Today's News

  • FYI - News - Feb. 13, 2015

    The Safe Ride program provided by the San Miguel County DWI Program will not run this weekend Feb. 13 or 14. Please designate a driver; do not drink and drive.

  • Pecos National Historical Park seeking input on fees

    Submitted to the Optic

    Pecos National Historical Park and other National Park Service units that collect entrance fees are beginning to gauge support for possible changes in park fee rates.

    Pecos National Historical Park has not increased its daily entrance fee since 1998, when it was set at $3 per person age 15 or over. The Pecos National Historical Park annual pass, which allows free annual access for up to four people, has remained at $10 since 1998.

  • Noticias - Feb. 13, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office to work with children who have been removed from their homes. Because of abuse and neglect. Children are in state custody and living in foster care.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 13, 2015

    • The Las Vegas Senior Center is sponsoring a free Valentine’s Dance from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 at the center located on the corner of New Mexico Ave. and Sabino Street in Las Vegas. Live music by Florian Castillo and Molly Martinez have volunteered their musical talents for the dance. Refreshments will be served

  • Tumor survivor living in NM

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had portions of a massive tumor removed in New Mexico is living comfortably in an Albuquerque suburb with his family as he prepares for more treatment.

    Jose Antonio Ramirez Serrano and his family are staying in a rented Rio Rancho home thanks to donations from church members, Kristean Alcocer of the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho said Thursday.

    Alcocer said members also helped the family with the purchase of a used van.

  • Offices, schools and banks closing for President’s Day

    Las Vegas Optic

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of President’s Day holiday on Monday.

  • Students of the month - Feb. 13
  • Business school gets new computers

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College School of Business Students and instructors are working on 16 new computers, thanks to a collaborative effort from department staff, administration and the fiscal department.

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 13

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: This year, my daughter, a high-school sophomore, has really studied for tests. She re-reads the material and then reviews several nights before the test. Unfortunately, the new material doesn’t stick, so she rarely gets better than a low B grade on tests. It seems to me that she is doing everything that she can to prepare for tests. Do you have any suggestions that might help her get better grades? — Studying a Lot

  • High school students soar in N.H.

    By Rik Stevens
    The Associated Press

    NEWPORT, N.H.— On a crisp February night at the rim of the forest behind New Hampshire’s Newport High School, Ruby Spitz perches on long, wide skis at the edge of a steep ramp, 65 feet above the ground and peering down at a snowy, brightly lit landing hill.