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Today's News

  • School shuffle - Plans take shape as LVCS district reorganizes

    Las Vegas City Schools will have plenty of changes next school year, including the moving of elementary students into two elementary school sites and combining the middle and high school as part of the district’s right-sizing initiative.

    In addition, students at Robertson High School, which will house seventh through 12th grades, will now have a bit more time to get to school in the morning as the school day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:45 p.m.

  • Monument order may complicate transfers

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — President Donald  Trump’s executive order to review the designation of national monuments on federal lands could scuttle an unapproved land swap with the state of New Mexico designed to generate more local income for education, the state’s land commissioner said Wednesday.

  • Grad student examines PTSD treatment

    Highlands University

    Growing up in a military family influenced Mackenzie May to focus her doctoral studies on treatment for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.

    “Military culture is part of my identity, and I’d like to give back to the military community by working with veterans with PTSD who have sacrificed so much for our country while in combat,” May said.

  • In Brief - News - April 30, 2017

    Staff and wire reports
    Tax reform to be part of special session
    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she will add comprehensive tax reform to a yet-to-be-announced special session aimed at solving the state’s budget crisis.

    The Republican governor made the announcement Thursday at the 14th Annual New Mexico Tax Research Institute Policy Conference.

  • School clinic earns recognition

    El Centro’s school-based health clinic at West Las Vegas High School has been named one of the exemplary sites in the state by the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care.

    The award was presented to clinic staff on April 19 in Albuquerque during the state organization’s Head 2 Toe annual conference.

    Awards were bestowed on clinics that demonstrated “superior performance” in the 2016-17 school year, according to the NMASBHC.

  • Need help paying PNM bill?

    Submitted to the Optic

    PNM will host an assistance fair to help Las Vegas-area residents in need pay their electric bills and get helpful money-saving information on Wednesday, May 3, at the Salvation Army located at 1743 North Grand in Las Vegas.

    Assistance with PNM bills is provided through the company’s Good Neighbor Fund.

    The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • KOA camping benefit May 12-13

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas New Mexico KOA campground, located at 76 Romeroville Frontage Road in Las Vegas, is offering campers a special Saturday of camping for just $10 to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

    The Care Camps Big Weekend event will be held Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.

  • VA facilities need work

    The following editorial was published in the Washington Post on April 24.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 30, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Underfunding affects justice

    By The Hon. Charles W. Daniels

    For over a half-century since the height of the Cold War, our nation has set aside May 1 as Law Day in recognition of America’s national commitment to the rule of law in our constitutional system of free self-government.

    Over the years, the importance of our commitment to providing equal justice under law has been tested and reconfirmed in the face of serious internal and external challenges.