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Today's News

  • Martial arts academy earns state honor

    Las Vegas Optic reports
    A Las Vegas business was set to be recognized during the 2018 Legislative Session.

    Las Vegas Karate Academy was scheduled to be recognized as a Star Client of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network at La Fonda in Santa Fe. The annual reception recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their businesses.

    Las Vegas Karate Academy, a woman-owned business based in Las Vegas, specializes in martial arts training, with an emphasis on karate.

  • Supreme Court Justice Chavez to retire

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE  — New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez will retire next month.

    The court announced Thursday that Chavez’s retirement will be effective March 9 and that a nominating committee will meet in April to interview applicants and recommend potential candidates to Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Valley School Student Council wins first at state conference
  • Professor’s paper sheds light on diagnosing hypertension

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    A New Mexico Highlands University biology professor will publish a research study that helps shed new light on better diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

    Jessica Snow co-authors the paper that will be published in the American Journal of Physiology.

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

    Wednesday, Feb. 28

    The New Mexico Economic Development Department and other agencies are hosting a free energy workshop from 10 a.m. to noon in Luna Community College’s nursing program Auditorium, 366 Luna Drive in Las Vegas. Questions? Contact Johanna Nelson at Johanna.Nelson@state.nm.us or 505-827-0264.

    Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • We must care for the elderly

    Community newspapers get to know about the elderly in all sorts of ways.

    We hear stories about a favorite grandparent. We have older people come into the office and relating a revealing story. We run obituaries about those who’ve recently passed away after living a long life.

    We learn a great deal about the caring people in someone’s life when we see how those persons were living at the end of their time on earth. Frankly, the impressions are discouraging.

  • Please come on out to see ‘Cabaret’

    By Beth Urech

    "When is your next concert?” is the question Ronald Maltais is asked frequently as he strolls up Bridge Street or around the Plaza.

    That’s not surprising because Ron has brought many interesting music and dance events to Las Vegas recently.

    So what’s the answer? Let’s begin with a fundraiser for Ron’s Meadow City Academy of Music.

  • Las Vegas responds to the refugee crisis

    By Bob Pearson

    On Jan. 17, The Las Vegas City Council, to its great credit, unanimously passed Resolution 18-04, supporting the resettlement of refugees in New Mexico and in the U.S. This culminated 11 months of work by two groups: Amnesty International Group 463 and the Mission & Peacemaking Committee of the Presbyterian Church.

  • There is a right way to apologize

    The classic 1970s movie “Love Story” featured a popular line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” This concept may have worked for the big screen, but it is totally wrong and does not work in real life. To use “love” as an excuse not to apologize would ultimately result in the breakdown of a relationship or a falling out of “love.”

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.