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Today's News

  • Dons beat Horsemen for first time since 2003

    Ever since the 2003 West Las Vegas High School football beat St. Michaels in a season where the Dons reached the state semifinals, the next Dons team has tried to duplicate that win on the schedule.

    Finally, Friday night, a Dons team broke through — and it couldn't have happened in more dramatic fashion. 

  • A Las Vegas staple

    Walk through the doors of Popular Dry Goods and you’re instantly transported back in time. That’s what customers tell Brenda Manning, one of the managers of the longstanding western wear store on Bridge Street.

    “You walk in, you smell the leather, and you just step back in time,” she said. “Like with most of these old buildings, that’s what everyone feels.”

  • Homeless shelter a dominant topic at meeting

    Residents who live in the areas near Legion Park Elementary School and Memorial Middle School crowded into the Las Vegas City School’s boardroom Thursday night.

    The Board of Education took public comment on a proposal by the City of Las Vegas to utilize unused school buildings as a temporary homeless shelter, should the nonprofit homeless shelter Samaritan House need to vacate its current location at 1000 Mills Ave.

  • NMHU alum is a decorated teacher

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of honoree profiles that coincides with Highlands University’s 2018 Homecoming this week. Look for profiles of more NMHU award winners to be profiled in upcoming editions of the Optic.

    Stephanie Gurule-Leyba has taught medical sciences for 22 years at Capital High School in Santa Fe and received the New Mexico Educator of the Year Award in 2017 from the New Mexico Public Education Department.

  • Jail Log Sunday's Optic, October 21, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, 2018:

  • LVCS board welcomes student representative

    Judge Gerald Baca welcomes Eliza M. Montoya to the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education shortly after her swearing in ceremony Thursday night. Montoya will serve as the student representative for the 2018-19 school year.

  • City Schools honors employees

    Eugene Garcia, Brock Aragon, Melissa Vigil and Karen Van Scoyk accepted their awards at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. Leroy Conway, Mike Boyle and Esther Sandoval were also honored but were not present.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Sept. 22 to Sept. 26, 2018

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

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Friday, Oct. 26-Sunday, Oct. 28
    The Robertson High School Red Wave Band will present a haunted house at the RHS McFarland Gym. Concessions will be available. $5 in advance or at the door.

    Friday, Oct. 26
    The Rotary Club of Las Vegas presents a local chef competition and fundraising event for local youth and educational programs in San Miguel County. 6 p.m. at the N.M. Highlands University Student Center Ballroom, 800 National Ave. Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50. Email cookinglvnm@gmail.com for information.

  • Noticias, Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.
    • A Friday bridge group plays at the Las Vegas Senior Center at 1 p.m.  New players are welcome. For information call Bill Neis, 454-4118, or email eumo@stonefieldsheep.com.