Today's News

  • LCC nursing program receives accreditation

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Luna Community College Nursing Program learned late last month that it has earned national accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. It is the first time in the program’s history that it has this distinction.

    Luna Community College nursing graduates can now apply for employment at any health facility including government hospitals. 

  • Que Pasa - August 1, 2011


    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 3 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Tell Me the Day Backwards” by Albert Lamb. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - August 1, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv@gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Water planning

    It was an information-packed meeting Wednesday, when city officials and consultants presented their preliminary study and recommendations for Las Vegas to tackle its water problems.

    The bottom line: It’s going to cost. A lot.

    No surprise there. Everyone should know by now that the city is too heavily dependent on the Gallinas River for its water supply,  that our reservoirs are badly in need of repair, and that our water lines are leaking like sieves. No one said it would be cheap to address any of these problems.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 1, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: The magic of reading

    When I was a kid, I think I was dyslexic, only I didn’t know it. I don’t think anybody knew it. Years later, when I was in my 20s, my mother figured it out. She learned what dyslexia is, and remembered how I would read words backwards.

    I didn’t become much of a reader until I quit college at age 20.

  • Prep football opens practice

    Summer vacation is just about over for high school football players around New Mexico.

    The first official day of practice allowed by the New Mexico Activities Association for football is Monday, which means fields around the state will again be hubs of activity in the days ahead.

    Robertson will enter its second season under the direction of head coach Leroy Gonzalez and his staff, which includes veteran assistants like Adrian Gonzales and Chris Najar Jr.

  • The summer of Marco
  • Eagles land top free agent

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    Nnamdi Asomugha had a tough choice: the New York Jets or the Dallas Cowboys?

    Then, the Philadelphia Eagles swooped in and snagged the biggest prize in this year’s free agent frenzy.

    The All-Pro cornerback signed a five-year contract Friday with the Eagles, who gave the former Oakland Raiders star a deal that would pay him $60 million over the life of it, with $25 million guaranteed.

  • New coach for U.S. men’s soccer

    The Associated Press

    Now that the U.S. Soccer federation’s perennial coach-in-waiting finally has the job, Juergen Klinsmann will be expected to kick-start a stagnant men’s national team.

    The USSF moved quickly Friday in hiring Klinsmann a day after the firing of Bob Bradley.