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Today's News

  • Gorsuch joins Supreme Court

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Justice Neil Gorsuch took his place in history Monday as the newest addition on the bench of the Supreme Court, restoring a narrow conservative majority and marking a much-needed political victory for President Donald Trump.

  • Weather - April 12, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 68° / LOW 42°
    Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:32 a.m. to 7:32 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 73° / LOW 44°
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:30 a.m. to 7:33 p.m.

  • Native American Day
  • In the Easter spirit
  • Noticias - April 12, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

    • 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.

  • Que Pasa - April 12, 2017

    4.12.2017
    WEDNESDAY
    6 p.m.
    Search and Rescue will meet at the New Mexico State Police office located south of KFUN radio station. For more information, call Sally Flores at 429-3930. New members are needed.

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library would like to invite Children to celebrate National Library Week from April 9 to April 15. The theme for this year is “Libraries Transform.” Enjoy Children’s story hour with an Easter story, craft, and gift. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Time for a clear strategy

    The following editorial was published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on April 7.

    President Trump’s decisive action in launching a missile strike against Syria has put the world on notice that the U.S. will not shy away from using force to achieve its goals. That has been a matter of some concern in recent years in light of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s history of atrocities, saber-rattling by North Korea, and increasingly aggressive behavior by Russian military against western countries.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 12, 2017
  • Work of Art: Dream was no big deal

    Last night I had a dream. I could call it a science fiction dream, but that would be redundant, as, in retrospect, most of my dreams turn out to be unrealistic.

    No, I didn’t dream about Catherine Zeta Jones (and if I ever do, I’ll make sure my wife doesn’t hear about.) This dream lacked the kind of CZJ excitement others might dream about. Instead it was on a topic that usually causes my tummy to tie up in knots.

    But enough suspense:

  • Remembering Danielle

    Tributes to Danielle Cordova were everywhere over the weekend, painting softball fields across the Land of Enchantment with Bernalillo red and New Mexico Highlands purple.

    Cordova, 19, died in a single-car accident while traveling north on Interstate 25 this past Wednesday night. She was headed back to school at NMHU after a visit with family in her native Bernalillo.