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Today's News

  • Dairies close due to high prices

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A dramatic increase in the price of hay and corn and low milk prices are putting some New Mexico dairies out of business.

    Dairy Producers of New Mexico President Luke Woelber tells the Albuquerque Journal that he knows of five dairies in the eastern and southern part of the state that have closed in the face of feed costs that have doubled in the past few years.

  • A tough hit for the Plaza

    There’s no getting around the fact that the Plaza Hotel’s impending descent into receivership is tough news for Las Vegas and its economy, but it may not turn out as bad as it might seem at this moment. First off, there’s no indication that the hotel will cease to operate. Plus, there’s a realistic possibility that it will make a rebound in the months and years ahead.

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 6, 2012
  • Work of Art - Girls are smarter, aren’t they?

    Girls are smarter than boys, aren’t they? It depends on who’s asking and who’s being asked. My experience is that the first person to ask is considered “right.”

    Let me explain:

    Back in my childhood, I believed that girls were smarter. Why? Well, because they raised their hands faster when Sister Mary Muy Catolica of Immaculate Conception School would ask, for example, “Who knows the first commandment?”

  • Rocking Rhythms
  • Noticias - June 6, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    • Samaritan House Thrift Store hours: Monday through Friday; the store will be open for sales and to receive donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturdays, personnel will receive donations from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Que Pasa - June 6, 2012

    WEDNESDAY MIERCOLES
    • 4H meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. on  on Wednesday June 6 at the fair grounds.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES
    • The Western Mora Soil and Water Conservation District regular board meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 at the Western Mora SWCD building in Mora. The public is invited to attend the meetings of the Western Mora SWCD. For more information, call (575) 387-2424.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • County workers to get raises

    San Miguel County employees will receive pay raises of between 1 and 4 percent during the fiscal year that begins on July 1 under a budget that has been submitted to the state Department of Finance and Administration.

    The raises for most of the county’s employees will be based on salary, with the lowest-paid workers getting a higher percentage raise. Elected officials won’t get raises, nor will County Manager Les Montoya, who has chosen to forego a pay hike. Also, the raises apply only to full-time, non-probationary employees.

  • Family tradition

    With both of his sisters having been named valedictorians of their respective graduating classes, there’s no question that Melecio Perea had big shoes to fill when he reached high school four years ago.

    Despite a brutal curve ball thrown at the entire Perea family this past year, Melecio was able to follow in his sisters’ footsteps, becoming the third sibling to be recognized as a West Las Vegas High School valedictorian.

    Late last month Melecio delivered his very own valedictorian address to his graduating class at a packed Gillie Lopez gymnasium.

  • Several area races to be decided

    Registered Democrats and Republicans across the state go to the polls on Tuesday to choose their nominees for the November general election.

    In San Miguel and Mora counties where no Republicans filed to run for open commission, treasurer and clerk positions, the winners in the Democratic primaries are all but guaranteed the posts. Same goes for two key area legislative races, although independent and third party candidates will have an opportunity later this month to get their names on the general election ballot.