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Today's News

  • Looking Back - Nov. 29, 2013

    In 1963

    Wednesday, Nov. 27 — Inasmuch as a number of patrons of Carnegie Public Library are delinquent in returning borrowed books, it has become necessary to go beyond the usual postal card and letter reminders asking that books be returned. The City attorney has been consulted to the effect that the materials are city property and City police may aid in repossessing books and periodicals long overdue. Charges may be filed in district court and fines or jail terms may be imposed.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 29, 2013

    Speaker to discuss Guantanamo tonight

    Amnesty International group 463 will host Veterans for Peace activist Elliott Adams,  at 7 p.m. Nov 29 in the lobby of the El Fidel Hotel.  He will discuss “Guantanamo;  a necessary evil or a national disgrace.” All are welcome to this free exchange of ideas on an important national issue..

  • Weather - Nov. 29, 2013

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 54. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 29, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 15 and Nov. 21:

    Johnny Trujillo, 53, 6-day commitment  
    Felix Romo, 42, criminal solicitation
    Eristeo Cornelio, 52, aggravated DWI, fourth, driving on suspended-revoked license, open container
    Joseph Vigil, 59, aggravated DWI fourth, driving on suspended revoked license
    David Leyba, 32, failure to pay child support, failure to appear, failure to pay.

  • Highlands celebrates Native American week

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University celebrated Native American Week last week with traditional dance performances, a pueblo throw, traditional attire day, and more.

    The university’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Native American Club sponsored the events.

    Alexis Hustito of the Zuni Pueblo is the AISES president. The 20-year-old junior is pursuing her bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in painting.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 29, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    • San Miguel County offices will be closed from 8 am. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will reopen on Monday, Dec. 2.

  • Noticias - Nov. 29, 2013

    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.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 29, 2013

    The Associated Press

    ABQ schools retooling policy

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque’s public school district is retooling its social media policy.
    The effort comes on the heels of a recent flap involving Superintendent Winston Brooks but  reports that the district says the overhaul has been in the making for a long time.
    Brooks recently apologized for Twitter posts that included comparing the state education secretary to farm animals.

  • Educational opportunities
  • Mora County Notebook: Thanksgiving is a special day for families

    Yesterday was a special day in the year. Families met to share in the blessings of the year and to feast on the bounties that have been provided. Then there is the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and football.