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Today's News

  • Hands-on learning: Workshops to teach creative arts

    It’s not every day that you hear about coffee being used to develop photographs. On Saturday, community members will actually get an opportunity to learn how to develop film using a good old cup of Joe. The local Parachute Factory organization, located on Bridge Street, is hosting several workshops featuring the coffee film developing technique and other creative arts.

  • Late audits cost East emergency funds

    The state Public Education Department says Las Vegas City Schools isn’t eligible for emergency supplemental funding next year because its audits are late.

    PED spokesman Larry Behrens told the Optic Tuesday in an email that state lawmakers passed  legislation earlier this year requiring a school district to be up to date on its audits in order to receive the emergency funding.

  • Luna partners with Santa Rosa school

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    A partnership between Luna Community College and Santa Rosa High will allow Santa Rosa High School students and community members to take building technology courses beginning in the fall.

    Last Wednesday, Luna’s Board of Trustees agreed to pay half the salary of a building technology instructor. Santa Rosa High Principal Richard Perea said that his school plans to have three building technology classes during the day and postsecondary courses in the evening.

  • Looking Back - June 26, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, June 28 — Sandra Leon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Leon of Rociada, was selected last night as the queen of the 16th National Appaloosa horse show. Miss Leon, a 20-year-old blonde, will reign over the show today through Sunday when the affair winds up. A total of 615 of the Indian-developed Appaloosas are at the show, which is being held in Boise, Ida., Susan Mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., was chosen as first princess.

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 26, 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 26, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 93. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 62.

    Friday

  • Planting time
  • Que Pasa - June 26, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Carnegie Public Library Summer Program presents Ken Karter Funny Dummy Show followed by the Veterans presentation of the U.S. flag starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the park. Sidewalk chalk drawings around the park of the U.S. flag will be done by the children with lunch served afterwards. U.S. flags will be given out upon departure.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Repeal city ordinance

    There’s been much debate about whether the community rights ordinances approved by the Las Vegas City Council and Mora County Commission are lawful.

    Danelle Smith, a respected lawyer in Las Vegas and a former city attorney, weighed in on that issue earlier this month. Her conclusion is that the ordinance approved by the Council is “clearly unconstitutional” and “will cause major problems for the city of Las Vegas if (it) is ‘enacted’ into law.”

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 26, 2013