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Today's News

  • FYI - News

    The boil advisory issued last week for the Agua Pura water system in Chacon in Mora County has been lifted. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau issued the advisory after finding E. coli in the water. It has determined the water is now safe to drink.

  • Honorary graduate
  • Que Pasa - August 17, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Bear with Me” by Max Kornell All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Noticias - August 17, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv @gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 17, 2011
  • A harmful disconnect

    Going back to school after a too-short summer is something that many children and youth actually look forward to. It’s an exciting time, filled with high hopes, great expectations and a chance to start fresh academically and socially.

    These are the times that change kids’ lives. For better or worse. Often depending on the adult supervision they get.

  • Work of Art: No one the Twain did meet

    HANNIBAL, MO. — “Tom! No answer. Tom! No answer. What’s gone with that boy, I wonder?” Is there a person in America who can’t place that partial exchange?

    It comes from the opening lines of “Tom Sawyer,” a classic of American Literature, whose author everybody remembers as Mark Twain, The Mark Twain, the one-of-a-kind storyteller, humorist, observer of American life along the Mississippi.

  • Adult Softball

    Still entertaining thoughts of the fourth seed in the upcoming postseason tournament, the Louisville Chuggers pulled out a thrilling 15-14 decision over Vegas Boys on Monday evening.

    The Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s division game moved the Chuggers unofficially into a tie for fourth place in the standings (with Tecolote).

  • Four RMAC grid teams get votes

    As polls go, this one has some merit but it’s hardly a lock.

    In that sense, it’s a lot like the Iowa straw poll.

    The American Football Coaches Association has the University of Nebraska-Kearney ranked 16th among NCAA Division II schools this fall.

    UNK, which is also the favorite to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship, is the lone RMAC football program to be ranked in the AFCA top 25 preseason poll, which was released on Monday.

  • Sun Country PGA pros regain Cup

    Submitted to the Optic

    SANDIA PARK, N.M. — The two-year Challenge Cup run came to a sudden halt for the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association Monday at Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club.  

    The SCAGA team of the top 16 amateurs in the Sun Country borders just never seemed to get on track as they lost a decisive victory to the top 16 PGA Professionals of Sun Country PGA.