Today's News

  • Looking Back - Dec. 22

    In 1964
    Wednesday, Dec. 16 — District II Officials Association members who will officiate the 11th annual “Stu” Clark basketball tournament for high schools are Arcenio A. Gonzales, George Esquibel, Nick DiDomenico, Leo Segura (president), Tony L. Lovato, John Berg, Tony Marquez, Tony Serna, Joe (Mayo) Armijo, Carlos Lopes, Alex Coull and Ray Serna.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 22, 2014

    Farmers Market open Saturdays
    Tri-County Farmers Market has opened its Winter Market at Mallette’s Farm Store at mile post 3 on Highway 518. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday morning.

  • Weather - Dec. 22, 2014

    A slight chance of rain showers after 11a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 50. Mostly clear with a low around 27.

    Christmas day
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:07 a.m. to 4:52 p.m.

  • Recently crowned - King-Greenwalt and Gilford capture titles

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 13th Annual Little Miss and Miss Pre-Teen Las Vegas Pageant was held earlier this month at West Las Vegas High School.  

    Six talented little girls competed for the titles in four phases of competition: talent, holiday wear, party wear and on-stage question.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 22, 2014

    • No Story Time at Carnegie Library on Wednesday, Dec. 24 in the children’s area of the public library. Story Time will take place again on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
    • Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along, 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church. For more information, contact Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 and closed on Thursday, Dec. 25. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26.

  • Noticias - Dec. 22, 2014

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    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Make holidays less stressful

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is being reprinted from the Commercial-News of Danville, Ill.

    As Christmas and New Year’s Day move closer, it seems as those everyone’s stress levels spike higher and higher. Before you know it, a time that features joy and peace becomes a season of frustration and anger.

    The local American Red Cross chapter recently offered a few ways to make the holidays less stressful for everyone. The list includes:

  • Editorial cartoon - Dec. 22, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - An oil-based economy hits you coming and going

    It’s almost laughable, the way Americans just can’t win with gasoline prices. If they go up, it’s money out of our pockets, and if they go down, it’s money out of our investments.

  • Las Vegas girls take on the heavyweights

    Two of Class 4A girls’ basketball’s premier programs — No. 1 Portales and No. 2 Hope Christian — were in town over the weekend, providing a monumental challenge for the locals.

    It was a tall order in particular for Robertson’s Lady Cardinals, who hosted Portales on Friday, then Hope on Saturday.

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    Robertson led several times and was within four points with two and a half minutes left Saturday in an eventual 39-30 defeat to the Huskies.