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Today's News

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Ever heard of Loma Parda? It must have been bustling

    Well, I just can’t let this information hide out in my collection of books.  I knew I should have looked up “Loma Parda” in my copy of “New Mexico Place Names” by Robert Julyan. His description of this long-gone town says it all and I quote: “A settlement in the north bank of the Rio Mora, 6. Mi. NW of Watrous PO 1872-1900, mail to Watrous. Only silent ruins remain of this infamous village, once infamous on the easter plains a the “Sodom of the Mora.”

  • Dear Teacher - May 1, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I have a choice of my child attending a preschool program for a full or half-day. I think a full-day program would be too exhausting. What would the extra benefits be for attending a full-day program? — Considering

    Answer: There are absolutely no hard and fast rules about how many hours a child should spend at preschool. In fact, even the experts differ in the benefits of full-day vs. half-day programs. However, they do agree that attending a preschool program no matter the length of time is beneficial.

  • Chemist Brooks Maki named Highlands Professor of the Year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University named organic chemistry professor Brooks Maki as Professor of the Year for 2015–16.

    Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations from students for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.

    A coalition of students nominated Maki for the award.

  • Luna accepting applications for summer Technology Academy

    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College announces the addition of an innovative program in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Department, the Technology Academy beginning this summer semester 2016. 

  • Former teacher makes bears for kids

    By John Kennett
    Midland Daily News

    MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Remember those teddy bears when you were young? How soft and cuddly they were? And how when hugged, they brought a warm feeling, peace and security?

    Local resident Jacqueline K. Lamont is providing that same feeling for children who might need some encouragement as they deal with health issues, or disruptive situations, the Midland Daily News reported.

  • Looking Back - May 1st, 2016

    Friday, April 29, 1966 — Robert A. Phillips, stationed at DaNang, Viet Nam, has been promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. He is a native Las Vegas, a graduate of Robertson High School, a career naval officer and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Phillips, Los Alamogordos Road.

  • Weather - May 1, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 33°

    A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Sunday night
    Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:08 a.m. to 7:48 p.m.

     

    Monday

  • Que Pasa - May 1, 2016

    5.4.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5.5.2016
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association board meeting will meet at 49 Mirasol Road at
    Ojitos Frios Ranches Subdivision.  The public is welcome to attend.

    5.7.2016
    SATURDAY

    9 a.m. to noon

  • Students, community partner for photo exhibit

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the first Town and Gown Photography Show through May 27 in Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave.

    The exhibit features the work of the university’s Media Arts and Technology Department students and faculty as well as the Meadow City Camera Club.

  • Noticias - May 1, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    •Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.