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Today's News

  • Senior menu - Jan. 15, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals.
    Menu for the week of Jan. 16 to Jan. 20.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, slice bacon, juice and tortilla
    Lunch: Pork tips with brown gravy, rice, steamed cauliflower, garden salad with dressing, dinner roll and yogurt

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Bagel, cheese, juice, and cereal
    Lunch: Taco salad, squash, Spanish rice and mixed fruit

    WEDNESDAY

  • Que Pasa - Jan. 15, 2017

    MONDAY

    5 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    San Miguel County offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. Offices will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

    Trash pickup for the city of Las Vegas will be on schedule for Monday, Jan. 16, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

    1.17.2017
    TUESDAY

  • Noticias - Jan. 15, 2017

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

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

    • 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 Cartoons - Jan. 15, 2017
  • Mental illness and gun rights

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Dallas Morning News and was originally published Jan. 10.

    It’s time. Time to talk about the mentally ill and their Second Amendment rights.

    It was time to talk about it back in 2007, after the Virginia Tech massacre. It was time to talk about it in December 2012, after Adam Lanza emerged from his mother’s basement with an armful of weapons and made his bloody way through Sandy Hook Elementary.

  • Just a Thought: Living a shortened life because of a dream

    By Rick Kraft

    He was a man who made a difference, who brought about change. He is one of my heroes. He modeled his life for us to follow.

    Today’s column is about a man who sacrificed his life for a cause. He lived a life filled with death threats against him, against his wife, and even against his children. Yet through it all, he advocated non-violence, led by example, and pursued a cause that would ultimately cut short his life.

    His name is Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Lawmakers’ Perspective - We must properly fund New Mexico’s court system

    New Mexico’s courts face a funding crisis that threatens to undermine the judiciary’s ability to protect our rights by delivering timely justice.

    We must act now to prevent further damage.

    As Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels recently told a legislative committee, “We are now basically on life support through the end of this fiscal year.”

    In courthouses across the state, New Mexicans can see the corrosive effects of budget cuts and underfunding of the judiciary.

  • Students of the month - Jan. 15, 2017
  • Bilingual teachers needed in California

    By Amy Taxin
    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — While Californians passed a ballot measure to bring back bilingual education in the upcoming school year, educators say a challenge to getting the programs started will be finding more bilingual teachers.

    Nearly two decades after banning most bilingual education, Californians voted in November to let schools restore it for both English learners and English speakers whose parents want them to learn Spanish, Mandarin and other languages to compete globally for jobs.

  • Dear Teacher - Jan. 15, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter is taking algebra in middle school. She is finding it to be quite difficult. However, this will let her take calculus as a senior in high school. Was this a wise decision? — Questioning