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  • Highlands relocating several offices

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Highlands University Business Office and Human Resources Office are now open in the university’s Communications West Building at 901 University Ave. directly across from the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium.

    The two offices are among the university offices relocating to make way for the Rodgers Hall renovation slated to begin approximately July 2018.

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Feb. 4, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1, 2018:

    Steven Cordova, Bench Warrant, Mora Magistrate Court.

  • Sierra Vista Elementary Semester One 2017-18 Honor Roll

    A Honor Roll Semester 1
    Fourth Grade
    Noah Barela, Katelyn Benavidez, Isabela Brizal, Brenen Deisler, Laila Espinoza, Gabriela Fulgenzi, Isaiah Larson, Jacob Lopez, Selah Marrujo, Alyssa Maestas, Eleanna Maestas, Rianna Montoya, Elijah Ortiz, Noah Pino, Noah Probst, Aidan Romero, Antonio Romero, Kaylee Sena, Annabelle Ulibarri and Itzel Yanez.
    Fifth Grade

  • Sierra Vista Elementary October, November, December 2017 and January 2018 Students of the Month

    October Students of the month: Caring
    6th grade
    Akeem Maestas, Silviana Duran, Deanndra Trujillo, Elizabeth Hernandez, and Ciara Mountjoy
    5th grade
    Aiden Mascarenas, Naomi Weathers, Gracelynn Stanaway, Nathaniel Gonzales, and Kianna Ortiz
    4th grade
    Lauren Martinez, Grayson Anderson, Laila Espinoza, Kelly Tucker, Cristiana Rios, and Jahmari Egerton

    November Students of the month: Trustworthy
    6th grade
    Jadalin Quintana, Mars McIntosh, Jordan Harris, Julianna Dominguez, and Ashley Grantham

  • Los Ninos Elementary, Second Nine Weeks A and B Honor Roll

    A Honor Roll - Elijah Guzman.

    B Honor Roll - Brooklyn Barela, Isaac Urioste, Anjeliqur Martinez, Kaylana Montano, Alyssa Martinez, Alecandra Segura, Kaye Killian, Itzel Gonzales and Javis Sena.

  • Eastern Oregon University: Fall 2017 Dean’s List

    LA GRANDE, Ore. — At the close of fall term, 529 EOU students qualified for the dean’s list. These students maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 hours of graded coursework during the term.

    Sarah Hathcock of Las Vegas, N.M. earned this distinction.

  • Las Vegas community battles flu symptoms

    While the flu grips much of the nation in sickness, New Mexico and the Las Vegas community are also laboring under its impact.

    As reported in Wednesday’s Optic, some West Las Vegas elementary schools were closed this week for sanitization. They included Union Street, closed Tuesday and Wednesday; and Don Cecilio Martinez, with Tony Serna Jr., both scheduled for closure on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 1 and 2.

  • Mayor, department heads host town hall meeting

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    A wide variety of topics, ranging from sidewalks along New Mexico Avenue to water storage plans, were covered when City of Las Vegas hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Las Vegas Senior Center Sabino Street.

  • N.M. House passes $6.3B budget

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    A budget that would raise salaries for public school teachers and state employees while expanding funding for early childhood education sailed through the state

    House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 65-3.

    The budget is a contrast to those in recent years, when financial shortfalls prompted spending cuts and partisan sparring.

  • House panel OKs bipartisan crime legislation

    By Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — Democrats and Republicans rallied behind a package of crime and public safety legislation on Wednesday, lending a bipartisan stamp of approval to five very different bills that may not end long-running disputes over criminal sentencing or bail reform but which backers say represent a coordinated approach to one of the most pressing issues at the Roundhouse this year.