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  • Looking Back - Aug. 10, 2015

    In 1965
    Wednesday, Aug. 11 — Fourteen Las Vegas area women have completed an eight-weeks nurses aide training course at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Las Vegas. They are Dorothy Garcia, Patricia Miller, Aurora Paiz, Vangie Gonzales, Barbara Marquez, Della Montoya, Mary Jean Madrid, Glena Pino, Antonia Martinez, Margaret Hays, Diane Maestas, Anna Salas, and Mary Janssen. Ursula Gallegos, LP.N., is the Nurse Aide Class Instructor. Sister Ann Raymond, administrator of the hospital, presented the certificates to the graduates.

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 10, 2015

    The Associated Press
    Escaped inmate captured

    SANTA FE — Authorities have captured an inmate who escaped from a prison work detail in Santa Fe.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the nearly eight-hour manhunt ended Friday night when police found 59-year-old Raymond Ramirez of Las Vegas, N.M., at a house on the city’s north side.
    Investigators wouldn’t give any other details of the capture.

  • 100th birthday
  • QuÉ Pasa - Aug. 10, 2015

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES
    •  Carnegie Library Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 in the children’s area of library. This week’s book is “The Sandcastle” by MP Robertson. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING &
    ONGOING

  • Noticias- August, 10 2015

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.
    • The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562 or Frances at 575-815-8544.
    • 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.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline is 425-3577.

  • Programs available to help beekeepers

    By Terry Brunner
    Submitted to the Optic
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has lots of resources for New Mexicans who keep bees for profit — and those who have lost hives to colony collapse.
    The federal programs aren’t designed for hobbyists who want to help a critical species, but even small-scale beekeeping operations can qualify for assistance building and protecting their businesses. Terry Brunner, state director of USDA Rural Development, urged beekeepers to research the following programs:

  • Suspect in drive-by charged

    A 30-year-old Mora County man is facing multiple felonies in connection with the drive-by shooting in downtown Las Vegas two weeks ago.
    Las Vegas police obtained an arrest warrant for Marvin Maestas on Tuesday. He had not yet been arrested as of Thursday morning.

  • Fort Union will offer tours

    History and tradition will continue onto this weekend as part of the annual Heritage Week. From the family fun day on Saturday to the candlelight tours also on Saturday at Fort Union National Monument, there will be something for everyone and every age. For your musical enjoyment, Andy Wilkinson and Juan and Brenda Ortega plan to delight the crowd with their guitar and vocal talents. Additionally, if you are looking for a rare item, you may find it at the Junktique/Antique Flea Market, also scheduled for Saturday.

  • Esquibel gets max sentence

    The man who pleaded guilty in May to tampering with evidence in connection with the 2013 murder of Angel Arroyo was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.
    Gary Esquibel, 32, will receive credit for the 747 days he has already served, meaning that there are less than two years left on his prison sentence. He will be on parole for two years after he is released from prison.

  • Esquibel gets max sentence

    The man who pleaded guilty in May to tampering with evidence in connection with the 2013 murder of Angel Arroyo was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison.
    Gary Esquibel, 32, will receive credit for the 747 days he has already served, meaning that there are less than two years left on his prison sentence. He will be on parole for two years after he is released from prison.