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Today's News

  • Noticias - May 14, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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    • Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. The local CASA program is taking applications for volunteers. Call 454-0223 or visit the office.

    • The “Sí Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 800-925-4186 or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Congressman visits Robertson
  • Hitting the 100 mark
  • Weather - May 14, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 81° / LOW 46°
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:56 a.m. to 7:58 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 81° / LOW 45°
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Monday night —mostly clear, with a low around 45.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:56 a.m. to 7:59 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Senior Lunch Menu — May 14, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for May 15 to April 19.

    MONDAY
    Breakfast: Scrambled egg, cheese, bacon and tortilla
    Lunch: Green chile cheeseburger, pork and beans, tater tots, and yogurt

    TUESDAY
    Breakfast: Bagel, cheese, and cereal
    Lunch: Open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, beets, and apple sauce

  • Que Pasa - May 14, 2017

    5.14.2017
    SUNDAY

    2 to 4 p.m.
    The Tri-County Family Justice Center of Northeast New Mexico presents “A Mother’s Day Mariachi Concert and Comedy Show” featuring Carlos Medina y Mariachi, Comedian Graviel de la Plaga, with comedian and Las Vegas native Jose “Joser” Maestas. The show will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 at Ilfeld Auditorium on the Highlands University campus. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at KEDP Radio Station or by calling 505-718-7300.

  • Students of the month - May 14, 2017
  • Schools transforming deserts with gardens

    By Camalot Todd
    Las Vegas Sun

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It started when two documentary filmmakers, Ciara Byrne and Kim MacQuarrie, launched Green Our Planet, a crowdfunding platform based in Las Vegas but aimed at supporting projects anywhere in the world — from replanting some of Peru’s native Quena forest in the Andes to installing solar panels on a homeless shelter in Carson City.

    It gave rise to the largest school garden program in the country.

  • Dear Teacher - May 14, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: What should 3- and 5-year-olds know about reading? — Very Curious

    Answer: Reading is knowing sounds and putting the sounds together to make words. And finally to complete the reading process, the reader must understand the meaning of the printed words. Children actually begin to learn to read at home.

    It is the playing, talking and reading to them that their caregivers do that prepares them to become good readers.

  • Palabras Pinturescas: Readers: Have any ideas on causes of multiple cow deaths?

    In case you missed it, April did fool us here in the mountains. That 16-inch snowstorm on April 29 surprised many of us, and that included the horses and cows that live here.

    A mother cow has quite a job cleaning off and licking her newborn calf in such deep snow and the horses have to dig for every bite of grass. Thank goodness for our hay barn containing good solid hay bales. I know the animals said “thank you” when the hay truck rolled out. Yes, it used to be a hay wagon pulled by a tractor.