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Today's News

  • Horns aplenty - ‘Glowing’ band to entertain crowd

    Those who attend tonight’s West Las Vegas band production will be treated to a visual feast in addition to great music.

    The event begins at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the Frank Herrera Complex on  the West Las Vegas campus.

    The band will be using black lights for its artistic Glow in the Dark show.

  • Ambulance tax pushed for Mora

    Mora County officials say passage of a proposed gross receipts tax increase is crucial in order for the county to be able to provide ambulance service to county residents.

    The measure, raising the gross receipts tax in Mora County by one-fourth of 1 percent — is one of the items on the Nov. 6 ballot.

    Under state law, the money generated — county officials are estimating it would be about $60,000 a year — would be available for use on ambulance, dispatch and behavioral health services.

  • City to buy land near Keyes Park

    The city of Las Vegas plans to buy property west of Keyes Park for possible expansion of the park, and it’s getting a great deal on the land.

    The 1.5 acre property is at the southeast corner of First Street and Mills Avenue. The vacant land is zoned for general commercial use and has been appraised at $295,000, City Attorney Dave Romero has said.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 24, 2012

    In 1962

    Thursday, Oct. 25 — Type 2 Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine will be offered on Sunday, at Stu Clark Gym, the Employment Office, North Public School, South Public School, Mora High School, Anton Chico School, Villanueva School and Wagon Mound. The vaccine will be given on a cube of sugar to be swallowed. Dr. Isaac Terr is in charge of the program.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 24, 2012

    Halloween carnival is Thursday
    The Los Niños Elementary Parent Teacher Association is sponsoring a Halloween carnival from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Activities will include a Spaghetti Bowl for $5, bike raffles, face painting, cake walk, jumper and sack races.

  • Weather - Oct. 24, 2012

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 77. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38. West wind 15-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. A 10 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 24.

    Friday

  • 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.