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Local News

  • East board censures Ortiz

    The Las Vegas City Schools board has censured one of its members over an incident that occurred at Memorial Middle School late last month.

  • A helping hand - 200 turkeys will be given away

    Several hundred families will have a good Thanksgiving this year courtesy of avid KMDZ 96.7 FM radio listeners. On Friday, radio personality Charlynne “Charli” Otero wrapped up her 13th Annual Turkey Drive.

    Otero said she wanted to help the people in need during the holidays. She said her turkey drive vision began when she attended a live remote and realized the need to organize a drive to help others. She started her drive with the full support of station owners Matt and Martha Martinez.

  • Lawmakers expect smaller revenue gain

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico legislators say a dip in oil prices could result in a smaller increase in state revenue to divvy up during the next budget year than they expected a few months ago.

    A revenue forecast released in August said about $285 million should be available for spending increases or tax cuts.

    However, key legislators said that increase now apparently will be smaller, in the range of $185 million to $235 million, the Albuquerque Journal reported last week.

  • Hendrickson hired as EDC director

    Submitted to the Optic

    William Hendrickson began his job as executive director of the Las Vegas San Miguel Economic Development Corporation on Nov. 17, having just arrived from Kuwait where he has spent the last eight years working for a government contractor as a  project supervisor.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 24, 2014

    In 1964
    Friday, Nov. 20 — Five men, including a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, will be inducted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football Hall of Fame following the NAIA National Football Championship game Dec. 12, in Augusta, Ga. Lionel Taylor is the split end for the Denver Broncos and former Highlands University Cowboys star. Taylor, who joined the Broncos in 1960, caught 92 passes for an AFL record in his first season, despite missing the first two games.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 24, 2014

    Free Thanksgiving dinner
    El Sombrero Restaurant’s free Thanksgiving dinner, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the restaurant located at 825 Mills Ave. Everyone welcome.

  • Weather - Nov. 24, 2014

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind 15-20 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 13. North wind 10-15 mph.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 42. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 22.

    Wednesday
     Sunny, with a high near 57. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 27.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 63. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 30.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:45 a.m. to 4:49 p.m.

  • FYI - News - Nov. 24, 2014

    The Las Vegas San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce is requesting letters of interest from members of the business community to serve on its board of directors on an interim capacity until June 30, 2015. Letters of interest are due no later than Dec. 1. Mail them to PO Box 128, Las Vegas, NM  87701.

    Applicants must operate a business or conduct their business in Las Vegas or San Miguel County.

  • LANL director denies lab hid facts on leak

    The Associated Press

    The head of Los Alamos National Laboratory is denouncing a published report that exposed missteps at the lab that played a part in a radiation leak at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository.

    Lab director Charlie McMillian sent a memo to employees last week, dismissing suggestions that the lab was withholding scientific theories about the Feb. 14 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press