Today's Features

  • Monday, July 25, 1966 — Mrs. Audrey Simpson today announced her resignation as Woman’s page editor of the Daily Optic for health and personal reasons. Her resignation becomes effective Aug. 5. Women interested in assuming the position should contact editor Cal Wilson between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.   

  • Friday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 58°

    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    6:07 a.m. to 8:07 p.m.



  • 7.29.2016

    10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Eleventh Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally will take place at Plaza Park. DJ music will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; a blood drive will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. at Plaza Hotel, vendor booths will open at noon, the Old Man’s Coming and Kick Off competition takes place at 5 p.m. followed by live music by Paul’s Alibi from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.roughridermotorcyclerally.com.

    7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 1966 — The first special event in the 1966 Cancer Crusade will be in McFarland Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. today. The activity is a dance with music provided by the Morticians, a group of five young men from Albuquerque. Proceeds from the dance will go to support the 1966 Cancer Crusade, currently in progress in Las Vegas. The goal for the campaign this year is $1,800.

  • Sunday

    HIGH 89° / LOW 57°

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    6:06 a.m. to 8:09 p.m.



  • 7.28.2016

    7:30 p.m.
    The Las Vegas Community Theatre Collective presentation of Over the Edge Part 8, an original comedy about Las Vegas, will take place at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, July 28 to Saturday, July 30 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands University campus. General admission is $10, seniors $8, and students with ID $5. For more information, call 426-6889.

    4 to 9 p.m.

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    •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.

    •Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call CASA at 454-0223 or visit the office.

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

    Tuna patty with tartar sauce, spinach salad with Italian dressing, French bread, orange, and frozen yogurt

    Taco salad with garnish, calabacitas with green chile, refried beans,
    and pudding

    Chicken pot pie, tomato wedges, garden salad, spinach, biscuit, and