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Today's News

  • New rift appears on Luna board

    A new rift is beginning to emerge on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees, and it appears that board Chairman Abelino Montoya has once again found himself on the outside looking in, with some of the recently elected board members gunning for him.

  • School districts must repay funds

    The Associated Press

  • Looking Back - June 24, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, June 26 — The Lucy Jane Company, Inc., makers of teenage dresses, has started production work in Las Vegas. Quartered at Camp Luna and currently employing 10 power sewing machine operators, the firm started operations here last Monday under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Funks. Main buyer for the company’s products is Sears-Roebuck, which has a standing-order contract for all dresses presently being manufactured. The trade-name for Sears line of dresses will be known as “Lucy Jane Frocks.”
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 24, 2013

    Music-Fest 2013
    The Heart of David Worship Center and the Las Vegas Dollies present Music-Fest 2013 starting at 1 p.m. this Saturday at NMHU’s Sala de Madrid. The event will feature singers and musicians from churches in the community, and gospel bands from Albuquerque and Lovington. For more information, call 454-3886.

  • Weather - June 24, 2013

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 54. Windy, with a southwest wind 20-30 mph, decreasing to 10-20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 55.

    Wednesday

  • Que Pasa - June 24, 2013

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    • Saturday Morning Bird Walks, 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, meet at the Farmway parking lot, 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, meet at the Montezuma Skating Pond and 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, meet at the Farmway parking lot. Sponsored by the Las Vegas National Wildlife Reduge and led by Will Jaremko-Wright. For more information, contact Debbie Pike at 425-3581 ext. 205.

  • NMHU media arts student’s book published

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Shanea Strachan’s book about her spiritual journey following her father’s death was published and released June 4.

    Strachan, 21, started writing as a child, with her pieces ranging from poetry to screenplays. When her  father died suddenly in December 2010, the Freeport, Bahamas native turned her attention to an intensely personal story about moving forward after tragedy.

  • A painful necessity

    It’s no secret that Las Vegas City Schools has struggled with its finances for years.

    This past school year, the district implemented furloughs and even switched to a four-day school week to help balance its budget.

    Clearly, those half measures didn’t work, given that the district was facing a nearly $1.1 million deficit just a few months ago.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 24, 2013
  • Another Perspective - Acequias in our community

    Many readers of the Optic are aware that the acequias (irrigation ditches) in the Gallinas River Basin are involved in a legal struggle over water with the city of Las Vegas. It is a struggle that has been going on for more than 50 years.