Today's News

  • Luna instructor going strong after 50 years of teaching

    By Jesse Gallegos, Luna Community College

    Dorothy Simpson has been teaching for 50 years. There is a reason for her successful five-decade run — in simple terms, she loves to teach.

    “I never planned on teaching for 50 years,” Simpson said. “I’m going to be 75 in February, so I’m not that young, but I don’t feel old. I had an aunt that taught English courses until she was 89. After this, she was still able to tutor students. She passed away at age 94. ”

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Sunday. Nov. 11
    The next RUIDO Indivisible Las Vegas monthly meeting takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Old Town Mission Church at Chavez and Socorro. This meeting is open to the public. For information, call Jane Warsaw at 505-690-0590.

    Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, 2018

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    Here are the menus for the week of Nov. 12 to Nov. 16.

    The Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Breakfast: Cereal and half a bagel with cream cheese.

  • Tony Serna Jr. Elementary Students of the Month, August 2018
  • N.M. Dems out of excuses now

    Trey Gowdy, the Republican Congressman for South Carolina, did some stumping for presidential candidate Marco Rubio during the lead-up to the 2016 caucuses and primaries.

    It was a standard side of his schtick to talk about how Republican his state had become, joking about how South Carolina was so close to running out of formidable Democrat candidates to run against, and had turned all their energy against each other, preferring to point fingers and show hostility for, well, every other member of the state GOP, rather than breed unity. He said it was human nature.

  • Response to Optic article re: ­AG search warrants

    This week, the Las Vegas Optic published an online article titled, “State AG’s Office releases two served Luna search warrants.” The initial article did not include a comment from the College.

    The following statement provides additional context to the Optic’s article along with an update on the progress being made toward rebuilding the Luna Community College Foundation.

  • Every day should be Veterans Day

    Every year on Veterans Day we, as a nation, honor those members of the armed forces who have put their lives on the line to defend the civil liberties we enjoy.

    These women and men have all made tremendous sacrifices in service to the ideals of this country; that all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with the right to live in freedom and pursue their dreams.

     There will be speeches, flyovers, and salutes. Then, on November 12, many Americans will wake up and resume their daily lives.

  • Lessons learned from a faith culture

    It is a world within our world that is different, one that can be hard to understand from the outside, but that has many attributes that make a “whole lotta” sense.

    I am talking about a group within our country that has very high family values, a strong work ethic, very deep Biblical beliefs, and who doesn’t accept government benefits. It is the Amish way of life. Like it or not, it is interesting to consider the world the Amish have chosen and how they differ from mainstream Americans.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, November 11
  • N.M. United soccer gets huge turnout for launch party

    When Amanda Powers, Chief Operating Officer, and the rest of the administrative team at New Mexico United started planning a merchandise launch party slightly more than three weeks ago, the team wasn't expecting the turnout to be 800 people.

    “We were just happy if 300 came, but 800 people signed up,” Powers said. “That’s huge for us. This party needed to be a different level.”