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Today's News

  • Correction - News Aug. 31, 2011

    A story in Monday’s Optic on the man who will be standing trial in his grandmother’s death contained an error. Paragraph 10 of the story should have said that Ryan Garcia allegedly hit another of his relatives over the head with a pipe.

  • Bean Day 101 this weekend in Wagon Mound

    By Ron Luebke
    Wagon Mound Bean Day Association

    While the rest of the U.S. celebrates Labor Day, in Wagon Mound, N.M. many gather for “Bean Day,” a time for celebrating the annual harvest and a way of life that has existed in Wagon Mound for more than 100 years.  

  • Cleveland Mill Fest this weekend in Mora County

    Submitted to the Optic

    More than 50 artists from New Mexico are scheduled to participate at the Cleveland Millfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend. There will also be native foods and baked goods, fruits and produce and continuous musical entertainment at the two-day event on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 at the Cleveland Roller Mill Museum.

    The museum is located just off NM Hwy. 518 two miles north of Mora, near the village of Cleveland.  

  • Nomination being accepted for preservation awards

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation invites the public to nominate persons and businesses that have significantly improved their buildings this past year for CCHP’s annual preservation awards.     

    Awards and recognition will be given for renovations, restorations and general improvements of historic homes and buildings throughout Las Vegas. Recognition may also be given to individuals who have made a significant impact on preservation in Las Vegas.

  • Noticias - Aug. 31, 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.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 31, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Planting the Wild Garden” by Kathryn O. Galbraith. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • The special session

    Gov. Susana Martinez has called a special legislative session to begin next week, right after Labor Day, primarily for redistricting, but she’s also tacked several other matters onto the call. We’re glad to see some economic issues placed on the agenda and hope for a productive session.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 31, 2011
  • Work of Art: Not another dam dedication

    What was intended as a joyous occasion — a sign of real progress, with cake as the main course and punch as the chaser — might have instead appeared as an annoyance, if you read newspaper headlines.

    Let me explain:

    A recent issue of the Optic included a front-page photo spread on a ribbon-cutting for a the city’s newest diversion dam. About 50 city officials and townspeople boarded vans to go high up Gallinas Canyon, “to places some of you have never been before,” as Mayor Alfonso Ortiz expressed it.

  • Lady Cards shut out Monte del Sol

    Younger players led the charge Monday afternoon as Robertson girls’ soccer opened its season with a 5-0 shutout at Monte del Sol in Santa Fe.

    “It was a good first game for us,” said Robertson head coach Ray Parks. “We got to play the younger players to give them experience. I’m excited about this team; we should do very well.”