Today's News

  • Police seek help in locating vulnerable man

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Las Vegas resident who was reported missing by his caretaker on Dec. 5.

    Candido Lucero, 54, is blind in his left eye, and has a disability that limits his understanding of his whereabouts, according to Las Vegas Police Lt. Steve B. Pacheco.

  • A visit from the guy in red

    Theresa Wesner photo/For the Optic

    Ariella Lopez, who is blind, was one of many area children to receive at least one gift from Santa Claus and a team led by Las Vegas Police officers Saturday.

    The LVPD took in more than $3,700 this year in donations from businesses and organizations and delivered toys and a total of 46 turkeys to families in need.

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

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


    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.


  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

    Monday, Jan. 1

    The 22nd Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Polar Bear Plunge takes place at Storrie Lake State Park at noon. There will be SCUBA divers, law enforcement, an ambulance, state park employees and media on hand. Admission is $5. After the plunge, ring in the new year with some hot chocolate and shop Las Vegas’ historic and merchant districts and antique shops.


  • LCC welding programs gets boost

    The Luna Community College Welding Program has helped produce many students become job-ready. 

  • Quitting ‘cold turkey’?

    Don’t most of us use expressions that mean nothing, that can’t really explain why those combinations of letters come to mean something we agree on but don’t always know why?

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.

  • Moving on

    Richard Trujillo said population loss was the single greatest challenge of being the city manager for Las Vegas. 

  • Nine locals named all-state on gridiron

    Las Vegas was well-represented in the state football playoffs, and the same goes for postseason honors.

    Nine student-athletes from the Meadow City have been named to all-state teams by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The NMHSCA announced all-state honorees late this past week.

  • Holiday Stu: Spartans look like team to beat

    “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64”
    — The Beatles

    The 64th annual Stu Clark Tournament tips off at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wilson Complex, bringing a hearty helping of holiday hoops to the Meadow City.

    A full-tournament pass can be had for $15; alternately, individual session tickets will be sold for $5 ($3 children younger than 6) at the door.

    The tourney runs through Saturday evening.