Today's News

  • School board elections set for Tuesday

    On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to cast their vote for their preferred school board candidates.

    The West Las Vegas School board has three seats on the ballot, while the Las Vegas City Schools has two. All three seats on the West board are contested.   

    Las Vegas City Schools board members Gabriel Lucero and Leroy Lujan are both running unopposed.

  • Governor vetoes court funding

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed emergency funding for jury trials while ensuring payment for the current legislative session.

    Legislation finalized by the Republican governor on Thursday ensures that more than 400 legislative employees receive pay checks and postpones decisions about a funding crisis in the state judiciary.

  • West Las Vegas candidate questionnaire

    Editor’s Note: With the school board election set for Tuesday, it’s time to brush up on where each candidate stands on the issues. The Optic submitted questions to all school board candidates. What follows are their responses.


    Ambrosio E.

    Age: 24
    Contact information: PO Box 114, Serafina, NM  87569

  • Weather - Feb. 3, 2017


    HIGH 56° / LOW 30°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    6:59 a.m. to 5:31 p.m.


    HIGH 59° / LOW 30°
    Sunny, with a high near 59. Saturday night — mostly clear, with a low around 30.
    6:58 a.m. to 5:32 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Feb. 3, 2017

    Thursday, Feb. 2, 1967 — Dr. Robert Amai, assistant professor of chemistry at Highlands University, was selected as Professor of the Term by students on the HU campus, according to Mrs. Ann Nanninga, dean of women. Amai was selected by a vote of the students during the fall term. He was selected not only for his outstanding teaching ability but also for his popularity among students.

  • Noticias - Feb. 3, 2017

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    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 3, 2017

    8 to 11 a.m.
    Benefit breakfast featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring French toast, bacon, sausage, fruit, cold cereal, biscuits and gravy, eggs, potatoes, green chile, pancakes, tea, coffee, juice, and milk takes place at the Masonic Building at 518 Douglas. Beneficiaries of this month’s breakfast are Rio Valley Charter School, Masonic Scholarships and Bikes for Books.

    Feb. 6 to April 17

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 3, 2017


  • Dispatch New Mexico - Women on the march

    I like women. I respect women. Some of my best friends are women. But sometimes, I’m still a pig.

    I try to be a gentleman — treating women as ladies and respecting them as equals — but sometimes my smartass side comes out inappropriately. See, there’s an example of my piggishness, I shouldn’t be using a-- in such company but I did anyway. I’ve had a number of women in my life who have told me to clean up my language, from my mother on down, and yet I still use dirty words. Sorry, Mom, I’ll try to do better.

  • Luna sluggers kick off in style

    Dozens of fans packed JC’s New York Pizza on Wednesday night for a chance to meet Luna Community College’s baseball and softball players and coaches.

    The event is part of a renewed effort by new Luna athletic director Art Abreu to generate interest and support for the Rough Rider teams, who begin their seasons this weekend.

    Rough Riders baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros, in his fifth year at the helm, joined new softball coach Lucas Griego in introducing their players.