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Today's News

  • Los Niños PTA going strong

    By Frank Splendoria
    Submitted to the Optic

    Some 40 people were there last September, teachers, students, parents, and the school principal. The Los Niños PTA meeting was managed well, but most notable was the active interchange between parents and the principal, David Baca.

    Parents made known their expectations and concerns, and the administration did the same. Both “educated” each other, and left the meeting with an understanding of common goals and actions to be taken.

  • LCC’s O’Brien earns certification

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Culinary Arts instructor chef Adrienne O’Brien recently completed requirements to become a Certified Culinary Educator.

    O’Brien is part of a small group of individuals from New Mexico with this type of certification.

  • In Brief - Education - March 23, 2012

    Optic and Associated Press Reports

    Applications being accepted

    The Viles Scholarship Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The Viles Foundation awarded more than $85,000 in scholarship assistance for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    The qualifications for the Viles Scholarship are:

  • State launches 2nd city probe

    The state Occupational Health and Safety Bureau is once again investigating the city of Las Vegas for possible worker safety violations.

  • ‘Pinnacle of our career’

    Abe Garcia will realize one of his lifelong dreams on Saturday.

    Garcia, along with Karliz DeMarco and Salif Mahamane, will open for the Grammy winning band Ozomatli that evening. The concert starts at 8 p.m. this Saturday at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium.

  • Local man arrested on pot charges

    Las Vegas Optic

    The heavy use of air fresheners inside a vehicle tipped state police off that something wasn’t right when they conducted a traffic stop over the weekend.
    Documents filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court state that the heavy air freshener was an attempt to mask the smell of close to two pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

  • Bridge Street makeover
  • Looking ahead - News - March 21, 2012

    The Las Vegas City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, March 21, at City Hall.

  • Looking Back - March 21, 2012

    Saturday, March 16 — That the new sewer system has been completed for several months, is in good working order and has been entirely paid for was the gratifying report to the city council last night. The total cost was $22,624.12.

  • Weather - March 21, 2012

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. North wind around 10 mph. A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. North wind  5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North wind around 10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 33.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 69. Clear at night, with a low around 39.