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Today's News

  • Hot springs may soon be locally owned

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The United World College has moved a step closer to turning over management of the Montezuma Hot Springs to a local entity. Last month the administration issued a Letter of Intent to the Friends of the Montezuma Hot Springs indicating that they will continue with the process to go into a long-term lease with the FMHS.

  • Getting teens involved

    Special Olympics of Las Vegas met May 30 with some local law enforcement personnel and members of a teen mentoring program, many of whom bicycled from Las Vegas to Santa Fe to honor Special Olympians as part of the annual “Torch Run.”

  • Summer enrollment up 14% at Luna

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Luna Community College summer enrollment shows a 14 percent increase in comparison to last year’s figures.
    As of June 17, there was a 575 student headcount compared to a 506 student headcount at the same time last summer.       

    Similarly, student credit hours have increased by 5 percent also in relation to where Luna was last year. As of June 17, students were taking 1,883 credit hours compared to 1,793 credit hours a year ago.

  • Santa Fe’s ‘Alzheimer’s Cafe’ helping people with dementia

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE-Monthly gatherings in Santa Fe focusing on creative stimulus for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia are helping to boost a trend that’s growing nationwide.

    The city hosts an initiative called Alzheimer’s Cafe, part of a movement to accommodate the growing number of people with dementia, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports .

    Participants at the two-hour meeting focus on eating snacks and make crafts to stimulate their minds.

  • Highlands professor’s sculpture featured around the world

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University fine arts professor David Lobdell’s steel sculpture “Blue Rail” is being featured in a Six Mile Sculpture Works exhibit in Granite City, Ill.

    Lobdell’s piece was cast at the Amsted Rail Company in Granite City in the summer of 2017 for an industry-meets-the- artist program.

  • Police: Driver health may be issue in fatal church bus crash

    The Associated Press

    PUEBLO, Colo. — Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating what caused a bus carrying a New Mexico high school church group home from a weekend retreat to veer off a highway and crash, killing the driver and a man training to become a Catholic priest.

  • House looks set to pass emergency funding bill for migrants

    The Associated Press

    Democratic leaders in the House proposed somewhat tighter requirements for the care of unaccompanied refugee children as they sought to pass a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Local siblings debut art exhibition

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Siblings Ali and Chris Romero, students in New Mexico Highlands University’s media arts and technology program, joined forces this month for an art exhibition at 2Ten Galeria in Las Vegas.

    In their artist statement, the two describes their “Lukewarm Mess” exhibition as absurd, playful and offbeat, focusing on the use of minimal but impactful color combinations as well as the way light affects these colors. The exhibition continues through July 7.

  • Noticias, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

    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.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Wednesday, June 26

    The UNM BA/MD Summer Practicum Community Engagement Activity Presentation at the Luna Community College Student Services conference room from 6-7 p.m. The event is in collaboration with El Centro Public Health and Community Preceptor, Raymond Sanchez. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sanchez at 505-426-3490 or email him at raymond.sanchez@ecfh.org

    Saturday, June 29