Today's News

  • Jail Log - June 18, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between June 9 and June 13:

  • Weather - June 18, 2017


    HIGH 82 / LOW 52°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Sunday night ­—
    partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
    5:45 a.m. to 8:19 p.m.


  • New Army officer
  • Senior Lunch Menu — June 18, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for June 19 to June 23.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, toast, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Green chile beef stew, salad with dressing, tortilla, and sweet rice

    Breakfast: Cereal, English muffin with peanut butter
    Lunch: Baked fish squares, tartar sauce, green beans, potato wedges, and mixed fruit

    Breakfast: Bacon burrito with egg and cheese

  • Que Pasa - June 18, 2017

    June 19
    New Mexico Highlands University Swimming pool will offer swim lessons for children ages 4 and older, starting June 19. The lessons will run Monday through Thursday, at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at a cost of $30 for eight lessons. Registration will take place until Monday, June 19 before each session. For more information, call 454-3073.


    9 a.m.

  • Noticias - June 18, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

    • 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.

  • Drug prices should be lower — in theory

    This editorial was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 9.

    One issue where most Americans — 76 percent of them — find common ground is the high price of prescription drugs.

    President Donald Trump campaigned on the issue and since his inauguration repeatedly has promised to bring drug prices down. Most Democrats and many Republicans in Congress agree. So why has nothing happened?

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 18, 2017
  • Just a Thought: If you wait to give praise, you may be too late

    By Rick Kraft

    Why is it usually the case that the most positive collection of thoughts ever spoken about a person are shared after the person dies? We always hear such kind words spoken at a person’s funeral. Why do we wait until a person is gone to speak uplifting words about them?

  • Another Perspective: Changes needed at Luna — immediately

    By Joe McCaffrey

    Las Vegas Optic readers have asked, What can be done about the governance of Luna Community College?

    The news is grim, the LCC Board of Trustees seems to be totally out of control. Nepotism and discord seem to be rampant; orderly fiscal procedures are often neglected; there are even reports of potential illegal activities. The Secretary of the New Mexico of Higher Education Department, Barbara Damron, has placed Luna in the NMHED Enhanced Fiscal Oversight Program following a preliminary review of Luna operations.