Today's News

  • 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.

  • Showcasing their innovation - Luna Community College students compete during high-level event

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College’s STEM Department was well represented recently at the Wolves’ Den Competition, a “Shark Tank”-like event, held at New Mexico Tech.   

    A team of future entrepreneurs, Raul Flores Ramirez, John Noel, Eric Sandoval, and Charles Wells, presented their Ion Propelled Drone concept to a panel of investment capitalists, entrepreneurs and inventors.  

  • UWC African Chorus concert Tuesday
  • Teachers cash in, big time, by selling lessons

    By Carolyn Thompson
    The Associated Press

    Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning reading, math, science and social studies into gold by selling their lesson plans online to fellow teachers around the world.

    Despite worries from some educators, such online marketplaces are booming, driven by rising standards and the willingness of teachers to pay out of their own pockets for classroom-tested materials.

  • Dear Teacher - April 16, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I am a bit of a procrastinator and so is one of my children. She is staying up late every night in middle school to finish her work, and it is making her unhappy. Are there any ways to help her stop procrastinating? —Procrastinator

    Answer: There are a lot of reasons why students procrastinate. Since your daughter is unhappy, she probably would like to turn things around and get her homework done a lot faster. First, she needs to think about why she is procrastinating.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Pendaries, once thought risky, proves to be a fine investment

    When visiting with friends recently I was asked about our neighbor to the south, Pendaries Village, as it was initially named. This old ranch is just five miles or so up the road from this resort and we had fun watching it become a full- time summer resort and much more.

    Back in the late 1950s the Salk and Sabin vaccines for polio became available to every doctor in this country. My doctor father, Carl Gellenthien, was selected to immunize every person living in this San Miguel, Mora county area.