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Today's News

  • In Brief - News - May 24, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Bomber died in U.K. attack
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) —  Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack.

    Police said Tuesday 22 people died in the attack Monday night. It wasn’t clear if that included the suspected suicide bomber. Dozens more were injured.

    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said forensic investigations are continuing as police try to determine if the attacker had accomplices.

  • County offices closed Monday

    In observance of Memorial Day, San Miguel County offices will be closed Monday, May 29. The offices will be open normal business hours Tuesday, May 30.

  • City/County symposium
  • Weather - May 24, 2017

    Wednesday

    HIGH 82° / LOW 52°
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night — clear, with a low around 52.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:50 a.m. to 8:06 p.m.

    Thursday

    HIGH 83° / LOW 49°
    Sunny, with a high near 86. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:49 a.m. to 8:07 p.m.

  • Noticias - May 24, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Volunteers are needed for overnights at the Casa de Samaritan Emergency Shelter, 716 Grand Ave. Are you or is someone you know willing and able to provide services to the less fortunate in our community and surrounding areas? The shelter usually opens on Nov. 1, but this date is always dependent on weather. If interested or want to know more about this program, call the shelter at 429-3730 or 454-1390.

  • Que Pasa - May 24, 2017

    5.26.2017
    FRIDAY

    1:30 to 7 p.m.
    The grand opening celebration of the Abe Montoya Recreation Center from 1:30 to 7 p.m. All recreation services will be available free of charge during the celebration, including free open swims in the newly renovated pool. Food, a DJ and children’s activities including a kiddy bounce will also be part of the celebration.

    5.27.2017
    SATURDAY

    10:45 a.m.

  • Youth food quantity, quality are separate battles

    The following editorial appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News on May 15.

    As of last summer, roughly 67 percent of students in Texas’ Amarillo Independent School District were receiving free and/or reduced lunches.

    The percentage is nothing new. It has been this way for some time — the fact that more than half of the students in Amarillo ISD receive free and/or reduced lunches.

  • Work of Art: Their attempt to please

    A number of my columns have dealt with food. Growing up in this area, I’ve become accustomed to the real spicy stuff many moms serve several times a week.

    But first, let’s define some terms:

    • “Señor  Taco” is a term that should never be construed as an insult. It simply refers to a kind of amateurish way of cooking that adds tomato sauce and calls it chile.

    • Sopaipilla is spelled with two “i’s,” not one.

  • Luna baseball coach fired; AD resigns

    Luna Community College is in the process of hiring a new head baseball coach.

    It’s unclear whether the school will also fill its athletic director position, which has also come open in recent days.

  • Sky Sox breeze past Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes bookended Monday night’s series finale by scoring runs in the second and ninth, but the innings in between belonged to visiting Colorado Springs.

    The Sky Sox won 11-2, dealing the Isotopes (23-21) their most lopsided defeat of the season while outhitting them 18-6 at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque hosts the Oklahoma City Dodgers in a four-game series through Friday night.