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Today's News

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news

    A UNANIMOUS DECISION
    It took more than four hours, but when the mayor and Council emerged from their executive session last Wednesday, they appeared to be on the same page on Dodge’s contract, agreeing unanimously that he will continue as city manager for at least the next 14 months. Let’s hope they worked through the issues they have with one another and that the contract represents a fresh start for all of them.

    A BIG PAY HIKE

  • Nuestra Historia: Conclusion of La Voz; photo acknowledgements

    By Jesus Lopez

  • Our watershed: The opportunities

    Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series running over several consecutive Fridays. It is written by members of the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, which seeks to foster land stewardship in the Gallinas, Sapello and Tecolote watersheds.

    To have adequate water supply, Las Vegas needs well designed, built and maintained water treatment, storage and delivery infrastructure. The first piece of this system is a healthy watershed to gather, clean and supply this water.

  • Weather - April 5 - 2013

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Windy, with a southwest wind 10-20 mph, increasing to 20-30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 39. Breezy.

    Sunday

  • Looking Back - April 5, 2013

    In 1963

    Thursday, April 4 — Announcement was made today by Les B. Dollison, owner of the Dollison Theaters in Santa Fe, that his company has purchased the Las Vegas Fort Union Drive-In Theater from its former owners, Ward and Elaine Olsen and H.C. Mitchell. . . .  Dollison stated that he has great faith in Las Vegas, and plans many improvements to his theatre that will make the entertainment at the drive-in a pleasant evening for its patrons.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - April 5, 2013

    A Senior Olympic talent exhibition will be held at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the Abe Monoya Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Scholarship recipients
  • Que Pasa - April 5, 2013

    SATURDAYSÁBADO• Board of Trustees of the Tecolote Land Grant monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Tecolote Community Center. For more information, contact Joe I. Herrera at 575-427-1141.

    SUNDAYDOMINGO
    • Senior Olympic Talent Exhibition, 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome.

    MONDAY LUNES
    • The Las Vegas Area Association of Educational Retirees April Meeting, 11:30 a.m., on Monday, April 8 at KBob’s Tomás Salazar at 575-421-2455.

  • Noticias - April 5, 2013

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

    • David, Julian and Joey Martinez of Sheridan lost their home and all of their belongings recently to a structure fire. A donation account has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union for the family. They are also accepting donations of clothing and household items. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information or to drop off donations, contact Jesus at 505-920-8659

  • Mora County Notebook: Students participate in spelling bees

    Lazaro Garcia Middle School students recently entered two spelling bees.

    After much study and practice the Mora County Spelling Bee was held in Wagon Mound on Jan. 15. There was a total of 19 participants from Mora and Wagon Mound.

    The first place winner was Dennis Escovedo of Guadalupita. Second place went to JetLeah Gallegos of Mora. Third place went to Shantelle Romero of Wagon Mound.