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  • Prizes, valuable information given away at bike rodeo

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    On Saturday, June 2, the 27th annual Bike Safety Rodeo was presented by the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas, The Las Vegas State Farm Insurance Co., the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Safe Kids New Mexico, the New Mexico Brain Injury Foundation and the Las Vegas Walmart store.

    Walmart provided the use of its  parking lot for the rodeo and also donated a bicycle to one of the participants.

    Kiwanis member Harry Leippe donated another bike for Kiwanis. The awarded bikes go to a girl and a boy.

  • San Miguel, Mora students among LANL scholarship recipients

    Submitted to the Optic

    ESPAÑOLA  — On May 6, Los Alamos National Laboratory, LANL Foundation, families, donors and guests celebrated the 107 Northern New Mexico students who received 113 awards from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.
    The scholarship reception and brunch, held that Eldorado Hotel, marked the 20th year of scholarships though the program. More than 300 guests attended.

  • Las Vegas man charged with 7th DWI

    A Las Vegas man was recently charged with his seventh of subsequent charge of Driving Under the Influence and other offenses after a State Police officer discovered he was not maintaining lanes.

    According to a report, Jesse E. Romero, 60, was arrested after he was pulled over at about 10:45 p.m. June 14, on I-25 southbound at about mile marker 338, between the Romeroville and Tecolote exits. State Police say he was driving his gray Toyota at various speeds, ranging from 58 to 72 mph, and wasn't maintaining lanes.

  • Luna faculty honor

    Luna Community College Culinary Arts Instructor Jessica McGee is the recipient of the school's Vice President's Outstanding Faculty Service Award for 2017-18.

  • Luna awaits HLC determination

    As the Higher Learning Commission's Board of Trustees is set to meet next weekend in Chicago, one of the items it will consider is whether Luna Community College will keep its national accreditation.

    Over the past vew months, while some Luna personnel have been working diligently on procedures and many other elements of the accreditation show-cause order issued by the HLC last fall, others have been working on the search for a new permanent president. 

  • City continues ‘Stage 0’ water restrictions

    The City of Las Vegas is continuing to impose “Stage Zero” water restrictions until further notice.

    Here are some of the provisions:

    • Even-numbered addresses can water outdoors on even numbered calendar days.

    • Odd-numbered addresses can water outdoors on odd numbered calendar days.

    • Irrigation is allowed only from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. or 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    •  Sprinklers shall be shut off during rainy and windy events.

  • One week to Fiestas

    For the 130th time, Fiestas de Las Vegas is about to draw families, dancers, music lovers and visitors from around the region to the Las Vegas Plaza.
    Beginning with La Reina Procession and Mass at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 29, and ending with fireworks at Gene Torres Golf Course on July 4, Fiestas will stretch over parts of six days this year.

  • Heading to the beach on Dad's day

    Fathers Day weekend turned out to be a popular time to visit Storrie Lake State Park.

    Temperate weather, a slight breeze and a host of enjoyment-seeking residents made Storrie Lake a popular spot Sunday, Father’s Day, as a host of people took their campers, jet skis, tents, rubberized canoes, fishing rods and picnic lunches to enjoy themselves at the lake, three miles north of town.

    By noon, most of the preferred camping spots had been filled.

  • Professor from NMHU to be keynote speaker at European event

    A New Mexico Highlands history professor will deliver the keynote address at an international medieval history conference in Prague, Czech Republic, that focuses on literacy during the later Middle Ages.

    Steven Williams, an internationally known scholar of medieval intellectual history, will speak at Charles University’s Centre for Medieval Studies at the conference, “Books of Knowledge and Their Reception,” Oct. 18–20.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 22, 2018

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, June 22, 2018.