Today's Features

  • Wednesday

    HIGH 92° / LOW 59°

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    6 a.m. to 8:14 p.m.



    HIGH 91° / LOW 60°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

    6:01 a.m. to 8:13 p.m.


  • 7.21.2016

    During the Civil War and its immediate aftermath, the New Mexico Territory would be largely absent of U.S. Army regular troops. Join Rick Lohsen of the Artillery Company of New Mexico as he invites you to step into the shoes of a soldier in 15th U.S. Infantry in 1870. This program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at 425-8025 or visit www.nps.gov/foun.

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

    Low sodium hotdog, sauerkraut, baked beans, salad with dressing, and chocolate ice cream

    Barbecue pulled pork on a whole wheat roll, peas and carrots, salad with dressing, and mandarin oranges

    Beef and cheese enchilada with red chile, pinto beans, Spanish rice, and vanilla pudding


  • Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    •If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

    •The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    Green chile chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, calabazitas, spinach salad with dressing, crackers, and gelatin with fruit

    Meatballs, steamed rice, oriental vegetables, wheat roll with margarine, and apricots

    Chicken pot pie, green beans with mushrooms, salad, dinner roll, and fruit salad

    Summer picnic - center closed

  • Editor’s Note: The film Ghostbusters is showing locally at Indigo Theatre. For movie times, see page 2.

    By Jake Coyle
    AP Film Writer

    he easy, electric chemistry of the four leads in Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” acts like a firewall against the supernatural and the adolescent, alike, in this spirited reboot of the 1984 original.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 1966 — (Optic editorial) The decision by the Board of Regents of New Mexico Highlands University to rename the Arts and Education Building in honor of Dr. Quincy Guy Burris is high but earned  tribute to a man who has spent 28 years with the school. Dr. Burris has been instrumental in the continued growth in quantity and quality at the university. It is fitting that such a building be named after such a man.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 93° / LOW 61°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

    5:58 a.m. to 8:15 p.m



    HIGH 91° / LOW 58°

    Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    5:59 a.m. to 8:15 p.m


  • 7.17.2016

    1 p.m.
    La Merced De La Comunidad Del Carmel will have an emergency meeting at the Catholic church in El Carmel. The purpose is to review and approve the access easement agreement with Leroy and Mary Jean Aragon. All persons having their loved ones buried at the Hermano and Community Cemetery are encouraged to attend. For questions, call 425-7061, 0r 575-387-5915.

    1:30 p.m.