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  • Luna Community College orientation set for Aug. 20

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College will be having a New Student Orientation for all first-time students beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Rough Rider Grill.

    The Luna Community College New Student Orientation is designed to help students make the transition into college as smooth as possible.  Students will receive information that will not only assist in preparing them for their first day of class but also equip them with the tools necessary to complete their journey.

  • Noticias - July 10, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.
    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 or 426-7594 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - July 10, 2015

    • The Tecolote Land Grant Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 at the Tecolote Community Center in Tecolote.  
    • A mud volleyball and horseshoe benefit tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the San Miguel Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Pecos. For more information, call Ira Harge at 426-7569, Dominic Baca at 505-629-3861 or Mike Sandoval at 505-490-2040.

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  • Editorial cartoon - July 10, 2015
  • Just a Thought - Regrets looking in the rear-view mirror

    By Rick Kraft

    Each of us has today. Each of us will have a last day. These are two certainties I believe both of us can agree on. Two days of significance, one known and one unknown.

    If you knew that today was your last day of life and you were asked by a stranger what has been the biggest regret of your life, what would you say? Honestly, what would you say?

  • Editorial Roundup - July 10, 2015

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Poughkeepsie (New York) Journal on improving the Affordable Care Act (July 4):
    Now that the Supreme Court has affirmed another vital aspect of the Affordable Care Act, federal officials should see the wisdom and imperative of improving this complex and important law. They shouldn’t let this matter fester until after the 2016 presidential elections, as they likely are apt to do.

  • LVLL sweeps in district softball

    Meadow City Little Leaguers brought home a second wave of District 4 championships — including a sweep of three softball titles by Las Vegas — this week after successful runs in Taos.

    Las Vegas Little League won the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 softball tournaments to earn trips to state later this month.

    They join La Plaza’s 13-14 softball team and Mora’s 13-14 baseball team, who punched their respective state tickets last weekend by winning district.

  • Fiesta Run - Hundreds take part in Vegas mid-summer tradition

    Nearly 300 competitors took part in the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run this past Sunday morning in town.

    While most of the runners and walkers hailed from Las Vegas and the surrounding area, others came from as far away as Alexandria, Va., Philadelphia, Watertown, N.Y., and Santa Cruz, Calif. Ages ranged from infants — pushed along the course in strollers — to 81-year-old Theodore Rogers in the 10-kilometer run and 76-year-old Carol Winkel in the 5K run. Several runners as young as 8 braved the adult courses.