Today's News

  • Looking Back - Aug. 5, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, Aug. 2 — The Rt. Rev. Msgr. George V. Rieffer of Las Vegas, vicar general of the Santa Fe Archdiocese, will administer the archdiocese until Pope Paul VI names a new archbishop. Msgr. Rieffer, pastor of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at Sixth and National, was named administrator Thursday by the archdiocese board of consultors.

  • Weather - Aug. 5, 2013

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.


  • FYI - Aug. 5, 2013

    The New Mexico Lottery has sold a winning Hot Lotto ticket for Saturday’s jackpot of $7.3 million, the state lottery communication’s office announced. It is the only winning ticket nationwide. The winning numbers are 2, 4, 29, 38, 41 and a Hot Ball of 7. This is the sixth jackpot-winning ticket sold in New Mexico. 

  • Heritage Week
  • Alta Vista hosting safety and health fair Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital will have a a free back-to-school safety and health fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Meadow City Music Festival at the Plaza Park in Las Vegas. 

  • QuÉ Pasa - August 5, 2013

    • Blessing of the waters as part of Heritage Week, 5:30 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows church followed by a procession to the bridge on Bridge Street. Free and open to the public.


  • Noticias - August 5, 2013

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

    • Lion Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations: banks: Southwest Capital, Douglas Ave; Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo, Douglas Ave; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Evolving medical care

    Whether you’re a fan of ObamaCare or not, it’s hard to argue with its goal of providing affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reducing the growth in health care spending.

    Like it or not, we, as a nation, need to figure out ways to make our health care system more efficient.
    That’s why the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center’s recent announcement about a new telemedicine program is so encouraging. 

  • Another Perspective — Making healthier choices

    By Parisa Mortaji and Sérgio Gonzáles

  • Strong start for NM juniors softball

    Las Vegas Optic

    Now representing the entire state of New Mexico, Las Vegas Little League’s Juniors (age 13-14) All-Star softball team began its quest for nationals on a positive note this past Friday.

    Clad in red New Mexico All-Stars uniforms, the local squad defeated a team from Louisiana 12-3 on the second day of the Southwest Regional Championships.