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  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 7, 2015

    Tax Free Holiday is this weekend

    New Mexico’s Tax Free Holiday kicks off Friday and runs through midnight on Sunday. During those three days, shoppers aren’t charged sales tax on qualifying items like clothing or shoes priced at less than $100, computers priced at $1,000 or less and school supplies priced under $30.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 7, 2015

    In 1965

    Friday, Aug. 6 — The Rev. Don Harold Alexander has answered a call to serve as minister of First Christian Church in Las Vegas. He and his wife, Judy, and their son, Don, moved into the parsonage, Seventh at Columbia, last week. Born Jan. 13, 1939 in Tulsa, Okla., the son of the late Dr. William M. Hulett of Denver, he was active from childhood in youth programs at First Christian Church in Oklahoma City.

  • Local radio stations win several NMBA awards

    Submitted to the Optic
    Las Vegas-based radio stations KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL were recently recognized at the New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s 2015 Awards Gala with a total of eight Excellence in Broadcasting Awards.
    KNMX-AM earned a total of six awards, which include: Sports Play by Play with Art Abreu for the state high school basketball game between the West Las Vegas Dons and the Taos Tigers. Abreu also took Sports Talk Show honors with NMHU Coach Craig Snow with their version of the March Madness Bracket-logy Show.

  • Local radio stations win several NMBA awards

    Submitted to the Optic
    Las Vegas-based radio stations KNMX, KMDZ and KBQL were recently recognized at the New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s 2015 Awards Gala with a total of eight Excellence in Broadcasting Awards.
    KNMX-AM earned a total of six awards, which include: Sports Play by Play with Art Abreu for the state high school basketball game between the West Las Vegas Dons and the Taos Tigers. Abreu also took Sports Talk Show honors with NMHU Coach Craig Snow with their version of the March Madness Bracket-logy Show.

  • RHS Class of ‘65
  • NM won’t fight emission-cutting rule

    The Associated Press
    New Mexico properly prepared for President Barack Obama’s efforts to cut greenhouse gases from power plants and won’t be among the many Republican-led states expected to fight the plan, state Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn said Monday.
    Flynn told The Associated Press that because Gov. Susana Martinez had previously brokered an agreement, the state is in position to adapt to the new rule.
    “I think we can look back at the decisions we made three years ago and say they paid off,” Flynn said.

  • Jail Log - August 7, 2015

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 24 and Aug. 2:
    Richard McIntosh, 32, failure to appear, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Ignacio Gallegos, 26, failure to appear, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, LV Municipal
    Richard Carrillo, 35, battery on household member, driving on suspended/revoked license
    Joshua Linker, 25, disorderly conduct, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer
    Randy Montaño, 51, driving on suspended-revoked license, no seat belt

  • In Brief - News - Aug. 7, 2015

    State offering amnesty

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration again is offering temporary amnesty for parents facing possible arrest for unpaid child support.
    The governor’s office announced this week an enforcement crackdown will start at the end of the month targeting those who don’t take advantage of the program.
    State officials say individuals can visit a state Child Support Enforcement Division office without fear of arrest and pay a bond to cancel outstanding bench warrants for not paying child support.

  • Artbark fundraiser set for Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic
    Ever wonder how you can help out local strays? No time to volunteer at the shelter? Do you like art and a good time? Dig out those polished boots and gold lamé shoes, and come enjoy live music and gourmet catered food at Artbark in Las Vegas, where you can bid and win art works donated by local and national artists.

  • Upcoming and Ongoing- August 7. 2015

    TODAY
    HOY
    •  A World Breastfeeding Week Event Co-hosted by New Mexico Breastfeeding Taskforce and WIC to be held on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 at New Mexico Public Health Office on 18 Gallegos Road in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Monica Larrea, Northeast Regional Coordinator, at 505-219- 4128.