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Today's News

  • Optic move stirs up lots of memories

    Most of the boxes are packed, the furniture has been moved to our new offices, and the movers have finally gotten my hundred-pound dictionary out the door.

    About all that remains is junking the unwanted equipment and finding the best place for my Pulitzer Prize. OK, so I don’t really have a hundred pound dictionary, much less a Pulitzer, sadly. The closest thing I have to that coveted award is what results when I try to make breakfast and come up with a Pullet Surprise.

  • Man facing 10 years for fatal DWI crash

    A Las Vegas man is facing a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless driving in connection with the June 6, 2016, death of 25-year-old Monique Martinez.

    Tobe J. Apodaca, 24, entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors last week. District Judge Abigail Aragon accepted the plea during a Monday hearing.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Love is in the Air

    By Beth Urech

    Valentine’s Day was my mother’s birthday. When she turned 80, my brother gave her a sweatshirt proclaiming “No more birthdays! Just Valentine’s Day!” which she wore every birthday for the next 13 years. After Mother died Sep. 5, 2005, we were all involved in her memorial service.

    Thomas created the program, Sarah sang “Amazing Grace.” My mother’s middle name was Grace so that was especially fitting. I said a few words. My brother dealt with the funeral director, but that’s another story.

  • 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