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Today's News

  • Weather - May 3, 2013

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 59. Light southwest wind becoming south 5-10 mph in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28. South wind 5-10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind 5-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Sunday

  • FYI - May 3, 2013

    New Mexico State Police are planning two DWI checkpoints in this area today and Saturday. The first will take place between 5 and 10 p.m. on Friday in San Miguel County. The second is planned for between 2 and 5 p.m. on Saturday in Mora County.

  • Recreation center to host Teen Dance tonight

    Teens from Las Vegas and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to mingle and dance with their same-aged peers this evening.

    From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center a Cinco de Mayo Teen Dance will be held as part of an effort to provide additional activities for the youth in the area.

    Lucas Sanchez, a youth coordinator at the center, said he hopes the dance will bring in students from the surrounding areas as well. He said the center invited teens from Wagon Mound, Springer, Mora, Pecos and Las Vegas to the dance.

  • Noticias - May 3, 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

  • Que Pasa - May 3, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at 1213 Sixth Street. There will be a variety of household items, books, appliances, clothing, CDs and more. This is a fundraiser for Rotary Club.
    • Tressa Jones’ post baccalaureate fine arts exhibit, until May 11 at the Ray Drew Gallery at the Donnelly Library on the NMHU campus. Artist reception takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 3 with an artist’s talk at 5 p.m. All are welcome. Contact Jones at 413-575-9651.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 3, 2013

    THUMBS UP! BACA GOOD CHOICE FOR JUDGE

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 3, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: . . . back to the Optic, since Kistler

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    We found him.

    When we began this series about Las Vegas newspapers, we noted with disappointment that no photograph existed of Russell A. Kistler, the Optic’s founder. We have since discovered Kistler’s long-lost picture, and thank Ray John de Aragon for making it available and allowing us to run the photo with today’s column.

  • Another Perspective - Economic impact issues of oil and gas

    By Kate Daniel

    For the Optic

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