Today's News

  • O’Rear has interim tag removed; is Alta Vista's CEO

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital has announced earlier this month that Caleb F. O’Rear, MHA, FACHE was named chief executive officer, effective Feb. 12.

    O’Rear has served as interim chief executive officer for the past five months. Prior to coming to New Mexico and Alta Vista, O’Rear most recently served as interim hospitalpresident for Metrocrest Hospital Authority.

  • Acequias defend use of Spanish language

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Acequia Association has joined a local acequia in a case currently before the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
    In January, the Court of Appeals approved the filing of an amicus brief (friend of the court) filed by the NMAA and other parties in the case Parkview Community Ditch v. Peper.  

  • Philanthropist pledges $100 million to global educational movement

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Philanthropist Shelby Davis has pledged more than $100 million to theglobal education movement known as the United World College, whose only U.S. campus is in Montezuma, north of Las Vegas.

    The donation to the UWC will fund 100 scholarships annually for students from more than 150 countries to attend one of the 17 campuses worldwide for their final two years of high school. UWC brings students from around the globe to live and learn together with a shared mission for peace. Many could only dream of this opportunity.

  • Noticias, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Submit yourcalendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • HOPE (Housing Opportunities Programs for Elders) is offering transportation services locally for seniors 55 and older. Call 505-398-0170 for membership forms to join or to volunteer.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Saturday, Feb. 24
    Saturdays at the Museum presents “Buffalo Soldiers.” Deputy James Shephard, of Fort Union National Monument, will make a presentation at 11 a.m. at the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection, 727 Grand Ave. in Las Vegas. Call 505-426-3204 for information.

    Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news, Feb. 23, 2018

    The City of Las Vegas’ informing of the public regarding a murder that took place Saturday seems as if it could have been done with a greater sense of urgency. The only means the city used to get the word out about a wanted fugitive — considered armed and dangerous, and charged with second-degree murder — was through a “be-on-the-lookout” Facebook post on the Las Vegas Police Department’s page.

  • All in (almost) for some media bashing

    Let’s bash the media today.

    Yes, yes, I know. I’m part of this despicable crowd, though I am but a simple, small-town inky wretch. But after a career in newspapering, and as a lifelong consumer of all things media, maybe I have a little insight on the issue.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

  • Schools respond to possible threats

    West Las Vegas Schools Superintendent Chris Gutierrez said on Thursday that police investigated claims that threats were posted on social media and in other communications but found no threats.
    “There are no known threats made to the high school or the middle school,” Gutierrez said.
    However, Gutierrez, who was attending a training session Thursday in Albuquerque, directed the campus to be closed, keeping students on campus and not allowing others on.

  • Wrestlemania in town

    Dozens of college grapplers hoping to achieve glory on a national stage will converge on the NMHU campus this weekend.

    Highlands hosts the NCAA Division II West super regional championships Friday and Saturday at the Wilson Complex. Action begins at 11 a.m. Friday, with sessions at 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday.

    Admission per session is $10 general, $5 seniors and students.