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  • Fiesta de la Hispanidad
  • Settlement reached on ‘river of tires’

    A settlement has been reached on the massive tire dump near Wagon Mound.

    On Friday, State Land Commissioner Ray Powell and state Environment Secretary Dave Martinez announced a global settlement among the state government entities, Daniels Ranches and Kansas Equity Investments.

    The massive tire dump, which has an estimated 300,000 scrap tires, will get cleaned up as part of the agreement, according to a news release from the State Land Office. The agreement calls for the tires to be removed.

  • Watershed group gets funding

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, a local nonprofit that addresses watershed health in the Las Vegas area and surrounding communities has been awarded funds from the New Mexico Environment Department to do a variety of projects to improve water quality and overall watershed health in the upper Gallinas Watershed.  

    The two-year funding grant is for $230,000.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - March 25, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Plan could force tax hike  
    The New Mexico Legislature’s decision to phase out state reimbursements to local governments for not taxing food and medicine could lead some city and county governments to raise taxes.

  • Looking Back - March 25, 2013

    In 1963

  • Looking Ahead - News - March 25, 2013

    Multi-Media Nature Art Show wrapping up
    The Multi-Media Nature Art Show “Community Rights Above Corporate Might” is now showing through March at Estella’s Café, 148 Bridge St. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Weather - March 25, 2013

    Monday
    A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 1 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as -1. Southeast wind 10-15 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. A 20 percent chance of snow before 1a.m. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 15. East wind 10-15 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

    Tuesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29.

    Wednesday

  • Bookstore opens
  • Dodge deal sparks outrage

    After months of playing nice, City Councilor Tonita Gurule-Giron and Mayor Alfonso Ortiz took off the gloves Wednesday and traded verbal barbs over the apparent automatic extension of the city manager’s contract.

    The exchange occurred toward the end of a nearly three-hour City Council meeting when Gurule-Giron asked for the status of Timothy Dodge’s contract.

    Ortiz reminded the Council that he had previously informed them of his intent to recommend Dodge’s continued employment.

  • Lung cancer awareness - Her battle lost, family fights on

    Lung cancer may have taken the life of Annette Leger, but her mission to help others continues. Those who knew her best describe Leger as a loving woman of great passion, courage and humility — a woman who made it her mission to educate others even as cancer was ravaging her body.

    On Sunday, the bicycling event she founded in Albuquerque last year to bring attention to her battle will take place. It’s a testament to the fact that her mission to educate others lives on through the efforts of her family.