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  • Weather - Nov. 25, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 51° / LOW 28°
    Sunny, with a high near 51. Friday night — mostly clear, with a low around 28.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:47 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 56° / LOW 33°
    Sunny, with a high near 56. Saturday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:48 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Looking Back - Nov. 25, 2016

    Monday, Nov. 21, 1966 — With only $40, a nap sack and the clothes she was wearing, Alice Winston hitch-hiked from Munich, Germany, to Italy and Israel. She gave her account at a meeting of the Las Vegas Woman’s Club luncheon at the First Federal hospitality room. Miss Winston said that while in Munich, the Fasching Celebration, similar to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, was in progress and that she found the colorful costumes, the dancing and other activities exciting.
     

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Nov. 25, 2016

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

    MONDAY
    Ham and cheese sandwich, 3-bean salad, and cottage cheese with
    pineapple

    TUESDAY
    Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, baked French fries and pears

    WEDNESDAY
    Beef fajitas, pinto beans, Spanish rice, pico de gallo, and peaches

  • Noticias - Nov. 25, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

    • 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 - Nov. 25, 2016

    11.25.2016
    FRiDAY
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair to benefit the Lorenzo Miguel Music Scholarship takes place at Sala de Madrid on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. There is live music, door prizes and pictures with Santa.

    Nov. 25

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 25, 2016

    THUMBS UP! CHANGING OF THE GUARD

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 25, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Thankful for what’s still standing

    I may be an inky wretch by day, but more than that I’m a family man. My greatest role model, my father, was a family man; my mother a dedicated homemaker. And while they are gone from this earth now, I remember them as the best parents anyone could ever hope for.

    Still with me are my five brothers, all with families of their own, an ex-wife and two daughters, and a passel of cousins and others in our extended family. Every year about this time, we all get together at a retreat center in the Ozark Mountains, in my native state of Arkansas.

  • And then there were 4

    Hatch Valley has won 23 of the last 25 football games it’s played the last two years and 32 of the last 38 dating back to the 2014 season.

    In that time, the Bears have hoisted a state championship trophy — and they’ve managed to eliminate Robertson from title contention not once but twice.

    The Cardinals — 11-0 and ranked No. 1 — thus may have extra incentive to beat their southern New Mexico rivals when the teams clash Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium in a rematch of the 2015 Class 4A championship game.

  • Outlaws third in bracket; nationals on tap

    Getting a six-touchdown performance from quarterback C.J. Perea, the Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 football team earned a third-place finish in the recent High Desert Championships’ Zia bracket.

    The tournament was held Nov. 12-13 in Albuquerque.

    The Outlaws lost to Albuquerque Bulldogs on day one, but the team bounced back to beat Atrisco Heritage Jaguars 36-6 for third place.

    Perea threw two touchdown passes to Zeke Villegas and one each to Ethan Tafoya, Mark Balizan and Logan Vigil. He also rushed for another.