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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - News - Sept. 2, 2013

    Eagles flea market planned for Saturday
    The Fraternal Order of Eagles #3815, women’s auxiliary, will host a flea market this Saturday at the FOE lodge on Grand Avenue. Tables are $10. For more information, call Sandra at 429-8937.

  • Weather - Sept. 2, 2013

    Monday
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Tuesday
    A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Wednesday

  • Supersized
  • Que Pasa - Sept. 2, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • 103rd Bean Days in Wagon Mound,  9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2 Parade through Main Street; noon, free barbecue lunch at the village park; 1 p.m. Bingo at the Santa Clara Parish Hall and at 2 p.m. Rodeo at the rodeo grounds. For more information on the 103rd Bean Days contact, Ronald A. Luebke at 575-666-2697 or visit www.BeanDay100.com.
    • In observance of the Labor Day holiday San Miguel County Offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

  • Noticias - Sept. 2, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Southwest Capital, Community First, Douglas Ave and Legion Park; Wells Fargo; State Employees Credit Union. Opticians’ offices: WalMart, Eye Associates, Mills Ave; Insight Optical, Highway 518. Also at Shoes ‘n Boots, Seventh Street. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.
    • Robertson High School Class of 1963 is having its 50th reunion in

  • Kudos to county clerk

    Civil rights in New Mexico have taken a major step forward in the last two weeks, and it’s thanks to individuals like Lynn Ellins, Alan Malott and our own Melanie Rivera.

    We’re speaking about same-sex marriage and the fact that a handful of counties — Doña Ana, Santa Fe, Bernalillo, San Miguel, Valencia and Taos — are now issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Sept. 2, 2013
  • Another Perspective — Judicial review needed

    By Joe McCaffrey

    Like many of the readers of this page, I have wearied of the political theater that passes as public discourse relative to the conflict between our mayor, the supporters of the Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance (aka the anti-fracking ordinance) and those who simply wish to revisit the last election. I am deeply distressed by the lack of civility shown by the parties.

  • Straight Jackets

    There were a few highlights for the home fans to enjoy in Friday night’s football game at the Herrera Complex.

    For example, the West Las Vegas dance team put on a sharp performance at halftime to the tune of Foreigner’s hard rock anthem “Jukebox Hero.”

    And in the first quarter there was a scintillating moment when, aided by some pretty nifty blocking downfield, Nathan Vigil fielded a kickoff at his own 6-yard line and zipped across the field, finding his way to run the ball back 94 yards to the end zone.

  • Lady Cards shut out Hatch Valley

    Caitlin Diefendorf burned the Hatch Valley defense for four goals, and teammate Amber Yara also completed a hat trick with three scores Friday as Robertson blanked the Bears 8-0.

    The victory, the Lady Cardinal soccer team’s first of the season, came on day one of the Rehoboth Christian tournament.
    Nicoletta Litherland and Mary Miller split time at goalkeeper, preserving a shutout.

    And eighth grader Jesslyn De La Cruz got into the action too, scoring her first goal as a Lady Cardinal.