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Today's News

  • Noticias - June 12, 2016

    Submit your
    calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    •Lions Club Glasses Collection Boxes are at the following locations. Banks: Community First, Legion; Southwest Capital, Douglas; State Employees Credit Union, Mills. Optical: Eye Associates, Infinite Vision, Insight Optical, Walmart, Other: Alta Vista Hospital Gift Shop, Legion. Used glasses are repaired then donated to charity groups serving those in need around the world.

  • Que Pasa - June 12, 2016

    Upcoming & Ongoing

    Fridays
    Need a place to “chill,” to sit quietly for an hour with no interruptions, to meditate or to pray? First United Presbyterian Church, located at 1000 Douglas Ave., has opened its doors during the lunch hour.

    Ongoing
    San Miguel County Magistrate Court has set new hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursdays.

  • Go Fish - June 12, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ.

    Catch of the week: Conchas Lake: Faith Garcia, 5, of Santa Fe caught her first bass June 4. It was a 16-inch, 2.5-pound smallmouth bass. She was trolling a green Zebco tube.

    Fishing report, June 7

  • Finishing with heart

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson High School 2016 graduate Morgan Diefendorf is the first recipient of the Eliana Marie Herrera Memorial Scholarship.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 12, 2016

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Football
    •Playoff: Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. ABQ Outlaws, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu — June 12, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers, with coffee and milk served daily.

    MONDAY
    Taco burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, Mexican salad, broccoli and cheese, and strawberries and bananas

    TUESDAY
    Pork chop, rice, oriental vegetables, beets, cottage cheese, fruit cocktail, and oatmeal cookie

    WEDNESDAY
    Taco soup, salad with dressing, flour tortilla, salsa, gelatin, and apricots

    THURSDAY

  • Students of the month - June 12, 2016
  • Dear Teacher - June 12, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I’ve always been an advocate of smart kids taking AP (advanced placement) courses. My son is reluctant to take an AP class, citing more work and possibly lower grades. What is your opinion? — Interested

  • More changes at City Hall

    The City Council put the brakes on a request by City Manager Richard Trujillo to hire former city manager Jack Maes as the new housing director.

    During a special meeting on Wednesday, the Council voted unanimously to “disapprove” the Maes appointment. The decision followed a lengthy executive session in which the governing body discussed personnel matters.

    The governing body did not publicly provide an explanation for its decision. Maes served as Las Vegas City Manager about 15 years ago.

  • Luna board gives prez 2 more years

    Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees voted on Wednesday to give President Leroy “Huero” Sanchez a two-year contract extension despite a request by one board member that the vote be delayed to give the board a chance to look into an allegation that Sanchez improperly gave himself a raise.