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Today's News

  • NMHU students network at Hispanic conference

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A contingent of four students from New Mexico Highlands University learned best practices for career building and networking at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ annual conference.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

    Sunday, Nov. 26

    Fall Flight Festival at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Take the self guided wildlife drive through the Refuge six miles southeast of Las Vegas. Interpretive programs presented at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The program will be Prairie Dog Pals by James Trevor.For information, call Ted Winston at 505-429-2032.

    Wednesday, Nov. 29

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

  • Thanks for everything, Grandma!

    Submitted to the Optic

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Eloisa Montoya of Tecolote died Oct. 4 at age 107. Her grandson, George Castellano, made a presentation at a celebration of her life. Here is the text of that presentation, as submitted to the Optic by Betty Pacheco.

    Thank you for coming to help us celebrate the life of Eloisa Montoya. My name is George Castellano and Eloisa Montoya was my grandmother.

  • Three arrested in shooting incident

    Three men were arrested earlier this month for firing weapons illegally in an incident that occurred in south Las Vegas.
    At about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 10, Las Vegas Police Dept. Sgt. David Trujillo heard five shots fired while on patrol in the 100 block of Independence and soon got a dispatch report about a phone call with a similar report.

  • Highlands Regents updated on many issues

    Just ahead of a planned site visit from the Higher Learning Commission designed to see if New Mexico Highlands University can be taken off of accreditation probation, the Board of Regents heard about progress in preparing for that visit during a regular quarterly meeting.

  • In Brief, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Rep. Nick Salazar to retire

  • Qué Pasa, Nov. 24, 2017

    Friday, Nov. 24
    Contestants are being sought for the Merry Christmas Pageant scheduled for Dec. 9. The deadline to enter is Nov. 24. The contest is open to boys ages 6 months to 5 years and girls 6 months to 12 years. Entry forms available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center or the Carnegie Library. Sponsored by the Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization. Call Philip Ortiz at 505-718-6848 for information.

    Sunday, Nov. 26

  • Noticias, Nov. 24, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to 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.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news, Nov. 24, 2017

    THUMBS UP: TELL THEM TO STUFF IT

    Many of us had plans to watch pro football games on Thanksgiving Day. If we have a favorite team, we can usually think of an unsung star who doesn’t get much limelight.