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Today's News

  • Court won’t restore funds

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to override budget vetoes, leaving negotiations about how to solve the state’s budget crisis — and restore funding to the Legislature — in the hands of the governor and lawmakers.

    In a two-page order, the court said it was too soon to consider any possible constitutional violations related to Gov. Susana Martinez’s vetoes of all funding for the Legislature and state universities in the coming fiscal year.

  • Gov: Food tax may be option

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday she would consider reinstating New Mexico’s tax on food sales if it can help lower overall tax rates, amid a standoff with lawmakers over how to resolve the state’s budget crisis.

    New Mexico eliminated the gross receipts tax on food in 2004 and previous attempt to revive the tax have drawn strong opposition from a long list of civic groups and advocates for the poor.

  • Jail Log - May 12, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 4 and 10:
    Sage Gallegos, 25, probation violation: positive UA, San Miguel County Magistrate Court, Adult Probation Office
    Nicole Gallegos-Aragon, 51, probation violation: failure to report, Valencia County, Adult Probation Office
    Jesus Ruiz, 50, probation violation: driving on a suspended or revoked license, Taos County, Adult Probation Office

  • Weather - May 12, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 46°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
    Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:58 a.m. to 7:57 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 84° / LOW 46°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:57 a.m. to 7:57 p.m.

  • Flower Power sale
  • Noticias - May 12, 2017

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

    • Substance Abuse Groups meetings take place 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 713 Railroad Ave. Las Vegas. For more information, call 425-2687.

  • Que Pasa - May 12, 2017

    5.12.2017
    FRIDAY

    10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    “Flower Power” sale sponsored by the Las Vegas First Independent Business Alliance will take place in the back yard of Indigo Theater on Bridge Street. The sale includes annual and perennial garden plants, tomatoes, and herbs. The sale continues if plants are still available Saturday. For more information, call Andrea at 425-6113.

    1 to 2 p.m.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - May 12, 2017

    THUMBS UP! A GOOD CHOICE
    The U.S. Senate made the right choice in nominating New Mexico’s Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary. Wilson, a Republican, received a 76-22 favorable vote from the GOP-led chamber. Wilson is no stranger to New Mexico, her having served five terms in Congress.

    THUMBS UP! WHY AREN’T WE SURPRISED?

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 12, 2017
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Four years deep into a newsworthy exchange

    Four years ago this month, I started a news-sharing service with 11 New Mexico newspapers. The newspaper you’re reading this in, more likely than not, was one of those founders.

    Four years ago, I had just ventured out as a media entrepreneur, and this new exchange was my first big project to take on as a self-employed freelancer. I named it the Community News Exchange, or CNEx for short, and turned it into a weekly service, where every participating newspaper contributed to and received stories and photos from throughout the state.