Today's News

  • In Brief - News - April 9, 2017

    Optic staff and wire reports
    NMHU frosh dies in crash
    The New Mexico Highlands University community is mourning the death of Danielle Cordova after Cordova reportedly perished in a traffic accident on her way back to Las Vegas this past week.

    Cordova, 19, was a freshman from Bernalillo. She played as a catcher on the Highlands softball team.

  • Weather - April 9, 2017


    HIGH 64° / LOW 29°
    Sunny, with a high near 64. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Sunday night—
    Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Breezy.
    6:36 a.m. to 7:29 p.m.


    HIGH 63° / LOW 34°
    Sunny, with a high near 63. Monday night —mostly clear, with a low around 34.
    6:3 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


  • Senior Lunch Menu — April 9, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for April 10 to April 14.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, and tortilla
    Lunch: Salisbury steak with gravy, white rice, sliced carrots, whole wheat roll, and applesauce

    Breakfast: Bagel, cheese, and cereal
    Lunch: Fideos with meat sauce, tossed salad, blend vegetables, dinner roll, and yogurt


  • Que Pasa - April 9, 2017

    5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Entrepreneurial Network Forum will take place at the Arts Council building,
    Gallery 140 at 140 Bridge St. The event is free and open to the public with appetizers served. This month’s presenters are: Amber Lon McLean, Gary Morton and Meredith Britt.
    These are all successful artists that were able to turn their passion for art into a business. For more information,  call Andrea at 425-6113

  • Noticias - April 9, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Students of the month - April 9, 2017
  • Dear Teacher - April 9, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: I hear that kindergarten has become a mini first grade. Where can I find out what children are now expected to learn in kindergarten? — Wondering

  • Principal resigns after investigation

    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURG, Kan.  — An incoming high school principal has resigned in Kansas after student reporters investigated and raised questions about her credentials.

    The Pittsburg School Board accepted Amy Robertson’s resignation on Tuesday, saying she felt the decision was “in the best interest of the district ... in light of the issues that arose.”

  • Score one for balance of powers

    The following editorial was published in the New London Day (Conn.) on March 27:

    And now for our next act. The failure of the American Health Care Act to make it across home plate had the minute-by-minute drama of a closely contested game, right down to the breaking news that House Speaker Paul Ryan was “rushing” to the White House to inform the president that he couldn’t get the votes to pass the bill.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 9, 2017