Today's News

  • DWI prevention
  • Fiesta entertainment
  • Que Pasa - June 27, 2011


    • The New Mexico State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints in San Miguel County through the end of June.  The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoints is to prevent alcohol and drug related crashes.  Sobriety Checkpoints also serve as a deterrent against alcohol and drug related crimes, according to state police.

  • Noticias - June 27, 2011

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

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

  • Luna Community College programs approved

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Higher Learning Commission has authorized Luna Community College to offer three online degree programs. The associate of applied science degrees are in business administration, general agriculture and in military studies.

  • What means ‘interim’?

    The Las Vegas City Schools board probably made the right move when it gave Sheryl McNellis-Martinez a one-year contract as interim superintendent. The district needs the stability going into the 2011-12 school year, and we’re hopeful that McNellis-Martinez is up to the task.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 27, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Teenagers: Mixed blessing

    I consider myself an authority on teenagers, even if they consider me an old geezer.
    Believe it or not, I was a teenager myself for several years. Now I’m the father of two teenagers, who have teenage friends who visit my house, eat my food and take away my nights of peaceful slumber.

  • Fiesta run on tap for Sunday

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    The 2011 Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, including all ages, will take place Sunday, July 3.

    A 5-kilometer walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on Hot Springs Boulevard west of Las Vegas and a 10K run will start at 7 a.m. at the United World College in nearby Montezuma.

    The adult entry fee was $20 before Monday, and $30 after Monday and on race day.

  • LVLL: Champs repeat

    Santiago Gallegos singled to drive in the game-winning run by Arjay Ortiz, giving the Red Sox a 3-2 walk-off win over the Cardinals in the Las Vegas Little League Majors Division championship game on Saturday at Keyes Park.

    The dramatic comeback victory continues a string of titles for manager Rick Armijo’s Red Sox, who dominated their regular season opponents before running into some strong challenges in the LVLL playoffs this past week.

    No team pushed the Sox more than the Leonard Lucero-led Cardinals did on Saturday morning.