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Today's News

  • City Schools approves security measures

    Security at Las Vegas City Schools sites was a key focus of Thursday night’s board meeting.

    The board approved a number of items aimed at improving security at all district’s schools, starting with doors. The board approved a purchase order that would replace or repair doors at all City schools at a cost of nearly $90,000.
    “It’s not every door that ought to be replaced,” Director of Operations Tom Meserve said. “Some are just door frames that will bring all doors up to good working order.”

  • Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, July 22, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 11 and July 18, 2018:

    Tavis Blake Nordin, battery (household member).

    Fabian O. Valencia, bench warrant fta/ftp, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer (arrest).

    Jerome Encinias, confinement order.

    Joseph M. Gonzales, aggravated DWI, third offense.

    Andrea M. Cortez, aggravated DWI (0.16 or more), first offense.

    David Samora, driving a car without ignition interlock.

  • What is it that really defines you?

    What is really at the heart of your existence? What do you value that impacts your life on a day-to-day basis? What is it that really defines you?

    We are all basically the same. We have the basic need to stay alive. We experience the same emotions. We desire to have joy in the world we live in.

    We are all different. How we go about the above and other basics is different for each one of us. We independently march to the beat of our own drum.

  • Get in line!

    Recently, I went to a dollar store to buy Java a Fourth of July costume for our Pet Parade. I couldn’t find a thing.

    Not to make the trip completely useless, I grabbed two boxes of Kleenex and went to check out. There was only a short line including a woman whom I thought was behind me until she said, “You have to get in line from over there.” Then she barged ahead. She only had a few items, including The Optic, I am pleased to report.

  • More bad advice — courtesy of the Optic

    Two recent (opinion pieces) in The Optic really caught my attention. The first piece was an op-ed by John Stossell who, along with an economist from George Mason University, urged students to not attend college.

    Yes, you read that right. These two ­— both college graduates themselves, of course — urged students to forego college and get a great job with a strong future with only a high school education. Those kinds of jobs are just so plentiful in 2018, right?

  • UNM shouldn't nix men’s soccer

    When soccer players flop down onto the turf and seem to exaggerate injury in widely televised international matches, it draws the ire of the social media world — and brings more hate on a sport that already seems to draw the most hate of all.

    College soccer has its share of flops as well, but no sport has done more to further the development of young men and women through athletics in New Mexico and to further the economic development of the state.

  • What is it that really defines you?

    By Rick Kraft

    What is really at the heart of your existence? What do you value that impacts your life on a day-to-day basis? What is it that really defines you?
     We are all basically the same. We have the basic need to stay alive. We experience the same emotions. We desire to have joy in the world we live in.

    We are all different. How we go about the above and other basics is different for each one of us. We independently march to the beat of our own drum.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, July 22, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Sunday, July 22, 2017.

  • Matinee idols: Isotopes produce on both offense, defense

    ALBUQUERQUE — Five home runs. Five double plays.

    The Albuquerque Isotopes seemingly broke out of their recent doldrums with a 16-1 blowout over division leader El Paso in a midweek matinee Thursday afternoon at The Lab.

    It’s a key win as the Isotopes try to catch the Chihuahuas and the Salt Lake Bees, the two teams currently leading them in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern.

  • Youth soccer league in registration mode

    With 298 children ages 4 through 13 having played in the 2017-18 school year, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League remains one of the more popular sports activities for the Meadow City’s young people.

    The LVYSL is inviting area youngsters to sign up for the 2018-19 school year. Registration is open now and continues through Sunday, Aug. 12; after that date, late registration may take place, but players may be placed on a waiting list, and a late fee will apply.