Today's News

  • Jail Log - Aug. 13, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Aug. 5 and 11:
    Alfred Waldo, 37, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Chris Sisneros, 43, aggravated DWI (fifth offense), driving on suspended/revoked license, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Christopher Tafoya, 27, 30-day commitment, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
    Jerry Martinez, 40, Hold for court,     San Miguel District Court.

  • Weather - Aug. 13, 2017


    HIGH 80°/ LOW 55°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning.

    6:18 a.m. to 7:53 p.m.


    HIGH 81° / LOW 55°
    A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.
    Monday night — a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

    6:19 a.m. to 7:52 p.m.

  • Beverly Hughes wins quarterly prize drawing

    Submitted to the Optic

    Park Prescriptions participant Beverly Hughes is winning many times over. She is the first recipient of the program’s first quarterly prize drawing.

    Hughes, who won a $50 Visa gift card, noted that, “It was a win-win, no matter if I won the prize or not.” Hughes, like many of the other participants in the program, finds a plethora of benefits from recreating in the park.

  • Senior Lunch Menu — Aug. 13, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for Aug. 14 to Aug. 20.

    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, and tortilla
    Lunch: Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, peas and carrots, and diced cantaloupe

    Breakfast: Pancakes, yogurt, and orange
    Lunch: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, brussell sprouts, whole wheat bread, and cupcake


  • Noticias - Aug. 13, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    • First Born program provides services to families in San Miguel and Mora counties. It is a free and confidential home visiting program. To learn more about the program, or to schedule an informational visit, call 454-1343.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 13, 2017


    5:30 to 7 p.m.
    The San Miguel County Federation of Democratic Women invites members and visitors to their meeting to be held at The Spot/Old Town Mission.


    Noon to 5 p.m.
    The 26th Annual Watrous Day celebration takes place at Watrous Park with live music by Los Malcriados. A free barbecue will take place noon to 1 p.m. with live music from 1 to 5 p.m.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

    Aug. 20

  • The 2016 cycle seems endless

    As election returns trickled in last fall, some of us began to breathe a sigh of relief that somehow, majestically, through no fault of our own, we had finally crawled across the finish line of the 2016 election campaign.

    However, the usual relief found at the end of the ever-lengthening campaign cycle was nowhere to be found.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 13, 2017
  • Just a Thought: Being a hero doesn’t mean having to fight the bad guy

    By Rick Kraft

    Whether you are happy with what you have or unhappy because of what you don’t have, you have the same things.  We spend so much time looking right and left rather than looking inward and then outward.

    Basically, each of our lives can be seen as if we were running in our own lane as runners do on a track. There are lines on either side of us that we must not step outside of, but what we do in our own lane is what our life is all about.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself - Remembering names: If it were easy, we’d all do it

    By Beth Urech

    We meet lots of people while cruising up the Michigan coast, and it isn’t easy remembering their names. We met Chuck and Cathy on Beaver Island and then were in the ship next to their trawler in Frankfort (Michigan, not Germany.)

    Because I had connected their names with their boat name of “Carousel,” (All C’s) I could say, “Hi, Chuck and Cathy. How was your crossing?”