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  • Looking Back - June 15, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, June 15 — Fear was expressed here today by residents of Sabinoso for the safety of persons and property in the Sabinoso-Canyon Largo area, east of Las Vegas, following flooding on the Canadian River. A bridge between Trementina and Sabinoso on the Canadian was washed out by the river early this morning, as water rose to over 50 feet at the bridge. The bridge was on State Highway 65, an unpaved road.

  • Looking ahead - News - June 15, 2015

    Chamber hosting business after hours
    The Las Vegas-San Miguel Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business after hours gathering and membership drive from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at 624 University Avenue, Suite 100. Appetizers will be served. RSVP by calling 425-8631 or send an email to lvexec@qwestoffice.net

  • Weather - June 15, 2015

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5-15 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northeast wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.


  • 2 killed in plane crash mourned

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The single-engine plane came in low as the seasoned pilot maneuvered to give his gunner a clear shot at a coyote on the ground below. They were on a mission to hunt down predators that had been killing livestock in northeastern New Mexico.

    A spotter less than a mile away had his binoculars trained on the coyote. He heard two or three gunshots as the plane passed over its target and through his field of view. Moments later, he heard a crash and looked up to see the plane planted in the ground.

  • House panel calls out nuke officials for failures

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    Associated Press

    Members of a U.S. House panel said Friday that they are frustrated with decades of security and safety lapses at some of the laboratories, manufacturing facilities and other sites that make up the nation’s nuclear complex.

    The lawmakers, during a hearing in Washington, D.C., pushed top officials with the U.S. Energy Department and the National Nuclear Safety Administration for details on how the agencies plan to revamp oversight of the contractors that run the facilities.

  • In Brief - News - June 15, 2015

    The Associated Press

    Governor signs feed bill
    Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a measure to fund state courts and the state Department of Health.
    The Republican governor’s office said Friday she signed the bill five days after lawmakers passed it during a special session.
    Under the proposal, lawmakers set aside $112,000 for special session costs, $300,000 for courts and $4 million for the Health Department.

  • LCC’s Trujillo preps for national competition

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    There is an old adage that says that preparation and hard work is the key for success.

    Luna Community College cosmetology student Iisha Trujillo is doing exactly this as she readies herself for the SkillsUSA National Competition which will take place from Sunday June 21 through Saturday, June 27 in Louisville.

  • Noticias - June 15, 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • West Mora Soil and Water Conservation District has new hours: 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On days when regular or special meetings are scheduled, the office will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call Megan McCawley-Rivera at 575-387-2424 ext. 5.

  • Que Pasa - June 15, 2015

    • The Las Vegas-San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce will host a business after hours gathering and membership drive at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 15 at the Chamber’s office at 624 University Ave.

  • Editorial cartoon - June 15, 2015