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Today's News

  • Clerk quits over gay marriage ruling

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    A rural eastern New Mexico county clerk and her deputy resigned Friday rather than abide by a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, officials said.

    Roosevelt County manager Charlene Webb confirmed that Clerk Donna Carpenter and Deputy Clerk Janet Collins announced their resignations Friday morning.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 23, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Dec. 18 — A fierce rivalry will be the spirit behind the basketball game between the Dons of West Las Vegas and the Cardinals of Robertson, at Stu Clark Gym. Rosters: Dons: Jim Perdomo, Louie Huie, Sammy Abeyta, Herman Martinez, Danny Herrera, Pete Lucero, Wilfred Garduno, Frank Sanchez, Mike Tejada, Chas. Aragon, Archie Martinez and Dickie Roybal; Cardinals: Dale Bustamante, Tony Madrid, Pat Apodaca, Leroy Trujillo, Larry Archuleta, Richard Martinez, Alfred Lopez, Lloyd Tapia, Bobby Whorton. Byron Perrigo, Steve Stuckwisch and Vences Sanchez.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 23, 2013

    Caroling sing-along
    The Annual Christmas Caroling Sing-along will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church, Eighth and National. Carolers will be accompanied by a small orchestra quartet. For information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.

  • Weather - Dec. 23, 2013

    Monday
    Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 22. West wind around 10 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 21.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 37. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 18.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 43.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:08 a.m. to 4:53 p.m.

  • FYI - Dec. 23, 2013

    Candidate packets for the March 4th Municipal Election are available in the City Clerk’s Office.  Anyone interested in filing can pick up a packet containing all information to assist them in filing for candidacy.

  • Holiday decorations
  • NMHU students win top awards for robotic research

    Submitted to the Optic
    Two New Mexico Highlands University computer science students received top awards from the Santa Fe Institute for their cutting-edge three-dimensional robotic vision system research.

    Graduate student Miguel Maestas won first place for graduate research and senior Jared Leyba won first place for undergraduate research at the Santa Fe Institute’s Student Computational Thinking Symposium Dec. 7.

  • Noticias - Dec. 23, 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.

  • Que Pasa - Dec. 23, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Our Lady of Sorrows Posadas, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 in Upper Rociada, and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Our Lady of Sorrows Religious Education Center.

    TUESDAY MARTES
    • Annual Christmas Caroling Sing-along, 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at the Methodist Church. Carolers will be accompanied by a small orchestra quartet. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Rosemary Pierson at 425-9299.

  • An important ruling

    The state Supreme Court made history Thursday with its ruling that same-sex couples have a right to enter into civil marriages.

    With the issuance of that opinion, New Mexico became the 17th state in the nation to allow gay marriage.

    We applaud the justices for seeing through the razor-thin arguments proffered by opponents of same-sex unions, mainly that allowing them would somehow weaken the institution of marriage and that they shouldn’t be allowed because such unions can’t produce children.