Today's News

  • Inconvenient as it is, the earth is heating up

    It’s hot. Record-breaking hot, for the umpteenth year in a row. Which brings us to an inconvenient truth.

    And with that lead, I probably lost half of this column’s readership. The truth is not only inconvenient, it angers a lot people. There’s just too much spin-doctoring out there for it to be otherwise.

  • Looking Back July 20, 2016

     In 1966

    Thursday, July 14, 1966 — Seven Las Vegas girls have worked all summer at St. Anthony’s Hospital helping patients under the direction of the nursing staff. The older women have sponsored and directed the girls. They are, Mrs. Laura Reynolds, Greta Maloney, Miss Laura Reynolds, Gwen Timm, Sara Moore, Theresa Rubio, Vivanda Guerin, Mrs. Oliver Slade and Dorothy Garcia. Sister Ann Raymond is the hospital administrator.

  • Weather - July 20, 2016


    HIGH 93° / LOW 61°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    6:02 a.m. to 8:12 p.m.



  • Heading to convention
  • Que Pasa July 22, 2016


    7 p.m.
    Nat Gold Players performance of the Musical, “Nunsense II: The Second Coming” by Dan Goggin. Shows will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Aug. 6 and 7. Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m. Sunday matinées at 2 p.m. All shows at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Ave. Tickets are: General admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door; and students and seniors over 65, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets are available online at www.natgoldplayers.com.

    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Pecos park to host ceremony

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Oath of Allegiance will be taken by 15 applicants during Pecos National Historical Park’s first Naturalization Ceremony, to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday. The new citizens will be entitled to the same rights, obligations, and opportunities as all other Americans, including the ability to vote, hold public office, carry a U.S. passport, serve on a jury, work for the federal government, and serve as an officer in the armed services.

  • Noticias July 22, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    •If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    •The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Streak ends at nine

    There’s been feast and famine this summer for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    A couple weeks after enduring the franchise’s longest losing skid, the team strung together its record-tying ninth straight wins.

    The latter streak came to an end Wednesday night, as the visiting Nashville Sounds (53-45) took a 7-5 win at Isotopes Park before a crowd of 7,200.

  • Punching tickets to Atlanta
  • New coaches in town this fall

    Each of Las Vegas’ high schools will see new head coaches take the sidelines this fall.

    Robertson High School will have Bryan Trujillo and Stacy Fulgenzi coaching boys’ soccer and volleyball, respectively.

    And West Las Vegas has hired Elizabeth Ulibarri as its head volleyball coach, with a decision expected soon in regard to its girls’ soccer job.