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Today's News

  • Dept. seeks applicants for wildlife officers

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Department of Game and Fish is looking for qualified men and women to join the next generation of conservation officers who protect and conserve the state’s wildlife.

    Recruitment is open now and will end Feb. 7 for this position. The Department has multiple positions statewide.

  • Appointments being taken for child seat fitting event

    Submitted to the Optic

    The NMDOT, Safer New Mexico Now and the City of Las Vegas will hold a child safety seat fitting station on Jan. 29. It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Las Vegas Fire Station #1, 604 Legion Drive.

  • Noticias - Jan. 20, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • The San Miguel Unit of the American Red Cross helps 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.
    • The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rides are provided in the Las Vegas area from liquor establishments to your home, for service call 429-0336.

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 20, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
    • City of Las Vegas Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All routes both commercial and residential will run as scheduled, but the transfer station/recycling center will be closed. For more information, call 426-3217.

    TUESDAY MARTES

  • A man of peace

    Editor’s note: A version of this editorial appeared in the Jan. 21, 2013 Optic.

    On this holiday in which we remember a man who gave his life for “a more perfect union,” we should also remember how he acted. He was a man who lived in violent times, yet his response was peaceful.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Jan. 20, 2014
  • Just a Thought - Our appetites and addictions

    By Rick Kraft

    Submitted to the Optic

    Zig Zigler used to tell the story of a man in Alaska who had two dogs, a black one and a white one. Each week he would take his dogs to town and they would fight against each other. The locals would gamble by betting which dog they thought would win the battle that week and then make or lose money accordingly. Some nights the black dog would win and other nights the white one would succeed.

  • Close calls in Nebraska

    A late turnover by Chadron State helped the Highlands Cowboys hang on to an 85-82 squeaker Friday night in Chadron, Neb.

    Mannie Cass and Stargell Love both posted double-doubles for Highlands. Cass dropped 15 points on the Eagles to go with a team-best 10 rebounds. Love had a full stat line, tallying a game-high 18 points and 10 assists, plus five boards and three assists.

  • Nailbiter! Robertson girls edge tough Mora squad after back-and-forth battle

    Eleven lead changes. Three ties. One wild momentum swing in the first half, and an even wilder one in the second.

    Sunday may have belonged to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, but Friday night was all about Chantel Sena and Gerty Herrera. Or Brianna Pacheco and Abbey Bradley. Or Carmelita Padilla and Gigi Garcia.

  • Hope-ful