LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The Las Vegas Optic has named the editor of an Iowa newspaper as its next newsroom leader. The northern New Mexico newspaper announced (https://goo.gl/JkeimJ) that Jason W. Brooks started this month as the publication's new editor. Brooks most recently served as editor at the Boone News-Republican in Boone, Iowa, near Des Moines. A graduated of the University of New Mexico, Brooks started his journalism career as a sports reporter at El Defensor Chieftain in Socorro, then at the Valencia County News Bulletin. He then worked for publications in Nebraska and Iowa.