Today's News

  • In Brief July 6, 2016

    The Associated Press
    and Optic Staff

    South Pacific to close for repairs

    City crews are planning to close South Pacific from Moreno to Perez today (Wednesday) for repairs.

    That portion of road is scheduled to be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    A detour and traffic control will be in place. City officials urge motorists to use extreme caution while driving in the area.

    Local is an intern at White House

  • Looking Back - July 6, 2016

    Monday, June 27, 1966 — Robin Carlson won a trophy at the recent Bowling Proprietors Association of America state tournament, which qualified her for a trip to Washington, D.C., July 28 through Aug. 2. In Washington, she will compete in a field of girls from 36 states for a college scholarship, which will go to seven girls. Robin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carlson, is a senior at Robertson High School, where she competes in track and volleyball.

  • Weather - July 6, 2016


    HIGH 90° / LOW 59°

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night — mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 10 to 15 mph.




    HIGH 91° / LOW 57°

    Sunny, with a high near 91. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night —
    mostly clear, with a low around 57.

    5:52 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.


  • Senior Lunch Menu - July 6, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers,
    with 2 percent milk served with all meals.

    Ham, sweet yams, Mediterranean vegetables, fruit, and a dinner roll

    Chicken strips, white cream gravy, au gratin potatoes, gravy, buttered peas with pimientos, biscuit, and fruit cobbler


    Red chile smothered beef and bean burrito, Spanish rice, beets, and gelatin with fruit

  • Que Pasa July 6, 2016


    10 a.m.
    Carnegie Summer Reading Program welcomes David Geary and Ranger Scott Green of El Rancho de las Golondrinas on the lawn of Carnegie Library. Ranger Scott Green will portray the Hermit of Hermit’s Peak. Lunch to follow presentation. Program is free, and children 2 to 12 years are welcome.


    8 a.m.

  • Noticias July 6, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    •If you are a non-profit or church and need volunteers on a regular basis, contact the San Miguel County DWI Office at 425-7998.

  • Editorial Cartoon: June 8, 2016
  • Editorial:Young people, make votes count

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Lansing State Journal and was originally published on June 30.

    Why should young people vote? Does it really matter?

    The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed “Brexit.”

  • A work of Art: Some like it extra picante

    Should I apologize for invoking the names of Ana Granado and Phaedra Wouters, our foreign exchange students, just one more time?

    I admit it and plan to write about other things in future columns.

  • Isotopes end skid, win three of four

    Breaking a nasty losing streak that had reached a franchise-worst 13 games, the Albuquerque Isotopes have now won three of their last four.

    Albuquerque’s bats served up a steady stream of fireworks in the team’s Independence Day return to Isotopes Park, beating El Paso 7-2 on Monday night.