• Cultural show at World College

    The United World College-USA will host its African cultural show at 7 p.m. Saturday in Kluge Auditorium on the Montezuma campus.

    The free student performance brings a celebration of music, dance and more to the stage.

    The event is open to the public.

  • Tony Serna Jr. Elementary — November 2017 Students of the Month

    Tony Serna Jr. Elementary School has announced its students of the month for November 2017. 

    They are Ezekiel Sanchez, Kristopher Brito, Peyton Richardson, Aaliyah Manzanares and Thomas White.

  • Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary December 2017 Students of the Month

    Here are the Don Cecilio Martinez  Elementary students of the month for December 2017.

    They are Jocelyn Torres, Ty Harmon, Eric Herrera, Heavenly Flores, Andrina Jiron, Jonah Angel, Anastacia Ortiz, Carlo Lucero and Isaiah Lujan.

  • ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness’

    Gwen Albers/Optic photos

    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that."

    Monday, United World College students completed some community service work in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and the day his courageous words and actions represent.

    More than 200 UWC students participated in 17 projects on and off campus.

    Their tasks included work at the Samaritan House, Rio Mora Wildlife Refuge, El Valley Women’s Coop, and arroyo preservation and erosion control in Ribera.

  • Luis E. Armijo Elementary Dec. 2017 Students of the Month

    Here are the Luis E. Armijo Elementary School students of the month for December 2017.

    They are Christian Collins, Jordan Duran, Del Amor Gallegos, Jonah Varela, Curtis Pacheco, Melina Lopez, Aaliyana Lussow, Alleya Andrade, Alazai Brito and Antonio Barraza-Ruiz.


  • Tony Serna Jr. Elementary Oct. 2017 Students of the Month

    Here are the Tony Serna Jr. Elementary students of the month for October 2017.

    They are Annalicia Martinez, JessieRay Urioste, Chrystah Padilla, Jonathon Gonzales and Destiny Moreno.

  • Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, fall 2017 Dean’s List of area students

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The following San Miguel County-area students have been named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester:

    Zane Burden of Ribera

    Natalie Franco of Pecos

    Danielle Hall of Glorieta

    John Linzie of Las Vegas

    Monique Martinez of Las Vegas

    Katie Montano of Glorieta

    Zant Zamora of Las Vegas

    To be eligible for the Dean’s List a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA between 3.25 and 4.00.

  • Certified welders

    Several Luna Community students recently took and passed the American Welding Society certification.

    The students are Mathew Martinez, Devon Maes, Lee Johnson, Andres Gonzales, Jadan Hern, Miguel Serna, Ivan Molinar, Jose Lopez, Javier Branch, Julio Serna, Jerome Pacheco, Jason Griego, Julio Valencia and Joe Maestas.

    Since September 2013, 129 Luna Community College students have passed their AWS Certification.

  • Snapped to success

    Three Luna Community College students have earned Snap-On certification on the car brake lathe.

    The students are Isaiah Gallegos, Jasmine Gallegos and Johnny Pino.

    They are certified to use pro-cut on the car brake lathe, which will allow them to resurface the brake rotors while on the vehicle without their having to remove them.

    LCC automotive instructor Gene Sandoval said these students will be the first of many who hope to become certified in the months and years ahead.

  • Thousands of meals

    By Franco Salinas, Special to the Optic

    The $1,508 raised by United World College students during the recent Aprepas for Venezuela will provide 4,500 meals to children in that country.