Today's News

  • PTK Beta Mu Nu Chapter had impressive school year

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Luna Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Beta Mu Nu Chapter earned several state, regional and international individual and chapter awards for the recently completed school year.
    The following is a list of the awards.

    2018 New Mexico Regional Chapter Awards:

    • Most Distinguished Chapter – Highest Combined Score between the HIA Project and College Project

    • Most Distinguished College Project Award – Project Title, “LCC Leadership Academy”

  • Changing the world with an orange cone

    It entertained me all afternoon, that single orange cone.

    No one knew just what to do with it. It was just sitting out there in the middle of everything. It didn’t belong there, but everyone who came upon it believed it had a purpose so no one picked it up and moved it. Those who encountered the cone had to determine how to navigate around it because it was there. They had no choice but to recognize it and change their path accordingly. But I am a little ahead of myself.

  • Seeking asylum is not a crime

    In recent years, the U.S. typically welcomed about 1,000,000 legal immigrants, 70,000 refugees and 23,000 asylum seekers per year.

    President Trump’s statements and evolving policies will greatly reduce all these numbers, and threaten the approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants already living in this country, many for decades.

  • Editorial Cartoon, Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon, Sunday, July 15, 2018.

  • Dozens participate in children's run

     More from the 2018 Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, held July 1:

    1-mile walk participants

  • Alarcon scores again

     Baseball season went extra long for Robbie Alarcon this year.

  • France, Croatia in World Cup final

     The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, July 15-18


  • Man charged in Mora County stabbing

    By Ryan Lowery, Las Vegas Optic

    A Holman man was arrested following a recent stabbing that occurred in the 2100 block of State Road 518 in Cleveland.

    Jesus Maes, 21, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mora Magistrate Court.

    On the evening of June 13, New Mexico State Police responded to a stabbing call along State Road 518. When police arrived around 9:30 p.m., they found a man with multiple injuries to his chest consistent with stab wounds.

  • ‘Ringing’ in a dynasty?

    The West Las Vegas High School coed cheer squad won its second consecutive Class 1A-4A state title in March and its third in the past four years.

    The squad was presented with its championship rings  this week.

    Cheer, dance, Little League and music programs are among the youth activity groups that use car washes as fundraisers in the summer months; some of those groups will be holding car washes in local communities in the weeks ahead.