Today's News

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Food, glorious food

    By Beth Urech

  • Flying the unfriendly skies

    The following editorial was published in the Chicago Tribune on April 11.

    With much of the world — thanks to social media — appalled at United Airlines for having a passenger dragged off a Chicago-to-Louisville, Ky. flight, we’re reminded of the story of how an airline put one of its customers first:

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 16, 2017
  • Another Perspective: Become part of DWI solution

    By Yolanda Cruz

    As I was reading the “Thumbs” in the April 7 Optic, I read a thumbs down with the statement “perhaps a sign that the system to prevent DWI is not working.”

    I would like to address that statement. Prevention is key, it is the number one way that society can deal with any health, public health, or social issue.

  • Just a Thought: Always do this in remembrance of me

    By Rick Kraft

    Everyone reading this has had some common experiences. We grew and developed in our mother’s womb. We entered this world as a newborn child. During the early years of our lives we were entirely dependent on others. Common experiences —  no exceptions.

  • Weather - April 16, 2017


    HIGH 71° / LOW 41°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
    6:26 a.m. to 7:35 p.m.


    HIGH 74° / LOW 42°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Monday night ­— mostly clear, with a low around 42.
    6:25 a.m. to 7:36 p.m.


  • Town and Gown photo exhibit on display at HU

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University presents the second Town and Gown Photography Show opened on April 11 in Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. A special reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21.

    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.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — April 16, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for April 17 to April 21.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, tortilla, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, corn, and yogurt

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, red chile, and potato
    Lunch: Baked pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, dinner rolls, and peaches

  • Noticias - April 16, 2017

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

    • 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.

  • Que Pasa - April 16, 2017


    11 a.m.
    Calvary Baptist Church, at 300 Baca Ave., will hold Easter Services at 11 a.m. to noon followed by a free Easter lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Stephen Boldin at 429-7932.

    1 p.m.
    Elks Lodge 408 will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, at the Robertson High School football field.


    8 p.m.