Today's News

  • Dems nominate new leaders

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Democratic state lawmakers in New Mexico have picked Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe as their choice for speaker of the House.

    House Democrats met Sunday in the state capital to decide on key leadership roles after reclaiming the majority of seats in the House of Representatives in elections earlier this month.

    Staff for the Democratic House leadership say the next majority leader will be Rep. Sheryl Stapleton of Albuquerque, while Rep. Doreen Gallegos of Las Cruces will serve as majority whip.

  • One on one with Shirley MacLaine

    By Lynn Elber
    AP Television Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Shirley MacLaine is direct, funny and down-to-earth no matter how high-flying the topic may be, including the guardian angels and aliens she accepts as givens.

    In a recent interview, there’s also no hint of the diva she easily could be, given her stardom of six decades and counting; five lead-actress Academy Award nominations; and an Oscar for what she cites as her favorite role, Aurora, in 1983’s “Terms of Endearment.”

  • Conway: Trump not interested in further Clinton probe

    By Laurie Kellman
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t wish to pursue” more investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email practices, a top adviser said Tuesday, strongly signaling to congressional Republicans they should abandon years of probes into the Clintons after a bitter campaign in which he repeatedly branded his Democratic rival as crooked.

  • Spaceport director ready for next phase

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The new chief executive of New Mexico’s quarter-billion-dollar spaceport is urging patience as the commercial space industry develops the technology needed for reusable rockets, spaceships and other transport systems that will one day launch paying passengers and cargo into orbit.

    Daniel Hicks has had a week now to settle into his new job at Spaceport America, headquartered in a desolate area in southern New Mexico.

  • In Brief - News - Nov. 23, 2016

    The Associated Press
    Panel: Warrants should be secured
    SANTA FE — A state legislative committee has approved a proposal to require law enforcement officers to get search warrants before delving into private electronic communications.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the committee’s bipartisan sponsors plan to introduce the bill in the 60-day session that begins in January.

    It would be the first time the New Mexico Legislature would tackle the issue.

  • Weather - Nov. 23, 2016


    HIGH 55° / LOW 28°
    Sunny, with a high near 55. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
    6:45 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.


    HIGH 54° / LOW 22°
    Sunny, with a high near 54. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
    6:46 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Nov. 23, 2016

    Monday, Nov. 21, 1966 — The Rev. Msgr. George V. Rieffer installed the newly elected officers of the I.C. Ladies Altar Society during a Society meeting at the home of Mrs. William Houston. Officers installed were Mrs. Joe S. Torres, re-elected president; Mrs. Steve Franken, vice president; Mrs. Robert Johnsen, secretary; and Mercedes Gutierrez, secretary.

  • Students of the month - Nov. 23, 2016
  • Welcome station added to Small Business Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Small Business Development Center at Luna Community College and the Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to host a Small Business Saturday welcome center on Nov. 26.  Small Business Saturday is anchored between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The SBDC and Chamber of Commerce are encouraging locals to Shop Small on this day to support our local businesses.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 23, 2016

    Nov. 25
    The Miss Las Vegas Scholarship Organization is sponsoring the Merry Christmas Pageant on Saturday, Dec. 10. The contest is open to boys six months to five years and girls six months to 12 years. The contestants will compete in personality in holiday wear, beauty in formal wear, and photogenic. Entry deadline is Nov. 25. For more information, contact Philip Ortiz at 718-6848.

    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.