Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 24, 2011

    Sunny, with a high near 73. West wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 42. West wind around 15 mph.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 39.

    A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Snow likely at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.


  • FYI - News

    City of Las Vegas utility customers can once again pay their bills at City Hall. The payment center at City Hall, 1700 North Grand, has re-opened and will be accepting payments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, though it will be closed during the lunch hour. The payment center is for payments only. Payments can still be made. at the Utility Department on 12th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Bikers helping veterans
  • Several LCC students attend research conference

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    A group of SMET students recently attended The New Mexico Alliance of Minority Participation 2011 Student Research Conference from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    Felipe Garcia presented on his research of a mechanized green chile destemming machine. Garcia attended a Summer Community College Opportunity Research Experience  program at NMSU this past summer,  where he performed the research for the green chile destemming machine.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 24, 2011

    • West Las Vegas High School Open House, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. All parents, guardians and community members are encouraged to attend.

    • San Miguel County Family and Community Health Council meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Public Health Office on 18 Gallegos Road. Call 617-0483 for more information.


  • Ground the flight plan

    Last week’s Las Vegas community forum sponsored by the U.S. Air Force drove a few points home — and hopefully our nation’s military leaders took notice. More than that, they should realize the consequences to ignoring such an outcry.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 24, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Collective memories

    Last month’s 10th anniversary of 9/11 got me to thinking about the national experiences that get etched into our collective memory. The ones in which we personally remember where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the news.

  • Cowboys 4th in RMAC meet

    Led by Nicaise Kazingo’s 13th place individual finish, New Mexico Highlands scored a respectable fourth-place team result in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s cross country championship race Saturday in Denver.

    Also Saturday, the NMHU women ran ninth of 13 teams.

    Western State surprised Adams State with a sweep of the team titles, winning 27 to 31 on the women’s side and 28 to 31 on the men’s side.

    Lauren Kleppin and Tyler Pennel, both of WSC, won their respective races to earn Runner of the Year honors.

  • Cards: District champs!

    Ben Ratzlaff and Keen Martinez cracked the code of a tenacious Taos defense Saturday for a 2-1 win that — after the application of a tiebreaker formula — secured a District 1 boys’ soccer championship for the Robertson Cardinals.

    The Cardinal boys and their girls’ team counterparts were among the soccer programs who found out their state tournament seedings and first-round matchups on Sunday after this issue of the Optic went to press. (See Wednesday’s paper for follow-up coverage.)