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Today's News

  • State approves reopening nuclear dump

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico regulators have approved restarting normal operations at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository, a major step for U.S. officials aiming to reopen the facility nearly three years after a radiation leak shut it down indefinitely.

  • Jail Log - Dec. 23, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19:
    Lorenzo Sanchez, 57, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Amanda Sena, 25, burglary, District Court
    Joseph Lopez, 33, battery on a household member, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Horacio Encinias, 44, DWI-third offense, driving while licensed revoked, San Miguel Magistrate Court
    Krystle Alarcon, 32, hold for court, District Court

  • Weather - Dec. 23, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 47° / LOW 27°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 10 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    7:08 a.m. to 4:53 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Looking Back - Dec. 23, 2016

    Wednesday, Dec.28, 1966 — The first snow of the season gave residents travel troubles but left the area a winter wonderland primed for recreation. Some people measured seven inches in Las Vegas. The snow slickened highways and stalled motorists, but it was a boon to the state’s skiers. Eagle Nest, in northern New Mexico, and the Gallinas area apparently were hardest hit, both receiving an unofficial 14 inches. In this area, it was the first measurable snow of the year, except for areas high in the mountains.

  • Students of the month - Dec. 23, 2016
  • Senior Lunch Menu — Dec. 23, 2016

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for the week of Dec. 25 to Dec. 30.

    MONDAY
    Closed in observance of Christmas Day

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, juice, and English muffin with peanut butter
    Lunch: Taco salad, Spanish rice, squash, crackers and orange

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Two boiled eggs, orange, yogurt and bran muffin
    Lunch: Spaghetti with meatballs, salad, buttered vegetables, garlic bread stick and fruit

  • Noticias - Dec. 23, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________

    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. Home visitors support prenatal moms and families with children up to 3 years of age in the areas of breastfeeding, child development and other areas. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343. FBNNM also offers a Mommy’s Meet Up support group.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 23, 2016

    12.24.2016
    SATURDAY

    9 a.m. to noon
    The Tri-County Farmers Market will host a Christmas Eve day festival from 9 a.m. to noon at Mallette’s Feed and Builders Supply, off N.M. 518, north of Las Vegas. There will be free treat and hot beverages and last-minute gifts. The Tri-County Winter Farmers Market is held at Mallette’s Feed and Builders Supply from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. For more information, call Cordia Sammeth at 426-1468.

    3 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 23, 2016

    THUMBS UP! QUITE A GOOD SHOWING
    The song, “Winter Wonderland,” comes to mind as one drives past the several parks in Las Vegas. Well decorated are Plaza Park, Carnegie Park and Lincoln Park, each with hundreds of lights strewn from tree to tree. Kudos to the city of Las Vegas employees who put the decorations up. There was a time when we considered ourselves fortunate if only one park or one tree were decorated to boost Meadow City festivity. As you drive by the parks, take time to observe the many brightly adorned homes in the residential areas.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 23, 2016