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Today's News

  • One sunset, one sunrise

    Saturday, March 24, we witnessed the birth of something spiritual among young students. 

    The following day, a person who symbolized a different type of student struggle passed away.

    The March for Our Lives symbolizes a generation of young leaders taking their future into their own hands, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and more than 800 other U.S. cities.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Business as usual
    I am writing this in the hopes that you will have the guts to print a letter that expresses disappointment in your lack of coverage of the recent Higher Learning Commission Peer Reviewer visit to Luna Community College.

    Your failure to cover the efforts put forth by LCC students, staff, faculty and administration is disappointing and, unfortunately, business as usual for the Optic.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 1, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, April 1, 2018.

  • Locals earn all-state and North All-Star acclaim

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association has announced its all-state and North-South honorees for the recently concluded prepbasketball season.

    North-South eligibility is limited to members of each year’s graduating class, while all-state selection is open to all classes.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 1-4

    SUNDAY (April 1)
    No varsity sporting events scheduled

    MONDAY
    Baseball

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Rio  Rancho, 4 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field

  • Growing Isiaha: For onetime Dons point guard, gratitiude is big

    When Isaiha Gallegos was a little boy he told his grandma Josephine that one day when he grew up he was going to buy her a mansion and hire assistants to help her around the house.

    See, Isaiha Gallegos appreciates many things in life. Perhaps he appreciates his grandma and his grandfather Ruben the most. The duo raised Isaiha from the age of one. They also raised Isaiha’s older sister.

  • City moves cleanup date

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Due to the Easter and Good Friday holidays, the Ward 3 Clean-up and Amnesty Day originally scheduled for March 31 has been rescheduled for April 7 and will happen in conjunction with the Ward 4 Clean-up and Amnesty Day.

    Also, City of Las Vegas offices will close at noon on Friday in observance of Good Friday.

  • MainStreet de Las Vegas gets national accreditation

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Recently, the Economic Development Department announced that the National Main Street Center and its partners have accredited local New Mexico MainStreet programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four-Point Approach.

    This accreditation, which went to MainStreet de Las Vegas and several other New Mexico organizations, will allow them to continue their work in revitalizing downtown economies.

  • Smiling Rotarians

    Sharon Vander Meer photo

    The smiles of Las Vegas Rotarians Janet Remenyik, Rose Contreras Taylor and Mary Wolf reflect the success of the first Rotary-sponsored Chinese New Year dinner and silent auction.

    The March 1 event raised funds for Rotary youth and other projects, and promoted the goals of Rotary locally and around the world.

    The event, sponsored in part by the Plaza Hotel, the Range Café, and Southwest Capital Bank, was highly successful with more than 200 tickets sold.

  • Six and strumming

    Theresa Wesner photo

    Six-year-old Sophia Salazar of Taos was among the many talented musicians who performed at last Saturday’s ninth annual Las Vegas Youth Mariachi Conference at Robertson High.

    Students from at least five northern New Mexico school systems were slated to perform, along with special guests.

    More photos from this event will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Optic.