Local News

  • MainStreet momentum?

    Even though the group effort of Las Vegas and its supporters in winning a national online contest, MainStreet de Las Vegas doesn’t want to rest on its laurels. There are more projects and priorities ahead.

  • Optic staff take home top honors

    The Las Vegas Optic staff and former staff took home several important awards at the New Mexico Press Associationn’s 109th annual convention’s Better Newspaper Awards, announced Saturday at a banquet held at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort.

    This year, New Mexico’s submissions were judged by member papers of the Arizona Press Association.

  • The Nation In Brief, Nov. 15, 2017

    At least 4 killed in Florida shooting

    TAMPA, Fla. — Police searched a cordoned-off Florida neighborhood Tuesday after a fourth person was shot dead, possibly by a serial killer.

    Tampa police say residents of the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood reported hearing shots just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found the body of Ronald Felton, 60, in the street. They say Felton had been walking across the street to meet someone when the gunman came up behind him and fired.

  • Correction

    Two photos published on Page 1 of the Nov. 1 Optic had a misidentified location. The photos were taken at Calvary Baptist Church on Baca Avenue.

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  • New Mexico In Brief, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

    Keller in the wrong; no penalty issued

    ALBUQUERQUE — An ethics board says Democratic Albuquerque mayoral candidate Tim Keller broke campaign finance rules when his publicly financed campaign accepted “in-kind” cash donations.

  • UWC staffer honored for fundraising career

    Submitted to the Optic

    During her 30-year career, Christie Baskett, vice president for advancement at the United World College-USA in Montezuma, has raised more than $136 million for nonprofits across the nation.

  • Luna placed on notice by commission

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Just as one higher learning institution in the community is looking forward to hopefully having its accreditation probation status removed, another might be about to deal with such consequences.

  • Hunter missing from Barillas Peak area for more than 1 week

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico State Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a hunter who went missing from a remote area east of Pecos more than a week ago.

  • The language of hunger

    By Gwen Albers, Special to the Optic

    United World College student Raul Romero knows where his next meal is coming from, unlike his parents in Venezuela, where people wait for hours in food lines and often get nothing.

  • West to part ways with food vendor

    By Alice L. Wagoner, Las Vegas Optic

    Among its actions at Thursday night’s monthly board meeting, the West Las Vegas School Board of Education approved the termination of its contract with a food service provider. Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez said he had visited schools in the district, spoken to officials and students who reported to him that food served was “average or below average.”