Continues: Las Vegas Daily Optic (Las Vegas, N.M. : 1880). Continued By: Las Vegas Daily Optic (East Las Vegas, N.M. : 1921). Other editions available: Weekly Optic and Live Stock Grower; Scattered issues missing.
Formed by the union of: McKinley County Republican and Carbon City News. Published with Noticias del hispano-americano and the McKinely County Republican, May 27-June 23, 1915. Continued by: Carbon City News (Gallup, N.M. : 1915).