Today's News

  • Looking Back - News - Jan. 16, 2012

    In 1935

    Tuesday, Jan. 15 — A delegation from the Las Vegas Woman’s club took up the water fight before the regular meeting of the city council last night, demanding that the city take some action toward insuring a sufficient supply of water for the community in the ensuing season... After arguments for a municipal plant, litigation and competitive companies were heard, the council passed a resolution authorizing the city clerk to take up the matter of an increased water supply with the headquarters office of the Agua Pura Co., in New York City.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 16, 2012

    New art exhibit opens Tuesday

    Selected art works by Antonio Madera will be exhibited in the Ray Drew Gallery from Jan. 17 to Feb. 17. The gallery is located on the first floor of the New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library.

  • Weather - Jan. 16, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 46. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 20.

    Sunny, with a high near 40. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 23.

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunny, with a high near 54.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:10 a.m. to 5:12 p.m.

  • Local museum welcomes new education director

    Submitted to the Optic

    There is a new education director at the City of Las Vegas Museum. Kristin Hsueh (pronounced “shoe”) started in October and hit the ground running.

    She has already made contact with New Mexico Highlands University staff and faculty, the United World College staff and several other community groups and individuals in preparation for bi-monthly educational programs throughout 2012.

    As Hsueh emphasizes, these programs are to be cooperative education events working very closely with the Las Vegas Community at-large.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 16, 2012

    • The Las Vegas Optic business office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

    • In observance of the Martin Luther King holiday San Miguel County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

  • American dreamer

    This Optic editorial first appeared on Jan. 17, 2005.

    “...  I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”
    — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963

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  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 16, 2012
  • Editor's Note - The race for mayor

    Without polling the candidates, which I don’t have time to do this week, it’s hard to say what motivated so many Las Vegas citizens to run for so few positions. Seventeen people filed for mayor and two council seats, including an impressive nine for the city’s top job.

    Maybe so many jumped in because the city is at a pivotal moment in time, when we could move forward on things such as water projects, or backward on things like political favoritism.

  • Sharing the load

    With their former leading scorer out of the lineup, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team has had to rely on others to step up and share the offensive load.

    Williams, the Albuquerque guard, had averaged 16.6 points, 3.2 steals, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game before reportedly injuring his Achilles tendon a few weeks back.

    Efforts like Momcilo Latinovic’s against Fort Lewis and Adams State have come in handy.

  • Fall ball readies Riders

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of an interview with Luna Community College baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros.