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  • In Brief - News - Dec. 2, 2016

    Toulouse Oliver to be sworn in
    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s incoming secretary of state will take office early to replace a temporary appointee to the state’s top oversight post for elections and campaign finances.
    The Secretary of State’s Office announced Wednesday that Maggie Toulouse Oliver will take the oath of office on Dec. 9 rather than wait until the start of the new year.

  • Weather - Dec. 2, 2016

    Friday

    HIGH 36° / LOW 20°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:53 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 41° / LOW 20°
    A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:54 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

    Sunday

  • Noticias - Dec. 2, 2016

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

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Dec. 2, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.
    The menu is for Monday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 9

    MONDAY
    Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, white gravy, peas, whole wheat bread, and apple

    TUESDAY
    Chicken fajitas, pinto beans, Spanish rice, tortilla, pico de gallo, and cottage cheese with peaches

    WEDNESDAY
    Beef enchilada, pinto beans, salsa, crackers, and mandarin oranges

    THURSDAY

  • Spreading the holiday spirit
  • Que Pasa - Dec. 2, 2016

    12.2.2016
    FRIDAY

    5 to 9 p.m.
    Las Vegas Holiday Home Tour will take place and will feature several local houses fully decorated in the holiday spirit. Tickets are $10 each and available at Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation office at 116 Bridge St. For more information, call 425-8803.

    5 to 9 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 2, 2016

    THUMBS UP! GET WELL SOON, MARK
    Last Sunday’s front page carried a bold headline, “The fight of his life,” referring to the valiant struggle Pecos teen Mark Archuleta Jr. waged in his strife to overcome testicular cancer. The fight also includes thousands of residents of San Miguel County, hopeful that he will remain in remission and he be able to join the basketball team on the court soon. We are also hopeful that he will be able to enjoy what remains of his senior year at Pecos High School.

    THUMBS UP! THIS IS GETTING FAMILIAR

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 2, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Definitions for our time

    Let’s define some terms, by definition and contemporary implication. With each word or phrase I’ll give at least part of its dictionary definition (according to dictionary.com), followed by a little commentary on what the word means in the here-and-now.

  • Rangers hold on

    From their tiny home gyms to the world-famous Pit, Mora and West Las Vegas boys’ basketball teams entertained diehard fans and won over some new ones in the winter of 2015-16.

    Both squads won district titles and made it to their respective state championship games — the Rangers in 2A and the Dons in 4A.

    On Tuesday night, the two teams battled it out against one another, with Mora holding on for a 65-60 verdict at Montoya Gym.