Today's News

  • Students of the month - May 22
  • Lujan third in graduating class

    Submitted to the Optic

    Joshua Lujan was born in Albuquerque and is the son of Maj. William Lujan and Janet Lujan, both of Las Vegas.

    Joshua is currently ranked third in his graduating class and will be graduating with honors in June in San Antonio, Texas.

    He is the grandson of Mary Louise Lujan and the late Armando (Mande) Lujan and grandson of Marie Torres and the late Roman (Ray) Torres, all of Las Vegas.

  • Que Pasa - May 22, 2015

    • Journey through Nature at Mary Oviatt’s water color exhibit will be on display until Saturday, May 30 at Traveler’s Café on the Plaza. An artist’s reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

    • West Las Vegas High School graduation ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Gillie López gymnasium.

  • Noticias - May 22, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community 1st, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; and Wells Fargo. State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: Wal-Mart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Terr plans another treasure hunt to benefit Nepal relief

    Submitted to the Optic

    This past August, a “video treasure hunt” around Las Vegas drew plenty of participants for 20 prize tokens for thousands of dollars worth of books, artwork, meal and gift certificates from local businesses, to benefit the Dana Konno Nursing Scholarship Fund at Luna Technical Institute.

    This Sunday, another Treasure Hunt will be held for the benefit of Nepal relief, in light of the recent disastrous earthquakes there.

  • Saint Paul’s Peace service to honor veterans, families

    Submitted to the Optic

    St. Paul’s Peace Church will hold its Third Annual Memorial Day service for veterans, their families and friends in the Las Vegas and surrounding area at its 10 a.m. service on Sunday.

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  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - May 22, 2015

    6 p.m. — Mora High School graduation, high school gymnasium
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Cubs vs. Yankees, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Dodgers, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Angels vs. Giants, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Padres, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League, Dodgers vs. Cubs, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Yankees, Field 2
    6 p.m. — Mora Little League T-Ball, Padres vs. Giants, Field 1, and Rockies vs. Angels, Field 2

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Never underestimate the power of a lightning bolt

    Summer is almost here, even though our mountains have had several late snow storms in May, no less. And, the newspapers, radio and television have had some disturbing news lately.

    Back in the day, quite a while ago, we tuned in to KFUN radio because that really was the only source for daytime news in the country where we lived.

    If there was a fire burning in the area, the radio station would immediately let us know where it was. That ultimately had to end because too many folks showed up, mostly just to look.  

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 22, 2015

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers, opened their 2015 home baseball season this week with a game against the defending league champion Santa Fe Fuego. It’s unfortunate that this season, the Pecos League presented the Train Robbers with a truncated schedule, with only 10 home games. But that’s still an opportunity to watch some great baseball. Home games begin at 6 p.m., and the schedules are published in the Optic sports section.