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Today's News

  • High school diplomas at risk

    More than a quarter of Robertson High School seniors are at risk of not graduating because they have so far been unable to pass the state test that measures proficiency in reading and math.

    Twenty-eight of the school’s 97 seniors are scheduled to retake the test next week.

    Students who fail it again could end up walking away at the end of their senior year with a certificate of completion rather than a high school diploma.

  • Senior Profile - Pat and Marylena Melton

    By Lupita P. Gonzales
    Las Vegas Optic

    Pat and Marylena Melton have spent decades juggling a thriving real estate business and their sprawling ranch east of Las Vegas.

    Now they’re ready to take the plunge into retirement.  

    “It’s taken us since December to get to retirement,” Pat said, noting that breaking away from the real estate business hasn’t exactly been an easy task.

    “Our retirement has been an evolution. It takes time to make that transition.”

  • Las Vegas airport tops in state

    The Las Vegas Municipal Airport received the top award from the New Mexico Airport Managers Association last week at the state aviation conference in Ruidoso.

    The local airport was chosen as Airport of the Year. The recipient of the award is chosen from among the state’s 64 airports, including Albuquerque’s Double Eagle.
    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the award was due largely to the improvements done at the airport over the last few years and the service provided by airport employees.

  • Retired educators meeting in Vegas

    Educational retirees from throughout the state are in Las Vegas this weekend for the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees’ state convention.

    It’s the latest in a string of conventions and annual meetings hosed by Las Vegas, and state and county officials are thrilled with the boost to the local economy generated by the events.

    Local organizers of the educational retirees convention said that as of Wednesday 145 people had registered to attend.

  • Looking ahead - Sept. 28, 2012

    This Saturday is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico. On this special day, no license is required, although bag limits and other rules apply.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 28, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Sept. 27 — Two Highlands University professors, Dr. Stuart Boyd, head of the department of psychology, and Dr. Harry Saslow, also of the psychology department, were invited to appear on the program of the American Association of Mental Deficiency’s Rocky Mountain Regional meeting to be held in Albuquerque today.

  • Weather - Sept. 28, 2012

    Friday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5-10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 5-10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Sunday

  • Jail Log - Sept. 28, 2012

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 14 and Sept. 24:

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Sept. 28, 2012

    MARTIAL ARTS IN THE RIGHT HANDS. Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño personifies the respect and discipline that comes with a training in the martial arts, but his level of skill in jiu-jitsu is far greater than these humble traits. He’s world class, as his upcoming trip to Long Beach, Calif., demonstrates.

  • Dulcey Amargo: Seems just like yesterday

    Talk about blasts from the past. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about 1964 or earlier, or even later. The prospect of getting together with old friends, classmates from either high school or college — there’s a certain mystique associated with “the reunion” concept.

     

    You and I have been hearing the refrains lately — Class of X,Y or Z Reunion coming up! Reunions are often scheduled during homecoming season at schools. My advice to you is, do it!