Today's News

  • Looking Back - August 27, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Aug. 27 — A fire department school was held Thursday and Friday evenings in the Las Vegas Department. Disposal of explosives was the subject studied. Conventional and nuclear hazards were presented in regard to explosives. Twenty-three members of the East Las Vegas Fire Department,  E. Romero Hose and Fire Company, Sheriff's Office and City Police attended the classes.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 27, 2012

    Art exhibit runs through Sept. 28

    An exhibit of paintings by Martin Montoya is on display until Sept. 28 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Ray Drew Gallery. For more information, contact Bob Read at 454-3338.

  • Weather - August 27, 2012

    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5-10 mph in the morning. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 55. Southeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable in the evening.


  • Rodeo time in Pecos
  • Que Pasa - August 27, 2012

    • Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth meeting starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church (across the street from the main post office). The meeting will be to work on a ban of oil and gas fracking in San Miguel County. Short presentations on community unity, cultural survival and democracy and the need for a community rights ordinance. For more information, call Cordia or Dianne at 426-1468


  • Drilling and fracking

    It’s significant when a top official in state government comes to town to sing the praises of the oil and gas industry. Jon Barela, state Economic Development secretary in Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, was unequivocal in his support for the industry and his belief that it would help San Miguel County and its economy.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 27, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Listing our water needs

    Two weeks ago in this space, I told you about a couple of watershed tours I took with several others. The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute organized a tour of the Gallinas Canyon watershed, where Las Vegas gets nearly all its water, and a second-day excursion to Raton, where we toured that city’s watershed, which burned a year ago.

  • ‘Topes star De Jesus dealt in trade

    Albuquerque Isotopes and
    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The L.A. Dodgers’ short-term gain also meant at least a short-term loss for its Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes.

  • Luna at the links