Today's News

  • Monsanto mania - Play is sure to make you laugh

    Summer wouldn’t be complete without the annual Over the Edge production by the Nat Gold Players and Clearly Confused Productions. In its sixth year, the Over the Edge play pokes fun at local and national events.

    This year’s show delves into everything from mayoral recall efforts and the funding challenges at Las Vegas City Schools to the national controversy over genetically modified Monsanto corn.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - July 31, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Tax holiday starts Friday

    SANTA FE — New Mexico is offering shoppers a chance to save money on computers, school supplies and clothing from Friday to midnight Sunday.
    During the annual tax holiday, there’s no gross receipts tax on certain products purchased at participating retailers.
    The tax rate varies across the state, but exceeds 8 percent in some communities.

  • Not a drop of gas
  • West board OKs $175K heating fix

    The West Las Vegas School Board wants the ongoing heating and cooling issues that have plagued the high school and middle school for years to be resolved once and for all.

    During a special board meeting late last week, the board unanimously approved a preliminary proposal from Albuquerque-based Energy Control Inc. to repair the HVAC systems in both the middle and high school.

    The district has had problems with its boilers, and some of its problems stem from what various technicians did to try to fix the problem.

  • Looking Back - July 31, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, July 31 — Dr. David Jaubet, clinical director of the New Mexico State Hospital, was appointed by the board of directors to the position of superintendent. The appointment was by unanimous vote of the directors. The new superintendent was one of four applicants and will earn $21,000. The new superintendent will take over for Dr. William F. Sears, acting superintendent, on Aug. 1.

  • Looking Ahead - News - July 31, 2013

    Las Vegas First Networking event is Thursday
    The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program at Los Alamos and Sandia National Labs invite the public to a Las Vegas First Networking event to learn more about opportunities NMSBA and its partners provide. The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at NMHU’s Kennedy Hall.

  • Weather - July 31, 2013

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 5-10 mph.

    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5-15 mph. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.


  • Obama proposes jobs program

    By Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job investments.

  • Que Pasa - July 31, 2013

    • Las Vegas First Networking event to learn more about the opportunities New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program and their partners provide to help with business growth, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Kennedy Hall, 905 University. For more information, contact Valerie Hayden at 454-1205.


  • Using technology in business topic of program

    Submitted to the Optic
    The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program and Las Vegas First invite local small businesses to learn how Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories can help you solve the technical challenges that get your business to the next level of success.  
    A brief panel discussion will take place at the event. The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy Hall on the campus of Highlands University.