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Letters to the editor, Sunday, August 19, 2018 Las Vegas Optic
Does an editor edit? I’ve continuously been disappointed with the Optic. Let’s get something straight, the Optic is by NO means late breaking news. If you’re like me, and receive it in the mail, chances are it’s already three day old news. Not to mention there is hardly ever any thing of substance to report “as of press time.”
Heritage Days in Las Vegas was fantastic Las Vegas Optic

Elvis was wrong. It is not just Viva, Las Vegas. It is Viva Las Vegas, New Mexico. You don’t need to drive to Nevadato see bright lights and highlights with cowboys and show girls. Put your car on the road and steer north to fill that western thrill.

To be perfectly honest, I don’t gamble, so Nevadaholds no joy for me. Living on a teacher’s salary, (wait,) I take that back. We teachers are the ultimate gamblers.

Jail Log, Sunday's Optic, Aug. 19, 2018 Las Vegas Optic

The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, 20182018:

South Grand construction Las Vegas Optic

Las Vegas Optic reports

South Grand Avenue in Las Vegas, from to Tilden Avenue to Interstate 25, will have only one lane open within the southbound lanes, until further notice. Motorists are advised to limit speed to 35 mph in this zone, until further notice.

The lanes are 11 feet wide. Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

Vegas gas stations offer return to simpler times Las Vegas Optic
Gabriel Lopez, owner of Gabriel’s Independent Station, pumps gas for a customer at his station on North Grand Avenue. Lopez’s station is one of two gas stations in Las Vegas that still offer full service to drivers; he said he has “a bunch of wonderful customers” who have been loyal through the years.

Drive down almost any street in Las Vegas and it’s easy to see remnants of the past. Stop for gas at either of the town’s two full-service gas stations and you can experience a small piece of that past.

Once ubiquitous, full-service gas stations are rarely seen today, and most drivers expect to do the work of pumping gas themselves. But in Las Vegas, there’s no need to do the work yourself thanks to Gabriel’s Independent Station at 905 North Grand Ave., and RJ’s One Stop on South Grand.

Students create online exhibits of Donnelly Libra... Las Vegas Optic
Marie Gallegos plays the role of Goneril in a 1950 Highlands University Koshare Players production of King Lear. The photo is part of the new Donnelly Library digital online special collections exhibits.

By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

History of the Las Vegas community and Highlands University come to life, thanks to a digital online special collections exhibits project the university’s media arts and technology students created for Donnelly Library.

Qué Pasa, Sunday, August 19, 2018 Las Vegas Optic

Sunday, Aug. 19
The Young Democrats of New Mexico will host Young Democrats of San Miguel County for an organizational and election strategy meeting. Food and refreshments will be provided. The meeting will take place at 2629 Montezuma St. from noon to 2 p.m. For questions or information, call County Chairman, Martín Leger at 505-670-1738.

Tuesday, Aug. 21


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