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Today's News

  • Looking Ahead - Aug. 24, 2011

    Music from Angel Fire concert this Friday

    Music from Angel Fire is holding its annual Las Vegas concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Ilfeld Auditorium on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. Tickets for the concert are $20. Music from Angel Fire is celebrating its 28th year. For more information, call 575-377-3233.

  • Weather - Aug. 24, 2011

    Wednesday
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. North wind 5-10 mph, becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 mph.  

    Thursday

  • FYI - News

    Level III fire restrictions remain in place in San Miguel County. Under the restrictions, campfires, white gas stoves, open fires, controlled burning, charcoal grills and fireworks are prohibited. All Terrain vehicles without spark arresters and motorcycles and vehicles with catalytic converters are restricted to maintained roadways. Anyone found violating the restrictions could be fined up to $1,000.

  • Music from Angel Fire coming to Las Vegas

    This summer, celebrate the power of music through the 28th Season of Music from Angel Fire, the Festival that brings chamber music to the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Renowned musicians will perform an impressive array of repertory to inspire and delight residents and visitors alike. The Festival will present 14 concerts this summer at the Angel Fire Community Center and the United Church of Angel Fire, the Taos Center for the Arts, the Shuler Theater in Raton and one concert in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at Ilfeld Auditorium at Highlands University.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 24, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Land of Lost Things / El Pais de las Cosas Perdidads” by Dina Burtsztyn. All programs are free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - Aug. 24, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Large Colorado quake shakes homes

    By Steven K. Paulson
    Associated Press

    DENVER  — The strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in more than 40 years shook awake hundreds of people, toppled groceries off shelves and caused minor damage to homes in the southern part of the state and in northern New Mexico. No injuries were reported as aftershocks continued Tuesday.

  • Doomsday planning

    It’s not a pleasant scenario — Las Vegas water reserves drop so low that drastic emergency measures are imposed — but it needs to be considered. That’s why the City Council is right to be taking a hard look at the water restrictions necessary under such dire circumstances.

    Moreover, we commend the council for its decision to offer up the entire plan, well in advance of such a nightmare scenario, for public input. Now is the time to wrestle with it — before a severe water shortage confronts the community head-on.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 24, 2011
  • Work of Art: Let’s hope hugs don’t vanish

    We’re not discussing “tacky” here, just the warm, beneficial, feel-good, even therapeutic effects of what we’ve been doing since the dawn of time: hugging.

    It’s something I grew into after several decades, but now, as an admittedly and increasingly emotional senior citizen, I’ve become much more of a hugger. A nasty old man? Never, just a hugger.