Today's News

  • Weather - May 23, 2012

    Sunny, with a high near 87. Windy, with a west wind 15-20 mph, increasing to 30-35 mph. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 49. Windy, with a west wind 30-35 mph, decreasing to 20-25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 83. Windy, with a west wind 20-30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Mostly clear and windy at night, with a low around 50.


  • LCC offering programs

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College is offering two enhanced college credit summer programs for upcoming high school juniors and seniors along with 2012 graduating seniors.

    The first is a Student Academic Advancement Institute, which is available to high school students who will be classified as a junior or senior next school year.

  • WWII relatives wrestle with legacy

    By Tom Sharpe
    The New Mexican

    SANTA FE — A Russian television crew was in Santa Fe last week to interview two local residents for a documentary about the psychology of the relatives of Nazis.

    Bettina Goering and Shanti Elke Bannwart have lived in the area for more than 20 years, but avoided each other and publicity about their past until recently.

  • In Brief - News - May 23, 2012

    The Associated Press

    Parole hearing scheduled
    SANTA FE — A former Santa Fe attorney serving prison time for a fatal drunken-driving crash is scheduled for a parole hearing.

    In March, corrections officials said improper phone calls and emails to media, family and a lawyer would keep Carlos Fierro in prison at least until September.

    The outcome of Fierro’s hearing was expected Monday afternoon. Hearings before the parole board are closed to the public.

  • Elk of the Year
  • FFA members place in state

    By Maile Hoogerhuies
    Las Vegas FFA Reporter

    Las Vegas FFA members attended the State Judging Career Development Experience competition in April in Las Cruces. The 22 Las Vegas FFA members made up just a small portion of the 900 members from across the state to compete this year.

  • Que Pasa - May 23, 2012

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Memorial Day Surprise” by Theresa Martin Golding. Free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - May 23, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association, San Miguel County, New Mexico, hereby wishes to inform all interested parties of San Miguel County of the intent to file an application with USDA, Rural Utilities Service. The purpose of the application is to request financial
    assistance to improve the water system of El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association.

  • Settled, as it was before

    A recent ruling by District Judge Abigail Aragon finally puts to rest lingering questions about a costly agreement between the city of Las Vegas and Luna Community College. From our vantage point, the judge made the right call, especially since it all began as a city mistake.

  • Work of Art - Watching with a nude eye

    Two medieval beings chatted about the science of astronomy in the late 15th century.

    One marvelled, “The Renaissance is just barely beginning, and soon we’re supposed to become great painters, poets, scientists and philosophers, and already, scientists know the names of most of the planets. Without having traveled into outer space, how could anyone know these things?”