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Today's News

  • Effluent available for watering yards

    Submitted to the Optic

    The city of Las Vegas will once again allow the public to get reclaimed water for their yards beginning on Monday. 

    The reclaimed water will be available at the Utility Services Center located at 905 12th Street. Hours of operation will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The cost of the water is $1.25 per 1,000 gallons and an additional 50 cent charge per trip.

  • Value of nuclear power up for debate in rate case

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Discrepancies over the value of electricity purchased from a nuclear-fired power plant in Arizona has interrupted proceedings related to a request by New Mexico’s largest electric utility to raise rates for more than a half-million customers.

  • Editorial Cartoon: May 22, 2016
  • Editorial : Give teens an opportunity this summer

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Minot (North Dakota) Daily News  and was originally published on May 16.

    It’s not a groundbreaking observation to point out that many businesses are very much in need of good employees...

  • Another Perspective: A different approach to teaching

    The school year is almost at an end, giving us in the community the opportunity to reflect on the state of education here in Las Vegas. The crucial need to help our children improve their level of academic understanding, as the key to our future, has been thoroughly noted in letters to the editor and articles in the newspapers. What can we do to make sure the children and young people of Las Vegas find success in our schools?

  • Just a Thought: It was not supposed to happen this way

    God takes a loved one away before their time. A young person chooses to get hooked on drugs. Your employer sells his business and leaves you jobless. Your spouse has an affair. The stock market crashes.

    What now? You might look up to make sure a piano isn’t about to fall on your head. At times like this you are walking a valley and it seems there is no way out.

    It’s not in the script. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. But it has.

  • Another Perspective: Treatment courts now the foundation of reform

    This May, drug courts and other treatment courts throughout New Mexico are joining over 2,900 such courts nationwide in celebrating National Drug Court Month. By May 31, thousands of individuals who entered the criminal justice system addicted to drugs and facing incarceration will receive lifesaving treatment and the chance to repair their lives, reconnect with their families and find long-term recovery.

  • Editorial Roundup - May 22, 2016

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    The Greeley Tribune on the state Supreme Court’s decision on fracking (May 9):
    Last week, the Colorado Supreme Court weighed in on one of Colorado’s most contentious and long-running questions. Do local governments have the right to ban oil and gas drilling?

    Anyone who’s spent much time in Greeley could have predicted the answer. No, the court said, communities such as Fort Collins and Longmont cannot ban or indefinitely delay drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Praising works of Tony, Anne Hillerman

    Oh, what fun it is to hear from my readers! I just received a beautiful photograph of Edith and John Moore from a reader who thought I’d appreciate it. Do I ever, thank you! And a couple of weeks ago long time friends dropped by for a visit and left a book with me to read. We share the love of well written fiction, who-done-its written, situation in New Mexico.

  • Mora Senior Lunch Menu - May 22, 2016

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers,
    with coffee and milk served daily.

    MONDAY
    Carne adovada, Spanish rice, country blend vegetables, flour tortilla
    and gelatin with fruit

    TUESDAY
    Ham and noodles, California vegetables, vegetable salad with dressing,
    cottage cheese and peaches

    WEDNESDAY
    Oven fried chicken, braised onions, green beans and potatoes, carrot raisin salad, whole wheat bread, mandarin oranges and peanut butter cookie

    THURSDAY