Today's News

  • Volleyball: West working to improve

    While the West Las Vegas High School volleyball team hasn't put together enough a run to win a match yet this season, the Lady Dons have been in some close games.

    It's just that when they get a run going, they haven't been able to sustain it.

  • City to hold off on utilities increase

    A recent decision to raise utility rates for City of Las Vegas customers has been put on hold at the urging of Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón.

    Customers are receiving a notice this month about a rate increase of as much as 3.4 percent — a decision reached by Utliites Director Maria Gilvarry when she thought a rate increase review was required per city ordinance. However, Gurulé-Girón said her conclusion is the ordinance gives the city the option of imposing an increase, but doesn't require an increase be done.

  • We’re all ears

    It’s Homecoming week at Robertson High School.

    Freshmen Amanda Bustamante and Nevaeh Lujan had their Minnie Mouse ears on during “Disney and Nickelodeon Monday.”

    Other fun themes are scheduled throughout the week. Friday’s parade is set for 1:30 p.m. and will run from the RHS campus area through downtown Las Vegas.

    The Homecoming queen and king will be crowned at halftime of the Cardinals’ 7 p.m. game against Socorro.

    West Las Vegas High School is set to celebrate Homecoming next week.

  • A place of her own

    By Susie Tsyitee, Special to the Optic

    When young people launch new businesses, invest in the community, and find ways to stay in Las Vegas, it’s a dream-come-true for most local families.

    That dream is shared by Cheyanne Cunico, entrepreneur and hair stylist who recently opened No. 821 Hair Design at 128 Bridge Street.

    Cunico graduated from Luna Community College with an associate’s degree, a cosmetology license and a plan to have her own salon.

  • STEM: Luna Community College

    Luna Community College STEM instructor Geno Castillo explains the fossilization of ripple marks on a piece of sandstone to Luna student Joshua Aragon. For information on STEM, e-mail Castillo at gcastillo@luna.edu.

  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Septermber 19, 2018

    Wednesday, Sept. 19
    Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas will hold its Annual Spaghetti Day in the Hillcrest Restaurant’s Flamingo Room, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meal includes spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad and bread, as well as coffee, tea or milk. All net proceeds from this fundraiser will support Kiwanis’ local youth programs. Adult tickets are $10, kids (ages 10 and under) are $8. Tickets are available from any Noon-time Kiwanian and at the door.

    Friday, Sept. 21

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Septermber 19, 2018
    • Become a voice for a child in need.  For a few hours each month, you can advocate for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect, whohave no one to speak for them. Court Appointed Special Advocates are looking for caring adults to join their team of volunteer advocates.  For more information call 454-0223, email casafourth@hotmail.com,  or visit www.casafourthnm.org.
  • Competition was fierce

    One of my habits  — about which I have mixed feelings — deals with the transfer of money from my person to others’ pockets. I wrote about this at least once before and almost immediately received a churlish email condemning me for making beggars’ situations worse.

    You see, the American way is for people to make their own way, to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, to make hay while the sun shines, and other cliches.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Las Vegas man charged with attempted murder

    A 47-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center late Saturday night after Las Vegas Police said he beat his girlfriend with a bat.

    Isidro A. Pacheco was charged with attempted murder and resisting or evading an officer. His first San Miguel Magistrate Court appearance was set for Tuesday afternoon; he is being held at SMCDC without bond.