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  • Weather - Nov. 24, 2014

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind 15-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 13. North wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 22.

    Wednesday
     Sunny, with a high near 57. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 63. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:45 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 24, 2014

    The Las Vegas San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is requesting letters of interest from members of the business community to serve on its board of directors on an interim capacity until June 30, 2015. Letters of interest are due no later than Dec. 1. Mail them to PO Box 128, Las Vegas, NM  87701.

    Applicants must operate a business or conduct their business in Las Vegas or San Miguel County.

  • LANL director denies lab hid facts on leak

    The Associated Press

    The head of Los Alamos National Laboratory is denouncing a published report that exposed missteps at the lab that played a part in a radiation leak at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository.

    Lab director Charlie McMillian sent a memo to employees last week, dismissing suggestions that the lab was withholding scientific theories about the Feb. 14 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press
     

  • Noticias - Nov. 24, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • Casa de Samaritan Homeless shelter at 716 Grand Ave. is operating every night, providing meals, laundry and hot showers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. From November through March, the shelter is open for overnight stays. Their Thrift Store, at Seventh and Legion, offers vouchers for clothing, bedding, etc. Samaritan House offers a food pantry distribution every second and fifth Wednesday. Applications for rental services for those who may qualify are available. Call 454-1390.

  • Students of the month - Nov. 24
  • Que Pasa - Nov. 24, 2014

    TODAY
    HOY
    • La Plaza Little League Annual Meeting, 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The purposes of the meeting is to elect board members.
    • The Committee for Clean Water Air and Earth is having no meeting on Monday, Nov. 24 at the First Presbyterian Church on Douglas. Meetings will resume at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    • No Story Time at Carnegie Library on Wednesday, Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    THURSDAY
    JUEVES

  • Angels among us

    If you’re like most American families, chances are you’ve already bought your turkey, and your pantry is overflowing with everything you need to prepare an amazing Thanksgiving meal.

    Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. But it should also be a time to think of those less fortunate and to do what we can to make their lives a little brighter.

  • Editorial cartoon - Nov. 24, 2014
  • Dispatch New Mexico - The sentiment behind Thanksgiving

    Let’s face it: Thanksgiving traditions are based on an incomplete memory. Maybe the Puritans sat down and ate with Native Americans a time or two, but they actually brought more death and destruction to the tribes they encountered than they did turkey and dressing.

    But it’s the sentiment, not its historic significance, that makes Thanksgiving special. I think most Americans are both believers and optimists, so taking time to give thanks is simply part of our better nature.