Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 15, 2012

    Alta Vista hosting open house

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital is hosting a free Healthy Woman “Open House & Doc Talk,” beginning at noon on Friday at the Rio Vista OB-GYN clinic reception area, 108 Legion Drive, Suite D. Dr. Chawki Nahabet, obstetrician and gynecologist will present on “Understanding Breast Cancer Risks & Treatments.” Free.

  • Weather - Oct. 15, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 15-20 mph in the afternoon.  Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42. Southwest wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 10-15 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45.

    Sunny, with a high near 71. Mostly clear at mogjt, with a low around 34.

  • Ortega appointed to position at Florida property company

    Submitted ot the Optic
    Ben Ortega, son of Ben and Bernice Ortega of Rociada, has been appointed to senior vice president and Lead Project Manager of Development at Penn-Florida Companies.
    His real estate development career spans nearly 30 years, and he is an expert in managing class “A” multifamily projects from the initial planning stage to final product delivery.  

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 15, 2012

    • Public hearing regarding fracking in San Miguel County, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 at the NMHU Student Center.


  • Noticias - Oct. 15, 2012

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

  • Missile crisis beliefs endure after 50 years

    The Associated Press
    HAVANA — The world stood at the brink of Armageddon for 13 days in October 1962 when President John F. Kennedy drew a symbolic line in the Atlantic and warned of dire consequences if Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev dared to cross it.
    An American U-2 spy plane flying over Cuba had snapped aerial photographs of Soviet ballistic missile sites that could launch nuclear warheads with little warning at the U.S., just 90 miles away. It was the height of the Cold War, and many people feared nuclear war would annihilate human civilization.

  • Protecting our water

    We’re convinced that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, just isn’t feasible in San Miguel County. Water is a major component to this method of oil-and-gas drilling, and some undisclosed chemicals get mixed in to contaminate the water, so it ruins this most valuable of natural resources. For that reason alone, we can’t imagine the county commissioners passing a toothless ordinance to regulate this method of extraction, and we expect that they won’t.

  • Editor's Note - Truth takes a back seat

    Here we are, in the depths of the 2012 presidential election campaign, and cold, hard facts have taken a back  seat to political spin.
    Both campaigns, and their superPAC backers, have become quite agile in manipulating the truth. And while many media outlets are performing an admirable service by calling the campaigns out on their falsifications, the truth is still getting bested by the politicos.

  • Dons win first game of season

    Three Nathan Vigil touchdowns.
    Three safeties.
    And one happy West Las Vegas football team.
    That was what the final tally read on Saturday afternoon at Santa Fe Indian School, as the visiting Dons celebrated their first win of the season — and their first under first-year head coach Robert Alarcon.
    West’s 38-6 victory gives the team a 1-6 record as it reaches its bye week and a chance to heal some injuries and gear up for the heart of the District 2-3A schedule.

  • Redbirds open district slate by running over Elks

    A nasty-looking storm system brought lightning to the Las Vegas area Friday night.
    Robertson’s Dominic Lucero brought the thunder.
    Lucero gained 115 yards rushing in the first half alone and ended up unofficially near the 200-yard mark as the Cardinals won their homecoming game —and District 2-3A opener — over Pojoaque Valley by a 24-15 margin.
    Penalties kept Robertson from a more robust output, and at least two scores were negated by the yellow flags.