Today's News

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Feb. 5, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire

    Campos rejects contract extension

    Luna Community College President Pete Campos told a campus publication that he doesn’t plan to accept the one-year extension to his contract that was approved by a divided board late last month.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 5, 2014

    African Connections
    Images & Art exhibit featured at Las Vegas Arts Council Gallery 140, 140 Bridge St., until Thursday, Feb 27. The gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 5, 2014

    In 1964

  • Weather - Feb. 5, 2014

    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -8. Southeast wind 15-20 mph. A 40 percent chance of snow showers at night. Cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southeast wind 10-15 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. South wind 10-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of snow showers at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.


  • Correction - Feb. 5, 2014

    A Jan. 24 article reported that Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez is out on sick leave and that Lydia Flores had been named interim superintendent. In fact, Flores was named acting superintendent.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 5, 2014

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Cowboy José” by Susan Middleton Elya. Free and open to the public.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 5, 2014
  • Gov’s action outrageous

    We are baffled by Gov. Susana Martinez’s decision to appoint someone to the Highlands University Board of Regents who has an active lawsuit against the university.

    Before we delve into that topic, here’s a disclosure. Among the people who applied for the position was Optic editorial board member Joseph McCaffrey. We have no issue with the governor passing McCaffrey over for the position. Because McCaffrey applied for the regent post, we excluded him from the editorial board’s discussion on this matter.

  • Work of Art - Colorado green chile? Nah!

    An alert user of the social medium, Facebook, posted something brilliant: “I sure wish we had some of that green chile from Colorado.”

    Said no one.


    I spotted this post on the Facebook page of former Las Vegas and current Seattle-ite Ileana Gonzales. She said in 16 words what takes me several paragraphs to express.

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