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Today's News

  • One man killed in plane crash near Trementina

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Sunday, New Mexico State Police, in conjunction with Search and Rescue, located a downed aircraft north of State Road 104, near Trementina, in eastern San Miguel County. An elderly man was found deceased inside.

  • Weather - Aug. 16, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 83°/ LOW 52°
    Sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
    Wednesday Night  — partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:20 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 82° / LOW 53°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

  • Initiative launched to help with degrees in science

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands launched a new mathematics initiative aimed at preparing more students to succeed in science and math disciplines, thanks to a $2.9 million U.S. Department of Education grant.

    When fall semester begins Aug. 16, Highlands University students will benefit from a host of new mathematics services like a 25-computer math lab funded through the five-year-grant.

  • Noticias - Aug. 16, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule a visit, call 454-1343.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 16, 2017

    8.19.2017
    SATURDAY

    Noon to 5 p.m.
    The 26th Annual Watrous Day celebration takes place at Watrous Park with live music by Los Malcriados. A free barbecue will take place from noon to 1 p.m. with live music from 1 to 5 p.m.

    8.20.2017
    SUNDAY

    10:45 a.m.

  • Dems, don’t gloat over failure

    The following editorial recently appeared in the Jacksonville (Fla.) Daily News.

    Democrats remain in gloating mode following the failure of GOP efforts on health care. The realities of Obamacare and its structural deficiencies, however, threaten to break up the celebration.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 16, 2017
  • Work of Art: A year with Asian students

    For now, let’s simply call them “Kitty” and “Tookta,” the second name pronounced with a long “o,” as in Tuke-tah.” We Trujillos have done it again; we’ve accepted two more foreign exchange students whom we understand are the only two such students in Las Vegas.

    Two years ago we took Phaedra, from Belgium, and Ana, from Spain, into our home and “adopted” them for 10 months while they completed their 10th and 12th school grades, respectively, at West Las Vegas High School.

  • High expectations in Cardinal country

    In each of the last two seasons, the Robertson Cardinals have been one of the last two Class 4A football teams playing.

    They want that to be the case again this year — with one change.

    They want to be carrying a blue trophy instead of a red one when the dust settles in December.

  • Eighth inning boosts Isotopes; series a split

    A five-run eighth inning broke open what had been a tied ballgame Monday evening, and the Albuquerque Isotopes went on to a 7-3 victory in their series finale with visiting Fresno.

    Wins over the Grizzlies on Sunday and Monday gave the Isotopes a split of the four-game set.

    Former National League MVP Ryan Howard drove in two runs and went 1-for-4 with a double, batting as the designated hitter. Howard was signed by the Rockies organization as a free agent last week.