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Today's News

  • Armijo Elementary student wins New Mexico True Reading Challenge

    Governor Susana Martinez recently congratulated Alexis Jojola on winning the New Mexico True Reading Challenge 2018.

    Jojola participated in the challenge over this past summer reading over 20 books and writing an essay on why she loves New Mexico.

    As one of the winners, Jojola received New Mexico State Fair tickets for her and her family.

  • Fish found dead in Pecos River

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is investigating a fish die-off in the upper Pecos River from the village of Pecos to Cowles.

    The die-off is affecting brown and rainbow trout and is being attributed to stress induced by low water conditions and poor water quality throughout late summer and early fall.

    Most of the fish observed were adult brown trout and a few rainbow trout.

  • Jail Log Sunday's Optic, September 30, 2018

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Sept. 19 and Sept. 26, 2018:

  • Goat helps control weeds at Highlands stadiums

    A miniature goat named Brownie munches weeds in the south end of the Highlands University Leveo and Patricia Sánchez Family Stadium Sept. 24. The university’s Facilities Services division enlisted Brownie’s help as part of a natural weed control experiment.

  • Senior Center Meal Menu

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

  • Qué Pasa, Sunday, September 30, 2018

    Sunday, Sept. 30
    Meadow City Academy of Music presents Vegas Goes to Paris Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, 3 p.m. in the Plaza Hotel Ballroom. Admission is $20. For reservations call 505-718-6597.

    Sunday, Sept. 30

  • Noticias, Sunday, September 30, 2018
    • 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 a visit, call 454-1343.
    • Comedor Soup Kitchen will offer a second evening meal at the Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall on the Plaza. Join us Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 4 p.m. for a hot meal and good company. Fresh produce and bread often available, as well as food pantry bags.
  • Why not be the best version of you?

    There is a bumper sticker that reads “THERE ARE TWO THINGS I HATE: CHANGE AND THE WAY THINGS ARE.” Have you ever felt this way? By working on both of these maybe the car owner can slap a new bumper sticker on top of the old one: “THERE ARE TWO THINGS I LOVE: CHANGE AND THE WAY THINGS ARE!”

    Are you the best version of you? If so, congratulations! You don’t need to read his column. Skip it and move on to the next article. But if you have room for improvement, read on.

  • Editorial cartoon, Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Autumn should be a time of hope

    As a younger man, I used to view this time of year with great hope.  As leaves start to fall, days get shorter and nights colder, and it’s time to plan for new opportunities.

    As an educator, I learned to see the promise that late September holds — classrooms full of new faces beginning to grasp new lessons and concepts.