Today's News

  • Sunday edition delivery to be delayed

    The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail Saturday in observance of Veterans Day. Delivery of the Optic will take place on Monday, Nov. 13.

    The Optic appreciates its readers’ patience with this adjustment.

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  • All-in for Olivia’s

    An eatery on the south side of the Las Vegas Plaza is called Olivia’s Cafe.

    It’s a small, cozy business that represents the efforts of three generations of cooks.

  • ‘Smokin’ Hot’ parade scheduled

    By Jordan Ortega, Special to the Optic

    Once again, the City of Las Vegas will host its annual Electric Light Parade with its new theme, “A Smokin Hot Holiday”. 

  • City council to vote on $2.5M in budget items

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    Items ranging from water treatment equipment to housing funding will be included as action items at an upcoming Las Vegas City Council meeting, as detailed when the Council approved, at Wednesday’s work session, about $2.5 million in items to go on a consent agenda for a vote at a regular meeting.

  • The Nation In Brief, Nov. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor in court

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s longtime neighbor pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted the Kentucky Republican while he was mowing his lawn.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    SOS requests more funding

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Wednesday that her office needs more money to meet a legislative mandate to update New Mexico’s campaign finance reporting system in order to provide more transparency and improve public access.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

    Friday, Nov. 10

    A performance honoring veterans will be held Friday, Nov. 10 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Highlands University. The Nat Gold Players will entertain and refreshments will be served in the Student Union Ballroom. Free to the public. Call 505-426-2155 for information.

    Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Noticias, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices jbrooks@ lasvegasoptic.com.

    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

    •A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m. New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.

  • New customer relations coordinator chosen

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands launched a one-stop-office for students to receive answers regarding student services like financial aid and registration

    Michelle Bencomo is the new customer relations coordinator.

  • Sexual predators and the trash heap of history

    It seems a lot of powerful men are having to face the fact that they’re sexist pigs. Some may even be rapists.

    Maybe they thought it was all fun and games, but now they are being confronted with a new age of feminism in which unwanted sexual advances can get you ostracized, or prosecuted.