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Today's News

  • FYI - Nov. 15, 2013

    A water line break left many on the West side without water Thursday morning, prompting the closing of several schools and the San Miguel County offices in the old courthouse building. Schools affected were Don Cecilio, Tony Serna and Union elementary schools. The line was expected to be repaired by 2 p.m. Thursday.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 15, 2013

    THUMBS UP! VETERANS CENTER A GOOD IDEA
    We applaud Luna Community College for opening a Veterans Resource Center. The center will help veterans and their family members cut through the red tape required for such things as obtaining educational benefits. Veterans will also get academic and career advisement, along with peer to peer mentoring at the center. Many service members have been returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and some will need help transitioning back to civilian life. We’re glad to see Luna being a leader in this effort.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 15, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: It was a rocky start for one Las Vegas

    When the first officials of the consolidated city gathered in 1970 for their inaugural meeting following the March 3 election, the new City Council was evenly divided. Four had been elected from the “all Chicano” slate, and four from the slate headed by new Mayor Fidel “Chief” Gonzales — resulting in an acrimonious and inauspicious beginning.

  • Another Perspective — Who has the silver bullet?

    By Feliz Alderete

    For the Optic

    Editor’s note: This is part one of two. The second installment will run in Monday’s edition.

    How important is public education and how does it affect our lives? Those two questions can be easily answered by going to the local market and interacting with a store clerk, calling a service provider with a problem on a bill, or getting information over the telephone about a service.

  • NMHU Music Department concerts today and Sunday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Jazz Ensemble presents a concert at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and the Madrigal Choir presents a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

    Both Department of Music concerts will be in Ilfeld Auditorium at 900.

    The Jazz Ensemble will perform pieces like Brass Machine, Eleanor Rigby, My Funny Valentine, Things Ain’t What They Used to Be, Joy Spring, and Bluesette.

    Edward Harrington, music technology and education professor, directs the Jazz Ensemble.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 15, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department will stop providing effluent reuse water for residential customers beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. For more information, call Vanessa Marquez at 426-3319.
    • New Mexico Highlands University’s Jazz Ensemble concert, 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and NMHU students are free with valid ID.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Exchange signups very low

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Fewer than 200 New Mexicans signed up for health insurance plans through a troubled federal online marketplace during its first month of operation, the Obama administration reported Wednesday.

    The announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the disappointing enrollment that New Mexico officials had expected because of computer glitches that hampered the start of the federal health insurance exchange.

  • Gov seeks funds to recruit nurses

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez proposed Wednesday that New Mexico launch an advertising campaign to aggressively recruit nursing professionals from other states to help deal with a shortage of primary care providers.

  • Mora County Notebook: VFW and Auxiliary honor veterans

    On Saturday evening the VFW and Auxiliary Mora Post 1131 honored the veterans by holding a dinner, dance and program, at the VFW Building.

    The evening began with a social hour and dinner.

    When the program started, Master of Ceremonies, Adjutant Betty Griego introduced Senior Vice Commander Cip Torres and he led the Pledge of Allegiance, Melvin Vigil, Chaplain, then led the group in the meal prayer. The guests were then welcomed and the staff introduced and all were invited to eat.