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Today's News

  • LETTER: Campos right to oppose bill

    I would like to repeat something written and published in the March 6 weekend paper.

    “Way to go, Pete!” the only difference is that I’m saying it with respect and gratitude, rather than angry sarcasm, toward our Sen. Pete Compos.

  • LETTER: Thanks to Wid Slick for work

    The Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors would like to thank Wid Slick for his hard work and dedication during his term as a board member.

    We wish you good luck and success in the future.

    Diana Ortiz

    of behalf of the

     LV/SM Chamber of Commerce

    and Board of Directors

  • LETTER: Always welcome when he’s home

    I was recently home on leave from Iraq and I must say it is always wonderful to come home to Las Vegas. I always feel so welcome everywhere I go while I am home.

    I would like to take the time to thank the people that have helped me out by sending me stuff and done other things to support me: Aggie Santillanes from Memorial Middle School, Steve Lucero from Highlands Wrecker Services, the wonderful ladies from Las Vegas Conoco on Seventh Street.  

  • Vendors upset with new policy

    Food vendors who have done business on Fifth Street during lunchtime at Robertson High School for years said last week they were being unfairly targeted.

    Recently, they said the city police were called to tell them they couldn’t park along the yellow curb next to the school.

    Dale Bustamante of Buba’s Pizza and Nghia Ha, owner of Little Saigon, said at a Las Vegas City Schools board meeting last week they were getting mixed messages from school officials.

  • EDITORIAL: A day's work, a day's pay

    At a recent meeting of the Luna Community College Board of Trustees, one of its members, Abelino Montoya, insisted that the public still trusts the school’s leadership. That was apparently in response to the recent drubbing of Luna’s recent tax-hike proposal at the polls — only about one in 10 voters in Las Vegas supported it.

  • LETTER: Major economic initiative for area

    Northeastern New Mexico’s future depends on our ingenuity, collaboration and transparency. These characteristics combined with our collective education, experience and commitment to succeed will be the template for regional growth, development and preservation of our quality of life.  

  • LETTER: Mora cleanup a good news item

    It feels like spring in Mora County and the Chamber of Commerce together with the Department of Transportation and the County Commission are planning a big clean-up project. I understand that Highway 518 is the target area.

    Volunteers are needed, so if you are available and interested please contact someone at the Chamber of Commerce. Their office is located at first National Bank in Mora. (This bank is now called “Community Bank”)

  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs

    UP thumb ... JUSTICE SERVED. Manny Aragon got what he deserved: He’ll be in federal prison for the next five and a half years. The longtime state Senate leader bilked taxpayers out of millions of dollars in a kickback scheme, and he had pleaded guilty to it.

  • LETTER: Slavery, chocolate shouldn’t mix

    Our class is doing a project on Fair Trade, and slavery in chocolate. We wanted to know if you knew about Fair Trade and their work on no slavery in chocolate. In our class we are very concerned about the children who have to work and not go to school just so they can have money for their families. Slavery in chocolate is bad because many children in Africa mostly spend their time at work.

  • LETTER: Optic should offer fact, not fiction

    I agree with part of what Greg Levenson wrote in his letter to the editor published March 6.  It would be wonderful if the Optic were able to provide more positive news and editorials about Las Vegas leaders and businesses.