Today's News

  • Man jailed for shooting into the air

    A 19-year-old Mora County man has been charged with a felony for shooting a .40 caliber handgun into the air while in Las Vegas on Sunday court documents state. No one was injured.

    Daniel Gallegos, who resides on Country Road B015 in Cleveland, N.M., has been charged with shooting at or from a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and with misdemeanor counts of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and reckless driving.

  • In Brief - News - July 29, 2015

    Optic Staff and Wire Reports

  • Looking Back - July 29, 2015

    In 1965
    Friday, July 30 — Jerry Sanchez, a West Las Vegas HIgh School graduate, Christine Trujillo, a graduate of Robertson High School and Pete Laumbach, a Mora High School graduate, are the recipients of a Salman Scholarship. The $350 scholarships are renewed until graduation if the students maintain a high academic average. The scholarships are provided by Col. William Salman of La Cueva.

  • Looking ahead - News - July 29, 2015

    Luna retreat canceled
    The Luna Community College Retreat scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Donaldo A. “Tiny” Martinez West Las Vegas School District Board Room has been cancelled.

  • Weather - July 29, 2015

    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.


  • FYI - News - July 29, 2015

    A school supply donation drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Plaza Park. All donated supplies will be given to local kids for the upcoming school year.

  • Martinez to join Cowboys Reunion parade

    Submitted to the Optic

    Officials for the Las Vegas Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration scheduled for the first nine days of August have announced that Gov. Susana Martinez and First Gentleman Chuck Franco will ride horseback in the historic non-motorized parade on Saturday.

  • Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration and Heritage Week Schedule


    10 a.m.
    Cowboys Reunion Centennial Celebration Parade will begin at the Railroad Roundhouse, north on Railroad Avenue until Douglas Avenue, west on Douglas until 12th Street, north of 12th Street until National, west on National and Bridge Street and ending at Plaza Park. For more information visit, www.lvcowboyreunion.com.

    1 to 10 p.m.

  • Shame on Luna board

    Their conduct is so outrageous and so shocking that we hardly know where to begin.

    We’re talking about the Luna Community College Board of Trustees and its decision last week to terminate the school’s presidential search and to offer Leroy “Huero” Sanchez the presidency.

  • Work of Art: Maybe we’d rather not know

    SALT LAKE CITY — All the way along the route to what locals call Mormon Central, I thought about my friend Vince Distasio, who was a colleague back in the late ‘60s, when we taught at Cuba High School.

    Back then, there were a lot of Highlands University alumni: Rosalie and Neil Niebes, Jack Bradley, Marcella Fuentes, Tomas  Salazar, Elias Garcia, Joe Ray Atencio, Peter Arguello, Ruben Cordova, Robert Romero and me.