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Today's News

  • Weather - Oct. 11, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. West wind 10-15 mph. Clear at night, with a low around 35. West wind 5-15 mph, becoming north after midnight.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 39.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 42.

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 67.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:04 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Columbus Day closings

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

  • Noticias - Oct. 11, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps i with any natural disaster and house fires. Persons interested in becoming a member are asked to contact Contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224. Meetings are held every third Thursday at 6 p.m. in Faith Hall.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 11, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • West Las Vegas High School Homecoming festivities, Green-and-gold day on Friday, Oct. 11 with parade line-up at noon and the parade at 1 p.m.
    • Make Me a Celebrity city concert registration takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at Playerz Video Games at 1606 Seventh St. Open to middle, high and college students in Las Vegas. For more information, call 505-603-9225.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Oct. 11, 2013

    The Associated Press

    AG: Abortion ban unenforceable

  • Gov hops on state ‘copters

    The Associated Press
    SANTA FE — New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who criticized her Democratic predecessor’s use of government aircraft and called a state jet the “ultimate symbol of waste and excess,” hopped on a state-owned helicopter to avoid missing an airline flight to attend political fundraisers in Texas.
    The governor’s spokesman, Enrique Knell, said Martinez used the state police helicopter on Nov. 15, 2011, because it allowed her to attend a meeting of the state Board of Finance that ran late into the afternoon.

  • NM labs prepare for shutdown

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories are preparing to shut down by Oct. 21 and furlough of most of their 18,000 workers if Congress does not reach a deal to end the federal government’s partial shutdown, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday.
    The preparations result from a directive of the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Journal reported . The administration is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, and it oversees work at both national labs in New Mexico.

  • Mora County Notebook: The birth of the Cleveland Tin Man

    Those who travel on State Highway 518 north of Mora will view a giant tin man in front of the Cleveland Bar. On closer observation, he shows that he is made only of oil cans of all sizes and shapes.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Oct. 11, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Tuesday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Peñasco, away, junior varsity and varsity
    Wednesday
    6:30 p.m. — Mora 4-H meeting, Helping Hands Inc.
    Thursday
    5:30 p.m. — Mora Rangerette volleyball vs. Pecos, home, junior varsity and varsity   
    Friday
    2 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Mora Community Leadership Institute, Mora Independent School Board Room
    Saturday
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Continuation of Mora Community Leadership Institute

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Justice center a great resource for area

    When one lives way out in the country like I do, one tends to forget how some of the rest of the world lives. A recent program at our Las Vegas Rotary Club was about the Tri-County Family Justice Center of Northeast New Mexico.

    We all know abuse does happen in families, but unless we are directly involved in abuse events in some way, I think we just sort of ignore it. Turns out this very necessary organization has offices in Las Vegas, Santa Rosa and Mora.