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Today's News

  • Free flu shot clinic is Thursday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host its first flu shot clinic of the season from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 18 Gallegos Road in Las Vegas. The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge.

  • Optic brings home 13 Press Association awards

    Staff and Wire

    The Las Vegas Optic won 13 awards at this weekend’s Press Association Convention in Bernalillo.

    The 2012-13 NMPA APME Better Newspaper Contest awards were handed out during the 105th annual NMPA convention at a Santa Ana Pueblo resort on Saturday. The contest received more than 1,777 entries, the highest turnout in contest history. Judging was completed by the Wyoming Press Association.

    The contest is sponsored jointly by the New Mexico Press Association and the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 2, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 2, 2013

    Free legal fair will be held in Las Vegas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Friday, at the Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Ave. Attorneys will be available to provide free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis on a variety of civil legal topics, including probate, divorce, custody, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, unemployment, and immigration. Interpreters will also be available.

  • Weather - Oct. 2, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 48. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45. Breezy.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 2, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Little Leaf that Wouldn’t Fall by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Winning swine
  • Plein Air Program starts Thursday

    Submitted to the Optic

    For the second year, the Las Vegas Plein Air Club will be hosting its annual Las Vegas Plein Air Paint Out.

    Rooted in 19th century Impressionist’s fascination with light and landscape, “En plein air” or “in the open air” refers to the practice of painting and sketching outdoors.

  • Shame on Congress

    Here we are at the start of another federal fiscal year and still no budget.

    For about 800,000 federal workers deemed “non-essential” that means forced furloughs. For members of the public it means closures of national parks and monuments and other federal agencies, and fears that an already weak economy will get even weaker.

    Worse yet, it’s a sign that our elected officials in Washington may just be irresponsible enough to refuse to raise the debt ceiling, a move that would force our nation to default on its financial obligations.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 2, 2013