Today's News

  • Lessons Learned - Veteran board member moving on

    Elaine Luna’s near decade-  long tenure on the Las Vegas City Schools Board is drawing to a close.  

    “It has been an excellent time,” a soft-spoken Luna said during a recent interview. “I’ve served with about eight board members throughout this time. It has been great to absorb the knowledge that they have and the passion they all had. I hope my constituents feel that my time has been well spent, that I’ve taken care of things.”

  • Hit and runs land two men in jail

    Two men with histories of drunken driving arrests ended up behind bars again last week, each once charged with driving under the influence again and fleeing after getting into an accident.

    Michael S. Lopez, 39, of the 800 block of Kavanaugh Street and Andrew J. Galvin, 42, of the 900 block of Jackson, were both arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center last Monday. Their cases are unrelated.

  • Alta Vista hospital gets new CEO

    A native New Mexican with more than 30 years’ experience managing complex healthcare organizations has been tapped to be Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s new chief executive officer.

    The hospital announced the appointment of Kathleen Cahill to the post in a news release issued Friday afternoon.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 4, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 4, 2013

    Sustainable Homes Tour is Saturday
    The fifth annual Sustainable Homes Tour in Las Vegas will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. A self-guided tour highlights such things as a passive solar residence and ; photovoltaic arrays. The tour begins at the Arts Council building at 140 Bridge St. For more information, contact Emelie Olson at 454-3920 or eolson@desergate.com

  • Weather - Feb. 4, 2013

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Northeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 33.

    Sunny, with a high near 55. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 29.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:58 a.m. to 5:32 p.m.

  • Visual and performing arts wearable arts show Sat.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the second annual Wearable Arts Show on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the university’s Student Center Ballroom, 903 Baca Ave.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 4, 2013

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the children’s area of the pubic library. Free and open to the public.
    • Seventeenth Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, Hillcrest Restaurant Flamingo Room. Tickets are $8 per adult and $5 kids, 10 and younger. Proceeds used to support local youth programs. For more information, call 505-718-6655.

  • Noticias - Feb. 4, 2013

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

  • Mora board candidate questionnaires

    Editor’s note: What follows are the responses from candidates running for a seat on the Mora Independent School Board of Education. Election Day is Tuesday.

    Position 1

    Victoria “Vicky” Lovato
    (Resident of Holman; a life time resident of Mora County)