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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Luna trustees hear from students

    Amid a nearly full hall in the Student Services building Tuesday morning, four members of the Luna Community College Board of Trustees heard concerns and frustrations during a special meeting.

    Questions focused on what it and LCC administration was doing, and how it was going to make its case to retain accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. In its Nov. 8 letter to Luna Interim President Ricky Serna, HLC cited five areas in which the school is in non-compliance.

  • Dons hoopsters beat Bosque

    West Las Vegas boys' basketball won 80-51 Tuesday night at Bosque Prep on Albuquerque's west side.

    It is the first win for the Dons (1-1) under new head coach Clyde Sanchez, who took over for David Bustos.

    The Dons lost their season opener 83-59 at Lovington on Saturday. They were missing players who were helping the WLV football team battle Robertson in a state playoff game back in town.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.