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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Senior Lunch Menu — Feb. 12, 2017

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

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon and tortilla
    Lunch: Baked ham, stuffing, green beans, dinner roll, and diced pears

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, bagel and cheese
    Lunch: Frito pie, lettuce, tomato, onion, squash, Spanish rice, and gelatin

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Hardboiled egg, cheese stick, English muffin and jelly

  • Weather - Feb. 12, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 38° / LOW 25°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Northeast wind around 15 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:50 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 39° / LOW 27°
    A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:49 a.m. to 5:41 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Noticias - Feb. 12, 2017

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

    • 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 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 12, 2017

    2.12.2017
    SUNDAY

    3 p.m.
    Songs of love concert will take place at First United Methodist Church. A free concert of songs about love will include a rock band, saxophone, trumpet, cello and clarinet, as well as piano and organ. There will be vocal solos, vocal groups, and everyone singing some favorites — some sacred, mostly secular songs. For information, contact 505-617-8471.

    2.13.2017
    MONDAY

    Feb. 13

  • A shameful appointment

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The New York Times and was originally published on Feb. 7.

    “Government really sucks.” This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump.

    Ms. DeVos is the perfect cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials eager to destroy the agencies they run and weigh the fate of policies and programs based on ideological considerations.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - Colleges, universities must adapt to students’ changing needs

    Our colleges and universities are, and have always been, an integral part of New Mexico’s economic development plans for preparing young adults and retraining older New Mexicans for jobs around the state. But our higher education system is staid and close to moribund, reluctant to shed the model and processes that have worked well in the past.

    Higher education must change, and we must help it change, to meet the changing needs of students and their future employers.

  • Just a Thought: Celebrating differences between the sexes

    By Rick Kraft

    Adam did not get a choice in who his wife was. God made that decision for him. In the Bible, Genesis 2:22, we are told “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.” Although not stated in the scripture, God probably said something along the lines of “Adam, here is Eve.” I am sure Adam had some interesting visits with God about Eve.

  • Battling Mother Nature