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Today's News

  • House panel backs special chile pepper license plate

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — With red and green chile saturating nearly every facet of life in New Mexico, a legislative panel on Thursday put its support behind a measure that calls for the creation of a special license plate adorned with the hot peppers.

    The House Transportation and Public Works Committee gave a favorable recommendation to the legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Cathrynn Brown of Carlsbad.

  • Officials: Trump advisers asked FBI about reports

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials who confirmed the unusual contact with law enforcement involved in a pending investigation.

  • Weather - Feb. 26, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 26°
    Partly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:34 a.m. to 5:54 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 53° / LOW 32°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy.
    Monday night — a 20 percent chance of snow showers.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:33 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Las Vegas Day
  • Senior Lunch Menu — Feb. 26, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, biscuit, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Chicken fried steak, white gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, slice of whole wheat bread, and cupcake

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin and peanut butter
    Lunch: Smothered red chile beef and bean burrito, lettuce, tomato,
    corn, and fruit

  • Noticias - Feb. 26, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • 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.

    • Interested in fostering or adopting a New Mexico child? Call CYFD at 1-800-432-2075 for more information.

    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 26, 2017

    3.1.2017
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    3.2.2017
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.
    The El Creston Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association Board will meet on at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at 49 Mirasol Road. The meeting is open and all are welcome to attend.

     Upcoming
    & Ongoing

    March 15

  • Drivers and technology

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the (Macon, Georgia) Telegraph and was originally published on Feb. 20.

    With all our technological advancements in the vehicle arena, more people are dying in crashes than at almost any time in history according to the National Safety Council. The NSC estimates that 40,200 people died in automobile accidents in 2016, up 6 percent over 2015. We haven’t seen this level of vehicle death in a decade. ...

  • Editorial Cartoon - Feb. 26, 2017
  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - Time to close tax loopholes, enact a modern tax code

    One of the most difficult tasks we face in crafting a balanced budget is rebuilding New Mexico’s budget “re-serves,”the stash of cash that helps state government get through unexpected economic downturns and keeps the state’s credit rating high.

    Rebuilding the budget reserves — the goal is to have a cushion of between five percent and 10 percent of the amount of money we spend each year — is critical for a couple of reasons.