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Today's News

  • Luna gets $1.1 million grant

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College was awarded a $1,136,196 YouthBuild Grant, the majority of it from the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Other entities involved include: Las Vegas Housing Authority, HELP Office, NM Children, Youth and Families Department, Las Vegas Juvenile Justice Continuum Board and TeamBuilders Counseling Services, Inc.

    The college was informed of this grant on Thursday afternoon.

  • Medical students do Vegas rotation

    Submitted to the Optic

    More than 90 first-year University of New Mexico medical students did their six-week rural rotation in July and August at numerous sites throughout New Mexico.

    As part of the UNM School of Medicine’s nationally recognized curriculum, first-year medical students Christina Trujillo and Michael Elliot talked with patients in Las Vegas; performing physical examinations along with their preceptors, and performing a community project designed to address specific community health care and/or educational needs.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 5, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 5, 2012

    Martin Montoya paintings on display

    An exhibition of paintings by Martin Montoya is being held at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery. The exhibit will be on display until Sept. 28.

  • Weather - Sept. 5, 2012

    Wednesday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 5-10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable in the evening.

    Thursday

  • Mismanaging phone funds

    In the case of the Forgotten Phone System, that $1.2 million purchase in the West Las Vegas School District that must have sat hidden away in some bubble-wrap for about three years, there’s a lot to be concerned about, and plenty of questions that still need addressing. We hope school board members are digging away right now, trying to come up with answers soon.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 5, 2012
  • Work of Art - Fleeing a flea market

    “Did you catch that typo?” I asked my oldest son, Stan Adam, as we drove past a place of active outdoor sales.

    He said he hadn’t, so I made a U-turn to give him another look. “I don’t see anything unusual —  for Las Vegas,” he said, “unless you’re looking at the way the people misspelled “flea.”

  • Weekend Roundup - Hot start

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    It does help when that first step is a good one.

    Several Las Vegas-area teams got that positive start to their seasons this past weekend.

    • • •

    An inauspicious first quarter that saw the host Cowboys fumble the ball away twice led to a 14-0 deficit against  instate rival Eastern New Mexico.

  • Golf fiesta hailed a success

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual Fiesta de Golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Gene Torres course.

    Some 32 players from Las Vegas, Pendaries, Albuquerque and Santa Fe competed in the event put together by Tangee Dolan, chairman.

    Shellie Broyles, Jacquie Geoffrion, Em Krall and Emily Norman teamed up to win the tournament. Denise Franken, Judy Long, Doris Miller and Anne Pepper placed second. The team of Shirley Grong, Rita Hinds, Kay Homan and Carol Locklin was third.