Today's News

  • Most East students qualify for free meals

    All but one school in the Las Vegas City Schools district are now providing free meals to all of their students.  

    Students at each of the district’s elementary and middle schools are now eating for free because the district qualified for the Universal Lunch and School Breakfast program, which provides free meals to low-income students.

    The only East school that did not qualify for free meals is Robertson High School.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 26, 2015

    In 1965
    Thursday, Aug. 26 — City Police are investigating a break-in at Columbia Super Market last night. The burglars got away with at least 33 cartons of cigarettes and an undetermined amount of fresh meat. Entry was gained through a front window sometime between 10:45 p.m. and 7:30 this morning. Apparently the window was kicked in.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 26, 2015

    Music from Angel Fire concert is Thursday
    Music from Angel Fire concert in Las Vegas will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20 each and NMHU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with valid ID. For more information, call 575-377-3233 or 888-377-3300.

  • Weather - Aug. 26, 2015

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 -10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.


  • Proposal to end dispute over White Peak area

    The Associated Press and Optic Staff

    New Mexico’s land commissioner is proposing a resolution to the long-running battle between sportsmen and ranchers over access to a popular hunting ground called White Peak.

    Commissioner Aubrey Dunn sent a letter last week to the state Department of Game and Fish, asking the agency to consider purchasing 10,000 acres around the Las Vegas hunting ground owned by rancher David Stanley.

  • AG to probe hiring of sex abuse suspect

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s attorney general said Monday he will investigate how the state’s largest school district hired a high-level administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado.

    The district’s new superintendent, meanwhile, faces increasing pressure to resign over the debacle.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 26, 2015

    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “Hugo and the Space Dog” by Lee Lorenz. All programs are free and open to the public.
    • El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumer Association special board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 with location to be announced. For location and more information, call 426-2146.

  • APS should fire Valentino

    Just when you thought the scandal at Albuquerque Public Schools couldn’t get any worse, more dirty laundry emerges.

    It turns out that the man hired by new APS Superintendent Luis Valentino to be the district’s deputy superintendent faces four felony counts of sexual assault on a child in Colorado involving two victims.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 26, 2015
  • Work of Art: A great dad-son combo

    The cause of much consternation as we returned from our summer break to resume classwork at Immaculate Conception School in 1954 was whether the bulk we’d acquired during vacation had magically slipped away. That was the time we returned as freshmen to the homeroom of Sister Mary Missa Massa.

    The baby fat we thought we’d exchanged for muscle just wasn’t there. Here’s what happened: