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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 1, 2013
  • Our Watershed - It’s all interconnected

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series to run over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    Water connects us all. It moves through the earth and our atmosphere in the water cycle, passing through many of us along the way.

    We are only one of the beneficiaries of this amazing substance. Almost everything we do and use and everything on this planet has or did have water as part of it.

  • Nuestra Historia - El Partido wins; Pablo Herrera has tragic fate

    With lightning speed, in the same year he founded La Voz del Pueblo, Felix Martinez dedicated his newspaper to fighting both the entrenched political system, run by the wealthy and powerful Hispanic dons, and the increasing land grant acquisition by Anglo land speculators.

    By the summer of 1890, La Voz had coalesced three disparate groups to form a new political party, El Partido del Pueblo Unido (United People’s Party) — and the new populist party spread like wildfire throughout Las Vegas and the county.

  • Another Perspective - Capital outlay

    As the 2013 legislative session moves forward, I want to take a moment to discuss some of the capital outlay project requests that involve northeastern New Mexico.

    First, I want to remind everyone that capital outlay helps pay for bricks-and-mortar projects all over the state.

  • Mishler Scholarship recital Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Six of New Mexico Highlands University’s top music students will perform in the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 in the Margaret Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.

    The March 3 recital is free. However, donations are appreciated and proceeds will benefit the Thomas Mishler Scholarship fund.

    The program includes vocal performances of classical and musical favorites, as well as guitar, percussion and euphonium instrumental performances.

  • Que Pasa - March 1, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Noticias - March 1, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • WWII veteran Tom Griffin dies at 96

    By Dan Sewell
    The Associated Press

    CINCINNATI — A B-25 bomber navigator in the daring Doolittle’s Raid World War II attack on mainland Japan has died. Maj. Thomas C. “Tom” Griffin was 96, and his death leaves four surviving Raiders.

  • LCC board election is Tuesday

    Editor’s note: The following information was obtained from the San Miguel County Clerk’s office.

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Four of seven seats on the Luna Board of Trustees  are up for election this year. The election is scheduled to take place this Tuesday.

  • Luna board candidate questionnaires

    Editor’s note: With the Luna Board of Trustees election set for Tuesday, it’s time to brush up on where candidates stand on the issues. The Optic submitted questionnaires to all Luna candidates What follows are their responses.

    District No. 1

    Thomas Jerry Maestas
    (incumbent)
    Age: 54  
    Education:    High school diploma, one year college at Eastern New Mexico University.  four years United Brotherhood of Carpenters Trade School.