Today's News

  • Moving time
  • Senior Lunch Menu — Sept. 25, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    Salisbury steak with brown gravy, steamed rice, carrot raisin salad,
    dinner roll, and pears

    Baked fish squares, tarter sauce, green beans, potato wedges, and
    fruit cobbler and topping

    Beef and cheese enchilada, pinto beans, Spanish rice, and vanilla pudding

    Lasagna, garden salad, mixed vegetables, French bread, and fruit cocktail

  • West graduate joins medical staff at Alta Vista

    Submitted to Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital has announced its formal relationship with Raymond Ortiz, M.D., internal medicine.

    Ortiz attended West Las Vegas High School and graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico Medical School in Albuquerque.

    Ortiz finished his training with a residency in internal medicine at the University of Kansas-Wichita Affiliated Hospitals.  

  • Que Pasa - Sept. 25, 2016

    Noon to 4:30 p.m.
    Annual Concert for the Birds at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge featuring Abe Garcia’s group Strings Attached, acoustic rock and roll music from noon to 4:30 p.m. Doors open at noon for free food, games, crafts, silent auction, archery, hayrides and more. Concert at 3 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and the whole family for a rocking good time.

    2 p.m.

  • Wells Fargo scandal

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Philadelphia Inquirer and was initially published on Sept. 19.

    Banks go to great lengths to guard against cybercriminals hacking customers’ accounts. Now customers must worry about getting robbed by their own bank.

    That’s just one takeaway from an investigation that found employees at Wells Fargo opened more than 2 million fake checking, credit, and debit card accounts for customers in order to meet sales targets and earn bonuses.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Sept. 25, 2016
  • Straight from the City: Demanding value for taxpayers’ dime

    Considerable taxpayer dollars were awarded by the City in the past to local non-profit groups. Many of the groups had overlapping missions, (e.g., economic development or tourism.) The specific, measurable results which that money was supposed to produce were sometimes soft services rather than hard deliverables, and the outcomes were not always well-documented or even well-defined.  

    That practice cannot continue in our current economic climate.

  • Just a Thought: A recipe for life, being humble and kind

    By Rick Kraft

    Have you ever met someone for the first time and within 30 seconds you can tell you really don’t care for them? How can you assess a person that quickly? We all do it.

    First impressions can be hard to overcome but, without exception, you have had a first impression with every person you have ever interacted with.

    Each of us are so unique that we are the only model of our kind in the entire world. The way we look, the way we move, and the words we use all speak for themselves.

  • Community support needed
  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — Sept. 25, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Pork asada, buttered new potatoes, hominy, flour tortilla, and strawberry shortcake

    Chicken nuggets with honey mustard or barbecue sauce, baked potato wedges, broccoli with cheese, and fruit cocktail

    Beef stir fry, white rice, stir fry vegetables, wheat dinner roll with margarine, and pear

    Navajo taco, pinto beans, peas and carrots, and orange