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Today's News

  • Cash reserves threatened

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Concerns about New Mexico’s short-term cash reserves are taking center stage as state lawmakers await anticipated veto decisions by Gov. Susana Martinez on a budget for the coming fiscal year.

  • Renowned violinist performing Wednesday

    Jack Glatzer, an internationally acclaimed violinist, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Kennedy Hall on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

    Admission is $15 for the general public. The performance is sponsored by the Las Vegas Arts Council and Kiwanis.

  • Volunteerism to be honored

    Local and regional officials are leading a salute to those who volunteer time and energy to their communities as part of Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service this Tuesday, April 4.

    Locally, the tribute will take place in a ceremony scheduled at 9 a.m. at the Father George Salazar Center adjacent to Immaculate Conception Church. Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron and other local and state representatives from the area are among those expected to attend.

  • $1,000 donation to NMHU
  • Weather - April 2, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 59° / LOW 33°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning.
    Sunday night — mostly clear, with a low around 33.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:45 a.m. to 7:24 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 65° / LOW 32°
    Sunny, with a high near 65. Monday night —partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:44 a.m. to 7:24 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Senior Lunch Menu — April 2, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for April 3 to April 7.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Potato and egg burrito with cheese, and salsa
    Lunch: Lasagna, garden salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, garlic bread, and yogurt

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Cereal, and bagel with cream cheese
    Lunch: Baked ham, stuffing, green beans, dinner roll, and fruit cobbler

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage, yogurt, and orange

  • Noticias - April 2, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    • Want company and a free meal? Comedor offers free meals to all ages from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. on Mondays at the senior center. Free transportation available for persons 60 and older by calling 425-9139. Comedor also offers a free meal for all ages from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. on Tuesdays at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall on the Plaza.

  • Que Pasa - April 2, 2017

    4.2.2017
    SUNDAY

    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance is hosting a volunteer planting day at La Placita Fire Station in Gallinas. For more information, call Lea Knutson at 425-5514 or 505-617-1360.

    4.5.2017
    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.

    4.6.2017
    THURSDAY

    7 p.m.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 2, 2017
  • Climate policy is essential

    The following editorial appeared in The Washington Post on March 28.

    Under President Barack Obama’s leadership, the world finally began addressing one of the greatest challenges human beings have ever faced, a multi-generational struggle to keep the planet temperate and accommodating to human life.

    President Trump’s move to rip up Mr. Obama’s climate policies are beyond reckless. Children studying his presidency will ask, “How could anyone have done this?”