11
  • LCC vocational dept. gets new semi-truck

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Luna Community College Vocational/Trades Department recently purchased a new semi-truck.

    The semi-truck will enhance the CDL Program to a higher level. According to LCC Vocational Director Gary Martinez, Luna’s CDL program has been doing well for the last five years. Pass and completion ratios are around 95 percent.