Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 24, 2012

    AAUW book sale starts today

    AAUW will host a used book sale today (Friday) and Saturday. It is being held at the NMHU Student Center lobby, from noon to 6 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Weather - Feb. 24, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5-10 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 24. West wind 5-10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 28.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

  • A call out for Senior Olympians

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 2012 Senior Olympics program in Las Vegas is under way with more than 80 local contestants registered as of Feb. 14.

    There are 29 events in which persons 50 and older (as of Dec. 31, 2012) may compete.

  • Tree project to begin Monday

    Submitted to the Optic

    On Monday, city of Las Vegas crews and a tree services contractor will begin work to improve the safety and beauty of five city parks. Several Siberian (Chinese) Elms will be removed from Plaza Park, Carnegie Library Park, Lincoln Park and one in South Pacific Park.

  • Annual College Night next week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University and Luna Community College will sponsor the 13th annual College Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.    

  • Sweet Tastes
  • Que Pasa - Feb. 24, 2012

    • Looking to show off your talent? You can sing, dance, or play an instrument at the 18th Annual Fiesta de la Hispanidad on Friday, March 9 in Ilfeld Auditorium. Call Sara Harris at 454-0438. Deadline Friday, Feb. 24.

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP! INFORMATIVE FORUM. Water, the chamber contract, the city’s plan for a gateway into town, and much, much more were fodder for discussion at Monday’s mayoral candidate forum held at Memorial Middle School by the Optic. About 75 people attended the event and got to see all eight candidates addressing the issues, sometimes with rock-solid reasoning, other times with a fair amount of passion.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 24, 2012
  • Nuestra Historia - The mean season begins for New Mexico

    Referring to New Mexico’s ancient capital, a Congressional committee reported in 1888 that Santa Fe “is wretchedly built and the inhabitants, with the exception of a few Americans residing in the place, are ignorant and degraded, and the place bears an evil reputation as one of the most miserable towns on the globe.”