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Today's News

  • Correction - Oct. 24, 2012

    The Oct. 17 Optic article on the anti-fracking film, “Tierra Arraigadas, Rooted Lands” had an incorrect date for an upcoming showing in Mora. The correct date is Nov. 10.

  • Luna board evaluates Campos

    With Luna Community College President Pete Campos’ contract set to expire in 2013, the school’s board of trustees has begun meeting behind closed doors to evaluate his performance.

    The board convened a special board meeting this past Friday evening and Saturday at Buffalo Thunder in Pojoaque to discuss Campos’ performance and review the school’s organizational structure.

    According to Luna, Campos is in his last year of a five-year contract that he and the board signed in 2008.

  • LCC plans haunted house and costume contest

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 2012-13 Luna Community College SkillsUSA Clubs are combining efforts to host Hallowing activities.

    From Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28, they will be having a Haunted House at the LCC Automotive Technologies Building. Doors will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

    The cost of admission will be $5 per adult and $2 per child. All proceeds will go to the following LCC SkillsUSA Clubs: dental assisting, auto technology, welding and building trades.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 24, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Glow in the Dark show featuring the West Las Vegas marching band, flags and dance team, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Frank Herrera Complex. Advanced tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children five and under. Tickets prices increase $1 at the gate. Advanced tickets may be purchased from a band student or at the band room.

  • Noticias - Oct. 24, 2012

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

  • The debates

    Thankfully, this long and winding campaign to the presidency is about to wrap up, and at the tail end of it all was a little depth. Who won the debates is largely in the eyes of the beholder, but polls  and pundits suggest that former Gov. Mitt Romney took the one that may end up mattering most, the first one, while President Obama won the second and third debates, at least on substance. As for the vice-presidential debate, it appears that most people thought Vice President Joe Biden won on substance and Rep. Paul Ryan won on style.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 24, 2012
  • Work of Art - Did you lose something?

    Oh, pardon me, sir, ma’am, but did I invade your privacy?

    Excuuuuse me for peeking into your mail, most of which even you haven’t read, since much of the correspondence, which goes back to the year 2004, is still in sealed envelopes. And lots of the items are the same. Those things happen when people keep dunning you.

    Let me explain:

  • WLV golfers make state cut

    Submitted to the Optic

    No doubt about it — West Las Vegas’ sister act of Jayme and Joedy Quintana are headed to the state golf tournament this coming spring.

    The Quintana girls earned their tickets to state early, completing four individual qualifying legs this fall.

    The Class 1A-3A state golf tournament will be held in May at the New Mexico Tech Golf Course in Socorro.

  • Vatos rock High Desert Classic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Vatos are champions of the High Desert Classic.

    It’s the first time in the rugby tournament’s 40-year history a collegiate team has won the men’s open division bracket, according to faculty adviser Dick Greene.

    To achieve the title, the Vatos defeated Las Cruces 37-7, Albuquerque Brujos 31-22, the host Albuquerque Aardvarks 27-20 and previously undefeated El Paso in a 22-20 championship thriller this past weekend in Albuquerque.