Local News

  • Moving on - Parisian Cleaners calling it quits

    Charlie Vigil will soon enter retirement after working at the same place for 62 years. Vigil, 84, will shut down his family’s Parisian Cleaners on Friday, marking an end to the more than a century-old Grand Avenue business. Vigil said his decision was a hard one, as the once-flourishing business is now losing money on a monthly basis and has been for the last six months.

  • City cops get grant for dispatch center

    When one of the microphones at the city of Las Vegas police dispatch center broke, the police department reached out to Motorola, the maker of the equipment, to get a replacement.

    Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia said a company representative politely explained that the city’s dispatch equipment was antiquated, and the company no longer carried  replacement parts.

    The company’s suggestion: Try eBay.

    “We are operating with an outdated radio system,” Commander Ken Jenkins told the City Council Monday night.

  • Accreditation worries Luna board

    Las Vegas Optic

    With so much riding on Luna Community College getting re-accredited for another 10-year period, the college’s board of trustees is turning up the pressure on outgoing President Pete Campos to make sure the college is ready for the accreditation team.

  • Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

    By Martha Mendoza
    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.

    Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, publicist Cheryl Kagan said.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 12, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 12, 2014

    Story time at Carnegie
    Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Care Bears: Special Delivery” by Quinlan B. Lee. Free and open to the public.

  • Weather - Feb. 12, 2014

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 36. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind around 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 37.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunny, with a high near 70.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:51 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.

  • Dept. of health to host flu clinic Thursday in Rociada

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host an outreach clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the fire department in Rociada. The immunizations are available to the public and free of charge.
     Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

  • Luna eases nepotism rules

    The Luna Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday night to exempt themselves from the school’s nepotism policy, a move that opens the door for the hiring of any of their relatives.

  • H.U. community greets provost

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University campus community turned out to meet Teresita Aguilar, the university’s new provost and vice president of academic affairs, at a reception Feb. 6.

    The university’s Women Studies Program sponsored the reception for faculty, staff and students. Sociology professor Erika Derkus and history professor Kristie Ross co-direct the program.