Today's News

  • New strain of rabies found

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday.

    While it doesn’t present any more of a public health threat than the known strains of the potentially fatal disease, the discovery is generating curiosity in scientific circles because it’s the first new strain to be found in the United States in several years.

  • Ranchers, farmers sue over habitat

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — The setting aside of hundreds of square miles in New Mexico as critical habitat for the endangered jaguar was an “unlawful, arbitrary and capricious” action by federal authorities and needs to be overturned, a new lawsuit says.

  • In Brief - News - May 22, 2015

    Optic Staff and Wire

  • Dear Teacher - May 22

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: The teacher says that my daughter in third grade definitely has ADHD because she is awfully restless. How can I make sure my kid has ADHD? —­ Puzzled Parent

  • Students of the month - May 22
  • Lujan third in graduating class

    Submitted to the Optic

    Joshua Lujan was born in Albuquerque and is the son of Maj. William Lujan and Janet Lujan, both of Las Vegas.

    Joshua is currently ranked third in his graduating class and will be graduating with honors in June in San Antonio, Texas.

    He is the grandson of Mary Louise Lujan and the late Armando (Mande) Lujan and grandson of Marie Torres and the late Roman (Ray) Torres, all of Las Vegas.

  • Que Pasa - May 22, 2015

    • Journey through Nature at Mary Oviatt’s water color exhibit will be on display until Saturday, May 30 at Traveler’s Café on the Plaza. An artist’s reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

    • West Las Vegas High School graduation ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Gillie López gymnasium.

  • Noticias - May 22, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; and Wells Fargo. State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Terr plans another treasure hunt to benefit Nepal relief

    Submitted to the Optic

    This past August, a “video treasure hunt” around Las Vegas drew plenty of participants for 20 prize tokens for thousands of dollars worth of books, artwork, meal and gift certificates from local businesses, to benefit the Dana Konno Nursing Scholarship Fund at Luna Technical Institute.

    This Sunday, another Treasure Hunt will be held for the benefit of Nepal relief, in light of the recent disastrous earthquakes there.

  • Saint Paul’s Peace service to honor veterans, families

    Submitted to the Optic

    St. Paul’s Peace Church will hold its Third Annual Memorial Day service for veterans, their families and friends in the Las Vegas and surrounding area at its 10 a.m. service on Sunday.