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Today's News

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Home is where …

    By Beth Urech

    Last year I began my Christmas column with “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” I added that here I can see the stars from my back porch. All I have to do is look up.

    Since then we have moved from Ninth to Seventh Street. I can still see the stars, and now it’s from my very own front porch. The first porch I have ever owned — attached to a sweet little bungalow, of course.

  • Officials set to repackage radioactive waste

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Isolated in a temperature-controlled storage area at one of the nation’s premiere nuclear weapons laboratories, dozens of containers of radioactive waste similar to one that ruptured in 2014 remain under 24-hour surveillance, awaiting treatment so they can be stabilized and disposed of.

    The U.S. Department of Energy announced last week that treatment of the 60 containers is expected to begin next spring following a series of safety assessments and upgrades to the building where the work will be performed.

  • Court upholds conviction

    The Associated Press

    CLOVIS — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Clovis man, who was sentenced to life in prison for the 2007 killing of his mother’s boyfriend.

    State Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that Albert Jose Ramirez will remain in prison after the court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division by affirming the murder conviction.

  • The Medal of Freedom

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Chicago Tribune and was originally published on Nov. 23.

    Think of a president of the United States as the world’s most powerful fanboy — or, someday, fangirl.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 4, 2016
  • Another Perspective: A community in crisis

    By Arthur Ray Gallegos

  • Just a Thought: It’s all about what’s in your head

    By Rick Kraft

    Okay, let me get right to the point of this column. What’s important in your life is what is in your head. There. If you want to move on and read the rest of the paper, you are now free to do so.

    People are complex beings. Very complex. Each of us is one-of-a-kind unique. I don’t think it’s possible to ever fully figure any one of us out. Just ask a couple who have been married for 60 years...

  • Noticias - Dec. 4, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • 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.

  • Weather - Dec. 4, 2016

    Sunday

    HIGH 45° / LOW 22°
    Sunny, with a high near 45. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Sunday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:55 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 49° / LOW 24°
    Sunny, with a high near 49. Monday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    6:56 a.m. to 4:47 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Looking Back - Dec. 4, 2016

    Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1966 — Members of West and East Las Vegas police departments get together to help make a better Christmas for the many poor families in the community. The police will receive canned goods and other gifts for the poor at the station houses, and will deliver the gifts at Christmas. These participating in this event are Ray Stegmaier, Joe Lujan, Vicente Armijo, Frances Trujillo, Chief J.F. Duran, Ken Kimbrel.