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Today's News

  • Overhaul provides two new options

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico driver’s licenses are getting an overhaul to comply with tougher federal identification requirements and so the state can continue granting driving privileges to people who are in the country illegally.

    The state’s Motor Vehicle Division on Monday began issuing two kinds of identification for drivers and other residents.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 16, 2016

    Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1966 —  The Duncan Opera House property today is the prospective site for a new business and banking building for Las Vegas. The city council accepted the bid of $18,550 submitted by Ivan Hilton of First National Bank for the property. Hilton offered the city two proposals: a new business with a mezzanine bank and possible other commercial rooms on additional floors; or a motor bank.

  • Weather - Nov. 16, 2016

    Wednesday

    HIGH 69° / LOW 40°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:38 a.m. to 4:53 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 56° / LOW 24°
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:39 a.m. to 4:52 p.m.

    Friday

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Nov. 16, 2016

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

    WEDNESDAY
    Green chile pork stew, tossed salad, tortilla and peach cobbler

    THURSDAY
    Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie with topping

    FRIDAY
    Tuna salad sandwich, broccoli, chips and mixed fruit
     

  • Students of the month - Nov. 16, 2016
  • Noticias - Nov. 16, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    • Volunteers are needed for overnights at the Casa de Samaritan Emergency Shelter located 716 Grand Ave. Are you or is someone you know willing and able to provide services to the less fortunate in our community and surrounding areas? The shelter usually opens on Nov. 1, but this date is always dependent on weather. If interested or want to know more about this program, call the shelter at 429-3730 or 454-1390.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 16, 2016

    11.16.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    11.17.2016
    THURSDAY

    1:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Keep cracking the glass ceiling

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Dallas Morning News and was originally published on Nov. 10.

    Whether you voted for her or not, Hillary Clinton represented the biggest crack yet in the glass ceiling with her bid to become the first female president.

    She made girls truly believe that they can aspire to be whatever they want to be in life, even president of the United States.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 16, 2016
  • Work of Art: Little ones also matter

    In just a short week, I’ve noticed many people — including myself — “zoned out,” clearly distracted, grumpy and not very conversational. For what reason? For one thing, Hillary lost the election, preventing the United States from inaugurating its first woman president.

    The flip side of that statement is that Donald Trump won. That brings up the questions — I won’t attempt answers here — as to how and why it happened.