Today's News

  • Editorial: Old ghost creates unity

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, Yankton, South Dakota and was initially published July 25.

    In this age of hostile political division in America, there has emerged a small island of shocking common ground between the two political parties.

  • Another Perspective: College affordability: The great debate

    Affordability. In my mind, it’s the most important issue facing public higher education today.

    When I first went to college, support for public higher education was not mandated in the state budget, it was just assumed that it would be. In good years and bad, elected officials somehow found a way to make certain that a public higher education was highly accessible and affordable to me and thousands of other middle-class and poor students.

  • Just a Thought: The priceless value of a dining room table

    Mother Teresa said, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

    The most important piece of furniture in a family’s home is the dining room table ... period. My dining room table needs to be replaced. It is over 30 years old, but it has served its purpose. More on this later ...

  • Editorial Roundup - July 31, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    LNP newspapers of Pennsylvania on why hacking of Democratic National Committee emails should worry everyone (July 27):

    There is something truly terrifying in the Democrats’ latest chapter of “Email for Dummies.”

  • Looking Back - July 31, 2016

    Wednesday, July 27, 1966 — With the football season just around the corner, football coach Jack Scofield at Highlands University is counting the days until the first game of the schedule. The Cowboys, whose first game will be against Scott College on Sept. 17, should have a good season ahead of them this year. Despite injuries in key positions last year, the Pokes won five and lost four with a young squad. This year, most of the starting squad will be back, and it will be a larger, heavier, more experienced eleven that take the field.

  • Weather - July 31 , 2016


    HIGH 92° / LOW 59°

    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
    Sunday night — a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    6:09 a.m. to 8:05 p.m.




  • Perea releases album honoring late father

    Submitted to the Optic

    Christina Perea, a native of Pecos, released her first album last week titled, “Para Mi Papa” in honor of her late father, Edwin “Halloween” Lovato of Mora.

    The album includes two well-known New Mexico song covers including “Flor de las Flores” and “Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero.”

  • Senior Lunch Menu — July 31, 2016

    Senior Lunch Menu

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

    Breakfast: Raisin Bran, apple juice, and English muffin with peanut butter
    Lunch: Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, corn on the cob, and

    Breakfast: Potato and egg burrito with cheese, juice, and salsa
    Lunch: Chicken strips, white cream gravy, mashed potatoes, winter blend
    vegetables, dinner roll, and yogurt

  • Que Pasa - July 31, 2016


    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Eleventh Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally will take place at Plaza Park. Starting off the day’s events is a benefit breakfast and lunch by the Knights of Columbus at the parish hall on the Plaza. Vendor booths open at 9 a.m., a non-denominational blessing of the riders and bikes will take place at 10 a.m. and rally vendors close at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.roughridermotorcyclerally.com.

    7:30 p.m.

  • Noticias - July 31, 2016

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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.

    •Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    •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.