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Today's News

  • Another Perspective: Treatment courts now the foundation of reform

    This May, drug courts and other treatment courts throughout New Mexico are joining over 2,900 such courts nationwide in celebrating National Drug Court Month. By May 31, thousands of individuals who entered the criminal justice system addicted to drugs and facing incarceration will receive lifesaving treatment and the chance to repair their lives, reconnect with their families and find long-term recovery.

  • Editorial Roundup - May 22, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Greeley Tribune on the state Supreme Court’s decision on fracking (May 9):
    Last week, the Colorado Supreme Court weighed in on one of Colorado’s most contentious and long-running questions. Do local governments have the right to ban oil and gas drilling?

    Anyone who’s spent much time in Greeley could have predicted the answer. No, the court said, communities such as Fort Collins and Longmont cannot ban or indefinitely delay drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Praising works of Tony, Anne Hillerman

    Oh, what fun it is to hear from my readers! I just received a beautiful photograph of Edith and John Moore from a reader who thought I’d appreciate it. Do I ever, thank you! And a couple of weeks ago long time friends dropped by for a visit and left a book with me to read. We share the love of well written fiction, who-done-its written, situation in New Mexico.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - May 22, 2016

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

    MONDAY
    Carne adovada, Spanish rice, country blend vegetables, flour tortilla
    and gelatin with fruit

    TUESDAY
    Ham and noodles, California vegetables, vegetable salad with dressing,
    cottage cheese and peaches

    WEDNESDAY
    Oven fried chicken, braised onions, green beans and potatoes, carrot raisin salad, whole wheat bread, mandarin oranges and peanut butter cookie

    THURSDAY

  • Looking Back May 21, 2016

    Wednesday, May 18, 1966 — The Women’s Bowling League and the Women’s Bowling 200 Club recently elected new officers. They are (Women’s Bowling League): Mary Fredericks, Jessie Crutchfield, Ruth Taylor, Marie Smith, Oleen Gordon, Bertha Dettman, Sandy Rogers, Connie Tafoya and Maggie Craig; (200 Club): June Flanagan, Onita Nitcznski, Marge Van Matre, Joan Gamertsfelder, Barbara Goforth and Marie Smith.

  • Weather May 21, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 75° / LOW 43°

    Sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:51 a.m. to 8:05 p.m.

     

     

    Monday

    HIGH 73° / LOW 44°

    Sunny, with a high near 73. Monday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 44.

    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:50 a.m. to 8:05 p.m.

  • Honoring band members
  • Que Pasa May 22, 2016

    5.22.2016
    SUNDAY

    10:30 a.m.
    United World College-USA will host their graduation on the campus, just north of Las Vegas in Montezuma. The graduation is open to the public, and will be streamed live.

    5.24.2016
    TUESDAY

    5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Future bright for Lady Cards

    It’s probably safe to say Elicia “Chilie” Trujillo loves softball — she’s played in hundreds of games and won 26 of the last 31 as the cornerstone third baseman of the Robertson Lady Cardinals.

    But that doesn’t mean she loves softballs.

  • Noticias May 21, 2016

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