Today's News

  • Father and daughter coach at West

    From a starting point, growing up, not wanting to play basketball at all, Miranda Martinez is now the head coach of the West Las Vegas girls basketball team with her dad, Johnny Martinez, as an assistant. 

    Johnny has been an assistant coach, off and on, since around 2007. He also now coaches the Lady Dons’ C-team.

  • Three from Sierra Vista move on to county spelling bee

    Thirty students competed in the Sierra Vista Elementary spelling bee on Dec. 6.

    The top three finishers — Takuya Ii, who took first place, along with runner-up Jose Salazar and third-place finisher Theodore Williamson — will compete in the San Miguel County Bee this month.

    Sierra Vista thanks eight local businesses for their support. 

  • A four-legged furry family member

    What more could a family want than a loyal four legged pink tongued furry critter with a wagging tail that brings joy into the home? There is just something about having a dog in the family.

  • Editorial Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

    An open letter to Ms. Judy Chicago of Belen, N.M.,

    Ms. Chicago:

    We know they didn’t name a city in Illinois after you for nothing. Come to Las Vegas and be part of our arts community.

  • An honor and a smile

    Luna Community College’s Elaine Montaño was recently honored her 30-plus years of service.

    As she rose to accept the recognition during a Dec. 12 luncheon, Montaño got a standing ovation.


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  • Noticias, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

     Submit your calendar items and notices to…jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com


  • Que Pasa, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    Theology on Tap presents “A New Beginning: Committing to New Year Spiritual Resolutions” at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. This month’s guest speaker is Cathy Villegas. These free monthly events are for all ages and open to the public. For information, call the Our Lady of Sorrows office at 505-454-1469.


  • City clarifies trash adjustments, snow removal

    In a statement released after the Optic's press time for the Jan. 4 paper, the City of Las Vegas provided some answers to some questions that had been posed to city officials late Wednesday, mostly regarding the lag on in-town, on-site trash pickup.

    The city also pointed out, in another release, that only residential customers can bring their trash themselves to the city's transfer station, which was to be open from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. both Friday and Saturday of this weekend, with a limit of bagged trash only — and six bags per customer.

  • County officials on duty

    County officials and others around the state are being sworn in as they begin four-year terms.

    Monday, San Miguel County held a ceremony in which Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Eddie Trujillo swore in County Assessor Connie Gallegos and District 3 County Commissioner Max O. Trujillo.

  • Lujan Grisham’s pledge: change for education

    The Associated Press