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  • Educated right here in town

    By Jesse Gallegos, Luna Community College

    About five months from now, Brittney Mares and JaMarcus Trujillo are set to receive bachelor of science degrees in biology from New Mexico Highlands University.

    The couple is thankful for the start they got at a local community college. 

  • N.M. senators, reps under scrutiny

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Limited safeguards against self-enrichment in the nation’s only unsalaried legislature are under scrutiny in the wake of a corruption trial and felony convictions against a former New Mexico state senator.

    Accused of using his position to profit from the sale of a state-owned building, former Sen. Phil Griego is awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty of fraud, felony ethical violations and other charges.

  • Assassin disguised himself to enter H.S.

    By Russell Contreras, The Associated Pres

  • Police: Abq. man fired handgun near Las Vegas park

    A man was arrested in the early morning hours of Nov. 19 for discharging a weapon in a residential part of Las Vegas.

    Johnny Angel Arias, Jr., of Albuquerque was arrest shortly after 1:45 a.m. after Las Vegas Police received a call about shots fired in the area, and at least one officer heard shots fired himself.

  • New Mexico In Brief, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Deputies keep pulling over black agent

  • The Nation In Brief, Dec. 10, 2017

    The Associated Press

    Racehorses killed in  Calif. fires

  • Valley Elementary/Middle, November Students of the Month

    Here are Valley Elementary/Middle School’s November 2017 Students of the Month

    They are first-grader Mykle Sena, second-grader Andrez Romero, third-grader Jewel Linker, fourth-grader Alicia Gutierrez, fifth-grader Santiago Encinias, sixth-grader Charlotte Gallegoseighth-grader Viviana Rivera and seventh-grader Elijah Gonzales.

  • Not a bird — not a plane ...

    To some, the definition of a drone is “something you receive for Christmas — and crash by New Year’s Day.”

    And to people serious about that expensive piece of equipment, a drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle whose capabilities grow each day. One serious drone owner is Mykle Williams, who explained myriad uses for the high-in-the-sky objects.

  • Chopper helps with winter need

    Wednesday’s frigid temperatures didn’t deter news professionals from appearing at West Las Vegas High School to present coats to school kids.

    Nor did the Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary students allow chilly breezes to dampen their enthusiasm. They got to touch, peer inside, and step on the step rail of the Sky 7 News helicopter parked on the Herrera complex football field.  

  • Fire out in minutes

    Jason W. Brooks/Optic photo

    Las Vegas Fire Department firefighters quickly responded Wednesday morning to a call about a fire at Bienvenidos, a boarding home located near the 1100 block of Tecolote Street.