Local News

  • Senior Profile — Dorothy Simpson

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    For the Optic

    Imagine having celebrated only 17 birthdays and being able to boast a resume like Dorothy Simpson’s!

    She’s an educator, writer, and a generally well-rounded individual. Her curriculum vita numbers 16 pages, one for each of her prior birthdays, and, well, that’s no exaggeration.

  • Local couple turns to solar power

    Josette Martinez wasn’t too excited when her husband, Archie, suggested that they install a solar system on their house.

    The couple had experience with an alternative energy system in the past, and it didn’t leave a good impression.

    “She thought I was crazy,” Archie said. But he didn’t budge, arranging for representatives from a solar company to come to his 2,000 square-foot Legion Drive home and talk to them about solar energy.

  • Jail Log - Feb. 24, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Feb. 14 and Feb. 21:

  • Looking Back - News - Feb. 24, 2012

    In 1935

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 24, 2012

    AAUW book sale starts today

    AAUW will host a used book sale today (Friday) and Saturday. It is being held at the NMHU Student Center lobby, from noon to 6 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Weather - Feb. 24, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

  • A call out for Senior Olympians

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 2012 Senior Olympics program in Las Vegas is under way with more than 80 local contestants registered as of Feb. 14.

    There are 29 events in which persons 50 and older (as of Dec. 31, 2012) may compete.

  • Tree project to begin Monday

    Submitted to the Optic

    On Monday, city of Las Vegas crews and a tree services contractor will begin work to improve the safety and beauty of five city parks. Several Siberian (Chinese) Elms will be removed from Plaza Park, Carnegie Library Park, Lincoln Park and one in South Pacific Park.

  • Annual College Night next week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College will sponsor the 13th annual College Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.    

  • Administration seeks rules

    By Anick Jesdanun
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK  — The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.