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Today's News

  • Toys for Tots
  • Officer shortage handicapping law enforcement

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Police departments and sheriffs’ offices across New Mexico are battling shortages of officers and deputies amid retirements, low pay and a lack of qualified applicants.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 25, 2013

    In 1963

    Friday, Dec. 20 — In recognition of her outstanding work in the field of education in New Mexico, Mrs. J.M. Valdez was chosen Teacher of the Year for 1963-64 by the Wagon Mound Educational Association. The selection was based on the achievements of Mrs. Valdez in varied areas of service. Her role as wife and mother had been successfully combined with a teaching career, and she has still found time for civic duties and important community interests.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 25, 2013

    Sobriety Ball
    Second Annual Sobriety Ball, 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 28 at El Burro Enterprise. Los Tropicales will provide musical entertainment for the evening. Donations are being sought for the event. To donate or for more information, call 505-617-5846 or 425-2687.
     

  • Weather - Dec. 25, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 20.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 47. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 23.

    Friday
    Sunny, with a high near 51. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 53.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:08 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.

  • Offices, schools and banks closing for Christmas

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

  • Helping out
  • Noticias - Dec. 25, 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. 25, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • The Las Vegas Optic office will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
    • In observance of the Christmas holiday San Miguel County offices will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25. County offices will re-open on Thursday, Dec. 26.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 25, 2013