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Today's News

  • Five Democrats seeking nomination for governor

    The Associated Press

    SANTA Fe — Five Democrats have officially entered the race to unseat Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

    New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, Santa Fe businessman Alan Weber, longtime government worker Lawrence Rael of Albuquerque and state Sens. Howie Morales of Silver City and Linda Lopez of Albuquerque Tuesday turned in the petitions and paperwork required to qualify for the Democratic Party’s June primary ballot.

    No one has filed to run against Martinez in the GOP primary.

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  • Annual Sweetheart Dance Saturday at Plaza Hotel

    Submitted to the Optic

    Rough Rider Blues Sweetheart Dance and Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Museum will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom.

    Come listen and dance to the blues tunes of the Low Down Daddies. This event is the Friends of the Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection Third Annual Sweetheart Dance and Annual Meeting. It is a special tribute of appreciation to the Las Vegas greater community for the many years of encouragement and support.

  • Noticias - Feb. 7, 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 - Feb. 7, 2014

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Rough Rider Blues, Third Annual Sweetheart Dance, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Las Vegas Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Music by the Low Down Daddies. Free and open to the public of all ages. Light food and drinks (non-alcoholic) will be provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Museum, City Museum, Plaza Hotel and Community 1st Bank of Las Vegas.

    SUNDAY DOMINGO

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 7, 2014

    THUMBS DOWN! THIRTY-YEAR-OLD BOOKS

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 7, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - HU past, future reverberate at epic trial

    By Jesus L. Lopez

  • Editorial Roundup - Feb. 7, 2014

    The Dallas Morning News on how to make the most of this opening on immigration reform (Jan. 31):
    Last week was an important one for the future of immigration reform. Tuesday, President Barack Obama made the issue a component of his State of the Union speech — and never mentioned the word comprehensive. Thursday, House Republicans opened their three-day retreat by unveiling a set of immigration principles that could set the foundation for legitimate immigration reform. Suddenly, there seems to be genuine momentum for a solution.

  • Mora County Notebook - Center receives most-improved award

    The Mora Senior Center recently received an award for being the most improved center in the state of New Mexico.

    They were presented with a plaque to commemorate the award. The award was presented by Jenny Martinez, director of the Area Agency for the Aging and Tim Arner, director of North Central New Mexico Economic Development. The reports were prompt and well done.

    The number of clients has grown. Wal-Mart has donated money to increase the home deliveries. They now deliver more than 40 home delivered meals every day,  which has doubled since last year.