Today's News

  • Another Perspective- Catastrophic pollution hurting us

    By michael michellle mattathias

  • Just a Thought - The process of guarding your heart

    By Rick Craft

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Words of wisdom from a single verse about halfway through the Bible at Proverbs 4:23. Why did one of the wisest men who ever lived, King Solomon, pen these words in about 940 B.C.? These words were significant in his day and they remain significant today, three millennia later.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 4. 2015

     In 1965 Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1965 — The Las Vegas Ice Skating Association met Friday at the Town Council Chambers in West Las Vegas with representatives of the Town, Montezuma Seminary, university professors and students and citizens present. President Emily Gavahan conducted the meeting. Topics discussed included preparation of the dam, insurance, care of the ice, supervision, lighting and general improvement of the area. It was announced that the public is welcome to take topsoil from the river bed before the dam is filled.

  • Weather - Oct, 4, 2015


    6:58 a.m. to 6:41 p.m.

    HIGH 64° / LOW 44°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. South wind 10 to 15 mph.



    6:59 a.m. to 6:39 p.m.

    HIGH 62° / LOW 44°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.


  • Newlyweds

    MacKenzie and Phillip Tapia announce their marriage on Sept. 6 at the Gutierrez-Hubble House in Albuquerque. She is the daughter of Marla and Tom Reichert of Springfield, Mo. and the groom is the son of Hank and Linda Tapia of Las Vegas. The groom is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, while the bride graduated from Missouri State University. They honeymooned in Seattle and will reside in Albuquerque.

  • Qué Pasa - 0ctober 4th, 2015


    10 a.m.
    St. Paul’s Peace Church located at the corner of 8th and National will host its  special Ecumenical Outdoor Service and a Celebration of St. Francis’ Blessing of Animals during their 10 a.m. service. Bring your pet and enjoy coffee afterwards.

    1 p.m.
    FFA Bingo will take place starting at 1 p.m. at the Father George Catholic Center. The bingo is sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

    2:30 p.m.

  • Noticias - Oct.4, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    •The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562.or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • N.M. Rep. Tomás Salazar selected for academy

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Council of State Governments West, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving Western state legislators of both parties in 13 Western states, has selected New Mexico State Rep. Tomas E. Salazar as a participant in its training institute for lawmakers in their first four years of service.

    The purpose of the Western Legislative Academy is to build excellence and effectiveness in state legislators in the Western region.

  • Elegant violence


  • Looking ahead - Sports - 0ctober 4th, 2015

    •Las Vegas YAFL games
    •NMHU women at Colorado School of Mines, noon, Golden, Colo.
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches

    •Robertson JV at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española
    •West Las Vegas girls JV vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    •West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos