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Today's News

  • Jail Log - July 16, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 7 and July 12:
    Matthew Mendiola, 36, hold for court, San Miguel District Court.
    Pimenio Villanueva, 29, probation violation: new charges (Aggravated DWI), Adult Probation.
    Zachary Molina, 26, hold for court, San Miguel District Court.
    Mark Trujillo, 57, battery, San Miguel Magistrate Court.
     Albert Lucero, 27, failure to appear/comply, Las Vegas Municipal Court.

  • Weather - July 16, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 83°/ LOW 56°
    Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:58 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.

    Monday

  • Senior Lunch Menu — July 16, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for July 17 to June 21.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon, juice, and tortilla
    Lunch: Green chile cheese tortilla burger, pork and beans, tater tots, and applesauce

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Bagel, cheese, juice, and cereal
    Lunch: Open-face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, and diced pears

    WEDNESDAY

  • Noticias - July 16, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
    _______________
    • 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 - July 16, 2017

    7.17.2017
    MONDAY

    July 17
    The Las Vegas Municipal Court will be closed Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, to allow staff to attend their annual judicial conference. The Municipal Court will re-open Monday, July 24.

    July 17

  • Congress, rein in the president

    The following is a recent editorial by columnist John Stossel that appeared nationally.

    President Donald Trump drives people crazy.

    Especially those in the media.

    They hate him so much, they leap on every anti-Trump rumor.

    The Federalist’s Jordyn Pair points out that the press repeatedly told us that a dozen Trump administration members were about to be fired, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and strategists Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 16, 2017
  • Beth Speaks for Herself - The girl on the 41st floor would be me

    By Beth Urech

    Mark and I walked over to Millennium Park in downtown Chicago to hear the Independence Day Concert performed by the Grant Park Orchestra. Wonderful friends, Deb and Robin, had saved us a place on the great lawn.

    Surrounded by several thousand other folks, we listened to the Largo from Dvorak’s New World Symphony with its haunting English horn.

    We also heard a champagne polka, St. Bailey’s rag, four Scottish dances, and the 1812 Overture.

  • Another Perspective: Las Vegas: A city without a water plan?

    By Arthur Ray Gallegos

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second column in a two-part series.

    This May, many local residents attended the first judicial protest hearing in Santa Fe with the State Engineer against giving Storrie Project $12 million for storage with no restrictions on how the money should be spent.

  • Just a Thought: Reminiscing about the ‘good old days’

    By Rick Kraft

    My octogenarian parents came to visit for a week. As we talked about the “good ol’ days” I found myself reminiscing about the world that I spent my youth in.

    I got to thinking about my children and the world that they live in today. I realized that my children are missing out on life as I enjoyed it growing up. Things that I looked forward to, my children don’t even know existed. My children are living each year three decades behind mine. Things sure have changed in just one generation. Those were the days.