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Today's News

  • Local museum welcomes new education director

    Submitted to the Optic

    There is a new education director at the City of Las Vegas Museum. Kristin Hsueh (pronounced “shoe”) started in October and hit the ground running.

    She has already made contact with New Mexico Highlands University staff and faculty, the United World College staff and several other community groups and individuals in preparation for bi-monthly educational programs throughout 2012.

    As Hsueh emphasizes, these programs are to be cooperative education events working very closely with the Las Vegas Community at-large.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 16, 2012

    MONDAY LUNES
    • The Las Vegas Optic business office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

    • In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

  • American dreamer

    This Optic editorial first appeared on Jan. 17, 2005.

    “...  I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”
    — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

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  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 16, 2012
  • Editor's Note - The race for mayor

    Without polling the candidates, which I don’t have time to do this week, it’s hard to say what motivated so many Las Vegas citizens to run for so few positions. Seventeen people filed for mayor and two council seats, including an impressive nine for the city’s top job.

    Maybe so many jumped in because the city is at a pivotal moment in time, when we could move forward on things such as water projects, or backward on things like political favoritism.

  • Sharing the load

    With their former leading scorer out of the lineup, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team has had to rely on others to step up and share the offensive load.

    Williams, the Albuquerque guard, had averaged 16.6 points, 3.2 steals, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game before reportedly injuring his Achilles tendon a few weeks back.

    Efforts like Momcilo Latinovic’s against Fort Lewis and Adams State have come in handy.

  • Fall ball readies Riders

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of an interview with Luna Community College baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros.

  • For LCC softball, focus on consistency

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of an interview with Luna Community College softball coach Meredith Gilpin.

  • MLB commish’s deal through 2014

    The Associated Press

    PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he couldn’t resist the pleas of team owners for him to stay on the job.

    His wife Sue has said all along there was no way her husband would walk away from the game.

    In the end, she was right.

    Owners voted 29-1 on Thursday to give Selig a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 16, 2012

    MONDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. Estancia (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    THURSDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls vs. Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Ruidoso (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Moriarty (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym