Today's News

  • Weather - March 19, 2017


    HIGH 78° / LOW 41°
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
    7:05 a.m. to 7:12 p.m.


    HIGH 76° / LOW 40°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
    7:04 a.m. to 7:13 p.m.


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  • Senior Lunch Menu — March 19, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for March 20 to March 24.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, tortilla, yogurt, and peanut butter
    Lunch: Baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, wheat roll with margarine, and yogurt

    Breakfast: Cereal, and English muffin with cream cheese
    Lunch: Carne adovada, pinto beans, spinach, corn bread, and rice pudding


  • Noticias - March 19, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    • 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.

    • The “Sí Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 800-925-4186 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Que Pasa - March 19, 2017


    March 19

  • Taking their oaths of office
  • Applications accepted for Viles scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Viles Foundation, Inc., is accepting Viles Scholarship Applications for 2017-18.  The applications must be post-marked by April 3.  

    The renewable scholarship is made available annually to qualifying high school graduating seniors who have only one surviving parent (half orphans) or no surviving parents (full orphans).

    The scholarship is also available to qualifying college or vocational students who have lost a parent within the last five years after graduating from high school.  

  • Dear Teacher - March 19, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: My husband struggled mightily with dyslexia in school and still isn’t too fond of reading. Is it possible to discover if one of our young children is following in his footsteps? — Curious

    Answer: Since you know that dyslexia runs in your husband’s family, you do need to watch for early warning signs.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: History of Maximiliano Luna worth studying

    This column is fun to write because I (at this late time in my life) learn so much about our area history. A reader called me recently with a question. I had to admit I had no idea what or whom he was talking about. His person of interest had much to do with our Las Vegas area history.

    “What did I know about Maximiliano Luna?” he asked. I had to admit the only thing I knew about that was luna is Spanish for moon and Camp Luna is just north of Las Vegas.

  • Sunshine is for everyone

    The following is a guest editorial from the New Mexico Press Association President Chris Wood.